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Frame Saw Build #4: Stainless Steel Blade Clips

10-30-2011 05:42 AM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

It’s snowing here so Its out of the unheated shop and staying indoors – good time to make the blade clips. I chose to use stainless steel because I waned a material that won’t rust, be strong and capable of sustaining the blade tension, and I like the color (not a big fan of brass although I do like it as an accent in some cases). I ordered some 1/2” stainless steel rods from Speedymetals a while back for no real reason when I ordered some other material as it was o...

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MsDebbieP's Company Tours #4: Steel City Tool Works, Part I

08-09-2007 07:45 PM by MsDebbieP | 13 comments »

Steel City Tool Works may be the new kid on the block but don’t let that fool you – there is a lot of experience behind the name. The History It was only last year that Steel City Tool Works made their grand entrance at the woodworking show in Atlanta (the equivalent of the Vegas show held last month) and it did not take them long to be accepted as one of the big names in woodworking. Jim McEntee, Vice-President/General Manager of Steel City Tool Works, Canada, credits the fast suc...

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Frame Saw Build #6: stressed out... or not enough?

05-27-2012 08:09 PM by PurpLev | 16 comments »

With the blade cut and drilled to length, and the frame shaped and finished (BLO) it was time to add some tension to the frame to pull on the blade. I was toying with some ideas, and ended up getting an IKEA steel wire hanger as the tension control. It’s quite simple, and uses 2 threaded ends one left hand one right hand, both pulling on the wire: Putting tension on the blade using this method is not as easy I was hoping it would be and requires a pin to roate and thread those...

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Mobile Workstation #1: The center of my shop renovation - from the ground up..

03-04-2012 07:07 PM by chopnhack | 6 comments »

The mobile workstation is in my opinion going to be the center of my workshop once its built. An integrated router table, table saw, downdraft table and ample storage in a ~ 5’ x 2’ area on wheels! Certainly not my idea, however, the layout will be done solely by me. I am open to all suggestions though, so please feel free to brainstorm here and let me know what has worked for you, what you would do differently if you had to build one again, etc. All comments and suggestions are w...

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African Lumber Adventure #2: "Pitruss" Table and Benches in Niangon

03-27-2011 05:37 PM by Andy Brownell | 6 comments »

DESIGN INSPIRATIONI drew inspiration on my latest project from my recent experience visiting South Africa to build something for my in-laws (originally from Cape Town, SA). I wanted to design a table and set of benches that reflected the cultural experience of the visit, as well as their own personal style and needs for utility and durability. To start, I put Google to the test for some images showing unique slab-style pieces built by other people. I came across a few that were interesting...

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St Giles Signature Piece

11-10-2012 08:41 PM by Josh Hall | 0 comments »

Check out my website for my first little blog post http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/blog.html Thanks Josh Hall

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Patio table, steel structure with wooden table top

12-22-2010 07:01 AM by DrTebi | 5 comments »

If you don’t feel like reading through all of this, please just scroll down to “Table Top Questions”! I took a welding/metal arts class at the “Academy of Art” last semester, and was intrigued by traditional blacksmith methods. I found these in many ways very similar to woodworking techniques, and decided to make a arts and crafts like table with a hand forged steel base and a wooden top. My idea was to imitate woodworking mortise and tenon joints, as you c...

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Cutting Metal in the Woodshop

03-19-2012 01:17 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 20 comments »

As woodworkers we also need to cut metal once in a while. Also, having the ability to cut metal will allow us to create custom handles as I have on past projects. The question is how do we get a clean cut? Hacksaw? Reciprocating saw? Nope – portaband is the answer. The portaband is a powerful, smooth cutting portable bandsaw and a tool that I recommend for any custom woodworkding shop. Hope you enjoy! Your friend in the shop- Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share ...

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Large bench made from the tree that stood in the grounds.

08-07-2009 07:20 PM by mreagleeyes | 18 comments »

I am working on yet another piece and thought I’d share me project so far with you guys. The Magnolia ‘Salicifolia’ tree had stood in the grounds of the Inner Temple on London’s Thames for over 80 years but due to a fungus it had to come down. My original plan was to use the timber as a practice piece that I could use my new Arbortech grinder on, however whilst the guys where cutting the tree down the girl in charge of the gardens asked what I would do with the t...

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Samples Shipped for a Custom Steak Knife Set; with Antler Handles, Scrimshaw and Inlay work.

11-11-2007 08:57 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

For the past 14 months, I have waited patiently to see if my investment in a prestigious national woodworking show would pay off. Sure it was a lot of fun to be counted acceptable by the jury, and to attend the show, but it is hugely expensive for a small one-man operation like I run here. Not only just the cost of the booth fees, but getting things ready to take is a huge undertaking, renting a truck, fuel, hotel, food, etc. I was disappointed with the “return” on my investmen...

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