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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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Old dog......about to learn new tricks. #1: The new tools are ordered, first step

11-20-2007 11:51 PM by cajunpen | 5 comments »

Well I’ve been following all of the “plane” talk with great interest. I have never been completely satisfied with the finishes that I obtain on my projects (mostly small projects). I have made up my mind that I should try the Card Scraper and a good Hand Plane. I have a Stanley Block plane, Stanley Low Angle Block and a Stanley #5. Reading the post by MartyS on the Veritas #4 Smoothing Plane and reading the post by Ebanista suggesting a review of the new Veritas Bevel U...

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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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Inspiration for those with small shops

10-24-2007 09:54 PM by TomFran | 33 comments »

I have to confess that I’ve been guilty more than a few times of complaining about my small shop. But, I have also found that there are many great woodworkers who had small shops. The size of one’s shop may impact the size of your projects, but it doesn’t necessarily have to affect the quality of your projects. Several years ago I was working in a man’s basement who was a woodworker. He had wood hanging from the ceiling everywhere. He had a tiny table saw, a tiny la...

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WWND- What would Niki do? #2: Mitered foot jig for small boxes

07-08-2007 08:25 AM by Douglas Bordner | 4 comments »

This is the jig that really should have been the first of the series. I have to lay out the story a bit. Let’s just say that I am 3-D challenged. I started off to make a batch of mitered feet for jewelry boxes. I used the table saw and jointer to make a long strip of wood with a 45° chamfer on one edge, about 36” long x 3” wide x .5” thick. I laid out the edge opposite the chamfer with an approximate 30° taper, each foot section about three inches long. Having cut each...

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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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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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Scrap Wood Pencil Holder

05-24-2014 01:31 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Every woodworker has a pile of lumber just sitting around. This weekend use some of it up to make a decorative pencil holder. Link to Video and Link to my Website

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The "Shed" #3: Inner Framing and Insulation Thoughts

11-11-2014 06:49 AM by Ty Sullivan | 5 comments »

This last weekend did not yield an overly fruitful progression on the microshop as the house soaked up most of my attention. I was able to start a portion of the inner framing to prep the walls for insulation and electrical placements. These types of sheds have LARGE frame centers but they’re still set on a 16” center around the perimeter. So, it is just a matter of filling in the missing sections and tying everything together. As you can tell nothing too complicated about it ...

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Learning from Mistakes - Advice from a 9 year old.

09-27-2007 07:56 AM by mot | 17 comments »

I’ve been fiddling in the shop lately. Mostly with multimedia. I’ll be blogging my setup for my shop cam and computer work station, but last night I decided to make a small box. I’ve been amazed at the work that our resident small box experts make. Of course, Don, but including (but not limited to) Terdy , Andy , BigMP , YorkshireStewart , Paul , TonyWard , Dorje and everyone else who has tagged their projects with Box . I’ve been wanting to do some concealed w...

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