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Introduction and Shop Tour Video's

03-10-2011 12:48 AM by Brian024 | 6 comments »

Here are my first 2 videos for my podcast. I know the quality of the video may not be the best but I’m still learning about working with the camera. Plus getting comfortable in front of and behind the camera. Atleast with the into video you guys can put a name with a face. The shop tour i wanted to keep kind of short. Feel free to let me know what you guys think.

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Added a second stage to my dust collection system.

03-08-2011 08:50 AM by 58j35bonanza | 2 comments »

I have an older dust collector that I purchased used a few years ago, I think it is a Delta and was painted green. You can see Delta blue where the paint has come off. I had been thinking on how to build a second stage to add onto my system, and had been reading blogs and watching u-tube videos. I even had been checking out trash cans to make the one with 2 pvc elbows but wasn’t in any rush to make one. That was until, I washed the lower and upper. I know your not suppose to wash the...

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Building shelves for the Grandkids. Part 1

03-06-2011 11:31 PM by revieck | 3 comments »

Building shelves for the Grandkids out of MDF,complete with hangers for their baseball bats.

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Huck's DIY - High Gloss Finish

03-06-2011 01:05 PM by Huckleberry | 3 comments »

A guest on the show Dale Meiners shows us how to achieve a high gloss clear coated finish. This is a process and a rather lengthy one too.

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I am starting a New Revolution #1: What do I mean?

03-05-2011 05:15 AM by therookie | 3 comments »

Has anyone else out there notice that you can look at almost all of the projects on this website and see that you can find to plans in a book some where? Well I know that I can at least, that is why I am “reinventing the wheel” so to speak. Right now I am designing a rocking chair. Now this is not going to be a brand new design but it will be different and I will be referencing off of the designs of Sam Maloof and the shaker and windsor period chairs. So I would like to know if an...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #9: Lower Blade Clamp - Part 2

03-05-2011 03:53 AM by jerrells | 3 comments »

I had posted some issues and problems with the lower blade clamp on my Poter Cable saw. I, also, stated that I was going to try a hex screw as a replacement, which I did. It worked find and the blade was more than secure however I think it contributed to the vibration on the saw. So I went back to the plastic headed thumb screw supplied with the say however is created a wooden turning knob like the one Steve Good has on the upper clamp of his saw. Now when I insert a new blade I will ...

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #8: Letters In Addition To Postcards and Flyers

03-03-2011 04:51 PM by billb | 2 comments »

While letters take a lot of time and require letterhead and envelopes that should look professional, they can be used on a limited basis to reach a niche market of potential customers similar to one or more of your existing customers. The similarities among commercial customers or residential customers could present a marketing opportunity. I experienced an example of that with lecterns (podiums) for hotels. One of the large local hotels called me to build a small, table top lectern. I de...

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #7: Item 6 - Using Flyers

03-03-2011 04:41 PM by billb | 0 comments »

The effectiveness of flyers varies among communities but I found it to be a good method of getting the message out about my business. You can create flyers yourself with your computer and a simple inkjet printer but the better way is to create a good original and then take it to one of those instant print places and purchase the quantity you need. It may cost less than the cost of the inkjet cartridges you will use to print them yourself.There are several ways to handle the distribution of fl...

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Making the garage a shop #6: Every project has 'em. The first setback

03-03-2011 04:29 AM by Shawn K. | 7 comments »

I discovered my first setback in the shop conversion today. It spurs from two things, my naivete and the government, but it boils down to one word, permits. When I was planning this little excursion, I planned to do things in stages. One wall at a time, spend the money over time, and reap the benefits of finished walls, hang some cabinets, hang some lumber racks, free up space to keep moving forward. But I started wondering about permits. I wondered if ‘finishing’ the ga...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #8: Information on Porter Cable Scrollsaw

03-01-2011 03:40 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

As I posted, about a week ago, I was having problems with the lower clamp holding the blade (like plain end #2) on my Poter Cable Scrollsaw. After some discussion with Poter Cable they are sending me a whole new lower clamp assembly. However it is the same as the one I have and my fear is that it will not address the issue. You see the real problem is that the thumb screw is under the table and you need to reach around the left side to tighten the screw while holding the blade through the hol...

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