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Dust Collection #3: Simple, Cheap, and Easy Blast Gates

01-16-2016 09:56 PM by ThomasLightle | 1 comment »

Sometimes motivation behind building something as opposed to buying has to do with availability. Sometimes it has to do with cost. Sometimes it has to do with quality. In this case it has to do with all three. I set out to build blast gates with scrap material I had laying around. Mainly I did this because I didn’t want to have to order blast gates and deal with the shipping, and the cheap ones seemed a little….flimsy? There are high quality ones out there, but why pay for th...

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Hints and Tips #14: KISS System Dust Collector

10-02-2015 05:07 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

I don’t like the idea of breathing in dust while running my machinery any more than the next guy (er, woodworker.) A few years ago, when we finally stopped using our last box fan, I hid it away, having an idea to re-purpose it down the road. So a few weeks ago, I decided to take another step towards a safer shop. I dug out the fan and cleaned it up. After checking that it still ran OK, I went out and bought one of those filters for forced hot air heating systems and installed it on...

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Building a Simple Shelf #3: Gluing, Finishing & Finished!

08-06-2015 08:03 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

[Below] The brackets are held on by glue alone. This is still working fine for the shelf I made for my daughter last year. Here you can see my fancy tape clamps holding things together. [Below] A few coats of spray lacquer and I call the shelf done. The installed shelf can be seen on the [project page].

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Building a Simple Shelf #2: Sanding and Milling and... Oops!

08-06-2015 12:57 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Below] I stuck the two brackets together with double sided tape and sanded the rough band sawed edge. [Below] Then I set my router to add some decoration to the outside edges. In this photo I’m setting the guide bearing of a Roman ogee bit to the halfway point of the thickness of the wood. [Below] Only the top portion of the bit is used, giving the edge a concave groove. [Below] The brackets get this treatment on both sides. It not only fancies it up, but also make...

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Building a Simple Shelf #1: Cutting the Wood

08-04-2015 10:34 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto] My daughter asked for another shelf in her room. Here’s how I made it. [Below] I had an old pine board which had previously been employed in a bookshelf at our church. I planed it both sides to remove the dark stain and correct a slight cupping. (I wish I had photographed that as a tip. Basically you support the concavity with a strip of wood, then plane it off.) I ripped the board down on the table saw and cut out the length of shelf I needed. You c...

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2x4 Bunk Bed Build #1: Posts, Rails, and a little bit of tenon time!

03-29-2015 04:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

This is a series of how to easily build a bunk bed that not only will last a lifetime, but is very kid safe due to the low height. Follow along in social media using the hashtag #bunkbedbuild. A Slice of Wood Workshop Website: http://asliceofwoodworkshop.comEtsy: http://etsy.com/shop/asliceofwoodwork...Facebook: http://facebook.com/asliceofwoodTwitter: http://twitter.com/asliceofwoodInstagram: http://instagram.com/asliceofwoodPintrest: http://pinterest.com/asliceofwood View on YouTube

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Simple Builds #1: Easy (Ugly) Shelving Brackets

06-03-2014 11:58 AM by SalvageCraft | 3 comments »

I needed some shelves in my office area, and wanted to challenge myself to come up with a super simple yet still strong design using random scraps. They’re basically 2×2 chunks with a dado cut to accept a bit of plywood. They’ve actually got the potential to not be very ugly, but I call these ones ugly for sure on account of the smudged paint, uneven bracket sizes and scrap planks thrown on top :) I used a stack of 3 circular saw blades as my dado set. The blades alon...

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Make the Simplest Bench Dog

05-29-2014 10:31 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I finally got around to drilling the dog holes in my bench (only a year late) and now it was time to make some bench dogs. Now I like traditional woodworking, but wanted something quick and easy. I will be making some traditional bench dogs, but here is the simplest bench dog ever. Check out the VIDEO HERE Please Subscribe to my channel for more woodworking and general DIY videos.

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Easy way to finish your finish

09-17-2013 01:39 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

Here is a really easy, simple, and cheap way to take your finish one step further and get the ultra finish. Ok so maybe all your doing is giving it one last rub down, but take the extra step to get a nice clean and smooth final finish. Click here for the video.

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Easy DIY desktop organizer from a pallet

09-11-2013 08:02 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Stop having a lot of clutter on your desktop. This simple made desktop organizer will hold paper, bills, pens, and pencils. Made from 1/2 a pallet, and a crappy looking pallet to begin with. Please view the video HERE. As always, your likes, comment, shares and most importantly, your subscriptions are appreciated.

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