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Shop stuff #55: A couple of very short videos

08-28-2016 02:32 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I am taking today to do some editing. Long past due. I figured I would start with a couple of short ones from the Doc’s Little Docs series of quick tips. Not much to say except I hope you enjoy them. Now, back to editing. View on YouTube View on YouTube

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Building a Standup Desk

08-26-2016 02:34 AM by beahan | 0 comments »

I was asked to build two standup desks for two coworkers. They already have desks provided and therefore wanted something that could just be placed on top of what they currently have. I designed a two tier desk extension and they really liked it. Here is the build video for those who are interested: View on YouTube

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Shop Tour August 2016

08-25-2016 10:12 PM by Guy Dunlap | 2 comments »

I get asked quite often for a shop tour video and here it is! Sorry for the shaky camera. After all, I am a woodworker, not a camera man! As always, I welcome your questions and comments! To keep up with what I’ve got going on in the shop, follow me on Instagram. Instagram – You Tube Link –

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Small workshop struggles with clutter; taking shortcuts

08-24-2016 04:21 AM by WoodworkinPROGRESS | 1 comment »

The past couple years ive developed a passion for woodworking. its my time where i can get so focused on my projects and completely block out anything the world is throwing at me at any given time. I guess you can say the craft itself is basically my therapist, only if i were to substitute a real therapist id probably save about 10x the money that i do on tools, but they are beginning to get to the point where they are starting to pay themselves off. In my opinion where the true passion for ...

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DIY #1: DIY Your Pet-Friendly Home

08-23-2016 06:13 PM by TimmyGriffin | 0 comments »

If you already have a pet, you sure by now have provided all the essentials of keeping your furbaby healthy and happy. Just like any other family member, your pet needs food and water bowls, a comfy bed and a relieving area but you know as those furballs gradually take over your heart and home, there will also be the scratch posts, play areas, and hangout places. You might be gawking at elaborate designs of pet-friendly homes where cats have their own passages to get around the house and dogs...

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Remote Control Your Machinery

08-21-2016 02:30 AM by Grumpy | 4 comments »

Us boys & girls like our remote controls, right?.I’m sure someone has done this before but I haven’t noticed on LumberjocksI had a remote control for operating up to 4 power outlets in the home.It had been shoved in a drawer for some time.I recently bought a new 2hp dust extractor which lives outside the workshopIt’s a bit far away when I need to turn it on using the tablesaw, lathe Radial arm saw or the bandsaw.Also the switch on the lathe is towards the back on the mot...

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Spray Glue Nozzle Glued Shut #1: Unclogging a Spray Glue Nozzle

08-15-2016 07:35 PM by bosum3919 | 7 comments »

Ever had a spray glue nozzle glued shut? Well I have and now I guess most of you are asking why I didn’t turn the can upside down and empty the nozzle when i was finished with the glue up. Good question. Only answer that I have is that I just didn’t. End result is that I have half a can of expensive glue that wouldn’t spray out. I tried all of the usual methods that came to mind. A small wire to ream it out, compressed air, cursing and throwing a few things. End result was t...

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Quick Tip #3: Center/Offset Marking Tool

08-12-2016 04:02 PM by Kent Shepherd | 2 comments »

Accurate, clean marks are critical to any fine woodworking project. For years my marking tool arsenal consisted of a tape measure and a pencil, sometimes sharp (maybe). To mark the center of a board edge was hit or miss—mostly miss! As my quality progressed, so did my need for accurate ways to mark. How can you cut it or drill it right if you don’t start with a proper starting point. For the last few years I have been on the look-out for anything that would help achieve that. Not ...

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Building a quick cheap and easy steam box

08-11-2016 03:37 PM by BenhamDesign | 4 comments »

I needed a steam box to steam bend a walnut handle. The last time I, steam bent a handle I just threw it in a contractor bag and pumped it full of steam. This worked OK but by the end of the steaming process the bag had started to melt and it turned into a bit of a mess. This time I decided to build a proper steam box, but lost interest because I hate shop projects, I’d rather be building furniture. Instead, I built a down and dirty steam box. If you would like the deep down detai...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #17: Making Painting & Varnishing Easier, Cleaner and Cheaper

08-06-2016 08:30 PM by GnarlyErik | 5 comments »

Today it occurred to me while working in my shop, I have used a little trick for decades which is handy, saves money, is neat and tidy, and costs almost nothing. I didn’t think to pass this on before. To make up for that, here it is now: Using paint or varnish out of a can is always kind of a messy operation. This is not an issue if you are going to use the whole can of paint, but if you only want part of it for a smaller project, it is. You pour paint out of a can into another conta...

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