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Work(shop) in Progress #11: Reorganizing Single Car Garage II - Machines are Resting

08-26-2010 04:17 AM by PurpLev | 17 comments »

Hmm… I thought this step would take longer, but after ~3-4 hours of labor and some sweat I was able to do the following: reposition short-lumber rack in a 2 tier (or 4 tier) setup to utilize what was wasted space above it before, also clearing out the space for the milling machines relocate milling machines (jointer, planer, shaper) to newly created space relocate workbench to space left by milling machines relocate drill press, bandsaw, and router table to space left by work...

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Notes from the workday. #1: July 7th, 2010 Daily progress

07-08-2010 04:11 AM by vicrider | 1 comment »

Hello everyone, This is my first attempt at blogging and I want to thank LumberJocks for making this effort possible. I have really enjoyed the projects, comments, and talent of the people on this site. I have had lots of positive response to the walnut tables I finished last month (my first project posted on LJ). A woodworker friend wants a piece to display in his showroom. Most of the woodwork he has is rustic and he would like to show some more refined pieces. Today I bought enoug...

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Adventures in Spraying #4: Piece #2 - SUCCESS!

07-04-2010 01:19 AM by PurpLev | 6 comments »

So the first piece was really a “how does the trigger works” more than anything. some positions felt a bit awkward, and others’ were a mystery but all in all, a good learning experience. as I posted earlier, the 1st piece is in front, while the original piece is in the back: Lesson Learnt: With the second piece, I followed some given advice added to the already advice I’ve been collecting online for the past who knows how long from people like Charles Neil...

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Adventures in Spraying #1: Surface Preparation

06-28-2010 06:23 PM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

Ah… finally some woodworking at last. I don’t really have any time or the mind space lately to focus on construction and creation much, and it felt like I was just collecting tools as of late. All with the preparation of ‘one day’ to be able to get to things. As it happens, I am able to dedicate a little time for some refinishing jobs as I don’t really need to think much for those, and it’s easier for me to get in the zone and just go at it. First ...

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Dovetail of the Day #1: The Beginning

01-17-2010 01:42 AM by doorslammer | 7 comments »

So the other day I got a wild hair to try hand cut dovetails. Up until now I have always machine cut ally my dovetails. Typically, my thought is, if there is a tool/machine that will let me do something more quickly and accurately, why wouldn’t I use it. However, now I’m fully convinced that with a little practice, hand cut dovetails could be easier and quicker than spending all the time required to set up, test, check the fit, tweak, and re-test a jig setup before being able t...

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Making a Game for $5.00 #2: Starting to Take Shape

12-19-2009 04:07 AM by Deela40 | 3 comments »

Last night I was able to get the box all ready to put together. I cut the sides and the base each at a 45-degree angle. I also cut the sides at 45-degrees on the ends where they fit together. I am kicking myself for cutting the base and the sides like that as I think it is going to be hard to glue together. Are there any techniques to make it easier? After I got all the pieces cut, I sanded everything down. Here is what the box will look like when put together. I also sto...

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Router Table #2: The Motor's In - Triton 3.25hp TRC001 1/2" Precision Router

12-15-2009 05:39 PM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

It really started a while back, I got hooked on the idea of a router lift for the table after seeing the Incra Router lift with the magnetic inserts. after that the obsession was fed by finding Woodpeckers’ router lifts with the quick release mechanism which allows for quick lift of the router to rough positioning, and for pulling it all the way up for over the table bit change. then came the Woodpeckers PRL-V2 (also rebranded by Incra with their magnetic inserts, and recently also r...

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Bed Construction #2: Building phase OVER

12-06-2009 01:07 AM by Vincent Labreche | 2 comments »

Hi, So here is post #2 of my bed construction series. After a tough week (was knocked down by the influenza for a few days), I managed to finish all of the building work on this bed. I must admit that I am very pleased with the results. The only thing left is to:-Fine sand some of the rougher areas-Apply the finish As a matter of fact, I am no expert in finishing techniques, so I am asking LJ: What finish would you use to preserve the natural feel and color of the wood, while using...

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The first video of one of my projects.

09-10-2009 11:41 PM by xylosapiens | 7 comments »

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Bowling Alley Workbench #3: Back to Square1... Committed to new Design - legs are ready.

06-22-2009 04:29 AM by PurpLev | 15 comments »

so After setting on the last design (see previous post in this series) I went out to disassemble the bowling alley laminated top – the purpose was to remove all the nails, so that I can drill the dog holes, and also laminate it in a double stack to give me a 4” top on the perimeter (5” in from the edges – for clamping purposes, and leg attachments). This idea turned to be disastrous. The nails are hardened steel, and twisted making the job of pulling them outridicul...

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