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Why buy it when you can make it! #15: Birthday Party Activity [Part 3] - Start em early, start em young

10-06-2014 03:28 AM by paxorion | 0 comments »

Yesterday was my monthly daddy daughter day (DDD). After a long day of activities and dietary violations (ice cream anyone), I told my daughter that daddy wanted to sand the ducks for her birthday party. Her response was “should I help?”. So off the DDD duo went to sand all of the ducks. Most of the work was done by me outdoors, with my daughter safetly behind a closed patio door. After I was fairly confident I had blown away and wiped down all the dust from the ducks, I let ...

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Kids Workbench Build #10: Leg Vise Nearly Done...

10-05-2014 11:42 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

This was a fairly productive weekend. We were able to get mostly finished with the leg vise. Only a couple things left to do on it and it will be ready for use. The boy is climbing over me right now making it fun to type so this will mostly be a photo update. Feel free to ask questions about anything but these mostly speak for themselves.. Till next time.. Stay classy my friends!

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Homemade Band sawmill #2: Gantry with height adjustment mechanism

10-05-2014 08:03 PM by geekwoodworker | 6 comments »

I managed to get the gantry with height adjustment made this weekend. Made two L shaped legs and put 5” wheels on them. I used 1/4” lag bolts to hold the wheels on. To make the guides/clamps I made a box that the gantry can slide up and down on. I used 1/4” bolts to hold it all together with the front peice being loose. It is loose so it can be used as a clamp to hold the unit rigid during use. Just turn the handle and it gets super tight. It is held to the gantry with...

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Modern Madness Table Build

10-05-2014 06:50 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

This modern table is made from 8/4 maple, and was finished using General Finishes water based stains. Because the top is the most visible part, I built it first. That way I was able to select the best looking boards to feature on the top and use the rest to build the legs.Visit my blog to read see the steps involved in how I created this Custom TableYou can see completion photos on my website Custom Modern table

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #6: Refinishing a Skilsaw 3410-02 Table Saw Top

10-04-2014 06:23 PM by technoslick | 4 comments »

I have already blogged about the poor quality rip fence that came with this model table saw. The minor modifications I noted earlier have made the fence mostly accurate. Eventually, I will either add material to it to build it up in size and maybe make it dead-accurate or I’ll build my own. Yesterday, I posted a question in the forum about using a Gripper push block system on a textured surface. That generated a variety of comments. What I got out of it is that the rough, textured to...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1415: Saturday Showcase #2 - MacLeod Dragons

10-04-2014 12:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

As many of you know – I love to support fellow artists. As someone who designs and crafts, I really can appreciate the time and talent that goes into a hand-created piece. For the next several weeks I want to dedicate my Saturday blog to someone I have met in the creative world whom I want to share with you. Today is another clay artist. His name is Ryan MacLeod and he is the founder and owner of his company MacLeod Dragons.  I came across Ryan's work a couple of years ago...

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Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #3: Tool cabinet #3

10-04-2014 05:21 AM by exelectrician | 4 comments »

Moving on, the hinge mortises are marked and chiseled using my new chisels. The original countersink needed enlarging to take the steel screws after i broke two brass screws in my test piece – Decided that steel was stronger than brass. And now for the first time the doors are on!

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1414: Autumn Has Arrived

10-03-2014 11:43 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Did I mention that October is my favorite month of the year?I love the cool, crisp weather and the warm and rich colors of autumn. Living here in Nova Scotia, we have an abundance of hard wood trees that paint our countryside with a beautiful array of fall colors. Just now, they are really starting to change color. As I look across the river, I can see green, yellow, pink and orange. It is that perfect time of year when the leaves are still on the trees, but displaying a vibrant palette. I wi...

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Current Project #10: Table Still Going ...

10-02-2014 09:54 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

My statement from the last blog post is still true. The table is saved. I swear the learning curve on this project is straight up. I have had such trouble putting the final finish on the table top, plus the weather, (I’m working outside under a canopy), plus other chores… I still expect to get the table delivered this weekend, although rain is predicted for Saturday! I kept getting nothing but brush strokes trying to put the final finish on. I sanded, but when I got the bru...

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Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #1: Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #1

10-02-2014 08:05 PM by exelectrician | 3 comments »

I received a set of Stanley 750 chisels for my birthday months ago and decided that they and my planes needed a place that was easy to get to and easy on the eye.Pictures are worth more than a thousand words. I started with the plane till so I could get a general idea of the size of the cabinet.Then using No3 (third grade cherry) boards planed down to 820 thou I edge joined using biscuits narrow boards to get up to over 9 1/2” wide, after joining the boards I planed the joined boards...

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