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Evolution of my router planer #6: Version 2.0

07-28-2011 05:31 AM by TZH | 2 comments »

A long time ago, I said I would post a blog entry showing how I plane really big pieces using my router planer. Well, here goes. I started out with some really big cottonwood rounds (that’s my son in the first photo): I cut them into 5” to 6” thick slabs and had to figure out a way to plane them down to 3” to 4” thick to use as table tops for TV stands and coffee tables. That’s when I came up with the Big Boy Router Planer below: I just hap...

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Evolution of my router planer #5: Version 1.2b

07-28-2011 04:57 AM by TZH | 1 comment »

Awhile back, I began posting a series of blogs on the evolution of my router planer. Since that time I’ve actually made three more minor modifications that have had a huge impact on how well this thing works. The first modification: I was always frustrated with how long it took to measure the height at which to set the cross members of the planer using my square in a slotted 2×4. Well, I finally came up with a solution so simple even I was amazed (not the brightest bulb in the p...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #6: Planing, and chopping mortises...

07-27-2011 04:57 PM by RS Woodworks | 5 comments »

Well it’s been a little bit since my last blog, but here is what I’ve been able to get done in the shop over the past little bit. I last left with a freshly glued up top, and a question on what timbers to use for the legs. Well I decided to use the four maple beams I had for the legs. Even though two of them contain the pith, and some rather large cracks, I would rather have that then 3 different types of wood that looked only slightly better, so maple it is. After the top w...

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Wedding Clock #11: Tick-tock, Ding-dong

07-27-2011 02:56 AM by kenn | 6 comments »

I have officially made a clock! It ticks, it tocks, it dings and dongs. I can hear the chimes ringing as I write this update for you. Here’s what I’ve done to be able to call this an actual clock. I’ve added a support to the dado I cut in the sides. This one is for the dial door. You can see the dado for the mechanism support behind it. Here’s a head on shot of the mechanism support too. That all looked fine but I thought that adding a cross piece at the top ...

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Restoring a Stanley #45

07-25-2011 11:34 PM by saddletramp | 13 comments »

A little while back I ran accross a nearly complete #45 at a very good price so I snatched it. These are the as found pics. Astually in pretty good shape. After a bath in Evaporust. Then some further cleaning and waxing and polishing. Here she sets in all her glory with all her parts. And now to put her to work. She seems to work pretty well. Not as hard to set up as I thought it would be.

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Roubo Cabinet #16: Final Assembly - Drawer Backs, Bottoms and Fitting

07-25-2011 04:48 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 10 comments »

This is the last post required to complete the build and make ready for applying the finish of my choice to get this one in the books. Once all the drawer fronts have been joined to the sides, and those cut to rough length, I had to work on adding backs to the drawers as well as bottoms. All drawer backs were set into simple dados that were cut on the table saw. For the Big Drawer as well as the Big Pair of drawers, the drawer bottom consists of a single piece of repurposed hardboa...

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Refined Home Relics #3: Tinkering with cheese board designs

07-24-2011 11:51 PM by Josh Goulart | 3 comments »

see the whole story, with the music i wrote while building these projects! @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com

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Stanley No. 48, new to me

07-23-2011 06:33 PM by Andrew | 2 comments »

I saw Roy Underhill using one of these, and I thought it was the Bees Knees. I really wanted one. I have been searching ebay for an affordable one for quite sometime. I got this one for about $20 shipping included. Problem with cheap antiques is there is always gonna be missing parts, or unrepairable damage. This one was missing the blades and the screws to hold them. I figured I could buy new blades or cut them out of an old blade. So after arrival, I checked it out, and the fence mov...

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Skill Building #4: Raised Panels with the Stanley #78

07-23-2011 06:30 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 11 comments »

Did a search on LJs for anyone using the venerable Stanley #78 and found nothing. Tonight in the shop I staged a bit of a dry run with the plane, making a ‘raised panel’ drawer bottom, and took some pictures along the way. First step was to check the iron. I bought the plane probably more than a year ago and my sharpening skills have improved since then, so it was a natural place to start because “sharp fixes everything” and I’m going to be cutting across the grain… The back had to be flat...

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Machinist Toolcart #7: a Trim and a Shave

07-20-2011 04:11 PM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

Now that the construction of the carcass was finished (as far as I can think) it was time to trim off the excess of the face frames (front was already done, and just had to do the back). I trimmed off the back as I got home from work. I used a block plane for that and brought the carcass into the house to continue working on it later at night when I get more time: can still see the burn marks from the TS. Nothing that a good shave/scrape wouldn’t clean right off: Later at ...

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