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New router

04-10-2009 04:11 PM by kosta | 1 comment »

Yo whats up everybody so I went to my grandfathers garage and he had brought all of his routers which was like 30 to show me what types their were.their were plunge base fixed base and d handle bases. Their were some that were 15 amps and some that were 3-3/4 hp. Most were 1/4 and 1/2 collets their were skils, porter cables, dewalts, ridgids, and even the big triton router. The porter cable looked like the standard with the 1-3/4 hp being the most common I havent picked out which one yet bu...

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One of those days

09-11-2009 01:56 AM by Martina | 15 comments »

Ok – so as most of you know I have picked up the woodworking bug, and a big thanks to a special someone – I have recently grown with power tools! I love the tools and the more I get the more I woodwork… it has become a nightly thing that I enjoy. Until last night! So here is how the night went:I left work around 8… Stop at the local Home Depot – needed glue, and something to clean the stainer off my favorite paint brush – any suggestions? I almost bou...

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Checkerboard Project #6: Back On Track

01-25-2013 06:49 AM by Retsof | 4 comments »

I gave up on finishing this checkerboard project in time for Christmas, and then I was out of commission with a bad chest cold for another three weeks. Once I was back to 100%, I got to work finishing my White Oak Bookcase project. Now it’s time I got this one back on track. The last thing I had done on this project was to glue up all the squares for the top. I did half of the board at a time and then used my biscuit joiner to join the two sections together. I put in some time ...

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Tool thoughts #49: Greetings from beyond the edge of the world

07-04-2013 03:47 PM by NedB | 5 comments »

Hi gang, I know some of you have thought I fell over the edge of the world… Not at all. I simply haven’t had much blog time, or if I did have time, I didn’t have a lot of progress to report. That is what I’ve been ‘up to’, and who really needed to see yet another set of end grain boards in progress here on LJ’s? the LOML booked me into a show this coming weekend, and I’ve been out in the shop going through all of the necessary ...

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Apartment Router Table / Table Saw #1: Table Modification and Insert

02-06-2014 07:08 PM by JonDH | 6 comments »

I live in a small apartment but love woodworking. Thinking my old dining room table could be used for dinner and woodworking, I’ll try to convert it to a general workbench, router table and maybe even a table saw. For the first step, I made a frame to cut both the hole in the table and the insert. I used a 1/4” bit with a 1” bushing for the hole and a 1/2” bushing for the insert. Unfortunately one of my clamps slipped while I was working and took too much fro...

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Tool thoughts #3: Pondering the next Tool Purchase

08-25-2008 07:00 PM by NedB | 10 comments »

I’m taking a few minutes during my lunch hour to think about my next tool purchase. I have a pretty good core set of tools, but there are a few items which I’ve used in the past, which were my mentor John’s tools. One of those was a dado stack, and I’m debating about whether or not to bump that up the priority list of tools to buy. Thinking of what a stack does might help. The primary function of course is to make a Dado. I can do that with multiple passes of my nor...

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Coffee Table - Red Oak & Padauk #1: Table Top

04-16-2012 03:50 PM by Mosquito | 2 comments »

I’m in the process of building a coffee table for my apartment. I’m using Red Oak and Padauk for this. It’s going to be a relatively basic basic table. It was an extremely nice day for this in March. Yes, I started this in March… outside… in shorts… in MN… did I mention my distaste for this “winter”? Anyway, I started by using my [home made] router table to shave a pair of 3/4×11.25” boards down to 11” wide to use ...

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Helpful Jigs #2: Two Piece Jig to Make 1" Thick Bent Lamination

01-06-2014 09:51 PM by rhett | 3 comments »

Too cold to spray finish and waiting on blades, so here is a quick blog on a technique to make matching curves for bent laminations. NOTE: The desired final thickness of your lamination is equal to the diameter of the bottom bearing trim bit you use in this method. Blanks for the jig. 4 pieces of 3/4” ply to make a 3” deep jig. Cut and faired 1/4” template is used to get initial curve on a piece of 3/4” ply. Flush trimmed curve is used as bearing reference...

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Building shelves for the Grandkids. Part 2

03-08-2011 02:05 PM by revieck | 4 comments »

Building shelves for the Grandkids out of MDF, complete with hangers for their baseball bats.

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Sam Maloof inspired rocking chair #2: First try at the Maloof joint **Project on hold pending move**

10-14-2011 12:57 AM by sandhill | 2 comments »

Not having done this before it was a bit of a challenge to do I hope the joint is tight enough after the glue is in the joints and its clamped up. This is just the dry fit for now.In the two photos below are the left and right front legs. Today my 1/4” down cut spiral bit came so I will be routing the holes for the back slats then next week when my new band saw blade gets here I will cut the seat profile, sand and scoop the seat then comes the front legs.One thing I realized is you ...

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