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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #6: Part 6 - What to Look for when Buying a Secondhand Brace and more

09-13-2011 08:53 AM by Brit | 39 comments »

I thought I’d mix it up a bit in this part of the blog and record a video where I: Discuss what to look for when you pick up a secondhand brace and consider buying it. Mention variations in design and size and why you would use one size over another. Address Racerglen’s question on restoring plated braces. Answer lysdexic’s question as to why the Yankee 2100 represents the pinnacle of brace development. YouTube only allows uploads up to 15 minutes in length (...

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A Woodworking Drill Press Table

07-13-2010 02:06 AM by Bob Simmons | 7 comments »

The drill press is one of the great woodworking tools for a woodworker to have in the woodworking shop. However, the small metal table that often comes with this tool is rather limiting for woodworking. So, the answer to this limitation is to either buy a drill press table or build a shop-made drill press table. If you choose to purchase the accessory you could have it that very day if you have a woodworking store like Woodcraft or Rockler close by. Then again you could find a drill press tab...

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Let's Build a Drill Press Table

08-01-2010 07:29 PM by Bob Simmons | 14 comments »

The drill press is a terrific tool in the woodworking shop especially when it has a drill press table that conveniently clamps the work, provides a fence for repeatable and accurate cuts, and also offers a safer working environment. The drill press was originally set up for metal working and most tables that come with the drill press are small metal tables. As a result, the metal tables can be rather awkward for use in the woodworking shop. A better solution for the woodworker is to buy...

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Boring Holes

09-24-2012 11:13 AM by bigchopperoo | 5 comments »

Well it’s another Monday and we all are back at work. But he’s a video that’s sure to help you as well as give you a smile. Hope you enjoy.

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Weather Station: The Next Generation #5: Glue Up; That's the one I've been looking for.

04-18-2009 11:33 PM by newTim | 0 comments »

I remember Sen. Bob Dole telling the story of a day spent with his father loading hay bales into the barn’s loft. When he reached down to pick up the last one his dad stopped and asked, “do you know which one that is?” He went on to answer, “that’s the one we’ve been looking for all day.” Well sure enough I’ve finally gotten to the part I’ve been looking for. This is where all the templates, jigs, drilling, and such come together. N...

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Circle Drilling Jig

07-04-2007 12:20 AM by Karson | 4 comments »

Circle Drilling Jig I did not design this jig. I didn’t make this jig. But I’ve been using it for the last couple of weeks, and I thought that I’d post it as an ingenious drilling jig. It was designed and made by John Nole of our Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club. He passed away about a month ago, so in memoriam I wanted to post this jig that he designed. John was a machinist by trade and owned his own machine shop. So he was always looking for ways to make repetitive tasks easier and fas...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #5: Ease of use.. changing attachments.

07-19-2009 08:08 AM by degoose | 21 comments »

Self explanatory heading, changing attachments is as easy as loosening a bolt.Here are just a few very short vids of the different attachments being changed.[As requested by Lisa aka Dustbunny.] .. Locator pins make it easy to attach. This one is for the router. .. .. Tightening the bolt from the rear. .. .. Adding the copy attachment bracket. .. .. Using an allen key to tighten up through the access hole in the bracket.. .. .. Adding a dust extract...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #11: MORE than you ever wanted to know about HOLES!

04-09-2013 09:06 PM by GnarlyErik | 9 comments »

Don’t get too excited – this isn’t an article on porn or sex, but only about making holes in wood! There are times when you need a hole in wood which becomes a challenge, even with the right sort and size bit. Here’s how to deal with some of the more common challenges: 1. Drilling long holes accurately:  A. By far the easiest way is by making a shallow saw kerf in the “Faying Surface”①. These are then joined together by glueing or other means, with the kerfs mirr...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #923: Creative Drilling

01-04-2013 12:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I kind of had a change in plans yesterday. It was one of those ‘flexibility’ things that I was talking about that happens. But it was a good thing and one of the best parts of being your own boss and being on deadline with the things that you need for everything else means that you can switch things up rather quickly without too much of an issue. Early in the day I received an order for several of the painting kits that we offer. We usually keep a couple of each of the kits ...

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Crates #1: Aircraft Carrier Steam Catapult Launching Engine Cylinder Cover Shipping Skids.

03-06-2013 06:34 AM by PASs | 2 comments »

This covers the construction of 26 shipping skids described in project 80698. Lumber:86 – 4×6s 16 feet long26 – 2×6s 8 feet long234 – 1/2×10 inch galvanized hex head bolts234 – 1/2 inch galvanized nuts468 – 1/2 inch galvanized washers780 – 3 1/2 inch framing nails Tools:Hitachi 12 inch miter sawDeWalt miter saw stand.Black and Decker 1/2 inch “Hole Hog” drill, all metal constructionPorter Cable Framing NailerCampbell Hausfel...

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