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HHS Wood 2 - Wall Cabinet #2: The face frame (mortise and tenons)

10-11-2016 02:43 AM by Tooch | 5 comments »

Before getting started on the joinery, you will need to square up boards to the dimensions that were given in class. *Note: make sure that your thickness is uniform throughout all pieces and planed to 3/4” Anytime you are making mortise and tenon joints, it is very important to cut the mortises first and the cut your tenons to fit. In order to cut the mortises, we will be using the “Go-No-Go” fixture to hold down the workpieces. Lineup a side piece with the ends ali...

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Woodworkers in NE Ohio #8: - We are over 340 members now !

10-09-2016 04:50 PM by DrDrewInOhio | 1 comment »

If you are in or near NE Ohio, come out of the virtual world and join us! We are a Woodworking MeetUp Group that is dedicated to promoting the Art of woodworking. Search for Woodworking Groups on MeetUp.com… and see what we do.

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Craft Show Project: Make a Drink Tote

10-08-2016 06:45 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

These make a great gift and also can easily be batch made for craft shows. Total cost for this build was $20. Check it out, share, and subscribe!

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Shop stuff #58: Track for a circular saw

09-25-2016 11:37 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I needed a track saw to cut a slab to make a coffee table. So I made one. This is how I did mine. By using the table saw to cut a dado in the base, the track is as accurate as a table saw. View on YouTube

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Retooling Part 2

09-14-2016 11:48 AM by thegringoww | 0 comments »

Why in the world would I call this part 2 of a post that should have been only one part? Well, if you read my original post, you would had read that the Ms and I decided not to move to Queretaro, Mexico. This is where this post pick up from. It turns out that the Ms. and I are in fact moving to Queretaro, Mexico. While we were there last time, we stayed at an Airbnb, and we became really good friends with the owner. I was chatting with her one day, and she mentioned that she would like fo...

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Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #9: Completion!

08-29-2016 02:01 PM by mountainaxe | 3 comments »

The last steps in this project didn’t take too much time. First, I attached the front top panel to the two hinges. Next, I attached a guide support made from two 1/2” plywood pieces to the rear upper wheel cover. This piece also has two hanger bolts to mate with holes in the front upper wheel cover. There are also two thumb nuts and bolts for adjusting the blade guide. The blade guide fits over these bolts and can slide up and down by loosening the nuts. I next screwed the m...

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Instruments #1: Archtop Guitar

08-28-2016 06:17 PM by RonPeters | 6 comments »

Looks as if I can’t make furniture like the rest of you folks… I’m forever stuck making instruments… This guitar took me two years to make partly because I started from scratch. No molds or jigs so I had to make them. I got the bug to try an archtop because 1. play guitar, 2. always wanted one, 3. it costs a lot less to just go out an buy one ready made. Here’s the process beginning to the end. Layout Transfer to wood blank At...

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Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #8: Rip fence

08-27-2016 04:29 PM by mountainaxe | 0 comments »

The plans call for a rather simple rip fence fabricated from hardwood. I decided to use some leftover 3/4” oak to make my fence. I laminated two pieces together and dado’d a channel in the top to accept stops, clamps, etc. The shorter piece bolted to the metal clamp/indicator (that runs on the aluminum channels) and I attached this piece to the fence proper with a single dowel. The fence is simple to remove from the table when not in use. Think it looks good.

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Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #7: Attaching table to frame

08-26-2016 07:15 PM by mountainaxe | 0 comments »

The next step was to attach the assembled table to the frame. I first placed the blade on the wheels. Then I removed the front channel from the table and set it in position on the frame with hinges against the hinge support. I ensured the table was square and then drilled 1/4” holes in the table hinge support to mate with the top holes in the hinges. Bottom hinge holes were located and drilled through the 1” diameter access holes in the right end. I bolted hinges to the suppo...

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Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #6: Wheels, tensioner, etc.

08-24-2016 01:38 PM by mountainaxe | 0 comments »

Last night I used a jigsaw to fabricate the pieces that make up the top wheel cover and supports based on the full sized templates. I attached the tensioner to the back piece and then attached it to the support column with screws/bolts using two horizontal supports. I made a slight modification to this piece by adding a spring; this should take some of the tension off the structure itself when the blade is tightened. I also installed the previously built drive shaft assembly ...

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