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Shop stuff #122: Making a new strop.

04-18-2018 01:20 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

I have one. But it was just thrown together from scraps to test it out. Naturally it worked well, no surprise there, I now strop more than I “sharpen”. The problem with the original one is that it is too narrow for all my plane blades. So now that I am convinced of its usefulness, it’s time to build a proper one. I gave a bit of thought on a design that would be versatile for me and then made it. The first attempt was thwarted by bugs though, so I had to start over aga...

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Wood hinges, Incra HingeCrafter

04-17-2018 12:11 AM by MrLaughingbrook | 4 comments »

I bought the HingeCrafter and did one practice set of hinges following the directions as closely as possible. All seemed to go well and indicate I could get better with practice. So, when I decided on wood hinges for my current project then I thought I’d make a wood hinge inventory using current project stock plus some exotics scraps to improve my skills and not have to relearn and practice with the jig for a while. 3/8 inch hinges. A few comments may help someone on a similar eff...

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turquoise inlay practice and Deft test

04-13-2018 02:13 PM by MrLaughingbrook | 0 comments »

I’ve been learning to inlay crushed turquoise and have had some problems with the CA glue staining the adjacent wood. I read somewhere that a turner used Deft to protect the surrounding wood during his inlay. It works great and I’ll use it from now forward. 1. Applied two coats of Deft acrylic.2. Cut the groove3. Fill groove with medium then fine stone4. Apply thin CA, then medium CA. I was purposeful on this test to splash some CA glue and add a large drop on the Deft prote...

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Tagua Nut Ivory wafers

04-13-2018 01:49 PM by MrLaughingbrook | 1 comment »

I’ve had a couple of Tagua nuts laying around the shop for at least ten years. I received them as a gift and was not sure what to do with them. Well, I decided to cut one into 3/16 inch thick wafers to see what was inside. I found a very nice, hard material that looks and feels like ivory. The possibilities are endless. My procedure seems successful so I thought I’d write this blog. 1. Sand a flat spot on the nut2. CA glue it to a block3. Use a piece of hardboard...

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Recovering wood from discarded pallets

04-10-2018 07:56 PM by DaveFFMedic | 6 comments »

LOML asked me to make a pallet wood accent wall in our kitchen. I set to task of recovering boards from discarded pallets. I searched around and didn’t find any definitive information on the best way to disassemble the pallets. I did some trial and error and found the quickest way for me to disassemble them. In the following video, I show how I took apart the pallets in about 2 hours time. Enjoy. https://youtu.be/ZEX7xrofNHg

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How to replace & upgrade to a Carbon fiber truss rod.

04-09-2018 10:04 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

I just upgraded the Mandola to a Carbon fiber truss rod! Check it out… https://youtu.be/YJ2A-siNn4g

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H5 Mandola, Addind a fretboard extension and Abalone Inlay

04-09-2018 01:00 AM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

in this video I’m adding a making and adding a fretboard extension to the H5 Mandola and also Inlaying Abalone to a brnd new Ebony fretboard. Check it out. https://youtu.be/N-u1g6hZLZQ

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Youtube videos: Another element to Woodworking #2: What i have learned about Video View numbers

04-05-2018 01:53 AM by rustednail | 2 comments »

One thing I have learned with the youtube channel thus far is that you never know which videos are going to get more views than others. I have made a few videos that I felt were going to do well and get lots of views, likes and comments but got almost nothing. On the other hand, one of the most watched videos I have on my channel is one that I recorded and edited quickly and without a lot of thought behind it. This video in particular didn’t have many views for the first week, but it seems to...

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Disston saw restoration #1: Great find on Ebay

04-04-2018 07:43 PM by Oldtool | 8 comments »

About 2 weeks ago I was viewing hand saws on Ebay, looking for something to cut the cheeks on tenons, as I have two Disston saws – one 14” and one 16”, and a 12” Jackson (made by Disston) all filed for cross cut. I came across this Disston, as is and not touched by the seller: After receiving it, I decided to clean it up and change the teeth from cross cut to rip, but otherwise it was in good shape – straight, great tote condition without any damage, j...

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Replacing the Belt And Knives On A Dewalt 735 Planer

03-28-2018 12:09 AM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

In this video, I show how I changed the belt (the easy way) and replaced the knives on my Dewalt 735 wood planer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34RsBtDJt1I&t=173s

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