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Treadle Lathe #1: Part I: Introduction

08-31-2018 11:56 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

I am excited to build a treadle lathe. I recently began milling some rough sawn oak to use as the frame and I have assembled the needed hardware to make a functional lathe. I am using multiple sources in this project as reference material. I have listed the reference material below.: How to build a treadle Lathe by Steve Schmeck Lathe from a Loft by Roy Underhill Treadle Lathe by Mr. Chicadee on youtube. The hardware needed for this project is: 1/2” steel Rod...

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Improved Taper Jig

03-08-2018 10:19 PM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I made this taper jig to replace the old metal one i have been using. This is a simple table saw jig that makes cutting tapered legs much safer. I have been cutting all of my tapers at the band saw because I wasn’t comfortable at the table saw. This jig will definitely speed up the table leg making process. Thanks for watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOlFJyplq6U

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Table Saw Crosscut Sled

02-15-2018 03:51 AM by wrenchhead | 5 comments »

This is a must have in my shop. This essential table saw accessory will allow me to make accurate repeatable cuts on narrow work pieces and panels. I built a general use sled, fit the runners and square up the fence using the 5 cut method. I learned this method from watching the Wood Whisperer and William Ng build their crosscut sleds. Check out their videos for a more detailed explanation of the fence squaring process. Thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/dIQ4_vhq5NU

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Fixing Up a Couple Woodworking Chisels

02-03-2018 12:34 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I don’t usually get lucky at yard sales and flea markets when it comes to finding old woodworking tools but I recently came across a couple chisels and a gouge that needed some handles and some time at the sharpening station.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gAuP58ixbg

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Adventures in Lutherie #9: How to rehair a bow

03-01-2017 05:23 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

You might not realize this, but all musical instruments occasionally need maintenance. Brass instruments may need a new spring in the valves, pianos might need new felt on the hammers, or a woodwind may need new cork on the stops covering the holes. For the string instruments probably the most frequent maintenance is rehairing of the bow. The horsehair actually wears out from use and an unused bow, kept in its case may succumb to an infection of bow bugs that break the hairs off. Part ...

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Video: Chip Carve Smooth Curves & how to avoid chip out

01-04-2017 02:20 PM by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

I hope you learn something by watching this video!

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The progression of my workshop #4: How to Set Up a Jointer

10-11-2016 11:23 PM by WmWalkerCo | 0 comments »

I recently acquired a Bridgewood BW8J 8” Jointer and made a video on setup and tuning it up. You can watch the video here: How to Setup a Jointer

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #3: The Jaw

09-28-2016 10:57 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Now take one of the 3 inch pieces and put it on the bar in front of the clamp head that you recently glued onto the bar. Mark the height of one of the side members of the head on the 3 inch piece. N.B. in this position the area above the head is going to be the fingers. [Above] Using the other 3 inch piece, place it in the ‘finger’ area of the one you just marked. Center it from side to side and mark where it sits. [Abov...

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #2: The fixed head

09-28-2016 10:54 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Take the 2 inch piece and measure 1 inch from one end. That end is henceforth the bottom. Mark the center between the sides and put a dimple in that spot. I used a convenient nail here. [Above] Now, using a 5/8 in. bit (or better, one just big enough for the nut,) drill a hole just deep enough for the 3/8 in. nut. You can see my hole is a little large. [Above] In the center of the shallow hole you just drilled, now drill a 3/...

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #1: Supplies and cutting

09-28-2016 10:19 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] I recently built two more of my wooden bar clamps. I decided to take photos along the way to show how they are made. These are made of 1×2 pine. Most of my bar clamps are of a very similar design. I’ve used them. They haven’t broken and they hold wood together during glue-ups. Using a stronger wood would make the clamp… well, stronger. N.B. I made these with basic hand tools. Using better tools will yield a more professional looking proje...

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