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Mobile woodshop

1135 days ago by thiswoodshop | 3 comments »

Hi, Just read about this mobile woodshop. I think this is a great idea to keep kids engage and keep interest in the trade alive in the younger generation. This is a great idea. http://willieswoodshop.com/ Insert from his website… Welcome to Willie’s Woodshop Since 1985,  Stephen Willner (Willie) has been working in a  classroom and credentialed by state of California , teaching basic woodworking skills to  children. He is now moving to his classroom to a converted  ...

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Vintage Wall (Tool) Cabinet - Reclaim!

1137 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 18 comments »

Saw a mid-sized cabinet at a local auction last month, and wanted it. Not because I knew exactly what I’d do with it (isn’t that the way it often is??) but because of it’s age and the way it was constructed. In case bidding didn’t go according to plan, I took a some pictures just to capture the essence of it. There were a couple of yellow pine battens nailed to the back so it could be nailed to the wall (in the barn?): Doors looked good, even with baby-turd-brown...

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"Trash into Treasures" or, "Learning Basic Woodworking Through Salvage and Repair"

1140 days ago by BobTheFish | 4 comments »

As a bare bones woodworker strapped for cash and lacking in tools, there is no better way to get your foot in the door than refinishing and repair. And there’s no better source for raw materials than digging through the trash on town-wide cleanup days. Though it may seem a bit “undignified” to the average woodworker, collecting old furniture on its way to the landfill and giving it new life, is not without its own skill set. Through this practice, one can, with truly mini...

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Handplane Restoration #29: Stanley #62 Part 2 - Inspection

1144 days ago by WayneC | 25 comments »

Whoot. The plane arrived today. I unpacked it and started the inspection. I only found one surprise which is a good thing. Now all I need is for the IBC blade to arrive and I will be ready to “get er done”. I picked up some brass sheet and rod yesterday, so I can also begin the process of creating a new lever to adjust the mouth. Thanks again Mads!!!! So here are some photos. Side view Things to look out for in this photo. If you look at the depth adjustment...

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Handplane Restoration #28: New Restoration Candidate - Stanley #62 part 1

1148 days ago by WayneC | 29 comments »

Time to get this blog active again. I had been overrun with work for a long time and not doing much of anything in the shop for quite a while. That is not a good pattern for one’s work-life balance. In Feburary, I fell while on a business trip and this has temporarily left me without the use of my right leg. I have had lots of time to reflect and to renew my commitment to getting working in the shop again. Although, it is probably going to be another month or more before I am able...

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Adjustable Height Rolling Outfeed Cabinet #1: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

1153 days ago by newTim | 3 comments »

But the past I am condemned to repeat is the creation of a new design that I have never done before, am not certain of the existence or availability of key materials and hardware, and possess the barest notion of what it is I want the thing to do. Welcome to my world. I knew I wanted a sturdy outfeed table atop a cabinet that would provide much needed storage in my small shop and would provide another work surface. If that were the extent of my desires I’d have whipped it out in n...

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The Tool Shed

1158 days ago by reedwood | 17 comments »

.. August 2010 – A day to remember…..or maybe, to forget. ... About 14 years ago, I built this 12×12 tool shed off the back of my shop... .. Money was pretty tight back then so I made good use out of recycled siding and some old doors from a previous remodeling project. I wanted to pour a concrete slab but it just wasn’t in the budget. So instead, I built the floor out of treated 4×4s and 3/4 plywood sitting on concrete pads and gravel. This worked just fine for awhi...

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Episode 88 Cast Iron Rehab

1162 days ago by kosta | 4 comments »

In this episode I go over how to clean up a cast iron surface.

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Roubo Cabinet #8: Dados and Partitions

1166 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 7 comments »

I’ve got a carcase that needs to be divided into sections to house five drawers for hand tools at the Roubo. As is usually the case with my shop work, there are more efficient ways to put drawers in cabinets than the methods I’ve chosen. Part of the answer to that is this Cabinet will be matched up to a bench that, as a pair of shop tools, will be productive way beyond my time with both of them. The balance falls into the mantra ‘practice with a purpose.’ I build things for the shop using too...

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Staining Comercial Wood Putty?

1168 days ago by Roz | 19 comments »

Can anyone tell me how to get a good staining on a commercially available wood putty like Elmers? Several years ago I stopped using and substituted a glue and sawdust mixture on any projects where the repair would show and appearance mattered. Appearance almost always matters on my project, if only to me. I recently found myself using the commercially made putty while refinishing a floor and as normal, it stood out and would not accept enough color to allow for a match. I am not happy...

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