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Calipers, the frugal way. --or-- I'm a complete tightwad, and here's proof.

875 days ago by dspahn | 9 comments »

I’m pretty frugal. I had it drilled into me by my parents, who are also extremely frugal. Most of the time I’m grateful for it. Every now and then I’m just the tiniest bit ashamed. I’m not sure yet which category tonight’s escapade falls into. Maybe you can be the judge. ;) I wanted to get some calipers to measure diameters of whatever I’m turning. I looked on craigslist, and the only thing they had was a Starrett 36 for $575! (Click here for proof...

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A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! #8: Almost done, and a test

964 days ago by FreddyS | 3 comments »

Hi everyone, I was too busy the last couple of weeks to post an update, but here it is, small one though: Added a little handle to the hand wheel to ease the tailstock spindle adjustments. 1.- A live center my friend with a metal lathe made for me, works great but I lost 1” between points so right now it is 17”, I guess I wont miss it anyway. 2.- The only thing I had at hand to use as a lathe tool was a 1/2” chisel, I know, I know… I’ll get prope...

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Refined Home Relics #3: Tinkering with cheese board designs

1003 days ago by Josh Goulart | 3 comments »

see the whole story, with the music i wrote while building these projects! @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com

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DIY Wood worker wedding #4: DIY Wood worker wedding #4: The cake plate Chapter #3

1012 days ago by gurnie | 1 comment »

So some progress has been made. first i rounded off the cylinder with a bandsaw to remove a lot of those pointed edges. Then came root cutting. Several pieces of 2” thick X 2” wide were cut in the shape of roots (approx., 7”, 9”, 8”, 11”). I free handed the shape of the root. I left 1” on the end uncut for the sliding dove tail i will use to connect the roots to the stump Concentrating hard so i don’t cut my fingers off So o...

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DIY Woodsculpting show...looking for info

1021 days ago by darkhollow | 1 comment »

A few years back I was filmed for an episode of the series “Woodsculpting” on the “Do-It-Yourself (DIY) network. I didn’t hear anything about it and figured it had not aired. earlier this year I noticed that the episode had been aired, and was to air again soon. unfortunately, I cannot get the DIY network on my cable, so I have never seen it. In fact, they don’t use my name or show a picture of my on the website, and the description on the DIY website of how I made spoons di...

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A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! #2: change of plan, now a diy lathe and some parts for it

1024 days ago by FreddyS | 6 comments »

Hi everyone, after some thinking and a lot of recent lathe work posts in a local forum, I decided to go for a mini lathe like the one in shop notes 73: So far I got some of the parts needed to build the lathe, here are some photos: All put together as a test: I had some free time so I went ahead and did the drive and cup centers, the friend who showed me the magazine also has a metal lathe so he helped with the center points: This was the easy part, now I need ...

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Sharpening Chisels

1086 days ago by Huckleberry | 16 comments »

Sharpening Chisels episode introduces two ways to sharpen chisels. ; With the help of Steve from Wood Working for Mere Mortals we explore these methods

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Sandpaper Storage Cabinet #2: Sandpaper Storage Cabinet-2

1151 days ago by Huckleberry | 1 comment »

We continue on with the build and get our dados sorted out.

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Sandpaper Storage Cabinet #1: Sandpaper Storage Cabinet-1

1172 days ago by Huckleberry | 3 comments »

This is a versatile little cabinet in which you can store whatever your heart desires in it. The overall dimensions for this project is 21”w x 11 ¼”d x 13 ¼” h. Of course if you need something bigger than make it bigger, or to fit your needs. I am using Baltic Birch for mine but use whatever material you feel like using. As always if you have any questions email them to me at askhuck@hucksdiy.com.—http://blip.tv/file/4726686

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DIY Wood worker wedding #1: Welcome to the DIY wood worker Wedding

1182 days ago by gurnie | 2 comments »

Alright well first I want to thank you for joining me in this trip. I have no idea what dilemmas we’ll face. Some of you may know I had my first show In December, which immediately any money made from that that went toward the honeymoon, and of course taxes. Basically I am doing two types of wood working this year: - Wedding relate items for me or items to sell back to my wedding vendors- Items for craft shows I will during the year In theory, if everything goes well, the cra...

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