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My shop #1: Clamp modification

01-13-2015 07:49 AM by Dutchy | 1 comment »

Now I,m retired there is more time to reorganize my shop. Ten years ago I made my shop set up. From time to time bought some stuff and reorganisation was more than necessary. One of the things I did was making a bench you could see at https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/848-mftc-multi-function-tool-cart-or-mobile-workbench In this blog series I want to show some modifications and some things I made the last time. I bought a very cheap clamp (Euro 1,95) and changed it to use as a festoo...

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...And There Was Light

01-13-2015 03:25 AM by Jarred | 0 comments »

A lack of light was one of the shortcomings of my original design. My garage has two west-facing windows, but not a whole lot of useable light. I had used a pair of portable halogen work lights on a stand. Both of them promptly burned out. When I went to the hardware store to replace the bulbs, I looked through the lighting section and found a clip-on LED light with a flexible neck. I had a hard time finding a place to clip the light. The frame of the lathe stand was too wide for the clip....

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How to make a Fire Wood Holder from an old washing machine Tub.

01-12-2015 04:37 AM by cpine | 3 comments »

This old washing machine tub was what my father used in our home growing unto store firewood by the fire place. When my father passed away in November of 2012 and upon the settling of his estate I was able to get this item with all of its sentimental value to me for use in my home. To many folks including many in my family this is just an old piece of junk. It indeed could be sold for scrap metal I suppose but I like my fathers idea and I suspect he got this from his parents home in Iowa. I...

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Routing the miter slots deeper

01-11-2015 04:40 PM by TheFridge | 4 comments »

So to start with. The miter slots on my saw were shallow from routing the table top flat. I finally decided last night to setup my incra 1000hd for this saw, but in order to do that, I needed to rout the right slot deeper. Ill get around to the left eventually, but the right slot will pretty much be the incra’s new home. I used the same 10$ ryobi router and HF router speed control I used on the top, and just used the fence as a guide. I started with a 1/4” straight bit an...

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Cleaning Up The Scrap Pile a Better Use of Shop Space

01-10-2015 08:01 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

If you have been woodworking for a while, there is a good chance you have seen or even built a rendition of Norm Abram’s Miter saw station. I built my version several years ago and as the years have passed, I have made several changes to it to meet my shop needs. My most recent change was to the area behind the miter saw fence. That area has become a drop zone for clutter. I seem always to be losing project pieces and small tools directly behind the fence where it is out of my sight. Even...

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New YouTube Channel

01-10-2015 12:31 AM by wdwrkr631 | 5 comments »

Hello all. Started a YouTube channel a week ago. I have posted five videos so far. Check them out and let me know how you like them. If you like the videos please subscribe to my channel. By subscribing you will be notified when ever a new video is posted. Thanks in advance for your support. Here is a link to my channel woodworker 631. www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UhNmNfkcCZQxuOuKU9PJg

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Lathe Stand #4: Tool Trouble

01-09-2015 12:40 AM by Jarred | 1 comment »

My tool storage consisted of loops on pegboard and clamps for the larger instruments. The advantages were easy visualization of the tools and simplicity. The major disadvantage was distance from the working end of the lathe. I found that I hoarded the tools in a pile on the table saw nearby, or on the lathe stand in the sandpaper heap. The tools would occasionally fall onto the concrete floor, shortening the times between sharpening. I happened upon a two-tiered tool holder on a tool websi...

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Lathe Stand #3: The Daily Grind

01-08-2015 04:10 AM by Jarred | 0 comments »

I learned early on that turning tends to dull tools rather efficiently. Before we moved my workbench, which had the lathe bolted on, was right next to some shelves, where I bolted the grinder. These were fairly tight quarters, and the grinder was close by anytime I was on the lathe. Now that I had a bigger garage, I couldn’t find a location for the grinder near where the lathe stand was stored. My original lathe stand design did not leave enough surface to add the grinder to the top of the st...

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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #3: Finishes and their Compatibility

01-07-2015 04:38 AM by pjones46 | 0 comments »

Almost any finishing product can be applied over any other as long as the “other finish” is dry and the product you’re brushing doesn’t dissolve and smudge the existing. For example: Let’s for arguments sake you are not using spray equipment and that you have made up and applied a water based PVA blotch controller as describe in my previous article Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat 1 to a cherry surface. You then apply a water-soluble dye for color and let it dry completely. At ...

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Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat #2: Waterbourne Finish Coatings

01-06-2015 04:15 AM by pjones46 | 1 comment »

As previously mentioned in Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat #1, most any standard finish can be used as a wash coat. These are Lacquer (both waterborne and solvent type/nitrocellulose), polyurethane (both waterborne and oil based), Oil-based Varnish, and Shellac. The above being said, lets talk Waterbourne. It really makes no difference which you use waterborne lacquer, waterborne shellac or waterborne polyurethane since they all are simply water-borne acrylics—none are really lacque...

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