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outside deck table #1: new life for an old bird

12-03-2010 10:05 PM by patron | 49 comments »

this is a door i made 20 years ago it is redwood and pine 42”x80”x1 3/4 it is mortised and tenon joinerywith a 3/4” ply panel in a dado leaving 1/2” on either side for an inlayit was made from 5/4 stockand re-sawed and inlay-ed to both sides all the holes will be filledand sanded then a full coat of thinned epoxyfollowed by spar varnishit will be loose inset in the top of the baseso it can be flipped from time to time(easier than wiping it after a meal) LOL !...

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Microcosms, a trip to a smaller world #1: Tiny Home Made Plywood and Banding.

12-03-2010 03:29 AM by shipwright | 11 comments »

I started this as a forum topic but the way it’s going, it should have been a blog so I’m changing horses in mid stream. To bring things up to speed, I started out fooling around with the idea of thin plywood because I was bored in the shop waiting for finish coats to dry on my real project. It sort of took on a life of it’s own. Here’s a brief recap: The first two shots are of a 4” x 8” sheet of 1/16” walnut ...

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Wheelchair Woodworking #8: My Right Hand Man Gordon

12-02-2010 12:58 PM by Jamie Speirs | 7 comments »

Gordon is my right hand man, I thought that I would tell you a bit about how he has changed my life.Gordon and I were introduced to each other by his brother in law fifteen years ago. I was in hospital with his BIL and he thought that we would get on. Gordon is also disabled and has many similar interests. We both like Counrty & western music along with the 60’s & 70’s music we grew up with. We both went gun slinging, It is the UK so we fire blanks. Will we ever grow up? I hope not.Go...

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Useful jigs for your shop #3: small mortise hinge jig for boxes etc.

12-02-2010 12:53 AM by Bob #2 | 10 comments »

I’ve been struggling with fitting brass hinges into softer woods that I seem to work with today against my better judgment.By the time I have the mortise cut for the hinge I find that usually a portion of the mortise has either fallen away, been crushed by my chisels, or a combination of both leaving an unsightly gash into which I have to place my hinge.I’ve been looking at this jig as outlined in ShopNotes volume #12 No. 74.From hinge jigFrom hinge jig From hinge jigFrom hinge j...

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MOBIUS TRIANGLE #1: The design and how it will be?

11-30-2010 11:32 AM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

Actually, I still have so many pending designs such as spiral, rectangular and the parabolic that are on halt. However, when I experimented on this rhumboid …. that from a square rod, I can convert it to a 60×120 degrees rhomboid. Simply saying, I can create two equilateral triangles out of a square cut 45 degrees from end to end. Meaning 45 on x axis and 45 degrees on y axis of a miter. Here is the design: THE CONSTRUCTION.. And here is the latest photo of the proje...

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Made a mod to the sled

11-29-2010 07:38 PM by nobuckle | 3 comments »

I was looking at the design of the handle on my crosscut sled and decided that it just didn’t look right. I also incorporated some finger guards. I didn’t want to scrap the handle all together so I cut it down a bit and attached it to the finger guards. Here is how it turned out; I attached the finger guard to the front fence with some screws. I did not glue the finger guard assembly to the fence, this allows me to remove the guard in the event that I need or want to a...

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quick repaire tip for small stuff

11-28-2010 07:07 PM by Dennisgrosen | 22 comments »

had a little disastre with a thing I have to make when I made a try fit with some inlay and I was a very upset becurse I hadn´t any spare wood to make a new fromthe accident was al my foult becourse when I was making the try fit I forgot thatthe piece of wood wasn´t on the table but was sitting on its place just resting on itsedges on the box so this is what happen when you have too big thumps and don´t think okay on to the glueing station no big deal I thought two day max. and we can cont...

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How square is square?

11-28-2010 02:11 AM by nobuckle | 12 comments »

I’m building a crosscut sled and I need to know how square the front fence needs to be to the blade. I was using my carpenter’s square and frankly I just can’t believe that a carpenters square is square enough when it comes to this type of jig. Maybe it’s my toolmaking background that is causing the boggle. I switched to using my machinist square but I’m still not sure if the fence is truly square enough. The fence is currently screwed in place, I haven’...

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This is how we do it :)

11-28-2010 12:58 AM by sawblade1 | 9 comments »

Good Evening LJ’s, This week I decided to share how I make my Adirondack chairs :)Recently I finished my Template system for my bandsaw to compliment my other jigs that I have built so Let me shut my mouth and let the pics do the talking :) This is The templates for one chair This is how I store them when not in use Here’s how they attach to the wood using sheet metal screws(note I cut them to length after I attach templates ) Sorry for the blurry pic I snapped...

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house repair #2: GETTING IT UP - the easy way

11-26-2010 11:56 PM by patron | 26 comments »

NOT THAT GUY’S ! this is a mexican scaffold one sheet of ply (or wafferboard) two 8’ 2×4’s two 4×4’s (different length’s for different height’s) one 2×10x? cut sheet into 4 trianglesnail (or screw)to two 4’ 2×4’s(i leave an ‘ear’ upto screw to housetop and bottom)insert 4×4 from inner cornercan be adjusted for heightby moving 4×4 in or outattach plank (2×10x?)with 4 screws to keep it from t...

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