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No more brushing Lacquer

09-20-2018 08:42 PM by Woodwrecker | 7 comments »

My good friend Barry Reiter, who is an “elder” in our woodworkers guild (CFWG.ORG), and a retired chemical engineer put on a presentation last week on spraying lacquer.His depth of knowledge and experience made the presentation very enjoyable and I learned a lot.I hope there is a part 2 and maybe 3, because the hour allotted just wasn’t long enough. Anyway, I got the bug for trying out what I learned, and the next day in the shop I took out my little detail HVLP 4oz spray...

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Mandocello build series #1: Mandocello Build Part1 "wood selection"

09-20-2018 08:29 PM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

Starting a new Build series … I’m really exited about this one.I just selected the wood for it and I’m super exited to be using Torrefied Spruce for the Soundboard… Check out the video link as I show and describe all the parts. https://youtu.be/31hQSDvay0w

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Food Can Dispenser and Dispenser Junior Build.

09-15-2018 04:22 AM by revieck | 0 comments »

https://youtu.be/Yb16fdQ654U In this video, I build another food can dispenser, and a half size dispenser, made of MDF. You can get free down loadable plans at… htpp://woodworkingformeremortals.com/

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Shop stuff #135: Roubo build Pt 6

09-02-2018 03:23 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

There really is a lot of work gets done in the 12 minutes this video runs. Not a lot to show for it but a nice, fairly square slab top for the Roubo bench. A bit of a treat at the end to show what is in the future of this build. Naturally while this work goes on there is also a heat wave with high humidity going on. That makes it short days in the shop, as soon as the sweat starts pooling in my glasses I can’t see and I call it a day….lol. View on YouTube

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Building a modern Industrial desk with a steel base a Cherry Top

08-23-2018 04:09 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

Changing it up a little this week with some steel work; building a modern industrial style desk from steel and wood. it up a little this week with some steel work; building a modern industrial style desk from steel and wood. You can watch it be built on YouTube it up a little this week with some steel work; building a modern industrial style desk from steel and wood. or just muddle through the transcript Video Recap So I had a lot of parts to cut that needed to be the same length, So...

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How to Print a Template to Scale in Adobe Illustrator From Sketchup

08-23-2018 03:42 AM by BenhamDesign | 5 comments »

Learning Adobe Illustrator has helped me out a lot on the design side of my business. I know their are other simpler programs out their that will create printable templates. However being able to converse with other design professionals such as interior designers and architects in a language they understand, has gotten me hired for the job many times. The Adobe CC seems to be the industry standard among may design professionals. So in this video I show you a way to use Adobe Illustrator...

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Shop stuff #133: Roubo build part 5

08-15-2018 11:27 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Reaching and recognising my skill limitations with hand tools, I resort to the tried and true. You have to know how to pick your battles sometimes. I thought I was beat, turns out I just needed a break to rethink the situation. Not everything turns out as hoped, but success is where you take it. View on YouTube

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Anyone use the Pomodoro Technique?

08-09-2018 08:03 PM by Out_In_The_Shop | 14 comments »

I find myself having a bit of a hard time staying focused some days and I’ve been looking into ways to be more productive with my (limited) shop time. On Instagram today April Wilkerson mentioned using the Pomodoro Technique and it piqued my interest big time, basically it’s working focused for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break, after 4 of these 25 minute focused work sessions (each session is called a pomodoro) you take a longer 15-30 minute break. It seems to be exactl...

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Shop Notes #21: Single Task Table Saw Sled

08-03-2018 11:32 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I’ve built quite a few different table saw sleds over the years but been happy with only a few of them. At the moment, the one I use most is a large version based on one I saw in a magazine recently. It came out pretty square and has T-slots for hold downs, which can be handy at times. For precise work, though, I found it to be a bit cumbersome. I cut a lot of quarter inch tenons from 1” x 1/2” stock for my jewelry cabinet doors. There are two doors per cabinet, so 8 join...

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Shop stuff #132: Roubo build Part 4

08-02-2018 11:30 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Finally! The slabs come together as one unit. My first try at a draw bore loose tenon joint. It was an interesting experience with a lot of groaning from the tight fitting tenons. I could not tell this part of the story in 8 to 12 minutes. It had to go just over a half hour, but I think the story is worth telling. View on YouTube

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