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Woodworker Chronicles #1: Don't be such a ☐

11-13-2011 06:15 AM by PurpLev | 11 comments »

I’ve always wondered why are there sets of squares out there. Isn’t a square a square? aren’t they all the same? Can’t you just have 1 and be done with it since if something is square…well – it’s square, right? A recent check made me realize I probably have more squares than any other tool in my toolbox (excluding chisels and drill bits of course). How did that happen?!? When I first started woodworking, I got myself a 12” square from the ...

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1956 DeWalt MBF 9" Radial Arm Saw #7: (Less) Dust in the Wind

03-09-2011 01:26 AM by NBeener | 37 comments »

How does a dog get the LAST bit of water out of his bowl ? With a half-lap :-) Spent too much time figuring out how to get Hurricane Walter to spew less dust, or—at least—how I could capture the dust he spews. Shroud seemed like the way to go. So …. with leftover plywood from the construction of the ol’ ChupaCaja, I made me a dust collection box. ID is about 8” wide x 8” deep x 8” tall. The joinery is (IS it called this ?) half-lap (...

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toolgloat #5: with a little luck....with a little luck.....

02-22-2011 12:12 AM by Dennisgrosen | 37 comments »

... with a little luck….with a little luck…..and some help from my sister, handtools ..... I have over the year always talked about how great and fantastic possibillity it is for you to have acces to fleamarkets and other places where it is possible to buy good used beautyfull handtoolsmore or less rusty but with a little albowe grease and knowledge is going to bee great users again I have envy you alot when I have seen your toolgloats witch has cost mee many green bulbs and...

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Contemporary Cross project #6: Beginning the shiplap joints

12-14-2010 10:20 PM by kevinw | 1 comment »

After deciding exactly how you want your pieces to intersect carefully mark the location of the intersection points for later reference. Hold or clamp the pieces down firmly (I had to use my other hand to take the picture, but for real held the top piece in place with my other hand). Score a line along the curved edge where the pieces intersect with a utility knife. Don’t try to cut very deeply or you will likely slip and mar the piece. Repeat this process on the other sid...

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Squarerulerbevelangelbandit (yeah right MaFe!) Blog

09-20-2010 12:26 AM by mafe | 10 comments »

SquarerulerbevelangelbanditOr just a old English set square and bevel gauge, becoming a transformer! The story is that I bought this wonderful vintage English engineers tool:And of course I had to go crazy on it! So I cut a steel ruler into 8 cm of length, why 8? Because I wanted to be able to make 1:8 dovetails…And since there were a spur, I made a hole, and then it can also go sideways (even I have to count down from 5,5 if I go from the set square). I also gave it some new ...

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Hand Tool Tips #2: Squaring End Grain by Hand

04-28-2010 09:50 PM by ShannonRogers | 6 comments »

Nothing tells you quicker how sharp your plane blade than taking a swipe across the end grain. It should go without saying that this tip requires a freshly sharpened blade. Come along and learn how I square up the end of a board using only hand tools.

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Router Table #11: Drawer Fronts in Front(s) of the Drawers

01-26-2010 05:21 AM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

hand’t got the chance to post this on sunday, but I did get a chance to mill the drawer fronts to thickness, width, and height on sunday, and temporarily install them on the drawers. for lack of materials the drawer fronts came to be 3/8”+ in thickness as opposed to the original plan of 3/4”, but since this is just drawer fronts, I’m not too concern about this. it actually makes it looks a bit more refined and elegant. I do have some alignment issues as the drawe...

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turnings #8: red oak "70's ashtray" - square edge bowl turning

08-20-2009 02:04 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I found a nice 5’ piece of red oak at Home Depot that was a bit odd in hue, having more depth to its grain than what I usually see there. I had visions of turning some square plates, so I snagged it: I really slacked off on pics of this turning. This is the only one: In it, I’ve cut the end from the plank to square it up and remove the chipped edges. Then I cut 2 pieces off as long as the plank was wide (7-1/4”). Then I cut some squares of birch from a leng...

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Hand Tools Cabinet #2: Chisels on the Left, Markings on the right

02-07-2009 06:05 AM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

Let me start by saying that the first part of this blog although posted earlier today, was actually made about a year ago, I just posted it today as a preceding part to the one you’re reading now… tried not to double post and ‘push’ other’s from the blog front page, so I waited half a day between 2 posts, although both were made ready at the same time. to continue the story were I left off, what I found most difficult with setting up the box was the box joints...

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Dovetail Box #3: Almost Ready for the Dovetails

02-03-2008 05:42 PM by Eric | 3 comments »

So I’ve got the pieces for my box cut mostly to size. The walls are all currently about 5 1/2” long – I’m going to trim just a bit off of two of them (to get them to 5 1/3”) and I’ll trim the other two down to 4” (and they’ll be about 2” tall). But first, I have a planing issue. I suppose it’s just part of my journey, but I can’t seem to be able to get my pieces (any of them) really flat. First, I was dealing with tearou...

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