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Garage turned workshop.....the series #1: Guess what I got for Christmas?

01-07-2010 07:22 AM by ericandcandi | 15 comments »

Hi everyone…..I just finished placing my Christmas present from the “fam” in its new home. Its a DEWALT 734 planer. I built a slide-out in a section of my workbench so it will stow away without a problem. I used heavy duty slides but for weight concerns I installed a large castor. It works wonderful. I can run a very heavy board through without worrying about stressing the drawer out. You can just make out the castor I used under the drawer. After l...

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Solar heat for the shop

01-06-2010 07:55 PM by Fireguy | 16 comments »

There has been a long running thread on heating your shop and several others on the same topic that I have been following for some time. I live in Wisconsin and have an unheated shop at the moment and very little gets done in the winter due to this. I am planning on insulation, new windows and doors and heat for next winter so I can work year around. But the heat source is another question, I have been a fire fighter for 20 years and do not want to burn down my shop (would never hear the...

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pyrographics #2: Happy New Year

01-06-2010 06:54 PM by Jim Earl | 0 comments »

Well here it is, the year 2010 and we are planning our newest projects for the year. I have come out with the idea of we use each others talents to enhance our own products. All of us is better at maybe putting a certain cut, or carving out that likeness of and animal a little bit better, or routering those curves, angles or ends on a piece of wood, What ever we are just a little bit better at maybe we can help each other with that special project. I hope maybe my talent of burning that speci...

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Random idea for a shop built rail-guided saw and router

01-06-2010 09:08 AM by Jeison | 2 comments »

Ok bear with me here, I just had this idea and I’m trying to crystalize it while I type (and its too cold in the shop to experiment)...Ok first of all, one of the first things I made for myself when I started woodworking was a set of straightedge guides for my circular saw and router. A wide chunk of 3/4” MDF with a MDF fence glued on top, and trimmed the edges to get a nice straight guide. Well, in hindsight that was a bad idea, for one thing the motor for my skilsaw rides abov...

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Drill press help needed

01-05-2010 05:57 PM by paplou | 14 comments »

I have an old craftsman drill press that you have to slide the table or drill head up and down. Has anyone out there come up with a IDEA how to raise or lower the table with out busting a gut. the drill works great and can’t aford to buy a new one. Any ideas would help.

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Wood working Challenge!

01-04-2010 02:52 PM by joebazooka | 6 comments »

Okay guys an gals out there in the land of the lumberjocks (jockettes), I have a Challenge for you all.Seems to me that before the holiday everyone built cutting boards of a sort. I too got in on this little joy. Well it’s after the holidays I , as well as alot of you I am sure got a DVD’s or CD’s for a gift. My challenge is simple, let see how many different ways we, as a group, can come up with for storing them. From cabinets, to shelves, box joints to dovetatils, I cha...

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1 Year Anniversary!

01-04-2010 02:00 AM by scrappy | 5 comments »

Well, I have hit my 1 year anniversary today. And just last week I hit 2000 posts! I would like to thank all the wonderfull people on this site. All of you have helped me to become a better woodworker. I have learned more in the last year then I ever thought I would. Your comments and suggestions have been very informative. It has been a great learning experiance for me. Thank You. I really enjoy seeing all the projects everyone has posted. They have given me a lot more ideas then I hav...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #6: Adding Upper Storage Cabinets or Walls

01-03-2010 10:18 PM by cmckerliesr | 2 comments »

OK!After my last blog entry, I had a lot of good input on what to do to possibly add some sort of wall covering and to be able to hang upper cabinets. I had made a few comments later on saying what I may try. What is going on now, is first of course I can not hold anything to the inside of the can, while I drive a screw from the out side. So, I have not got this done yet. So I will just tell you what will happen, once I get my son or someone to come help me out. I am going to split a co...

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New To Woodworking #1: Intro

01-01-2010 03:32 PM by Requiem | 9 comments »

INTRODUCTIONHi my name is Patrizio, I live in Australia Sydney, I am 35 years old Male. I am an Electrician and been in the trade for over 10 years. I have no experience in woodworking expect for a single project I made a couple of years ago. I made an aquarium hood using a circular saw and a drill. Not bad considering the tools I used and it looked pretty good. I love creating things from scratch and sitting back drinking a beer and saying to myself I made that. I just recently started ge...

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Turning a wooden Pen on the Lathe.

12-30-2009 04:38 AM by revieck | 2 comments »

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