Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'homemade'

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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: 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 » 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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Router lift

09-29-2013 12:40 PM by CarpintHero | 4 comments »

Here you can see my home made router lift with more detail: I had to reupload the video without sound cause some copyright thing :) And here you can see my homemade router table: Link to my YouTube channel

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Router Lathe Duplicator #3: Build Part 2

08-11-2013 05:08 PM by AlexHarris | 4 comments »

Build part 2 of the lathe duplicator series. For free plans for this duplicator and for more on how I built it, see here:

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Dual Homemade Router Lifts

03-23-2013 02:54 PM by JSB | 9 comments »

I made good progress on the router lifts this week. I am torn on how I really want to do the table top though. The cabinet is going to be a pretty neat design. Here’s the progress Writeup on my site

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Homemade Band Saw #1: Getting started...

03-08-2013 06:10 PM by dakremer | 10 comments »

I’ve been keeping my eye on WoodGears for a while now. I’d love to build all of his contraptions, but don’t have the time or the space at the moment. I’ve been wanting to build his bandsaw for some time now, and finally took the plunge. Plus I just got my tax refund back, and instead of buying an expensive bandsaw (a tool I currently do not own), why not just make one? I will try and keep the blog current and take as many pictures as I can. Hopefully most of the p...

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