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random #7: The tiniest woodshop - resawing miniboards

03-09-2009 01:07 PM by Gary Fixler | 18 comments »

I didn’t want to waste any time slabbing up some of the minilogs I cut out of the mystery branches I found last week, so Saturday I had a go at it. Very exciting. I had some split pieces, so I sanded them up on my belt sander. I like the faint grain revealed in the piece on the left, sanded down from one like that which I’m holding: I clamped my belt sander down to the table to use it as a mini (though relatively enormous) benchtop model: Here’s a long piece sanded ...

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"Workshop" tour

05-21-2007 11:58 PM by Bob Babcock | 21 comments »

Oops..posted this in projects by mistake….here it is in blogs. Last minute…no editing…..not that you wouldn’t be able to tell. OK…I figured that I would make you all feel good by comparison. My shop “workshopette” my wife calls it, is about as small as you can go and still call it a shop. I do manage to build some fun stuff though. The morris chair is underway and a stand up paddleboard paddle for my brother is going to start soon.

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The "Shed" #1: It begins...

10-15-2014 02:25 AM by Ty Sullivan | 2 comments »

I’ve had the new workspace in place for two weeks now and have yet to find the time or gusto to start in on its transformation. Whether the rain or my daughter’s birthday preparations are the cause of my lack of enthusiasm I do not truly know but I am spending this time planning and researching for my inevitable journey into a “microshop”. Yep, that’s right. For those in the know you probably did that face that accompanies a sincere feeling of empathy for tha...

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Hints and Tips #18: Sanding Small Parts

12-15-2015 08:19 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Recently i found a need to sand some small parts of a project with my Random Orbit Sander. They were too small to clamp down and my sander would just throw them out from under it. I just clamped the ROS upside down in my leg vise and held the small piece on the rotating pad. This doesn’t work as aggressively as usual because your hand cannot hold the piece as firmly as it would be if it were clamped or had more mass.

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42 #2: One sunny afternoon

03-25-2012 01:43 PM by BritBoxmaker | 12 comments »

Hello again. Now the ‘boards’ you saw in part one were oversize at 45mm wide, purposefully so. Its easier to glue up and cut. There is a small allowance for error, if one piece isn’t square with the next layer. So, first things first, cut out six of each wood 45mm square. I always cut a spare just in case of screw ups. The first shaping work will be done with two layers stuck together Spares to the right. The sycamore is glued to the Sapele with superglu...

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Cutting Board Learning #2: Making Progress

07-25-2008 08:06 AM by Davidramsey03 | 9 comments »

BEFORE I START, IF YOU READ THIS, AND CAN OFFER ADVICE, I’D LOVE TO HEAR IT. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!! Ok, after collecting information from a couple key people, and looking carefully at my pieces, I’ve moved on to Sample #2. First things first. NEW CLAMPS!!!!! Not the best, but all I could get for now. On to business. More blanks, 10 this time. For these, I used a sanding block and norton 3x sandpaper. This was slow, but quiet as it was about 9:00PM when I started, and I’...

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Claro Walnut Box #4: Lessons from Finishing

01-21-2017 03:13 PM by HorizontalMike | 10 comments »

Well I finally decided to complete my “finishing” of this box, flock it, and to add hardware. I chose to final finish polishing with Johnson’s Paste Wax (JPW) which comes out with a satiny semi-gloss sheen. Here are my last steps on this project. I really learned a lot from finishing this box. Too glossy brings out every single flaw and amplifies it/them, making things look worse rather than better. Too much effort IMO. Semi-gloss seems to “ask” to be touche...

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Smaller with age

12-10-2009 03:21 PM by rseabrease | 8 comments »

As I have grown older, now 62, I have found that whenever possible I use both smaller power tools and even smaller hand tools. I often turn to my power hand tools instead of using my table saw or even my bandsaw. Instead I use my jig saw and small power saw (5-1/2” blade) with the necessary straight-edge jigs. My block plane is my best friend and I made sanding blocks from sections of hand railing (about 6” long). This along with moving to more non-powered hand tools seems to make...

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2012 - Mini Shaker Workbench #1: Design

01-31-2012 10:21 PM by Will Mego | 0 comments »

So, after the disaster of last year, it’s time to once again plan the disaster of this year! Last year, you won’t recall, I planned to build a massive all-weather roubo style workbench, and after designing what I still feel is a really good design, faced the difference between the project materials cost, and the amount I had to spend…which last summer was: Zero. Obviously my design was somewhat more than zero, and while cheap, zero is a number that’s hard to argue w...

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Work in Progress #1: Patio Side Table in Cedar

10-07-2010 02:10 PM by MikeInPenetanguishene | 3 comments »

I started this project a while ago, but because of work haven’t had much time to work on it. By the time I’m done, it should be just in time to put it up for the winter! Oh well. This is my first project entirely done with hand tools. This is the top, 20” square and 1 3/8” thick. The legs are 4×4’s but planed down to a little less than 3.5” I’m not sure if these M&T joints have an official name, but they’re more li...

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