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Shop Sweet Shop #1: In the beginning there was an empty shop

09-17-2016 01:18 AM by magaoitin | 3 comments »

As a fairly new member, joining about 12 months ago, I have only posted some of the pictures below at the “My Shop” area. After years of lurking at LumberJocks, and drooling over other guys shops, I decided to upload my shop build out. With little to no experience at blogging what a better place to start…right?!? So beer with me (The past 12 months of building has definitely increased my consumption) I am almost complete with the first phase of the build, and finally have so...

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Making a Marking Gauge

10-12-2015 12:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

Using up some scrap and creating something useful for the shop. A marking gauge is a great tool to have in any shop.

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Making a compass

08-02-2015 09:43 AM by Garageworkshop1 | 7 comments »

In this video I make a compass from two pieces of thin steel rod and some flat stock, a thumbscrew and a couple of brass pins. The tips on the compass are regular mild steel. Not a lot to say about the project other than it’s a lot of filing and shaping.For the curved piece I went to the hardware store and traced a pattern from a store model on a piece of paper which I than transferred to steel. Really useful and simple project. Build video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q...

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Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 #1: Number 2 - second toolbox.

04-19-2015 09:09 PM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

I enjoyed making the first one so much, here goes number 2. I decided to leave the drywall screws in the batten boards on the top of the first box. I like the way they look, and I like the way they grip/hold stuff down. I’ve been using drywall screws to put stuff together for since forever. I think they look fine. Kind of utilitarian. That fits my style well. So I am going to use 1-1/4” DW screws for the flat joins and 2-1/2” DW screws for the perpendicular joins (bugle head...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #19: Saw Bench/Saw Horse No. 2 - Layout & Beginning Cuts

03-19-2015 10:49 PM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Straight cuts done fairly quickly, cleanly, and accurately now – becoming second nature. Needed to to shave off a bit more than I wanted to deal with using a chisel, so I am using my mitre/back saw to dissect this “whisper” of a shaving. Thinnest sliver I’ve ever re-sawn before. Oops! Almost messed up! Got be careful with layout & marking. More marks – I’ve gone to marking waste with an “X” even when it’s so obvious, just i...

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IncraGauge vs the new WoodRiver Offset Gauge

02-13-2015 05:43 AM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

I guess I’m just not going to find the time to write posts, so how about I share a video I posted on my “MrToolHunter” Youtube Channel. In this video I share my most-used lay-out tool, the IncraGauge, and take a quick look at Woodcraft’s new WoodRiver Offset Gauge.http://youtu.be/vdxetoT3kVM

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A Sliding Door #3: Mortising, part 1

11-02-2014 03:01 AM by Mark Kornell | 0 comments »

Spawn of Satan broke through the gates to hell last night. And this morning. Not too difficult, really, if some human forgets to close the gate all the way. The cat “screamed and leapt” at the dog, according to my daughter. Kind of like a Kzin, I thought. Needless to say, I sense there’s some urgency to get the door done. Here’s what the current “gate” looks like Not sure that the shoes are adding anything. The track will be fastened to the ...

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Stumpy's Twigs of Knowledge #2: Rules aren't meant to be broken. They're meant to measure things...

07-13-2014 03:34 PM by StumpyNubs | 10 comments »

As you know, here at the Stumpy Nubs Workshop we like to bend the rules. Something we even break them. But most often we simply create a nasty kink that forever keeps the darn things from lying flat again. Yes, I am a rebel. But rules aren’t really made to be broken, they’re made to measure things. So quality really matters. By now most of you have caught on to my little play on words. But for the few still confused, I’m talking about the plain old woodworking ruler, an all too often under...

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Reclaimed Pine All-Weather Morris Chair #2: From Library to Leisure - Layout, Ripping, and Cutting

05-21-2014 12:50 AM by TimBridge | 1 comment »

I got the wood for this project for free from a friend of a friend’s old bookshelves. Some of it is badly warped, there are a few screw holes in it a bunch of places that I’ll have to plug, and it’s discolored from years of use so I am pre-sanding everything with 80 grit. Beggars can’t be choosers! All in all, there were four 6’x10” boards and eight 3’x10” boards. I laid everything out with my drywall square and speed square, making su...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #12: Making Tea Box Dividers Of Venetian Blinds

04-26-2014 09:22 AM by Boxguy | 25 comments »

How do you install a grid work inside a tea box so it looks like this? Here is what the lift-out grill work looks like inside the tea box. This is what the lift-out grill work looks like outside of the box. The small compartment to the left makes a chain pocket so the stop chain doesn’t get tangled with the teabags... Why use Venetian blinds for lift-out dividers? By the time you plane, sand, and finish slats to make dividers inside boxes you have a lot of time and ...

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