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Weathering my NASA toolbox!

07-24-2016 05:42 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

View on YouTube Well, here is the next part in my series of making a NASA toolbox! In this episode, I weather the box to make it look more used! Hope you enjoy!

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Shop Upgrades #21: Rockler Universal Dust Port to Kreg K4 Pockethole Jig

07-22-2016 01:36 PM by bkseitz | 0 comments »

Hooked my Rockler universal dust port hose to my current Ridged 1HP DC via an adapter and 4” flex hose Stumpy Nubs may have a point; I get a lot of build up in the 4” hose and I can see the flow is very restricted at the 2” hose end. When I pull off the adapter the chips disappear from 4” clear pipe like magic. So the restriction via from the stepdown and the jig itself are creating a super low velocity. After talking with my friends over at Rockler in Tukwila, they informed me t...

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Posting high res pictures

07-21-2016 04:13 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 1 comment »

A personal friend of mine asked me how I was able to make the pictures of my workshop available for viewing on the Internet as I refused to use Facebook and similar invasive propaganda. As I went and documented it for him I thought that I should share it in case it might give someone some ideas or another alternative. We are often confronted with posting pictures on many of these types of forums, especially of highres pictures. If you load an image here into LJ it automatically gets resi...

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Router Table Build #6: Final Cabinet Build and Table Top Attachment

07-17-2016 04:54 PM by bkseitz | 1 comment »

The router cabinet is not complete, but I’m getting close. With the table top installed it is now functional. Here’s where I left off the other dayThe main carcass assembled, so my assembly bench is now free for other projects—specifically 3rd cabinet for entertainment center. Table Top PlacementI have a two inch overhang in the front for clamping if needed. I had originally considered pushing the top back 10” and adding a sliding table. However with a coping s...

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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #1: Part #1 - Where to Start

07-17-2016 01:53 PM by EarlS | 4 comments »

First things first: I am a mostly self-taught woodworker that has been at it for about 20 years. I’ve made a wide range of projects, mostly focused around furniture and accessories for the house, typically Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Stickley, and Greene and Greene influences. I’ve been working in the chemical manufacturing world as a chemical engineer for 27 years. I’m currently a Project Engineer by day, working for one of the largest corn processing companies in the world building ch...

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please be careful

07-11-2016 09:43 PM by GR8HUNTER | 21 comments »

hello all I’m on DL again but hopefully only for a short while …. just wanted to let everyone know to please be extra careful in the shop around your power tools about 2:30 was working on dozer had a kick back on table saw and shot a piece of dark walnut into my belly 1/8” x 3/4” and went in about 3” think it hurt my pride more thanks for reading

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How to make a crosscut sled in 1 hour!

07-09-2016 08:36 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RluPurxdp9A

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Hints and Tips #24: Another use for those plastic cards

07-08-2016 11:21 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Ever need a square and you don’t have one? If you don’t need extreme precision, this will at least allow you to strike a line straighter than freehand. I was doing a project and being intentionally minimalist. I wanted to strike lines across a 1×2 to guide my eye for hand sawing. I grabbed one of my glue cards, folded in in half and presto, I had something like a square.

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Hand cut dovetails made easy

07-08-2016 01:56 PM by Woodworkingbythebay | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dWPqRKq0RgHere is my method of making half blind dovetails, I have found this to be the easiest way for me and I wanted to share with everyone to help inspire them to get out into their shops and do what they love

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Toys & Joys plan # 32 Big Rig

07-03-2016 12:19 PM by svfdfireman | 4 comments »

I just received the T & J plan for the Big Rig. I am building 2 of these for the Shipping managers of the sandpaper company I work for. I have not started yet but have been looking over the plans. Photos, hints and warnings would be helpful. I would like to customize it any ideas of things to add? The rigs will be to celebrate the 50th year in business. The trailer will have the company logo and slogan. Maybe picture of the product done on decal paper.

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