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Killer Finish on Cherry (and other woods)

12-21-2010 03:34 AM by Alin Dobra | 24 comments »

Some people asked how did I get the deep, nice finish on my latest cherry projects. Some of you might know the answer: potassium dichromate. Since the information I see on the web about the use of this “magic substance” is inconsistent, I’ll try to give you my point of view and experience. WARNING: I am only offering my opinion without any implicit or explicit liability or fitness to a particular purpose. Use this advice at your own risk; I do not assume any responsibil...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #38: Grooving square bollards.

12-21-2010 02:03 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

I was asked to make some bollards… short posts with a hole at the top to thread rope through….I picked up some 8 foot lengths of 4 inch by 4 inch treated hardwood.. cut them in half and planed them smooth..ish..Ran a piloted chamfering bit around all 4 corners and the top… sorry no pics….The 1 1/4 inch hole near the top, which was drilled with an electric drill mounted in the TWC, was also chamfered…The beauty of this set up is that the post is supported on the t...

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Glue Joints #1: Spring vs. Straight

12-13-2010 01:05 PM by Bruce | 16 comments »

Greetings. I have been watching Norm for 25 years or so. He always jointed board edges to get a perfectly straight glue joint. Marc Spagnuolo (sp?) on The Wood Whisperer seems to do the same. I have not had any problems with my straight joints. Recently, I have been watching Tommy Macdonald due to the new show Rough Cuts. He uses something called a spring joint where, after the boards are jointed straight, he uses a hand plane to create a slight dip in both boards. When this joint is c...

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Welding band saw blades

12-09-2010 05:14 AM by bayspt | 1 comment »

I’ve been trying my hand at welding my own band saw blades. Check it out on my blog at The Red Dirt Woodshop

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random wavy jig for lenny

12-08-2010 03:55 AM by patron | 29 comments »

lenny asked about the bathroom door panels i madefor my own bathroom and if they were decalshttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/40732.. here is the jig and the process this is a sliding tray for the 1/4”x2 1/2” slats(mill 3/4” in half and save wood)i leave them over sized in thickness by about 1/32” it will be sanded to finish size later.the router base i drilled a 1/16” hole inand inserted a finish nail as a center pivotcut the nail so it only goes into the top ...

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MOVING MAGOO

12-07-2010 12:34 AM by patron | 52 comments »

i have had this grizzly 20” planer(it weights 850 lbs)siting on this dirt pile for 11 yearscovered with inner tube rubberhad no place to put it till now i have a deck that is semi-coveredso i made a 3 layer 3/4” ply laminated trolley for itwith 4 swivel casters each rated to 900 lbsall steel (had to order them $100) here is where it sat on a pile of dirtthat i could back the truck up to thenand cut a ledge in the dirtand rolled the monster on 3/4” clamp pipesonto the ledg...

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Wheelchair Woodworking #9: Right hand man Gordon part two

12-04-2010 04:06 PM by Jamie Speirs | 10 comments »

We finally get things moving and get a Draper swivel head variable speed lathes. Were all the rage years ago. It immediately had a problem with it’s capacitor. Happens to be the only thing that goes wrong with this motor. It’s fairly bullet proof. So I ask Draper if they can send a spare capacitor. I get a snooty reply telling me that a replacement was being sent and the other lathe was my responsibility until it was collected at their convenience. Now I don’t know about you all, but that typ...

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Wheelchair Woodworking #8: My Right Hand Man Gordon

12-02-2010 12:58 PM by Jamie Speirs | 7 comments »

Gordon is my right hand man, I thought that I would tell you a bit about how he has changed my life.Gordon and I were introduced to each other by his brother in law fifteen years ago. I was in hospital with his BIL and he thought that we would get on. Gordon is also disabled and has many similar interests. We both like Counrty & western music along with the 60’s & 70’s music we grew up with. We both went gun slinging, It is the UK so we fire blanks. Will we ever grow up? I hope not.Go...

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MOBIUS TRIANGLE #1: The design and how it will be?

11-30-2010 11:32 AM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

Actually, I still have so many pending designs such as spiral, rectangular and the parabolic that are on halt. However, when I experimented on this rhumboid …. that from a square rod, I can convert it to a 60×120 degrees rhomboid. Simply saying, I can create two equilateral triangles out of a square cut 45 degrees from end to end. Meaning 45 on x axis and 45 degrees on y axis of a miter. Here is the design: THE CONSTRUCTION.. And here is the latest photo of the proje...

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#2 Philliping mahogany jewelry box, arch panel.

11-30-2010 03:07 AM by TheHarr | 9 comments »

Here are pictures of me making an arch panel. You can almost taste the beer on that hot day. I don’t know why camers tend to make me look 50 pounds heavier than I really am.

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