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Handtool Basics #1: Sharpening with a Belt Sander?

02-08-2017 10:49 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

No the way you would think to use it, but pair the Harbor Freight belt sander (50$ on sale) makes one hell of a honing device. I call it “Ze Frankenstraup” here is my full sharpening video also featuring DMTs Dia-Sharp stones. Let me know if you have any questions. View on YouTube Thanks for Watching, Remember to keep your tools sharp, and your mind even sharper, Rick Wood.Work.LIFE

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Shop stuff #78: Sally's Coffee Table Pt 12: More French Polishing

02-08-2017 02:01 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Going farther than I needed to, but I was experimenting and wanted to show the process. One of my favourite finishes. I think the wax in the shellac caused a few issues. I have only used dewaxed flake shellac before but it is not available locally, so I tried what I could get my hands on. View on YouTube

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Restoring a MASSIVE Underhill Gouge #1: Rust Removal/Cleanup

02-02-2017 04:32 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 7 comments »

If you prefer not to read, the youtube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT5ArQLTQS8 I came into possession of this chisel via the wonder that is Ebay, you just never know what cool thing you might find. I had wanted something that would let me add some texture to large pieces like coffee table tops and/or wood carvings and such. I came across this one and immediately thought it was very interesting. And indeed it was, Underhill the maker of it seemed to go out of bus...

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Shop stuff #76: Let's try this again

02-01-2017 04:16 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Seems I made an error in my last entry and the video did not show up….Let’s try this again. View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #75: Sally's Coffee Table Pt 11: Starting the French Polish

02-01-2017 02:11 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Starting out with the French Polish method of grain and pore filling. A bit longer but after reviewing the take, I thought it stood on it’s own. So here is the beginning process of French Polishing. View on YouTube

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Building without a plan

01-30-2017 01:26 AM by bbasiaga | 4 comments »

I recently built a plane till for my hand planes. This was one of the first things I’ve done where I didn’t draw up a plan before I started. I see a lot of posts from beginning woodworkers asking for plans for things. They see something they like, but then don’t know where to start or have a vision of something they want to build but have a hard time understanding how it would go together. Well, I crossed a major bridge on that in this recent project. Instead of spend...

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Octave Mandolin #8: Making the Backboard

01-27-2017 04:16 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

I took a bit of time off over the holiday period but for all of you who were following the Octave Mandolin build… Here is the latest part. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Z3w0zclIM

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Shop stuff #73: Sally's Coffee Table Part 10

01-26-2017 05:41 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

I finally get to the end of the wood work and start finishing in this one. It is hard to believe there was so much to it. It was a long and challenging build and despite being very ruthless in cutting things out, there is still a ton of video. View on YouTube

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My dust colection set-up

01-23-2017 04:48 PM by Blake Haskins | 2 comments »

as woodworkers, we strive for the best dust collection possible, well maybe no the best but enough that our machines will work. I’ve seen many videos of people showing their set-up, however I haven’t found one similar to mine, so hear is my video.— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXC0T1fUDOo

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Blum blumotion tandem drawer slides - lessons learned

01-23-2017 02:19 PM by Papple36 | 2 comments »

Blum tandem are the greatest, but are finacky to install-First they are 3/4 longer than the stated length so be sure you have the vack to front clearance – ie an 18 inch drawer box needs 18 3/4 of space in the frame-Next, be absolutely sure that your drawer box back hole is located correctly, or you will suffer the latches not connecting properly-It f your drawer sides have any belly, you need to straighten that out-Everything must be square and level-Using 1/2inch front and rear sides ...

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