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NETWORK AND EXPAND! #1: NETWORKING IN OUR COMMUNITY*MUST READ*

04-24-2017 11:43 AM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

Hey guys i just thought I’d talk about the importance of networking with each other in the woodworking/maker community. Social media is a HUGE platform to show your work and meet other woodworkers all over the world( i think we all know this) but i just wanted to share my usernames for my platforms in hopes you guys could give me a follow and ill return the favor. Its all about growth and i have a dream of making this my way of living and you wouldn’t know how much it would help m...

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My first attempt at restoring.

07-01-2008 05:25 AM by irishhandyman | 5 comments »

After spilling coffee on this I desided it was time to attempt to refinish this piece of furniture.It was brought to this house in a covered wagon around 1920. It’s a shame it can’t talk because it has seen a lot of history.Now I cant take credit for all the stains that has befallen it. I have to admit I had my fair shareof mishaps, but not all. I’ll leave that for other family members. I could tell from what little of the grain that was able to be seen, that it was oak....

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Shop Notes #5: Sharpening

01-19-2018 05:01 PM by Steve | 5 comments »

Sharpening day yesterday. I don’t do this often enough, especially with my planes. Not sure why I procrastinate; it’s not an unpleasant job and the results are worth the effort. The chisels on the bench are new—a gift last year. Some sharpened up right away, others took some scrubbing. Today I’ll be cleaning and inspecting my table saw blades. I did take some time to do some actual work, though, tightening up some antique chairs. I don’t do furnitur...

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Hand planes #4: Stanley SW no 5 Antique Mall resto

03-22-2017 03:08 PM by Mike54Ohio | 1 comment »

Finally got around to attacking the restoration on the SW no 5 I picked up at the antique mall last month. The biggest issue was that the tote was broken at the horn and I had never attempted a repair on that type of damage before. I only had to give $11 for the plane when I scored it – the blade and cap iron etc were pretty rusty. Before pics: I threw all the small stuff into evaporust for clean-up and decided to try something different on the plane sole for rust rem...

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Laser Engraving and Decoupaging

06-29-2015 01:29 PM by ShuheiFujikura | 2 comments »

This is my experiment incorporating Laser Engraving and Decoupaging in wooden surface. Arts & Crafts – DIY – ShuheiFujikura: Laser Engraving Logo / Decoupaging http://maker.shuheifujikura.com/2015/06/laser-engraving-logo-decoupaging.html

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Hand planes #2: Antique mall pick-ups

02-24-2017 05:07 PM by Mike54Ohio | 5 comments »

So since it in the near 70’s in NE Ohio, I went golfing with some buddies, in February no less, Wednesday and on the way home stopped at an antique mall on the way and lo and behold: for all you wooden plane collectors out there (I haven’t started on these so no buys here): And after poking around for a bit I came up with these: I got 2 Sweethearts- A no. 5 and no. 4 plus a no. 5 Defiance and a no. 4 Wards Master which I think is a Miller Falls made one (red frog)...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #78: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part II

09-30-2016 03:10 PM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

The glued fractures appear to be holding up well. Since the fractures weren’t smooth and the sole wasn’t flat—with major gouges between the mouth and toe—I decided to take some course grit to the outside and flatten the sole. The sole is flat and the gouges are gone. Progressing through the grits should make this look, feel and work better once finished. The wedge is shot. A replacement will have to be made. The trouble area is really betwee...

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Shop Notes #4: Planer Fun

01-17-2018 04:48 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I dug into my planer yesterday as part of my January shop rehab. Over the course of the year, I occasionally scrub off the pitch buildup on the rollers, inspect the knives and lube up the moving parts. Annually, though, I dig out the manual and check off the bigger items, like cleaning the drive chains and inspecting the v-belts. On pulling the gear cover, I discovered that a bolt holding one of the drives had come completely out. The gear didn’t come off the shaft, thank goodnes...

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Sojourn #1: Getting started

08-17-2012 04:48 PM by barefootromp | 0 comments »

I am an artist by nature, my father raised me to appriciate all forms of mediums. My primary medium has always been paper and whatever drawing utinsel I could get ahold of. It was my 1st year in college that I discovered cigar box guitars (cbg’s) and fell in love with wood working. My first attempt only cost me $20 to make and sounded great even tho it had a few dead frets becuse I didn’t and still don’t have all the proper tools to make one. Being creative I just made do wi...

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Miter Saw Station #2: Adding Support and Feet

09-08-2016 02:12 PM by inghamworkshop | 2 comments »

Over the weekend, my daughter and I got to work adding some support to the bottom of the cabinets. My thinking was to add some structural support along with having a good spot to add legs to the bottom of each unit. Once that was finished up, I added the legs to all four corners of each of the cabinets. Next up will be arranging them along the wall and adding the top and setting up my miter saw.

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