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Tools to dream about #1: CNC Router for the shop

09-12-2007 06:51 PM by Bill | 20 comments »

Well, we all have big dreams on what tools we would like to have in our shops. This is one I would like to get – CNC Router by Shopbot. Imagine being able to cut your project by simply laying the wood on the table, turning on the machine, and go get a cup of coffee or a soda while the machine does the work. When you return, the pieces are cut out, ready to sand and assemble. If done right, the accuracy should be better than you can get by hand. Ok, so part of me loves that idea. ...

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Aurora Night Stand #2: Unexpected help

12-19-2008 07:26 PM by Topapilot | 4 comments »

I mentioned in my first post how disapointed I was in the plans I purchased for the nightstand. Well, right away I recieved a PM from Darrell Pert, woodworker, author, and creater of the Aurora design. He offered help and sent photos that got me past a sticking point. This is a great community, and you never know who might be reading! To finish the assembly of the nightstand draw, I needed to make a sliding dovetail to attach the draw back to the draw sides. I really have been happy wi...

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In the immortal words of Randy Newman: Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong

01-21-2010 12:42 AM by tbreland | 6 comments »

My router keeps trying to kill me. I don’t know if it’s my fault, or the router’s. It’s a very old Craftsman 315.25070, and every time I attempt anything with it, it either throws a bit at my head, or buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurns. It’s only a 1/4” chuck….I’m starting to think I am biting off -literally-more than I can chew. I wish I’d figured that out prior to chewing a template to pieces. Can anyone recommend a good starter wood. All I ...

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Posted some projects.

12-03-2007 07:39 AM by itsme_timd | 2 comments »

Hi All, I posted some details and pics of my workshop today as well as some projects. I completed my first project recently – a headbaord for our guest bedroom. I’ve made some picture frames and working on a more ‘deluxe’ picture frame now. I’m going to need to jump in and look for some answers soon, the questions are starting to pile up!.

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Homework #1: Hitting the books

03-25-2009 06:09 AM by JimmyNate | 2 comments »

I stopped by the library this week and picked up a few books on tools. The goal is to educate myself sufficiently that I know what I’ll want to be doing with the tools. This week the selections are: Jim Tolpin’s Table Saw MagicGreat for my intended purpose. The first 45 pages are nothing but the basics: types of saws, setup, tune-up, upkeep. The rest of the book (the bulk of it) is devoted to the myriad uses of a table saw and while details are occasionally thin, there ar...

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Dust Collection??

02-02-2016 01:14 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 10 comments »

I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.

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Videos by HuckD #19: Router Sled

02-26-2016 01:19 AM by HuckD | 0 comments »

I made a router sled to flatten a Farmhouse style dining table top I’m making. It’s a simple project that produced good results. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/ykNEqxTe23g

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Post and Panel Construction System #3: Much More Than Castles

07-24-2010 10:07 PM by Pete Tevonian | 3 comments »

When I started this set, I intended it to be a “castle kit”. I considered crenelated tops to the panels to make them look like a “real” castle, I considered building a draw-bridge panel (which my son would still no-doubt love), thought about staining the wood grey to mimic stone, and considered cutting arched windows in some of the panels to look like classic castle windows. In then end, though, I decided to wait on all of that until I saw how he played with it. Tha...

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Building a Ultimate Work Table. #2: Building a Ultimate Work Table #2

06-15-2013 03:45 AM by revieck | 3 comments »

The second in a series of videos about building a Allan Little desighed Ultimate work table, as seen on AskWoodMan.TV,s YouTube channel.

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Liquid plywood #1: My liquid plywood creations

01-23-2014 12:03 PM by bonitum | 10 comments »

I working with plywood and i would like to show my works.

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