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Repairs #1: Tapered Reamers

02-08-2016 06:19 PM by Lazy_K | 2 comments »

A variety of woodworking trades require the use of some sort of tapered reamer…. Stringed musical instruments have tapered peg holes, or woodwinds with tapered holes running the length. Windsor Chairs and spinning wheels are often put together with tapered joints. And barrels have tapered holes for both the bung and the tap. I’m currently repairing yet another spinning wheel, almost done: All of it’s joints are tapered round tenons in tapered holes. you mi...

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what's a tape measure used for.

02-03-2016 10:05 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 4 comments »

If you ever come into my wood shop you will probably notice you won’t see a tape measure that isn’t covered in cobwebs. I rarely ever use one. My daughter asked me the other how come she never see’s me using one, even though I have one. My response to her was “What’s a tape measure used for” she looked at me like I was off my rocker (which by the way I am) because she knew that I should know that, So then I explained to her, I have always done every thing b...

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Dust Collection??

02-02-2016 01:14 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 10 comments »

I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.

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Making of the weaved box

01-30-2016 05:42 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

I am doing the second box. Luckily, photos can be taken to minimize explaining. Making of Hinges and also the top. The box is nearly complete so I will start on what is to be done.The hinge is made up of wood that I had a slot made independently then glued some pieces back in place. One of the black hinge was broken so I need to replace that… You can also see the middle part of the hinge have an offset insert. Remove the pin then complete the missing ebony. Let the p...

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Stool II, the making of a Cabriole leg

01-28-2016 07:11 PM by Lazy_K | 2 comments »

Because someone asked… making a cabriole leg, either round or squared isn’t nearly as hard as some think. First: make up your pattern…then draw it on the side and front of your leg stock. then proceed to cut it out ;)If you have a bandsaw, start on one side, leave a little (1/4”) uncut at the bottom of the cuts, so you’ll need to cut in from both ends. cut all of the cuts on this side like this, if there is an area on the “underside” (side a...

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COASTERS #2: Illusions using Rhombus

01-28-2016 01:26 AM by BertFlores58 | 6 comments »

Varying Designs Using Sketchup, I had drawn a lot of possibilities for a 12 Rhombus combinations. Here is the photo of the one I like… Cutting the rhombus.Then, next step is cutting the rhombus. I set my compound saw to 30 deg then cut so many pieces one by one. Thanks for Daddy (Dad-in-Law) who also helped in cutting them. I could not find a photo.. AssemblySorting out according to colors and blend will shorten the time. Also the correct thickness will save time. G...

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Videos by HuckD #18: Dowel Jig 3

01-27-2016 07:20 AM by HuckD | 0 comments »

My third dowel jig. This one for edge joining boards for table top glue ups. Simple, inexpensive and easy to make. https://youtu.be/MLMpO8BQfFk

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COASTERS #1: The Conversion from Scrap to Workable Stocks

01-26-2016 11:49 AM by BertFlores58 | 1 comment »

From Scraps to Strips. What are the available woods that are needed? They are unlimited in terms of target dimension which is a rhombus of 30×60 deg with width of 1 inch. Aside from this I need to check on the blend of colors that are classified according to dark darker darkest.. So I will use the narra stocks that I have plenty. The scrap 2×6 Narra parquet with varying thickness. These are the previous flooring used in our office. Therefore, two pieces ...

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Dovetails by hand #1: First hand cut dovetail!

01-26-2016 01:43 AM by ic3ss | 4 comments »

I was determined to lean to cut dovetails last year so I asked Santa for a few tools to get it done. I was really good last year so he brought me a dovetail marking gauge, a marking knife, and a dovetail saw all from Veritas. I’ve been pretty busy so far this month so I made my first try two weeks ago after I was done with my shop lighting project. A rookie mistake here….. So today I tried it again and this time I started by spending an hour or so over two days j...

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Wood Trip!! #2: Getting the Shop ready

01-23-2016 04:17 PM by Phil | 2 comments »

Now that I have all of my lumber to start my projects, I need to get my garage in order and put together the shop in the best possible layout. But the first order of business is getting my vintage craftsman jointer in working condition. Oh as a heads up I very rarely and I do mean rarely buy anything tools new. Just a waste of money that can be spent on wood and more tools, but I digress. I have a Craftsman/King Sealey 101.03582 6” jointer with a fixed infeed table and adjustable outfee...

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