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How to Reverse a Woodworking Clamp

16 hours ago by WoodAndShop | 2 comments »

In my above video I share a eureka moment that I had when trying to apply reverse clamping pressure against the walls of my dovetailed tool chest. The original blog post is here. I discovered that I could simply reverse my small Bessey clamp’s jaw and it would push outward instead of inward! It’s kind of hard to explain in words, so just watch the video! I’m not sure if any other clamps can be reversed like this, but I hope it helps. Here is where you can buy these clamps: -Besse...

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HFDC Dust Collector Optimization #1: HF-DC Dust Collector Optimization

1 day ago by Morton WoodWorks | 8 comments »

I know that many people have modified the HF-DC but I just wanted to put my spin out there. I have been doing a lot of research on the many different styles of updates/modifications that have been done and holy cow there are a lot. But, most of them rely on the Thien principle that seems to be pretty simple. On the Thien blog there is a guy that tests and records many different modifications with different setups. I am going to set-out to make my entire system buying the least amount as p...

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student dovetails #4: Student progress dovetailing.

4 days ago by andyboy | 2 comments »

http://youtu.be/nE9ayin-vXQ Really proud of the determination my students have shown learning this skill.

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Shop Organisation #2: Leftover Wooden Creates

8 days ago by woodoogolem | 3 comments »

At least here in Germany stores are often offering leftover packaging material to their customers to package their goods. Often there are wooden creates which were used to transport fruits or vegetables. The bads ones I store for the winter for burning, the good ones make fine storage boxes: I use them to group material for the projects I am working on or keep all parts belonging to a jig. When the creates have similar sizes they allow easy stacking:

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Shop Organisation #1: Sanding Rolls

8 days ago by woodoogolem | 0 comments »

My sanding rolls always had a tendency to roll away and fall to the ground. So I decided to create a dedicated storing space for my most needed grits 80, 120, 180, and 240: Basically it is just two long pieces of OSB and five dividers which also holds a steel rod. The rod is heavy enough to prevent everything from coming out when I unroll some paper. There is also some copper tube which is intended to hold the ends in place. The front piece has a sharp edge so I can tear off the paper ...

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Scenic Woodturning Courses

8 days ago by stefang | 4 comments »

Every year my local tool dealer puts on an 11 day cruise here in Norway which caters to woodturners. The cruise includes free turning courses held by internationally known American, English, Norwegian and other woodturners. A lot of tools including bandsaws, sanders, turning tools, etc. are taken with. The cruise starts in Stavanger and sails to Honningvåg/Norkapp (land of the midnight sun). It’s probably pretty expensive, but surely a lot of fun for those who can afford it. A great way...

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Scenic Woodturning Courses

8 days ago by stefang | 9 comments »

Every year my local tool dealer puts on an 11 day cruise here in Norway which caters to woodturners. The cruise includes free turning courses held by internationally known American, English, Norwegian and other woodturners. A lot of tools including bandsaws, sanders, turning tools, etc. are taken with. The cruise starts in Stavanger and sails to Honningvåg/Norkapp (land of the midnight sun). It’s probably pretty expensive, but surely a lot of fun for those who can afford it. A great way...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #16: How to Plane Stock very Thin

11 days ago by GnarlyErik | 33 comments »

Planing very thin stock: Recently another Lumberjocker (John Hutchinson) asked for tips for planing stock down to 1/8” or so. Several people made good suggestions and I shared my own simple method which I worked out by trial and error years ago. I figured this would be a good tip to share in my sporadic blog on Shop Tips and Tricks. Power planing thin stock can be a challenge for several reasons. First is the danger of damaging the cutter head and knives by their contact with the planer...

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Hide Glue #7: Veneering columns with Liquid Hide Glue

14 days ago by Patricelejeune | 6 comments »

We did a new video on this hide glue series on a low-tech technique to veneer columns. Please comment it helps us progress in our videos and do not hesitate to ask question we will do a video to answer you.

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Biedermeier/30's Dining Room Table #4: - Ready for finish

14 days ago by Patricelejeune | 10 comments »

Last time I posted on that project I was steam bending my mouldings. The columned were veneered in a previous post. Since this post we had another job to do a video on veneering column with Liquid Hide Glue that we posted on our Old Brown Glue playlist on youtube. It is uploading at the moment so go see it later if you are interested in learning how to veneer columns, we are pretty proud of it. The columns were turned with groves to allow for black rings. T...

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