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Ridgid Oscillating Sander (Motor hard starting problem)

12-31-2017 03:02 PM by woodshaver Tony C | 10 comments »

Our daughter-in-law gave our son a Christmas gift (2017) of a Ridgid Oscillating Sander from Home Depot. Motor won’t start every time and if it does start it’s slow starting and strains a bit before starting. Same problem with the motor/solenoid that I had after buying 3 and returning them a few years ago. I found the reason why the motor would sometimes not start and then end up smoking if you didn’t turn it off immediately. Watch this youtube video that I foundR...

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Adjustable Height WorkBench - EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS

12-31-2017 12:10 AM by CharlieK | 7 comments »

An Adjustable Height Odyssey – Why I built this workbench, and HOW IT WORKSCharlie Kocourek How it All StartedI had a few problems with my first workbench. It was too low for carving or for detail work, it was too high for assembly, it was also too high to sit behind my table saw, and it was difficult to move around. It was anything but ergonomic! After some thought, I concluded that an Adjustable Height Workbench could solve all of these problems. I then searched the int...

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Creating a Mixed Nut Dish from a log I found

12-29-2017 05:41 PM by beahan | 3 comments »

I wanted to make a nut dish like one that my grandparents used to have. Recently I found a log that was thick enough to make one. I know this project is rather simple to do, but I think the nut dish looks way better than a plastic bowl of nuts on the counter. I have embedded the video, enjoy! Chris View on YouTube

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Large variety of exotic hardwoods and wood working tools. Free for my fellow LJocks

12-27-2017 05:46 AM by kiara583 | 20 comments »

Helped a friend move from large house with fully equipped woodworking shop to a smaller home. The overwhelming task of packing a 3500 sq ft house plus shop was difficult. Ran out of storage room so everything else was to be thrown out. Thought it would be a shame to throw it away so I spent a week hoping someone would appreciate this treasure. Will post more pictures. Turning tools, large dust collector, drill press, saws etcs. Could sell but would rather share. I only have time invested ...

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christmas #2: christmas 2017

12-24-2017 08:34 PM by pottz | 18 comments »

well its Christmas eve where I’m at but I know a lot my lj buddies are in parts of the world where the big day is already there,so ill take this time to wish each and everyone of you the merriest Christmas and hoping for you all to make lots of sawdust in the new year.and lets also take time to remember all those that had tragedy in there lives this year,with hurricanes,floods,fires,earthquakes and whatever else god threw at you.i wish you all the best-peace my friends.

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Making some last minute gifts for xmas 3D Puzzles

12-20-2017 08:09 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

So Christmas is upon us and I need some stocking stuffers. So I thought I would build some 3d puzzles cubes.If you are interested in building a few of these you can download a template. Watch on YouTube or read about it below As with most projects, I started milling up the lumber and cutting it to the overall size. Since it is a pain to sand a bunch of little pieces I decided to the board before I cut it up.To insure each piece came out to the same size I set a stop on my miter gauge...

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Shop stuff #113: Something Roubo-esque Pt 1 It's a long video

12-18-2017 09:41 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

They are taking down some dead and dangerous trees around our place. If you have been following you will know that I have plenty of firewood. I decided to take a section on one tree and mill it up into slabs, freehand, with a chain saw. Not a job for the faint of heart. Then I proceed to “take the ugly” out of it with a router and sled. I am calling this Part One of “Something Roubo-esque” as I am hoping it is the start of my workbench build. Parts of this series...

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Woodworking Hack. How to Remove Dent from Wood

12-14-2017 11:09 PM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 6 comments »

Hi folks,Here is a cool old woodworking trick. Lifting dents in wood with an iron. You can see how well it works even on harder woods in this 1 min video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLNsp9d__1k

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How I built the Timber frame Staircase

12-11-2017 05:13 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

You can watch it be built on YouTube Or read about it below I built this timber frame staircase from reclaimed beams that came from another client’s house a few miles up the road. The beams use to support a pergola, that was torn down during their remodel. We templated the area where the stairs where going to go and brought it back to the shop and premade them. The install was fairly straightforward as they were already in assembled in sections. All that was left was to put them in ...

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Fixing a knot hole that got sucked up in the planer with a christmas tree

12-06-2017 05:50 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

Watch it on YouTube or read about it below I am working on another barn door for a client, and this door has created a few challenges for me. The client really loves the look of the gray weathered wood and wanted it on both sides of the door. The only problem is that most barn wood is only gray on one side. The other side that faces the inside of the barn is brown because it never sees the weather.So I decided to create barn wood veneer so I could veneer both sides of the door using th...

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