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Selling Shop equipment moving to retirement home

08-04-2017 03:40 PM by harrywho | 3 comments »

We will be moving into a retirement home soon so I must sell most of my equipment. I am located just outside Roanoke, Indiana which is about 10 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ve listed most of the bigger tools below. Contact me if interested for prices or make a reasonable offer for all of it. All the equipment is in very good condition.I don’t want to ship anything so it will be pickup only. Delta 12” Disk Sander, DeWalt DWS 780 Miter Saw, Craftsman 6” Jointer, De...

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Wanted, Feedback From My Fellow Lumberjocks

10-02-2014 10:47 PM by luv2learn | 16 comments »

Some of you may be wanting to know where I have been since my last project post in June. Well, I have been on a journey of sorts and I am not at the end of it yet. Many of you will remember my experiment with building furniture out of OSB particularly the rocker. It was during this build that I realized that of all the sanders I owned, I didn’t have one sander that was uniquely suited to finishing the various concave radii and transitions of the rocker. I had a set of the smal...

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Marking Gauge #1: have finally started

07-23-2014 07:59 PM by harum | 0 comments »

I had been saving a nice Honduran rosewood cut-off for a while before the last weekend. I wanted to make a marking gauge and thought rosewood was a good wood for it: dense and oily. A few gauges seen at LJ and in several ww magazines were an inspiration. The planned dimensions: fence—2-7/8” × 4-1/2” × 7/8”, beam—3/4” × 1” × 9-1/2”. Cut the beam and fence parts; got a 1/8” × 1” brass bar for wear strips from a recycled construc...

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Projects, the backstories #1: Slotted coin displays

03-20-2014 04:00 AM by PASs | 4 comments »

One of my staples for sale at craft shows is slotted coin displays.They are fairly simple to make and I try to make them in batches so I have inventory without setting up too often to make them.All of them so far have been made from dunnage used to ship steel radio transmission towers from India to the US. Where we would use pine 2×4’s to brace freight this particular company used an assortment of mid/far east woods. From what I can see and surmise it is the off-cuts from the India...

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Wands #2: The Elder Wand

03-19-2014 01:18 AM by PASs | 4 comments »

Since Bryan didn’t want a crooked elder wand I went back to the drawing board for a straight one.I went to the dowel bucked and found a piece of old draw-blind dowel.I chucked that in the lathe to make the straight wand. Since it was a straight turning project I use a spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, and skew to do the rough forming. Then I sanded to 320 grit, and applied a colonial stain. I decided to do the dremel dimpling after the first stain because I wanted to d...

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Wands #1: The NOT Elder Wand

03-19-2014 12:45 AM by PASs | 7 comments »

My Grandson Bryan came up to visit this week.He knew I made canes and asked me to make him one.After talking with him and his mother we decided he’d much rather have a wand.He’s very animated and energetic (read HYPER) so for the first 10 minutes he was full of ideas and tangents of creative thought (making lightning bolts shoot out the end type stuff.)He’s a big fan of the Harry Potter movies and decided he wanted The Elder Wand.I’ve never tried making a wand before, ...

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Beall Polishing System #4: Rough surfaced curly maple

03-11-2014 02:21 AM by PASs | 5 comments »

robcastle made mention of my blog and did some polishing on his Paper Towel Holder.I mentioned I’ve polished rough sawn material.I couldn’t find any photos, so out to the shop…I grabbed a piece of curly maple left over from a custom cane handle job that had a fairly rough surface. It even had some little shaving hairs sticking out. I spent a total of 4 minutes working part of the surface.In that 4 minutes I:1. Mounted the red polishing wheel.2. Rough polished with the ...

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Beall Polishing System #3: It does polish wood

01-04-2014 01:46 PM by PASs | 3 comments »

I was talking about sanding mops and other things and only referenced that I’d polished things with it. On all these pieces my finishing regime is the same: 1. Sanded to 320 grit. I don’t have anything finer that I care to use on a piece that’s going to be polished, and I’ve found that 320 grit seems to be perfect for getting a smooth finish. (Side note: I’ve polished some unsanded surfaces. It doesn’t smooth them, but it will polish the high spots. )...

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Beall Polishing System #1: Beall System, Versatile.

12-03-2013 02:05 AM by PASs | 10 comments »

I got a Beall system a few years ago.I started with the 3 circular pads.I liked it so much I also got the 3 polishing balls to do inside bowls.I also got an old motor for $2.00 at a garage sale so I could have a dedicated polishing setup.The motor is plugged in to an outlet box under the end of the bench. The receptacle it’s plugged into is controlled by a switch also under the end of the bench. The other receptacle is unswitched for plugging the other equipment in when needed. The outl...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #7: Polishing Cast Iron beds?

04-27-2012 12:41 PM by GlennsGrandson | 2 comments »

Any good ideas on how to polish my open cast iron bed and fences? I’ve cleaned them up real nice but I really want them to shine before I coat them in wax or whatever route I go. Do I use fine grit sand paper, wet, dry? buffing wheel? Any input is appreciated. Thanks much!

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