Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'metal'

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Bowling Alley Workbench #16: The Wheel on the Wagon goes round and round

09-18-2011 05:17 AM by PurpLev | 18 comments »

I wanted to do this for a long time and had the parts ordered and delivered a while ago, but one thing led to another and this was kept on the back burner and never saw the light of day. Ironically, it is now finished but still with no light of day as it is almost 11pm… All it gets is the light of the moon (which some may say is better). I really liked benchcrafted wagon vise (even a free plug for them) But for what it is I think it’s a bit overpriced (for a vise). Don’t ...

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AGING OF SURFACE #6: Country Style Rustic Mailbox With Metal Forging. Process Of Making

08-18-2013 12:31 AM by Walther von Einik | 3 comments »

Here is the process of Country Style Rustic Mailbox making. Only natural and new matherials were used. Handmad aging, handmade metal forging. Special made rust. It’s a collective image made from different old mailboxes.It was a special order – and my customer was very happy when she recived it. Here is her review : ” Residential mailbox by * Aug 16th 2013WOW!!!! Is the words to describe this!!!!!! He is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! He described every detail & step along the...

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Optimal Cutting with minimum scrap - iPad app

11-02-2011 12:31 PM by SmartCutter | 18 comments »

I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers. Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether y...

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Carpenter Pro - Cutlist Diagrams for iPad/iPhone with Wood Grain Direction Control & Muliple Stock

12-24-2011 08:56 AM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app ge...

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Hints and Tips #1: Finding nails in re-used wood

11-05-2014 08:16 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto] When I first started collecting free wood from along the street, it occurred to me to protect my power tools by making sure as possible that all the nails were out of the boards. If memory serves, Norm Abram placed this idea in my head. I bought a down and dirty wand style metal detector to check out the wood as I clean it up. The one pictured cost less than $20, maybe about $10 really. I’m not sure. I bought it several years ago from that auction w...

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Splitter from a shelf bracket

01-05-2014 08:55 PM by CueballRosendaul | 3 comments »

My new (to me) Unisaw didn’t come with any safety equipment, and I’ve been having trouble finding a splitter that I like, so I decided that until I find one I really like, I’ll just make one and add it to my new ZC throat plate. I laid in bed last night racking my brain over what material I might have that would be easy to work with and I remembered some old shelf brackets I wasn’t using. I popped the end cap off, cut the dog legs off, did most of the filing and shapin...

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Tool thoughts #8: Storage cabinet for the shop

09-06-2008 03:31 AM by NedB | 4 comments »

Now I’m all for building my own cabinetry, but this one will be very tough to beat. It’s a cabinet any computer type who used to sit at a ‘terminal’ instead of a PC will recognize. Originally purposed to store data reel to reel tapes, I’m going to use it to store most of my tailed and battery op tools, along with a shelf for fasteners, etc… It measures a whopping 7’ 1/2” tall, 36” wide and 18 1.2 ” deep.The tambour door should keep ...

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Air dried, Kiln dried, WD-40 dried! 6 hours instead of 6 months

09-16-2013 03:17 AM by Sanding2day | 3 comments »

It is stated right there on the can, “drives out moisture”... Well ok, have never heard of nor believe that this would not have been discovered and a mighty fine quick trick if there wasn’t a downside… But made you look :) Anyone know the effects of WD-40 on wood feel free to share… Certainly know that I have recently been putting plenty of it on wooden handles and the like while cleaning riveted metals etc. but wipe it off fairly quickly and have never...

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Entry Closet Project #8: The End is Here!

01-09-2008 04:58 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 32 comments »

Finished! Well it’s been a long journey and it did not end without one extra push. I finished installing the copper handles Monday by 11:30. There was a couple of scratches but I was certain I could buff them out. This is a skill that goes with the territory. I worked on the finish for the next six hours and I could not get the finish to blend. How to Remove a Scratch- After exhausting all other options this is what I resorted to today: Yes you are seeing it correctly...

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RECALL #20: Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

09-10-2015 04:54 AM by lightweightladylefty | 1 comment »

Recall Date: September 9, 2015Recall Number: 15-237 Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product: Metal Cutter Saw Kit and Metal Cutter Combo Kit Hazard: The lower blade guard can get stuck in the fully retracted position and not automatically release to cover the blade. The exposed blade poses a laceration hazard and risk of injury. Remedy: RepairConsumers sho...

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