Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sander'

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #61: Bedside Table Build

11-24-2015 10:15 PM by PhilBello | 1 comment »

Having cut all the timber it was time to do something with it! I assembled the tops, and sides, minus the trim, using pocket hole screws and glue, sanded them with 80 grit, until they are all level, next I attached the trim, before continuing the sanding. I also sanded the side trim and the legs. Then it was time to start the build, things went together, but not as smoothly as I would have liked. There were a lot of pocket holes to be drilled, all on the inside, so none of th...

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Countersink From Screwdriver Bit

11-19-2015 08:26 PM by Tom Howbridge | 1 comment »

Using an old driver bit I made a counter sink by cutting of the ends and grinding a blunt point on one end, then I filed a flute along the ground edge, I used a cheap bit as its a lot easier to work with and sharpen but a good quality bit may hold a better edge. I found it worked really well with an impact driver a drill driver, high speed low speed, it worked quite well even for large headed screws, dry for yourself to see if you can create one just like mine or even better ! WATCH THE...

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tote for tools #6: Clamps came off, but the cussing remains

11-11-2015 05:59 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well. After letting the glue cure for a couple hours, went down to remove the clamps. Another fight broke out, as the longer clamps wanted to fall onto the floor, taking everything they could with them…..didn’t work. Clamped the case upside down to the bench, was going to level some edges.. Nice, thin shaving…..but, I wasn’t in the mood for things this slow. Got out the cambered Jack planes. Got the bottom almost leveled out, I figured I could install the b...

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tote for tools #5: Clamps and glue, and cussing

11-11-2015 12:05 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, first I had to go to the store and buy a bottle of Elmers. Dug out a few “acid” brushes to spread it around. Plan WAS to use wedges to help the clamps….not enough hands for it… that is when the cussing started up.. Spread a bunch of glue onto the dovetails, fought the clamps. Several clamps are a bit too long.. Had to use what I had on hand,,,,got a bit crowded, though.. new use for a sander’s handle? Clamp support. Finally managed to get ...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #59: Now for a Good Night's Sleep...I hope!

11-09-2015 01:10 AM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

It has taken two and a half weeks, but I am finally there, and the new bed is completed, since I quoted SWMBO three weeks, I am happy that I came in, in time! The original idea was to varnish the bed so that it was a natural pine colour, but… If that’s natural pine, my names Santa Claus, it reminded me of cheap pine kitchen furniture in my youth…orange! So the search went on, and we decided on an Oak matt varnish. Another change was the top mattress support,...

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Videos by HuckD #10: 12" Disk Sander for my Lathe

11-04-2015 10:05 PM by HuckD | 3 comments »

I made a disk sander setup for my lathe. Watch video.

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Videos by HuckD #9: Ridgid Oscillating Sander Dust Shield

11-04-2015 10:03 PM by HuckD | 0 comments »

I made a dust shield for my Ridgid Oscillating Belt/Spindle sander. Watch video.

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Simple Decorative Shelf

11-03-2015 07:32 PM by PCorl | 0 comments »

I have just built a simple decorative shelf. I used a sliding dovetail to connect the top to the base. This was a learning opportunity for me because I had never made a sliding dovetail joint. I have uploaded the video and you can view it here:

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #58: My second major project of the year!

11-01-2015 12:49 PM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

I am sure this will ring bells with many married members, I have got to the stage where it would be nice to go to bed at night, without having to cling onto the edge, to stop myself falling out, because my significant other has hogged near enough the whole bed. We would have liked a 2m x 2m bed, but it just was not feasible in our small bedroom, so we decided on a 1.8m x 1.9m mattress, at least I should be able to lie on my back. The first job was buying the mattress, so I had the correct ...

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Inlay card table refurbish #1: First, get some advice

10-26-2015 05:27 AM by peterrum | 9 comments »

A neighbor of mine gave me this table as he is not a woodworker and felt he did not have the skills to refurbish it. So now I have another project. The table has no commercial markings on it so I feel that it was home made some years ago, maybe 50 years ago but I have nothing to base my estimate on. At any rate the table looked interesting enough that I will make an attempt at fixing it up but I am looking for a lot of advice and suggestions from anyone. My first ste...

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