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Bandsaw tension quick release addition

08-19-2017 06:18 PM by Oldtool | 1 comment »

I am currently in between projects and seeking something to do in the shop, so I decided to install a bandsaw tension release lever. My bandsaw is an Hatachi model CB13F, 12 inch saw that was also sold by Sears with the Craftsman model number 137.224320. Not interested in starting from scratch, I looked around the internet and found two possibly easy adaptable solutions by Grizzly; a lever device and a (as they call it) clutch device. I decided the easiest one to try would be the clutch re...

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Lock Miter Router Bit Setup

08-09-2017 06:36 PM by Rich | 23 comments »

There was some discussion about lock miter bits on Rick M’s Deals thread. I didn’t want to muck up his thread with off-topic conversation, so I am tossing this out there for anyone who is not certain about setting up lock miter bits. First, a diagram (the numbers shown are for the Infinity Lock Miter Jr. Router Bit item #55-502). Note that the markings are for reference only and, particularly in the case of the fence location, don’t precisely represent the actual set up....

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Dutch Tool Chest Build-a-long #6: A new take on a tool rack

08-02-2017 02:58 AM by Brian Gulotta | 14 comments »

It has been a while but I am finally back onto my tool chest build. I finished the back and came up with a new idea on the tool rack that I haven’t seen done yet on another dutch tool chest. I believe it maximizes the amount of tools it can hold and works great. I am using a 1” oak dowel that is going through both sides of the chest. I glued, wedged and flush cut to the outside of the chest. Next is to work on the saw till and dividers for my bench planes. Stay tuned.

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Hand Cut Dovetails Fast and Easy

08-01-2017 03:21 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 0 comments »

Hi folks!It is an old topic but with some new twists I picked up here and there. Mostly from Chris Becksvoort and Tage Frid. Here is a 5 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qysx193tZe8 Be safe and happy woodworking!

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Five Projects to Help Kids Learn the Craft of Nailing

07-25-2017 11:09 PM by Jack McKee | 2 comments »

Looking back at the first year I taught woodworking my main mistakes were making projects too difficult and assuming kids could use tools, at least a little. Wrong. Most kids had never picked up a tool, and the ones who had really didn’t know how to use them. Nailing is a perfect example. Kids emphasize pounding, which is not surprising. They don’t pay attention to where the nails go. There was never a thought to drilling a pilot hole first (how would they know) and when they tried to nail ...

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iPhone Speaker Diagrams

07-16-2017 02:42 PM by Rwolinski | 0 comments »

Well after posting the little project I got a few questions on the design and interior so I made this to show you the steps I tookI don’t have photos of the actual work, (didn’t think to take them step by step) but I drew it up quick in SketchUp and took screen shots . Hope this helps and sorry for the confusion. Bob

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Shop Organization - Or Lack Of

07-10-2017 08:04 AM by Cathie Zimmerman | 11 comments »

About a year and a half ago I retired as a director of public safety. I’d served in the industry for 17 years and was ready for something different. I was absolutely ecstatic that my wife supported me retiring “early.” So, I leapt head first into the rabbit hole of this new hobby of mind: woodworking. Little by little I’ve found fantastic deals on the tools I needed (ok wanted lol). I can proudly say I have just about every power tool one could save up for. They are...

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Making The Very Small Wood Hinge III

07-09-2017 04:26 PM by Dan | 6 comments »

Latest refinements on my small hinge making process. First, an upgrade on my router sled which allows better control and smoother sliding with excellent accuracy. That Ridgid router in the picture is still going strong after years of heavy use. Set up to plane maple hinge halves to 1/8”. I want to cut down the time it takes to make these so I need to develop standard procedures with detail. So, after planing they are cut to identical lengths and widths. When I am trimming thes...

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How to make a wooden beer topper

07-09-2017 02:13 AM by christopheralan | 0 comments »

So I had some flies in the shop and I wasn’t in the mood for sharing my adult beverage. I had a light bulb moment and this is what I came up with… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbcMOO8SGOI

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Hand Tool Woodworking #1: How I got started

07-06-2017 07:23 PM by Rwolinski | 6 comments »

Just a note that I’ll add to from time to time.I started woodworking with power tools and migrated to hand tools. Kinda backwards. but that is how it happened.Norm Abram was my hero but I found I couldn’t keep up with his tools.Then I found guys like Frank Klausz, who just by their passion got me started using my hand tools.Now I do more with them than power tools to be continued…..

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