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2 Car Garage Wood Shop Tour

05-21-2018 10:26 PM by wrenchhead | 4 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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Shop Notes #20: Odd Custom Projects

05-03-2018 03:25 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

I generally see a trickle of custom requests in my shop, so it’s unusual to have two under way at the same time. The first was a soap cutting device for a friend who makes and sells boutique soap. Essentially, it’s cutting wires strung over a frame, then hinged so the entire device can be pulled down through a large cake of soap. Most of the comparables I saw on Etsy were bolted together plywood contraptions. I used some scrap maple for the frame with lap joints and dowels at t...

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Segmented Hollow Form #3: Finished turning and sanding

05-01-2018 01:51 PM by Julian | 6 comments »

After I glued the two halves together I let it dry overnight. Then I finished turning the outside, parted off the top glue block, and sanded to 220 grit. Now it’s ready for the finish. I’ll post the finished hollow form in the projects section.

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Segmented Hollow Form #2: Making two halves

04-30-2018 03:26 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

I made this piece in two halves. This is easier in my opinion than trying to hollow out the piece after gluing all the rings. The inside of each half was sanded and sealed with two coats of shellac sealer.

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Segmented Hollow Form #1: The plan and rings

04-30-2018 03:14 PM by Julian | 4 comments »

This segmented piece will be made from canary wood, walnut, maple, macassar ebony, and black dyed veneer. I made the feature ring a few months ago while experimenting with various cut angles. This piece is designed around the feature ring. The two rings on the right will be cut in half on the bandsaw to make 1/4” thick rings which will go above and below the feature ring.

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Turning Giant Pecan Bowl #1: Where it came from

04-28-2018 08:55 PM by BRTree | 0 comments »

We cut a large pecan tree down for a customer back in November so that he can expand his business. We brushed out the limbs, but he kept the wood because he has lots of buddies that have fireplaces and smoke meat. I took some of the wood I wanted to make bowls out of. The first picture is of my guys standing on the trunk. they wanted it left tall so the excavator could work the root ball out using the leverage My middle daughter standing beside it for size reference.

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White oak burl bowl

04-20-2018 12:24 AM by HoosierBoy87 | 2 comments »

I accidentally posted this in blogs rather than projects… Anyway for this entry to be deleted? Just finished a bowl I turned from a white oak burl. It was finished with a coat of danish oil and three coats of polyurethane. This is my first post in a long time… I have not had a ton of time to do much woodworking as I’m still in college, but we are almost in to summer now and I will likely be working on a lot more projects. I will probably also post some of the things I have made...

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Shop Notes #18: Wine Rack Prototype

04-17-2018 04:17 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I spent the majority of the day yesterday finishing up the last elements of the wine rack I’m making from black acacia. I needed four stretchers to hold the front and back together, and as it’s been for all aspects of this project, I was afraid that the design was too flimsy. The stretchers were to be turned from acacia as well with tenons on each end. I decided on through tenons only because I could drill through both sides at the same time, ensuring that the mortises would li...

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Getting into Woodworking #2: A new tool for the shop, a Jet JWL-1236 lathe

04-06-2018 03:57 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

So I happened upon this used lathe really by accident. I hadn’t been actively looking for a lathe, but in the back of my mind, I had always kind of wanted one. So I got an alert for some other tools I had been searching for and read the ad to find this listed. Contacted the seller and made a deal for it. I just happened to beat another guy to it by about 25 mins. So anyways, here’s the lathe and all the stuff that came with it. I really enjoyed using the lathe ba...

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