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Model build #1 : The Exhaust Heat Shield

10-26-2018 11:55 AM by Jason1974 | 6 comments »

This is my first blog entry so I will do my best to explain how I made the heat shield. It’s pretty simple....First I used a dowel (5/8”) that was big enough to slide the exhaust into with at least 1/8” wall thickness left. Then I used a ruler and spaced out where I wanted to drill the holes. I spaced mine out with a measurement of 1/4” spacing and I staggered each row....Here I placed the dowel in a vise and made sure it wouldn’t slip during drilling. Using a...

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New workshop build! #1: Construction has started!

04-20-2018 08:34 PM by Mrowell | 16 comments »

I have finally started construction on my new shop! I ended up waiting a little longer then planned because I have 4 large trees cut down first. I am planning on having these trees (2 red oak, 1 white oak and 1 beach) sawed up into boards then stacking it in the barn to dry. Dug and poured footings this week, shop will be 20×40 with a 8×12 room that has exterior access for storage and yard equiptment! I will have the masonry foundation built this weekend to allow for a crawlspace...

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New Shop Build #2: So it begins

04-12-2018 08:48 PM by Bikerdan | 6 comments »

Hey everybody! It’s been a bit since my last post. Things have been going a little slow due to weather and vacations. The last post was just to introduce the project. At that time, nothing had been done except for getting the building permit. Since then, I’ve broken ground!!! The first step is to get the foundation and floor poured. This is one of the only couple of stages that I’m going to stand back and let an expert take care of for me. I need to make sure this ...

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Wooden Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 #1: Google Sketchup and Design

01-05-2017 10:28 PM by TObenhuber | 0 comments »

Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...

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Toy Construction #21: well drilling rig #5

03-02-2016 03:11 PM by htl | 7 comments »

One more time I got her done. Yahoo!!!Now on to building a truck.It was a fun build with lots of odd shapes to make.The cable work was quite interesting as they went all over the place.They T&J had to add a whole sheet with tons of pictures just so you could figure out how they all went. Here’s the project build page.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/229114 Here’s all the construction pictures some are shown only here.http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/here...

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Toy Construction #6: Excavator Toys & Joys #1

12-23-2015 02:41 AM by htl | 4 comments »

Finally got the plans for the Toys & Joys Excavator.I had the plans for the Wood Stores Excavator but just wanted to try my hand at building some tracks.Before I started this project I’ve checked out a bunch of other builds on this site and man there’s some OUT STANDING work going on around here!!! I’m going to be using walnut and sassafras.I wanted the sassafras for the root beer smell but it just stinks! LOLSassafras looks a lot like oak but with more figure. T...

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Toy Construction #3: Building a Tower Crane day 1

12-13-2015 01:24 AM by htl | 4 comments »

I got started on a tower crane today while I wait for my Toys and Joys plans to get here for the Excavator.I’ve got the plans for the Woodstore.net Excavator but I want to try my hand at making the tracks and could probable figure them out but why reinvent the wheel when all I have to do is wait a couple a days and get it right. I know there’s a lot of info here but I figure if your looking at this blog your interested in how it was built or may be getting ready to make your ow...

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Woodshop/Garage Build #7: Walls and Windows and a roof... Oh my!

09-16-2015 01:17 AM by BMichs75 | 2 comments »

The last weekend in August I finally got around to erecting the woodshop/garage structure. It took 7 guys and a Gradall 13 hours to erect the building and finish the roof substructure. We lifted the small walls off the 50 footers and set the long walls in place first, followed by the smaller walls. I will say my cheeks were clenched pretty tight when the first 50 foot wall was lifted and spun 180degrees before being set. It’s really amazing to see all the work and how fast things come t...

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Workshop project #1: Getting started

09-12-2015 01:46 PM by Ebro | 2 comments »

I’ve been meaning to document my shop construction for a few years and finally decided to get started. I’ve had a few workshops in basements and garages through the years but the dream situation has always been a freestanding shop. When we built our current home in 2001, I was once again in an attached garage sharing space with cars, freezers and other junk. My problem is that I’m always collecting tools that I don’t have room for. This got really aggravating becaus...

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Contractor Clipboard, Why didn't you think of this!

04-15-2014 12:55 AM by CueballRosendaul | 4 comments »

If you use a clipboard on the job, you know how difficult it is to find a place to put it down while you handle the tape measure or tools you’re using. There’s never a good place to put it except to tuck it under your arm where it often gets dropped. Solve that problem by building a clipboard with a spring clamp on the back and you’ll never look for a spot to put it down again. Here's a YouTube video which shows more details.

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