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Cedar Driveway Gate #9: Chamfer, Channel, Weep Holes, and Drawbore

08-21-2016 05:46 AM by WoodHoarder | 1 comment »

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on this project to I’d like to catch up with the progress. Last time I posted, another lumberjock mentioned a concern with a lack of diagonal bracing. I’ve been seriously looking into altering the design to make sure I cover this issue. I posted in the forum and received some pretty great feedback. Here is the link if anyone is interested: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/167994 So moving on, I needed to do some detail work the edges....

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Cherry finger jointed box #2: A little bit more done...

08-21-2016 04:15 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Before the storms came through. Shop is closed down, due to a creek running across the floor. Floor drain working good, just was a LOT of rain outside. Had to stop for supper, anyway. Sooo, what all DID I get done? Well, I hauled the Stanley #45 down the stairs,and even brought along that new bottle of glue. Marked out for more finger joints, as I had two more corners to do. Hands were sore from all the handsaw work, so I used the bandsaw instead.. Then clamp it to the ben...

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Cherry finger jointed box #1: the start up

08-20-2016 06:32 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

A few weeks ago, picked a slab of wood at a yard sale, for a dollar bill… Slab was 5’ long, just over 1” thick. At the narrow end, it was over 12” wide, far end was 17” counting the bark.I resawed it down to something I could use. Then decided to resaw these into 1/2” thick slabs… Had decent luck with two of the slabs, the other two? Not so nice. Well, maybe I can “make do” with the better stuff? Crosscut the better of the...

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"Spread your wings, butterfly" box in progress (2016)

08-19-2016 02:37 PM by FancyChip | 4 comments »

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Dual Miter Saw station #2: Adding the side wing cabinets

08-19-2016 03:08 AM by Tooch | 4 comments »

So my last work session saw a lot of good progress on this project, but we are far from done. I needed to finish a support cabinet on either side of each miter saw, as well as a small space to house the Oneida. Let’s start with the basic layout of the base cabinets And then we assemble and add stability: Angle brackets were made.with plywood and a pocket hole jig: A small support.in the bottom to prevent sagging…. After the cabinet went together, it was time to atta...

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Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #4: Motor mount, etc.

08-18-2016 01:05 PM by mountainaxe | 0 comments »

I spent some time cutting/installing pieces (from templates) on the right side that will support the tilting table. They are basically a sandwich of plywood/hardwood you can see on the attached photo…nothing too complicated, but the notches and holes have to line up exactly. Also bolted the rear and right sides to the carcass with bolts and screws. Spent some time bolting the motor down and installing the blocks and pulleys. I’ll start working on the table next.

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Dual Miter Saw station #1: Base cabinets and vac hookup

08-17-2016 02:22 PM by Tooch | 5 comments »

In our shop (like many) one of the most frequently used tools is the miter saw. Coincidentally, it’s also the machine that seems to make the most dust. In order to keep the dust at a minimum, it was time to upgrade our miter saw station. The plan is to purchase a second saw, and have the 2 saws share a long, connected fence. So, I started with building base cabinets to hold the saws: As I previously mentioned, dust was always a big issue in our shop. To help aid in that, I purchas...

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Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #3: Drive Shaft Assembly

08-16-2016 03:02 PM by mountainaxe | 2 comments »

I fabricated the bearing support beam by laminating three pieces of 1/2” plywood and trimming it to 1 1/2” x 9×21 1/8” dimensions. I then drilled 11/32” holes in two edges to mate with holes in right and left ends of the carcass. The kit included four special half round washers to hold the bolts. The beam has the ability to be adjusted forward; the purpose is to tilt the lower wheel downward to off-set the tendency of the wheel to be lifted up by blade tension....

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1762: Working Weekend

08-15-2016 11:54 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I can't believe how quickly the weekend passed! It was one of those times that it seemed that I blinked my eyes and it was gone. The weather was not that great, as it was muggy and overcast most of the time. We had a little rain at night, and I truly wish we had some more, as it has been very dry here in Nova Scotia this year and there have been some wildfires in our area. But we take what we are given and hope for the best. Today is again overcast and muggy. It isn't hot though ...

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Gil-Bilt 18" Band Saw build #2: First steps

08-14-2016 09:41 PM by mountainaxe | 1 comment »

One of the selling points for this kit was that you only need to use one sheet of plywood and some hardwood or pine. I opted to use HD materials…3/4” hardwood plywood and solid oak. The plans thoughtfully provide a materials list and a cutting diagram. Cutting the plywood pieces using the full sized templates was simple as you just trace the pieces and cut with a jigsaw. I decided to use oak for the vertical spine as this is where a majority of stress is placed on the saw when...

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