Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'plan'

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #6: Item 4 and 5 - Using Postcards

02-25-2011 01:43 AM by billb | 3 comments »

There are many more ways to create postcards now because of the computer and easy to use graphic software. Most inkjet printers will do a great job with postcards, and you can purchase blank cards inexpensively, the problem is the high cost of ink. I suggest making a few with your printer to get an idea of the per card cost. If it does work out too high, you can create an original and take it to a quick print shop to have a quantity of them made. You may be able to go to one of those self pri...

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New tools from Grizzly #1: New tools

02-24-2011 01:37 AM by David "Lucky Dawg" Brown | 0 comments »

Well my new band saw runs like a dream and Im making boxes and resawing wood like like crazy!I just received my Grizzly 13” Plainer and when I opened it the head was sitting crooked and soI got on the phone and called them and they sent the part right away! Anyway! I’ve got my first few minutes running it and oh man Im excited!!!! Now to get a chain saw and get busy cutting trees for next year!more to come on this!!!!!!

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work bench #6: How tall is your work bench?

02-23-2011 11:07 PM by gpastor | 11 comments »

This is the height of my old workbench 33”. For me it was to low unless I was doing something like hand planing then it was fine. What make a good work bench height? I considered a few things:1- What was I going to do most on the bench. For me that was not hand planning 2- How tall I am. At 6’-1” a 33” top is low 3- My eye sight. A high bench brought the work closer to my eyes 4- Will I be standing or sitting. I am on me feet all day at work, so on the weekends when I am...

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Half-lap joinery for a Painters Easel.

02-20-2011 08:44 AM by degoose | 13 comments »

The easel was made from recycled silky oak….using half-lap joinery as seen here. Half- lap is where material is remove to half the depth of each piece and then fitted together… I used my new SCMS and set the depth on the micro adjustment screw.. fairly quick… and I was able to make the angled scarfs easily enough… I used a spacer to move the timber away from the fence so I could get the cut right across. I used glue and clamps.. then dri...

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Combo Drum Sander #1: Concept and making the drum

02-20-2011 06:48 AM by tyka | 11 comments »

This is my first blog and I hope it will go over well. This sander was inspired by models on the Internet but mostly by Blake: and by Bob: I would like to thank them both for their posts. Without them this project would have been very difficult to complete. Concept: My intentions are to make a 20” +/- wide drum sander that will easily switch from thickness to surface sanding. I would like to be able to reduce stoc...

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I need help in deciding what to build next.

02-19-2011 01:35 AM by GaryK | 57 comments »

I am hoping that some of you can make some suggestions on what I should make next. Whatever I make I will do a blog on how I made it. If it’s really involved, maybe a multi part blog. Well, the house is already full of furniture so I can’t make anything big unless I get rid of something. (Very hard to do since I built most of it.) Here’s what I’m looking for: 1. Something I have never made before. 2. Hopefully something unique.3. Something that will expand my ...

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Grandma's Picture Frame #4: Profiles

02-18-2011 04:44 PM by spunwood | 4 comments »

I have finally finished cutting the frame profiles. I decided to make a bunch of small frames, rather than just one. I really like framing, but boy am I dreading the mitering and glue up! But before getting into the mitering (next blog entry), I wanted to show off some of the profiles. The first two pictures are of the frame I took from the plans on the American Woodworker website. I really enjoyed doing that one. I already tried once on a cove frame I cut, a...

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used bandsaw blade... #1: What to do with......

02-16-2011 01:10 AM by prez | 8 comments »

I just went out and bought myself a couple of new bandsaw blades to replace my ’ not so sharp ’ old blade… I can’t get this old blade re-sharpened so what to do with it? I hate to just throw it away…..we’ve got to come up with some kind of ‘re-cycled’ use for it…. So today’s challenge for all LJ’s…...find a new use for this blade!! I was thinking of maybe cutting it into smaller lenghts and using it as a some kin...

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #1: My First Steps - The Search For Cash Flow

02-15-2011 03:56 PM by billb | 10 comments »

As a writer on the woodworking business, I am always reading everything I can find about various ways to operate such a business. That’s why I have been avidly reading all of Jim Hamilton’s posts on getting started and Sawblade1’s efforts to get his business going. These posts contain valuable information and reading them has motivated me to address some of the methods I used to get started years ago in hopes they might also be of help. I won’t bore you with the det...

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Traditional Woodworks #1: Woodworking blog

02-10-2011 09:43 PM by garratti | 2 comments »

Here is the link to my woodworking blog. Don’t forget to look at the archives. There are a couple videos of a window sill I redid, with nothing but planes.

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