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Homemade Festool TS-55 based table saw

11-25-2015 07:38 AM by mirock | 0 comments »

Hello friends. Recently, I build my new version of homemade tablesaw based on Festool TS-55 and want to consult with community about that and also get useful criticism, opinions and suggestions. Please, help me if I choose wrong forum section Video about my tablesaw: Some photos of my tablesaw: More detailed videos about the process of tablesaw creation on my ukrainian channel: h...

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Art Deco TV Table #1: Form Follows Folly

11-22-2015 10:02 PM by newTim | 5 comments »

Or perhaps the title should be, “Form Follows Tragedy”? Here is the initial chapter of the design and construction of a most challenging project. But why would anyone ever want or need to build such a thing? What follows is the documentation of a two year journey into pattern making, wood bending, form construction, curved veneering, trim inlay, creative joinery, jig design, and the ultimate victory of patience and stubbornness over a project that fought me every step of the ...

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Slow Days at the Shop. #5: Making a guide for my Makita D handled routers

11-20-2015 10:20 AM by fatman51 | 2 comments »

I like these routers. The D handle allows for controlled single handed operation of the tool while holding the workpiece with the other. I have 3 of these routers and none of them came with a guide. I wanted a guide for one of them the other day and found myself wishing that I had ordered one, as I was not able to put off the project until I could get one. I decided to order 2 and make 1 so that I could use the router I wanted to use on the project at hand. A radial arm saw will do...

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Countersink From Screwdriver Bit

11-19-2015 08:26 PM by Tom Howbridge | 1 comment »

Using an old driver bit I made a counter sink by cutting of the ends and grinding a blunt point on one end, then I filed a flute along the ground edge, I used a cheap bit as its a lot easier to work with and sharpen but a good quality bit may hold a better edge. I found it worked really well with an impact driver a drill driver, high speed low speed, it worked quite well even for large headed screws, dry for yourself to see if you can create one just like mine or even better ! WATCH THE...

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Clean and Wax a Table Saw

11-16-2015 05:15 AM by Mike | 10 comments »

In this video I’ll show you how to remove rust and debris from your table saw’s cast iron top. This technique can also be used on any other cast iron tool surface. I’ve used this method for quite a while and it works well even in humid environments. View on YouTube

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My woodshop pants

11-14-2015 06:29 PM by mirock | 2 comments »

Hi friends! Today I finished my small project and made my garage pants of usual jeans and leather. Regular, ordinary pants destroys very quickly and I tried to strengthen it by leather… Let’s watch my video of the process:

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Shop stuff #13: A simple and beautiful finish

11-13-2015 08:37 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have seen variations of this all over. I don’t think the ratios are overly critical. The results are wonderful. I think I may have found my “go to” finish. Replace the BLO with mineral oil for a food safe finish.

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Got some Bradford Pear logs, and a really big Saw

11-13-2015 01:40 PM by ChickenChaser | 5 comments »

There was a storm that knocked down a neighbors Bradford Pear tree. I tried spliting it, but that was a disaster. I had recently picked up an old one man cross cut saw from an estate sale for $15 so I re-sharpend the teeth to 90 degress for a rip pattern. It worked an I eventually got threw, but it took forever. I found that a 6 ppi 26” Pannel saw did the job much more efficiently. Just a little tip I wish someone could have told me before I spent all that time on the cross cut saw.

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11-12-2015 08:49 PM by Tom Howbridge | 2 comments »

I shot the video for this in April 2015 but only now had the chance to edit it. check out the video! HERE I used an old soldering stick/iron which had a large piece of copper at the end I cut of the end and carved my initials mirrored with a hacksaw, wood chisel Thanks for watching if you enjoyed this video please consider sharing this video and check out my channel

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A Plug for the Society of American Period Furniture Makers

11-09-2015 05:28 PM by RogerBean | 1 comment »

Based on the response to my recent post of the Pembroke table, there seems to be a fair number of woodworkers at LJ who may not be aware of this group. It’s the Mecca for those interested in period American furniture. This is where you will find the real deal. I was blissfully unaware of the group until I attended a couple marquetry classes with Patrick Edwards and Patrice Lejeune at the American School of French Marquetry in San Diego in June 2014. It was when Patrick casually me...

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