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Why buy it when you can make it! #36: First hand-cut dovetail

07-22-2015 03:44 AM by paxorion | 5 comments »

Being bored one night, I decided to head down to my basement and give hand cutting a dovetail a whirl. I had never hand cut a dove tail before and drew the layout lines on a whim. After some work with a saw that was certainly not meant for hand cut dovetails, a coping saw meant for moulding not woodworking, and chiseling, I had my first (sloppy) dovetail. Say what you will, I’m pretty proud of winging it and learning a thing, two or two hundred for myself.

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Homemade Band sawmill #7: Updates and some improvements

07-22-2015 12:16 AM by geekwoodworker | 4 comments »

After using the sawmill for awhile I have found a few issues needing some slight improvements. The v-belt would loosen up after some use and then the belt would squeal. I added a belt tensioner to the motor mount and now it only squeals when starting. The bearings I used for the blade guides worked great except they would seize up after a while and changing them was a pain. I decided to try wooden guides using iron wood. I changed the bolt out to a threaded rod for easy changing of ...

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Ultimate Hanging Tool Cabinet Build #4: Ultimate Hanging Tool Cabinet Build Pt. 4

07-21-2015 01:38 PM by wdwrkr631 | 1 comment »

Hello everyone, just uploaded part 4 of our tool cabinet build. Cabinet is coming along great. In this episode we build the drawers, hang some saws and find a home for the chisels. Here’s a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsgYM4eMPc

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choosing what is right for you #2: Routers, Routers, and more routers, oh my!!! for newbies

07-20-2015 05:24 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 0 comments »

There is no such thing as a bad router, There are basically two types of routers, plunge routers, and fixed/stationary base, and ok i lied sorta of, the optional combo fixed router with a plunge base. Which one do you need? That really depends on what you are using it for, Myself i have three routers, i have my fixed base in my router table, i have my plunge router that i use in conjunction with a jig for cross grain dado’s then my other fixed base router for no other reason than it w...

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choosing what is right for you #1: Table Saws buying guide for newbies

07-20-2015 04:57 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 0 comments »

Nothing is worse than buying a tool that you learn later on is one you wish you never bought especially if you are new to wood working. The most utilized tool in most woodshops is the table saw. There a vast amount of table saws on the market, finding the one that best fits your needs can be confusing. Some people like the idea of a portable saw, especially if they have limited workspace. Others prefer the cabinet style fixed location. Either one is fine, however certain things you want to ma...

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Hand or Power #2 - Wedged Through Mortise and Tenon - Tips for Each Method

07-11-2015 11:02 AM by Guy Dunlap | 0 comments »

In this show, Mitch and I discuss the pros and cons of both the hand tool and power tool method for cutting a wedged through mortise and tenon joint. Power Tool Method – https://youtu.be/FeF-zj8Uhm8Hand Tool Method – https://youtu.be/JrGHSCBf0vc Got an idea for a third Hand or Power? Leave a comment below or use #handorpower on Twitter https://youtu.be/oyGOxS6e9Do

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Hand or Power #2 - Wedged Through Mortise & Tenon - Power Tool Method

07-08-2015 08:52 PM by Guy Dunlap | 6 comments »

In this video I show how to make a wedged through mortise and tenon using power tools.. After you watch this, take a look at Mitch’s video with the link above. In a few days, we will be releasing another video that talks about the pro’s and cons of each method along with some tips and tricks. Mitch’s Hand Tool Version – (https://youtu.be/JrGHSCBf0vc) As always, I welcome your comments and questions! https://youtu.be/FeF-zj8Uhm8

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #21: Banding - Mechanism - Hardware

07-07-2015 08:05 PM by Patricelejeune | 15 comments »

Hello, I had to stop working on the boxes for 2 weeks as we had classes here at the American School of French Marquetry. Great group But I am back to work on them now. First of all, all the banding is done.They are composed on 2 bone and an ebony string inlay plus an ebony band. The edges of the top are veneered with ebony first Then I cut with a veneer saw the inside marquetry to size and instal the banding The same is done for the sides It is...

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Quick Tips #6: Sanding Smooth Curves

07-06-2015 05:53 PM by Matthew Morris | 2 comments »

View on YouTube In this quick tip I talk about using a foam backing pad with your random orbital sander on curved parts. The pad follows the contours of the piece and prevents flat spots from occurring. Mirka Interface Sanding Pad: http://amzn.to/1dG5A5f Want to know more?Visit the website http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/Follow the shop on Instagram http://instagram.com/mmwoodstudioLike us on Facebook http://facebook.com/mmwoodstudioSubscribe to my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/...

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Quick Tips #5: Setting Your Table Saw Blades Angle

07-06-2015 05:51 PM by Matthew Morris | 6 comments »

View on YouTube In this video I take an excerpt from the Gamble House Rocking Chair video and show you how I set the angle of the blade on my table saw. Starrett Feeler Gage I own: http://amzn.to/1eibEBF Want to know more?Visit the website http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/Follow the shop on Instagram http://instagram.com/mmwoodstudioLike us on Facebook http://facebook.com/mmwoodstudioSubscribe to my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/mmwoodstudio

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