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Treadle Lathe #3: Cutting Joinery

10-11-2018 12:52 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Making progress on the lathe. In the last post, I laid out the ways (the horizontal boards that the head stock, tail stock and tool rest sit on) and in this episode I cut four tenons and two housing dados! This project is definitely taking longer than expected but I’m happy with the current progress and I’m confident it will be worth the effort. Working with oak has been a learning curve in comparison to pine. I can’t wait to be turning wood with a foot powered tool! I...

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Building a REAL Lathe Part 1

10-08-2018 02:55 PM by RexKrueger | 2 comments »

Friends: There are a lot of DIY wood lathes out there, but most of those are small, low-power machines that won’t handle large pieces of wood, do bowls, or handle long spindles. I’m in the middle of building a REAL lathe with 16 inches of swing and 32 inches between centers. By itself, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I’m going to build this lathe for LESS than $150 and I’m using common materials and tools that any woodworker either has or can get thei...

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Treadle Lathe #2: Joinery Layout

09-27-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Now that all the major components of the lathe are dimensioned I begin laying out the joinery. The treadle lathe will be build using mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak dowels. Check out the video for details! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM81vCBo-1I

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Spring Bench #1: Building a bench around an 1800's wagon spring

06-30-2018 03:26 PM by Jim Jakosh | 20 comments »

My friend Leon Kytle in Idaho Falls gave me this old spring from a wagon seat from the 1800’s and asked me to design a bench around it and give him the plans so he could build one too around the other spring. I drew it up in Arizona with the bend up and down and decided it looked better with it bent down. I made us templates of the spring curve and gave him a drawing of how I was going to make it. But when I got home he called and said he thought the spring should be wider for stabil...

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Big cabinet for the new home #4: Big stuff is done, DIY bun feet.

06-22-2018 10:38 AM by Lalen | 0 comments »

All that remains is doors and drawer fronts! Here is the current status. Sorry its a bit dark, but its a black cabinet and I still need to get some lights added to the new house. I included my 8’ ladder for scale. Total storage capacity is about 96 cubic feet. The 3 cabinets were each 8’ high by 34” wide, 19.5” deep outside dimensions. I made the base 5.5” high and inset 3/4” to clear the baseboard then the crown molding added another coup...

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Indian pottery and pyrography #5: More burning

06-06-2018 02:54 PM by Julian | 5 comments »

The wood burning can be a slow and tedious process but the results are worth the effort in my opinion. This will be the final post for this blog. I have a little more work to do on this pattern but will post in the projects section when it is completed.

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Indian pottery and pyrography #4: Starting the pyrography

06-05-2018 02:28 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

With the pattern all drawn in pencil it is much easier to burn the lines.I used a skew tipped pyrography pen. The straight edge on the pen tip helps burn a straight line.

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Indian pottery and pyrography #2: The segmented turning

06-04-2018 03:09 PM by Julian | 4 comments »

I decided to make this turning from cherry. The cherry get a little darker with age but the pyrography should easily stand out. The piece is approximately 11” in diameter and 8” tall. 16 segments per ring.

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2 Car Garage Wood Shop Tour

05-21-2018 10:26 PM by wrenchhead | 7 comments »

I recently looked at the pics of my shop from a few years ago and thought it would be fun to document the layout of my shop now. Here is a tour and layout of my 2 car garage woodshop. I go over my woodworking equipment, what i like, don’t like and what I want to upgrade to in the future. It’s a little long so there are time marks when I talk about each tool in the description. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdgtdxMRqok

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Restoring a ‘59 unisaw #1: From rusty to almost done and thoughts. Add other goodies.

05-07-2018 02:51 AM by TheFridge | 24 comments »

Picked it up this almost complete unisaw (missing miter gauge. Meh) off Craigslist for 450$ from a feller. With goose egg, dust cover, and extra 36” bies fence thrown in for free :) sold the jet lock for 50$. Have since acquired a 52” unifence missing a part or 2 but in good shape to use. Has a 2HP 3ph motor so I picked up a VFD for 80$ After selling off the other 2. While I’m at it :) Have since picked up a barely used performax 16/32 drum sander for 250$ and 420...

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