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12-foot oak library trestle table as bench?

01-21-2015 12:31 AM by MorganTS | 6 comments »

Scholars: When my wife and I were kids we picked up a lovely, battered 12-foot solid oak library trestle table from Duke Salvage for a couple hundred bucks. Two-inch top. It was our office table for years as we dragged it around with us, paying piano rate to move it. The top weighs, I dunno, 80,000 pounds. For the last 15 years it has been in our garage as occasional project table and world’s heaviest shelf. So my kids bought me a table saw and I am now a newly, hopelessly addict...

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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #2: Wood Prep Before Finishing

01-20-2015 03:40 AM by pjones46 | 1 comment »

Wood prep before finishing The secret to perfect finish is proper sanding of your project. All surfaces should be clean and free from all dirt and oils. Prep sanding is done with progressively finer grits. On unfinished wood, prepare the surface by using medium grit paper first, and then progress to finer grades. With most raw woods, if you are hand sanding, start sanding in the direction of the grain using a #100-150 grit paper before staining and work up to #220 grit paper. You can make ...

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Benchtop Work Holding - Handscrew Clamp Modification

01-20-2015 12:38 AM by nashley | 2 comments »

This will be my first post on lumberjocks so I thought I would start with something simple. I’m in the process of gearing up to make a set of dining chairs and was looking for a way to secure work to the top of my bench. I drilled some thru holes in the top of my bench that will allow the clamps to be oriented towards the front or towards the side. I’ve seen bar and pipe clamps used this way but I don’t think I’ve seen handscrew clamps used this way. The bottom jaw ...

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Would a Canadian find this offensive?

01-16-2015 09:53 PM by johnhutchinson | 16 comments »

I know that some of my buddies are Canadian, and I’m sure there are a bazillion more out there, so I have a question for them. But first the story behind the question … When I was working on my Frankenstein musical automaton, I was fascinated with how a Geneva stop mechanism snaps things to attention in one increment per turn of the crank. So that got me to thinkin’. What else could I snap to attention? A soldier? A saluting soldier? A saluting Mountie? A saluting ...

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Cord Management

01-16-2015 02:54 AM by Jarred | 0 comments »

Always changing plugs between the lathe, grinder, and lamp. I picked up a three-pronged outlet to secure to the stand. This way I wouldn’t have to change any plugs. I looked for a bracket that would fit around the plug, but couldn’t find anything that fit. I drilled two holes in the webbing between the plugs, and put a screw through each into the back of the lathe stand. A couple of zipties, and the easiest part of the project was done. The three-way adapter has the nice bonus of a small g...

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A non-plywood 4 drawer filing cabinet #2: A half scale prototype

01-15-2015 08:25 AM by GCM | 0 comments »

This is my half size prototype made entirely out of pallet wood (besides hardware).Finish is home made chalk paint with a wax finish (shabby chic) – the finish doesn’t photo very well but I am very happy with it, it came out the best I have been able to achieve so far. This size is perfect for DVDs etc. (I did a more thorough write up but the text disappear after I uploaded the pictures for some reason).

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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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