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Rivet Nut...! What...? How...? Where...?

09-25-2018 02:13 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 21 comments »

Boys and Girls, while window shopping in my local men’s shoe shop (tool shop), I came across what looked like a more user friendly pop rivetter. After some dumb questions, I was informed it was a Rivet Nut Setter. Qué…???... I asked the salesman to speak into my good eye. He informed me it was a tool for inserting metal threads into thin metal (sheet metal) using a pop rivet principle. Now I’m not here to spruik a brand (that’s why it’s here and not under Reviews) but to make ...

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How to Make Knobs for Shop Jigs

06-28-2018 10:20 AM by Dan Thomas | 4 comments »

My YouTube video shows how to make knobs for shop jigs. It’s geared to the newbie woodworker (of course), but probably anyone can benefit from it. “Detailed, step-by-step instructions. Why spend money to buy knobs for shop jigs? This is how I make my own knobs. I show you 5 different knob shapes, and a couple of different attaching options. And I even take a stab at putting a finish on one knob.” View on YouTube

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NEW TABLE SAW!

05-26-2018 05:17 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Got a new table saw. This is very nice and a great new addition to the shop. It has a good weight to it so it won’t move, but light enough to move if needed, also the folding up and rolling aspect. Check out the video and hit that subscribe button. New things coming up! View on YouTube

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Table Saw Sled with small parts hold-down

01-26-2018 02:13 PM by CampD | 3 comments »

I’ve finally, I say finally utilized my YouTube channel. I’ve been taking Vid’s and pic’s of my projects for years but never really took the time to learn to edit and produce a worthy video. I tried to get my Electrical Engineer millennial Son whose extremely versed in this process to help the old man out, but, some of you may know how this goes. You see, I’d much rather be in the shop than take the time to learn a new program or even doing office work (like typi...

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Kitchen table

09-30-2017 08:24 PM by AandCstyle | 17 comments »

Apparently, LumberJocks is adding links to advertising that I didn’t include. The only links I added in this blog are on the word “design” and “Talarico Hardwoods” Obviously, we wanted a great looking table so after a bit of searching, I found a design= that we both like. I have read about Talarico Hardwoods and since we are relatively close, I thought it would be a fun trip to see what he has to offer. OMG!! I was in heaven, a kid in a candy store, what c...

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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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3D Printing in the Workshop

02-02-2017 08:46 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 24 comments »

While this topic doesn’t strictly fit into the guidelines of timber product, it does incorporate the processing of said prerequisite, however, to err on the side of veto wizards I decided to blog instead of projecting it. We need to set the mood! Once upon a time there was this aging geriatric, living in Churchill Australia that was getting paranoid about dust inhalation into his alcohol infested body. He chose to purchase a Shop-Vac and attached a few tools to with the...

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Shop storage projects #12: Web-Frames, part 1

01-20-2017 02:51 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Mainly setting up jigs and stops..and more jigs. Had a lot of parts to make, and half of them had to look like this, on one end. The trick was how to get them all done…quickly.. This is what I needed to make…times 24. I had 12 short rails that needed a tenon on both ends. This one was done the old, slow way. Needed something a little bit faster, and..have them all match each other. I used the “prototype” to help set a couple stops on the mitre box.. mainly...

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Quick Tip #7: Work Holding Part 1

09-26-2016 04:04 PM by Kent Shepherd | 6 comments »

Last time I promised a blog on work holding. This subject has almost become an obsession with me the last few years. I got tired of making do with c clamps and other ways to clamp something firmly and safely. I grew up in a shop where safety was not always a big priority and as a result saw numerous accidents over the years. Working in production for years influenced my thinking to do things safely, but yet maintain a certain amount of speed. In the next few blogs I would like to share some ...

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Practicum #1: Practicum: Application of Skills

07-24-2016 05:01 AM by CraftyCantrell | 0 comments »

I’m switching up my original plan of doing all the lessons in the self-study course back-to-back, and am instead alternating with projects from Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone that utilize previously learned/practiced skills and techniques. The first batch of projects are: 1. An adjustable miter gauge extension 2. A miter guage with sliding stop block 3. An adustable stop block 4. A tapering jig All of these use primarily the skills/techniques I learned last week. C...

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