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Using the Dadowiz for sturdy shelves

11-07-2010 05:18 PM by Bob #2 | 7 comments »

One of the most difficult operations in my shop has been lining up dadoes consistently through two boards.The most,common operation for this is to make book shelves that must bear considerable weight without warping.The example shown here shows how I would go about ensuring my accuracy and controlling the depth of cut using a device called Dadowiz. for more information on this technique please see my bloghere:http://mywoodadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/dowelmax-for-routered-dados.html

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Acanthus Workshop - Woodworking Class

11-05-2010 04:24 PM by Kerry Drake | 2 comments »

I spent the first weekend in October at the Acanthus Workshop in Pennsylvania taking the Woodworking Fundamentals I class. All in all a great couple days spent with Chuck and Joe, with excellent lunches provided by Chuck’s wife Lorraine. From the Acanthus Web Site: This two day course covers the basic hand tools used in fine furniture making. Students will learn how to determine a good tool from a bad tool, what tools are really necessary for furniture making, how the tools w...

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Woodworkers Source Online Order

10-08-2010 08:14 PM by SouthpawCA | 10 comments »

I have a smallish vehicle, consequently when I need wood I cannot always just run out and buy a number of board feet and fit it in the car. That’s where online ordering comes in handy. I’ve ordered from Woodworkers Source a few times in the past and have been happy with what I received each time. This time I’d thought I’d share with you how my order arrived. Woodworkers Source has a sale on now (I always try to catch their sales) on all exotics. If you order one...

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Mid Michigan Lumberjock Get-to-Gether

10-08-2010 02:07 PM by jockmike2 | 22 comments »

I’M BRINGING THIS FORWARD SO IT ISN’T SO HARD TO FIND. SO FAR WE WERE WORKING ON A NOVEMBER 6th DATE FOR THE GATHERING, . SO, I’M ASKING EVERYONE AND ALSO THE DETROIT GANG, TO COME ON UP TO DEWITT, IF WE CAN GET THE HALL THERE, AND THERE IS A SAWYER LESS THAN 15 MINUTES AWAY FROM THERE, THAT THOSE THAT WISH TO, CAN GO AND PICK UP SOME GREAT DEALS. WE NEED TO GET A SEMI ACCURATE HEAD COUNT SO DON’T SAY YOU’RE COMING IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY DESIRE TO ATTEND, YO...

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Performax 16/32 Drum Sander #2

10-05-2010 03:52 PM by WoodArtbyJR | 4 comments »

Well, I’ve had some time to use my new tool acquisition and have discovered a few things (I’m sometimes a SLOW learner). My performax is of the older vintage and has a 2.5” exhaust port with a 4” adapter so I connected it to my Oneida cyclone system and went to work. BAD IDEA….....The Oneida system is a GREAT system but, cleaning the internal filter is not the easiest thing to do. SO, after using the sander for a relative short period I noticed that the suctio...

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Shiny things. #1: Discovering Spraying..

09-30-2010 11:50 AM by degoose | 26 comments »

For years I held out.. I love a hand rubbed oil finish… but when I was at the Maryborough Woodshow a while back … a woman wanted to know why my Lazy Larrys were not smooth and shiny like that other bloke’s stuff at the next stand..So I went through the whole rigamarole of how I hand rub the oil finish and how it brings out the grains etc etc… well “If I am going to pay that sort of money, I want it smooth and really shiny!” I then realised that it is not...

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog post - "Baby Hold On"

09-25-2010 01:14 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

A new post is out on the “Little Good Pieces” blog – “Baby Hold On”, or, why didn’t I get holdfasts before now? http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/baby-hold-on/

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sawdust chronicles challenge #5: I'll try anything once

09-24-2010 09:50 AM by BigTiny | 10 comments »

Greetings all. In an attempt to get the brilliant colors I want for my Sawdust Chronicles challenge build, I’ve been trying various methods of coloring wood. One of the more unorthodox ways I’ve tried worked better than I thought it would. Quite a bit better to be precise. Believe it or not, I tried Rit cloth dye! Mixed it a little stronger than the directions called for (1 1/2 cups of water per package instead of 2) and tested on some small pieces of maple veneer. Best ...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #30: Back to Basics

09-16-2010 06:45 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

Taking it back to the basics… how the machine works and what type of power tools can be used on the TWC.. Let us look to Stuart Lees from Stu’s Shed. Stu … while still a hobbyist woodworker… has an engineering background ..and thus an understanding of how the TWC works and how it could be used by woodworkers as is shown by the videos he has made since he received his first TWC. Now over the last few weeks Stu has posted a few videos of the basics of the Torque Wo...

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Episode 79 Dewalt and Ridgid Sander Comparison

09-15-2010 01:47 PM by kosta | 2 comments »

Episode 79 Dewalt and Ridgid Sander Comparison from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I compare and review the Dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and the Ridgid 5 in random orbit sander. Both sanders cost around $60 so they are in the same price category. I have used the Dewalt random orbit sander since may of 2008 and so far it has worked pretty good. I have used the ridgid random orbit sander for about 5 weeks and so far its been working really good.

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