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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #2: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #2

02-08-2016 11:48 PM by wdwrkr631 | 0 comments »

Hello everybody,Here is part 2 to my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjNNGNRA9ts

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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #1: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #1

02-08-2016 11:45 PM by wdwrkr631 | 0 comments »

Hello Everybody,Here is part 1 of my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVLyHV7y2pQ

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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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Pine tool box, Stanley Style #5: Sanding, and the final touches

01-22-2016 02:13 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Lids were sanded down, and adjusted a bit. One of these days, I’ll learn how to make perfectly fitting lids…. Hinges had an issue as well, couple screws decided to come out the other side…hate when that happens. Ground the tips of the screws down, will replace when the shorter ones arrive. End of the box looked a bit too plain…dug up some thin Walnut scrap and sawed some 1” wide strips… Once I figured out how to cut the angles…nails and gl...

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Pine tool box, Stanley Style #3: In and out of the clamps

01-20-2016 04:23 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Busy day….busy,busy,...busy…had a bunch of clamps lined up, Elmer’s was awaiting to go. had a small “acid” brush to spread the stuff around, and a BIG hammer to assist. One would think that the glue would let the parts slide together better…..nope. After banging things into place, and making even a Squid blush….Finally got it glued up. I did check for square….just wasn’t any room to add THAT diagonal clamp… Now, about tha...

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Butterfly Dining Table #9: Finish and Final Assembly

01-13-2016 12:34 AM by Guy Dunlap | 7 comments »

In the last episode of this build, I start by applying a dye to help keep the walnut looking dark over the years. I also have to do some special prep work so I don’t dye the maple inlay around the top. When that is ready, I then put on the final finish which is a wiping poly. I move the table into my dining room, and then perform the final assembly. Done! As always, I welcome your questions and comments! To keep up with what I’ve got going on in the shop, follow me on Instag...

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Pine Project, 4x4s #4: Tenons cut today

01-07-2016 01:58 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And that is about it. wasted half a day with a Migraine…..kind of hard to work with half the body going numb. About evening or so….dug out some toys…saws? Front one is a rip, back one is crosscut. I even put a NEW blade in the old Atkins No. 50 coping saw! other tools? Well there is a Ohio Tool Co. hand plane there, a chisel or two, a mallet. Somewhere back there is a square or two, and a Stanley No.90 shoulder plane. Still trying to get that one tuned up just...

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Hints and Tips #19: Specialized Tiny Sander

12-22-2015 04:08 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

While making some bottle openers, I needed a way to get into a small area and sand, so I cut a piece of thick dowel, cut a neck into it to help me get past an installed and glued-on washer, glued on a piece of sandpaper with contact cement, trimmed it and sanded away. It was a simple fix to an odd problem, but I’m not positive everyone would have considered such a low tech approach.

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Hints and Tips #18: Sanding Small Parts

12-15-2015 08:19 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Recently i found a need to sand some small parts of a project with my Random Orbit Sander. They were too small to clamp down and my sander would just throw them out from under it. I just clamped the ROS upside down in my leg vise and held the small piece on the rotating pad. This doesn’t work as aggressively as usual because your hand cannot hold the piece as firmly as it would be if it were clamped or had more mass.

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My favorite part of wood working #1: Ah the fresh smell of Shellac in the morning

12-09-2015 02:04 AM by kenthemadcarpenter | 1 comment »

It is with a doubt one of greatest satisfaction of wood working the finished project. For me that is the best part. Okay actually the best part is the process to get to that point. I enjoy the sanding of the wood, whether I am sanding that piece by hand or a palm sander, taking that piece to smooth as possibly can be done, then applying the stain whether i am brushing it on or wiping, though i prefer the wipe on method. Then putting on the shellac usually three coats, then adding another coup...

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