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Keeps breaking belts

07-22-2018 09:06 PM by geppetto | 2 comments »

I have a 352VS Porter Cable belt sander that keeps breaking belts at the seam. I believe I’m using quality belts (Gator) but they keep breaking with very little use. Any suggestions on cause?

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Shop stuff #130: Work on the shop finished.

07-16-2018 08:15 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

Picking up where we left off last time. I build a torsion top to replace the old table and make some improvements to the function of the mitre saw. It also gives me a place for some future drawers. Then I get everything put back in place and the shop functional again. View on YouTube

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Across the Bench from Charles #4: Campechy revival

07-01-2018 01:46 AM by Monte Pittman | 7 comments »

If any of you follow Charles’s videos, the current group is worth paying attention to. Background, a gentleman came to the shop with a bunch of parts for 3 chairs. The wood was from a tree on the family property that had been milled and air dried. So these chairs carry sentimental value. But after cutting the pieces he realized that he had made “some” mistakes. So in hopes of salvaging them, he brought them to Charles to finish. The style of the chairs is a Campeache (Thomas Jefferson chai...

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Completing the H5 Mandola

07-01-2018 01:08 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

There we are, the Mandola is now completely done and it’s a beauty. The finish is a mix between the Beast and The Wildfire.(Two of my most popular finish). Stunning Quilted Maple Back and sides, Abalone Inlay, Heavy Bear Claw figure on the Sitka Spruce Top. She’s gorgeous and she sounds AMAZING! Videos are up on my YT channel of this build and here is the last one where you get to see her up close… https://youtu.be/SPGdnfhaG0U

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Across the Bench from Charles #3: Devil's in the details - Part 2

06-30-2018 12:37 AM by Monte Pittman | 6 comments »

Box bodies were cleaned and sanded. One note sanding, if you damage your sandpaper on ROS sander like this, I recommend to change it. I have had it leave gouges in the wood. (IMHO). Profiles were cut on top and bottom plates. But remember that every surface needs to be properly cleaned. So for the round cuts, you can use a dowel of matching radius or get a set of these rubber profiles. Wrap sandpaper over it to clean the profile. Do not roll it over the square cut edge...

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DIY Marking Knife

06-27-2018 04:35 PM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

My 14 year old son has been wanting to do some blacksmithing and make a knife for a while now so before i go and build a forge and buy an expensive anvil I thought a marking knife would be a good beginner project to teach him what little bits I know about metal working and some woodworking. This project required minimal tools and my son got to learn a few new skills. I had a blast spending the weekend with him in the woodshop and I think he had a good time too. Thanks for watching https://...

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Sanding and Hand Polishing Lacquer

06-27-2018 04:37 AM by Tomy Hovington | 2 comments »

I just finished this next step in this H5 Mandola build and it looks amazing… Have a look at this H5 Mandola… https://youtu.be/xs6ENSToyQM

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Chain saw milling....I hope...LOL! #4: Milling my first log

06-25-2018 01:02 AM by DocSavage45 | 6 comments »

LJ’s Posted this one a few days ago. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVfwrMntfjY&t=13s* Thanks for checking it out and hit the like button if you do. This is a written blog for review. http://lumberjocks.com/DocSavage45/blog/91354* Thanks, Your comments are always welcome!

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Create a very smart and simple template

06-23-2018 10:27 AM by Project of the day | 0 comments »

Yesterday I wrote about how to build storage boxes in a very fast and efficient way. Important tools to creating these boxes so incredibly fast are my planer/moulder witch is planing the box sides. To make it easy and quick to set up the planer I create this style templates for my molding. To explain how I do, I made a video about it.Always make the template after the steel holder instead of the steel, leaving problems with round edges on the steel and obtaining a straight and fine edge for r...

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How fast can I build storage boxes

06-22-2018 12:38 PM by Project of the day | 5 comments »

I build storage boxes for screws and nuts in the fastest way with the tools that I have access to.The goal is not to build the strongest box without speed is more important. These boxes should only be used in a larger drawer for organization. All the boxes with screws that I had before became so hard to find the right one. View on YouTube

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