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Wood Species #1: Why your drawer sometimes sticks

06-24-2017 06:40 PM by CalOrgill | 1 comment »

When I was in high school I build a night stand that had wood drawer guides. The drawer box almost touched the face frame. Well that summer I went to go open my new drawer that I bought that school year.. and it didn’t open. I always kinda wondered about that but now I have an answer. It’s because it expanded because of moisture. Conversely, when dry wood is exposed to water (like being outside or in a damp basement), it can “drink” up the water and re-expand.So moisture (or...

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Keeping Aerosol Spray Can Heads Clean

06-23-2017 11:07 PM by RichTaylor | 4 comments »

I’ve been experimenting with different spray toners lately, and I like to use cans pf pre-cat lacquer from Mohawk for small, quick tasks. The old invert the can and spray until clear method of keeping the spray head from clogging is pretty wasteful — not to mention the fact that it fills the air with an unnecessary amount of excess spray. To avoid that, I use a can of compressed gas to clear the spray head. By tapering the tip of the tube slightly, and cutting it short so it’...

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Amazing tool for designing awesome end grain cutting boards!

06-19-2017 03:01 PM by jaketodaro | 6 comments »

I build this web-based tool to design cutting boards. It was inspired by cbdesigner, but is web based and supports many different types of patters beyond the basic checkerboard style patterns like chevrons, basket-weaves, pinwheels, and more. Try it out and let me know what you think! http://www.cuttingboarddesigner.com/

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My Favorite Way to Get Perfect Miter Joints

06-16-2017 04:47 PM by CharlieK | 4 comments »

View on YouTube If the video doesn’t work then try this link I’m sure many of you already know this trick, but is works so well that I made a video anyway! Let me know what you think. Thanks!Charlie

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2013 Epiphone ES 339

06-15-2017 07:34 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have had this footage for a while now. I finally got around to editing it today. A stunning Epiphone ES 339 which is a smaller bodied ES 335. Just a beautiful guitar in for a set up and a little bit of adjustment. Although pretty new, I have found that the guitars that need a set up the most are the ones that are just bought. Most retail stores do not take the time to look them over. They just take them out of the box and put them on the wall. View on YouTube

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How to Make a Hammer Handle

06-12-2017 01:26 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 3 comments »

View on YouTube So hammers are something that we all use and quite frankly there’s as many different ones as there are people in the world. There’s a hammer for every job, and there’s a gorilla somewhere that knows how to use it. To keep it practical, hammers/handles are purely individual taste. I’m not a big fan of overthinking things like thickness/shape/curve/popularityontheinternet. There’s no wrong way to do it but there are ways that work better than o...

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Shop stuff #96: Easy Clamp Rack

06-06-2017 09:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

A short video this week. Continuing to organise the shop, I finally get around to replacing the old clamp rack. Made at little expense from cut offs and left overs it is an easy build that works quite well and can be altered to suit. View on YouTube

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Shop Tips & Tricks #22: How to Stabilize Anything With Legs

05-25-2017 11:41 PM by GnarlyErik | 1 comment »

How to stabilize anything with legs – except maybe some politicians! It does not matter how many legs the item has either. (Anything with just three legs is self-stabilizing.) We’ve all been irritated with a jiggly chair or table which just doesn’t want to be steady. This is a simple little trick which makes it easy to correct the problem – and maybe be a hero to your lady or friend too. The idea is very simple, but I’ve noticed that many people approach this ...

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A shop made jig for making face frames with the JessEm 08350 doweling jig

05-25-2017 10:58 PM by RichTaylor | 0 comments »

I was just going to post a few pictures of the jig with the JessEm mounted in it, but since it’s not really intuitive how it’s used, I thought a story through pictures would help. This blog entry will basically be photos with captions that briefly describe what’s being shown. Starting with a brief overview of the JessEm jig. It is unique in that it references from the face of the board, and can be set back from 1/4” to 3-1/2”. It indexes using a dowel pin i...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #21: Jacking sideways, or "Walking the Jack."

05-25-2017 12:38 AM by GnarlyErik | 6 comments »

Here’s an idea you may find useful some day. This trick uses a jack to safely move something horizontally. You can turn most jacks on their sides, but then must have something solid to jack against. Did you know you can use a jack by itself to move something sideways without needing a side purchase at all? It’s a pretty simple notion, but it may not occur to you. This requires a jack with a rigidly solid, flat base like a bottle jack. Other types of jacks may work too, but most will carry ...

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