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Not always wood #1: PVC Pipe Stool with some woodworking.

06-13-2015 11:38 PM by Nighthawk | 0 comments »

PVC Pipe Stool with some woodworking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM82xM8cwf4 Even though my Youtube channel is known as ‘Wacky Wood Works’ the first line on my about page reads, “Making simple projects with wood, plastic, metal, fabric, cardboard & anything else. Simply making stuff. Most projects are made purely off the cuff and only have a general idea how it will turn out.” So basically just generally making stuff. Although wood will be my most co...

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building a bench and stuff #5: The home stretch

06-12-2015 05:25 AM by TheFridge | 2 comments »

Warning: pic heavy Just posting a bunch of progress. Leg vise continued. Cutting the bridal joint. Lignum vitae pin for the guide. This stuff strong. Trying to incorporate this as a pin holder but haven’t come across an idea that I can pull off with what I have on hand. So it’s on the back burner for now. Hammered a poplar dowel and drilled a center so I could bore it with a forstner. Didn’t work out so well. Stuck a roll pin...

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Ramp walking toys #3: Introductory Computational Model of a Passive Dynamic Walker

06-09-2015 12:33 AM by MagicSawDust | 1 comment »

For those interested or can understand the science behind ramp walking toys, found this: Click on the image to download a PDF copy – links to a new page. This refers to the kind that rock from side to side, as the walking robot types. Trying to read this as a strange hypnotic effect on me – puts me to sleep zzzzzz…. My simple solution is to simply put the axis of rotation above the center of mass. Fortunately I have access to a CAD program allows me to pin...

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Ramp walking toys #2: the man who started it all - Tad Mcgeer

06-08-2015 08:33 AM by MagicSawDust | 2 comments »

For anyone interested in ramp walking toys, here is a link to a youtube video: https://youtu.be/WOPED7I5Lac featuring Tad (not Ted) McGeer back in the 1980s with a very impressive model. Also if you google tad mcgeer passive dynamic walking find a lot more. Be warned – your life will never be the same again.

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List of things to make one day - toy castle fort #1: flat pack toy fort castle

06-07-2015 08:32 AM by MagicSawDust | 0 comments »

On my to do list along with tidy up the garage/workspace and find those lost tools. all the pieces fit inside the box like a suitcase.

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Tales of a Hack #6: Back in the saddle (and protective glasses) again

06-05-2015 06:46 AM by ajw1978 | 2 comments »

Hell has officially thawed out (I think) so I’m back in the “shop”—a term I still, unfortunately, have to use in the loosest possible manner. So because I’m still working outdoors, and Wisconsin in winter is not conducive to outdoor work, I’ve spent most of my off-season studying, studying and reading. I managed to get a little play-time in just before the holidays; I braved the cold and set up a few tools to craft some toy boxes for the nephews. There ...

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Ramp walking toys #1: Return of the Wombat

06-05-2015 01:03 AM by MagicSawDust | 9 comments »

A short history of my journey into the art and craft of making ramp walking toys. Also known as passive dynamic walker. As much as I like making things, enjoy making things that move even more. It all started with the Ramp Walking Rhino, a design by Robert Lou Ma. I made one, and it kind of worked. I think the problem was a small hinge, which I did not have, so I used a piece of piano hinge instead. The challenge with these toys is to minimize friction, and the hinge was not sturdy ...

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Hide Glue #8: Video on Hide Glue reversibility

06-04-2015 02:15 AM by Patricelejeune | 6 comments »

We just published a new video on the reversibility of the animal glues and specifically hide glue through a presentation and 2 projects. I hope you enjoy those and it answers some of the questions we receive often regarding the understanding of reversibility. Of course Old Brown Glue has the same property.

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #2: eBay Treasure - Incra Ultra Positioner and my Homemade Router Table

06-04-2015 12:55 AM by Jerry | 6 comments »

So I scarfed this “New Old Stock” item on eBay for $89.00. It’s a 24” Incra Ultra Positioner. I made a mounting bracket and attached it to the back of my home made router table. I am really stoked about this improvement.

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Flatten Veneer with Hot Aluminum Plates! #1: I really want to know what you think about this!

06-01-2015 02:48 AM by CharlieK | 6 comments »

I just completed a video that shows How to Flatten Veneer using hot aluminum plates. This really is an amazing technique! I am very impressed by how well it works. My friend Tom Schrunk showed me this technique and he was nice enough to participate in the video with me. I did upload a very short video from the Handworks event, but that was just kind of a quickie. I really put a LOT of effort into this one! I tried some new things in this video and it would really help me to know wha...

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