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Bowling Alley Workbench #6: There is more than 1 way to skin a cat - not so with bowling alley floors though - finally success

07-08-2009 06:19 AM by PurpLev | 36 comments »

Yes. Finally some light at the end of the tunnel, reverse thinking, and this project seems a bit more doable, and even not much trouble at all. Originally I tried to get the (2.5” hardened) nails out by using a cat’s paw and a hammer to pull each nail out of the 2.5 laminated hard-rock maple strips. I figured once I get all the nails out of the top strip, it’ll just free it from the lamination, and be nails free… one strip at a time, until I have them all cleared ou...

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Halloween Challenge with Lee Valley #1: Announcement

10-13-2008 10:19 PM by Martin Sojka | 20 comments »

Halloween Challenge: LumberJocks | HomeRefurbers | GardenTenders That’s right. You’ve been challenged!. You have until the end of the month to build a Halloween decoration for outdoors and enter it in our very first Halloween LumberJocks Challenge. What’s the size? That’s up to you. What’s it made of? Wood, of course (and, yes, you can add non-wood objects to it as needed). We have all seen those cemeteries and skeletons in people’s yards, well we ar...

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Make your own custom heirloom screwdrivers #1: Make your own screwdrivers: Start to Finish

10-30-2010 03:44 AM by Loogie | 20 comments »

—== If you decide to make your own screwdriver, please send me a photo or a link to a photo. I’d really like to see what others come up with. ==— I’ve been wanting to make my own set of wooden handled screwdrivers for several years but I was never able to find a source for screwdriver shafts. In 2008 while attending the Woodworking In America conference in Berea, KY I had an opportunity to chat with Rob Lee, the owner of Lee Valley, a supplier of premier quality...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #10: Tweaks for a Lee Valley Vise Handle

03-13-2013 02:41 AM by RGtools | 15 comments »

I meant to post this in my workbench re-tool blog, but I never took all the picture needed to finish that. Oh well. This is a nice way to make the handle that comes stock with a Lee Valley vise a whole lot better. 1. Get rid of the square head screw that it comes with. It looks cool, but needs to be tightened with some regularity and my square head screwdriver is never around when this needs to happen. Also, since it rides above the surface of the head there are situations when it can mar ...

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Rick's projects

11-30-2010 10:40 PM by MsDebbieP | 15 comments »

Nov.30/10 oops.. after the computer problem—I have lots the password that I used for Rick’s LumberJocks account.. Although it is hunting season right now, he has managed to find time to make two more mini oil lamps. The wood for these is Grey Elm. It is a BEAUTIFUL wood. I love it! Rick says that it turns nicely as well. He stained one lamp (not sure which stain) and just the bottom of the other, leaving the “lamp shade” natural.

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Learning Curve #21: Chisels

08-13-2008 01:15 PM by MsDebbieP | 14 comments »

Aug 13, 2008 Well, with all the little fairy doors I’ve been making now (ok so it’s only 5 so far but I’m on a roll!!) my little $1 store chisel set is starting to lose its effectiveness. But I have to say what a great purchase that was! I thought it would break on the first use but I’ve used it MANY MANY times and it is still hanging in there. Yesterday, Rick and I took a drive to Lee Valley so I could “test drive” some new tools to see what fit in m...

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Our Shop #10: 2007 Christmas Presents

01-10-2008 11:37 PM by MsDebbieP | 13 comments »

Jan. 10/08 My Lee Valley Gift Card My daughter and son-in-law gave us a gift certificate for Lee Valley Tools. Two items that went directly on the list were a metal detector (the Little Wizard) and a digital angle indicator (not in picture. Should be here next week.) I added the 1/4” chisel to the list because I use my $1 store one so much and it won’t last much longer, I’m sure. I also bought a scraper – because, lately, the LumberJocks have said that it is ...

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Dust Collection For My Veritas Router Table

09-09-2013 12:32 AM by Brad_Nailor | 11 comments »

A while back I grabbed a great deal on a complete Veritas steel plate router table setup…complete with the stand, the fence, the fence sled, and a Bosch 2 1/2 HP variable speed router. I built a cabinet for it to sit on with a draw for the bits/router stuff and a couple adjustable shelves and a Kreg router safety switch located at knee height.. The Veritas router stand is open and made of Baltic Birch ply..so I pondered for a while on how to do the dust collection..I was making huge me...

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Metallurgical Chisel Photos.. After Sharpening

01-08-2008 02:47 AM by YooperCasey | 11 comments »

So for those of you who read my first post, heres the results! I decided to finish this part tonight because I remembered I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled tommorow morning, so I’ll be out of commision for a bit. I spent about 35 minutes with the Veritas Mk2 jig. I started with the 1000 grit side and moved to the 4000 grit side. At the end I’ll post some pictures of the factory finish that came on the chisels. This is the blade edge at 40X, notice that even when cleane...

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The Lee Valley diet!!

11-08-2010 07:31 PM by Rick Boyett | 9 comments »

I’m 6’ 2” and about 205 lbs. Not obese but I certainly need to lose a few pounds. However I’ve had problems losing weight. I have all sorts of obstacles. My knee curses me when I try to run, my job steals my time, and my brain says WTF when I try to exercise. Lee Valley to the rescue! With the Lee Valley diet you are guaranteed to lose weight where it counts. Your 3rd point of contact will looks much slimmer as your wallet becomes lighter. The great thing...

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