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Safety (or the lack thereof) #1: Rule #3, if your lathe has a safety shield and you can use it....DO!!!

01-14-2013 05:06 AM by PASs | 8 comments »

My wife, who loves me more than I deserve, let me get a new lathe a few months ago. A Powermatic 3520b.I love this lathe, especially better than the old Craftsman tube-types I had. Anyway, I’ve flung a few pieces of wood off the lathes over the past 40+ years, and I’m always conscious to keep my face shield/mask/goggles in place (unless I forget in the heat of the moment.)But the safety cage just looked better holding a couple of worklights than down in its intended position. ...

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Fitting Inset Doors

01-10-2013 01:01 PM by bigchopperoo | 3 comments »

If you’ve ever struggled with setting inset doors, I have an easy method for you.

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Rule #1 (not what you think)

10-27-2012 02:56 AM by Lifesaver2000 | 11 comments »

A lot has been written about safety in the workshop. We all know there is no more important rule than to wear safety glasses. Breathing protection, hearing protection, blade guards, riving knives and many other things are mentioned repeatedly. But tonight I just happen to be in the mood to talk about MY number ONE safety rule: when to not go in to the shop. As may be deduced from my username and avatar, my work often has me up at all hours of the day and night. So it should be no surpr...

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Hot Time in the Ol' Shop, A Heater Safety Tip...

09-23-2012 03:59 PM by DeLayne Peck | 6 comments »

Got the crap scared out of me last night, BIG TIME. The temperature dipped to 38 degrees in Lincoln, aka the HuskerPlex. To bump the temp up in my detached garage shop, I plugged in my large, forced-air, torpedo heater. It blew a continuous stream of sparks and flaming shreds of debris all over everywhere. After a wild-eyed panic stop, carefully checking for burning embers, and changing my pants, I figured it out. Mice had built a large nest in the heater. Resulting Safety Tip: E...

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Safety Mod for my Table Saw

09-21-2012 10:48 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

My table saw has a simple pull push switch and for a long time I’ve puzzled over how to add one of those paddle switch mods to it. There have been times when I would have felt more comfortable being able to power down my saw without moving my hands. Like usual I thought about it for a while and just recently came up with this. Above the switch itself is a sort of ledge just big enough to fasten a small hinge. I attached the hinge to a 10 inch length of 1/8 inch hardboard. I cut ...

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Krager Woodworking jigs #3: Finally, Safe Storage For Draw Knife

09-04-2012 11:59 PM by Dan Krager | 0 comments »

A flash of inspiration hit me today as I was examining some old 45 blade storage boxes. My draw knife has rattled about loosely in a box with nothing but underwear on (a cardboard tube from paper towels). It was kinda like reaching into a pit of vipers digging around in that box. But now, I have a safe and useful storage “jig”. http://kragerwoodworking.weebly.com/1/post/2012/09/finally-safe-storage-for-draw-knife.html Dan

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Keep it Square

08-30-2012 10:49 AM by bigchopperoo | 4 comments »

Here’s a great tip on using up those scrap pieces of plywood. If you like this video, we have new ones every Thurdays on our youtube channel.

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Spring clamp Tip

08-20-2012 09:50 AM by bigchopperoo | 7 comments »

My spring clamps have a lot of miles on them. Which mean that little plastic coating on the end is gone. And sometimes i need that on the clamp. So here is a little tip which replaces that. If you like the video, we post new ones every Thursday at our youtube channel. www.youtube.com/bigchopperoo

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Making of a Shopmade Splitter...

08-17-2012 03:49 AM by DeLayne Peck | 2 comments »

There was something fishy when I negotiated the price for Delta Contractor Saw, a 34-410B, on Craiglist. The splitter was missing. But, at $250, it was an affordable step up and a project saw that was in really good starting condition. Encouraged by a video demonstation of kickback, I tackled the safety issue today. I cut a piece 1” x 1/8” steel to rough length. After several hours of angle grinding, filing, and polishing with my spindle sander, I was able to match the thi...

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Signs of trouble ahead

07-30-2012 02:22 PM by bluejazz | 4 comments »

While I was preparing to do some re-sawing on my (Grizzly 550) bandsaw yesterday I had unique- at least to me- experience. I had just reset the guides and tested with a rip cut just to be sure all was well. While ripping I notice the blade doing some crazy stuff; it would push forward and then move back, almost like an orbital jigsaw motion. I stopped the saw as quick as I could and opened the wheel housings and rotated the wheels by hand. Sure enough the blade would track the center and...

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