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A bad day in the shop

1653 days ago by Rasta | 13 comments »

I thought today was going to be a great day, I had a babysitter, a project to do for my wife’s workplace, and the shop temp. was about 70, perfect day right? Well I went out about 8 a.m., about 8:30 I broke my first bandsw blade ever resawing. i went to the woodsmith shop and bought a new blade, jet bearing guides, and new tires, still determined to make the best of things I got the bandsaw up and going, finished resawing and dementioning my lumber and it was off to dovetails, everythin...

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New Yankee Blanket Chest #3: My first Mortise & Tenon!

1656 days ago by HungryTermite | 8 comments »

Well, after taking all my rough cut boards and ripping them to final width and crosscutting them to final length on the tablesaw, and spending what seemed like hours (because it probably was) laying out all the cuts on all the pieces … I fired up my new mortising router jig … And cut my first mortises in all the stiles of the chest! I then went over to the tablesaw with a Dado head and started to mill my 1st tenons and all the grooves for the solid panels: Things went ...

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New To Woodworking #2: Setup

1657 days ago by Requiem | 2 comments »

G’day everyone, I really would like to thank everyone that posted a comment on my very first blog. I was really overwhelmed by the response of friendship and good hearted people that offered to help me if I needed it which was displayed on Lumberjocks community. I also wanted thank Svaabeck for helping me get my finger out. I am sorry it has taken so long to post another entry but I was taken in by woodworking, once I received my Incra gear and had set it up I got sucked into it. I unders...

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MOTORIZED ROUTER LIFT (retail version) pre-release video

1657 days ago by John Nixon | 23 comments »

Here is a sneak peek at the greatest innovation in woodworking router tables and lifts! MLCS Woodworking and Eagle Lake Woodworking have spent two plus years designing, developing, and testing the world’s first foot-activated MOTORIZED ROUTER LIFT for retail sale. To see more details about this device, visit the project page at Eagle Lake Woodworking - http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Motorized-Router-Lift-Retail-Version.aspx

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Tool Life episode 19

1659 days ago by kosta | 5 comments »

In this episode I talk about different tool groups and if it is better to buy your last tool first. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #15: He's Got Legs...

1660 days ago by CaptainSkully | 12 comments »

Today, I bit the bullet and tried out my 45 degree lock-miter bit to make the four-sided quarter-sawn white oak 4” x 4” legs. I outsmarted myself by trimming the edges at 45 degrees. Unbeknownst to me, the router bit needs all the meat it can grab to make the “tongues”. As a result, I have very little “lock” in my lock-miter. I have just enough to register the corner, but I’ve lost about half of my glue surface. Sigh… The good news is that...

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Episode 52 shop tour part 1

1662 days ago by kosta | 4 comments »

This is part 1 of my shop tour. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com

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Extremely Average #30: Henry Wood Detective Agency: Monday Morning

1664 days ago by Ecocandle | 7 comments »

Sunday had been relaxing. Henry spent the day finishing his dado jig for his router. He was starting to get comfortable using the router and was able to create a straight edge, then from that, square up the jig. He could hardly believe it when he put the square on each corner and they were all at 90 degrees. What a rush. After he finished the jig and photographed it for posterity he relaxed a bit and bought a new case journal. He jotted down a few of his thoughts. Jan 2, 1955...

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Router Table #12: The Good the Bad and the Ugly... New Fence Arrived

1665 days ago by PurpLev | 22 comments »

I saw an ad on craigslist for a Jointech 12” router fence positioner which is similar to the Incra LS positioner -has a lead screw, and has what Incra sells as add on – the “wonder fence” as the standard fence. the guy posted it as used, but at what Jointech is selling it NEW… I contacted the person trying to negotiate a win-win situation. that was 2 weeks ago. the jointech fence is still on craigslist. I just couldn’t justify his price for a fence I’...

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Alternate Drawer Joinery #3: Draw sides

1665 days ago by DanW | 6 comments »

Now that the drawer front is complete, it’s time to work on the sides. Trace the template onto the sides.I use a scroll saw to cut this but small band saw blade or coping saw would work. Once the sides are sawed, glue the drawers together. Once the drawers are dry, setup a plunge router with a 3/4” collar and a 1/4” drill bit. I ground the point to a very flat angle (mimic a router bit) and the side flutes slightly just for use in the router (since dowel rods are typically s...

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