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Home Built 13" Jointer #4: Base Cabinet

02-01-2016 03:41 AM by Ger21 | 0 comments »

As with most of my projects, this is going to take much longer than I thought.I started the base by cutting the front and back panels on my CNC router. They’re not square, and they had odd shaped cutouts, so this was the best method. I even drilled holes to accept t-nuts to mount the blade guard. The side panels were cut on the table saw, and then I used the CNC for the cutout for the dust hose.I wanted a chamfer on the outside corners, which didn’t leave much room to screw...

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15 Ft Power-Drifter Fishing Boat, "Tiger Lily" #2: Change of Plans and Doing a Jig

01-18-2016 04:22 PM by Tomato | 3 comments »

Entry on 1/18/2016: Watching some Disney this weekend I have come up with a name. She will be called, “Tiger Lily”! After getting some quotes from the lumber yard it occurred to me that, since I can’t get 4×10’s, I will have to scarf more than one joint to get the planking and board lengths for the 16.5 footer. This will add significant extra cost with a lot of waste. I decided to go to the 15’ version and, even though I’m losing about two feet o...

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15 Ft Power-Drifter Fishing Boat, "Tiger Lily" #1: The plans are in!

01-15-2016 08:42 PM by Tomato | 5 comments »

Entry on 1/15/2016: Hi everyone! I am an avid steelhead fisherman in Southeast Michigan. The rivers down here are a little difficult to drift a float like I would prefer. It’s hard to get into a good hole due to lots of overgrowth on the banks and the majority of the river being private property. My solution is the Power-Drifter from Glen-L. It will allow me to slow my travel down the river, hotshot, fly fish, or drift with a spinning combo or centerpin. I will also get some good ...

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Home Built 13" Jointer #1: Design

12-12-2015 05:49 PM by Ger21 | 6 comments »

This project started two years ago, when I sold my 6” Jet jointer to pay some bills, with the intention of replacing it with an 8” Grizzly. Due to other projects, two years went by without setting foot in my shop, so I never got around to replacing the old Jet.Ever since I saw Matthias Wandel’s homemade jointer project, I would periodically think about building one. While it was very intriguing, it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for in a jointer.About 6 months ago, ...

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Homemade tools and jigs #1: Benchtop router table

10-16-2015 12:59 AM by Bernard38 | 0 comments »

I decided to build a router table with a lift, keep it simple and cheap! The lift is based on jay's custom creations lever router lift. I customized it for my needs. It’s made from workshop scraps and used parts. The acrylic is from a sign company’s dumpster and the only bought items were a couple of hose clamps. The router is one of my pc690’s. The acrylic top 3/8”x 12” x 24” with a 1 1/4” bit hole is interchangeable (threaded inserts) with another...

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Homemade tools and hardware #7: Prototype bakelite vise after jeweler's version

06-09-2015 05:58 PM by Sodabowski | 4 comments »

Hi all, Here is my first copy of this great design from the 30’s. I won the original (left of the picture) on ebay some time ago, and after cleaning it and trying it out I decided to make copies of it, mainly because my sister is studying to become a jeweler and bakelite is great for silversmithing and goldsmithing since it’s rather soft.I used this vise for cutting rather delicate scrollwork into horn and bone flats, with very nice results. The only thing that the original...

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Creating a Portal between My Niece and Nephew's Rooms

11-03-2014 02:50 PM by PowerToolsPlanet | 2 comments »

When I decided to take up my best friend on his invitation to see his new home in Norway, and meet my newborn niece, I expected long fishing trips, dinner with the family and the occasional Viking drunken brawl. We did all of that, so my expectations were met, but our fishing trips were cut in half because my friend’s better half, Margrete, wanted to join the children’s rooms through a simple square portal and since she knew I had handled several such projects back in Maine, she a...

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Experiments in the shop #1: Homemade finishing oil: an oil Varnish blend experiment.

06-18-2014 02:17 PM by woodcraftBPW | 0 comments »

the full article can be found on my website: http://www.woodcraftbpw.com/2014/06/final-finishes-finished-month-of-mixing.html I spent about a month, on an off playing around with things I had in the shop to get to the point of being happy (by that I mean confident), enough to try it on a piece :-)

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Homemade Band Saw #9: Bandsaw running...

05-15-2014 08:47 PM by dakremer | 16 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9QzZ1xVC51s I’ve been kind of slacking with this bandsaw. I had to redo both wheels because the first time I did not glue them up nice and flat. I lost interest/got busy for a while, and put it off. I’m now determined to get it finished!! I shot this quick video of it running after I remade the wheels. The wheels aren’t balanced yet, so there is some vibration – you can see the Nickel is standing...

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Homemade Air filter

01-14-2014 02:04 PM by Garth | 4 comments »

I made an air filter using a series of filters and then also a fan from an AC unit. Below are two pictures of it and more on how I made it. Here is more on how I made it.

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