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Shop stuff #134: The OTHER saw bench.

08-17-2018 07:11 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I got a question on my second saw bench. The first one I built was the one from Billy’s Little Bench and I have used it on just about every project I have done after that. I have used it for other things too. The second one I built is of my own design to help out with some of my physical short comings. That, and it is always nice to have a second one for working long stock. Some folks just use some sort of prop at the other end of long stock, but this one serves in other areas too....

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Shop stuff #133: Roubo build part 5

08-15-2018 11:27 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Reaching and recognising my skill limitations with hand tools, I resort to the tried and true. You have to know how to pick your battles sometimes. I thought I was beat, turns out I just needed a break to rethink the situation. Not everything turns out as hoped, but success is where you take it. View on YouTube

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Shop Tips & Tricks #23: Drywall Screw Helper Kit

08-12-2018 09:30 PM by GnarlyErik | 0 comments »

Here’s a little hack that I find very useful around my shop. Over the years I’ve realized how handy self-tapping drywall screws can be and I keep an assortment of them from 1” up to 3-3/4” on hand. They come in handy for many projects. Done right, a screw can take the place of a clamp, especially in tight spots, or where you’re gluing angled pieces that are difficult to clamp. There are a couple of drawbacks though. One is there’s a small hole left when the screw is removed. This is...

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Anyone use the Pomodoro Technique?

08-09-2018 08:03 PM by Out_In_The_Shop | 14 comments »

I find myself having a bit of a hard time staying focused some days and I’ve been looking into ways to be more productive with my (limited) shop time. On Instagram today April Wilkerson mentioned using the Pomodoro Technique and it piqued my interest big time, basically it’s working focused for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break, after 4 of these 25 minute focused work sessions (each session is called a pomodoro) you take a longer 15-30 minute break. It seems to be exactl...

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Shop stuff #132: Roubo build Part 4

08-02-2018 11:30 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Finally! The slabs come together as one unit. My first try at a draw bore loose tenon joint. It was an interesting experience with a lot of groaning from the tight fitting tenons. I could not tell this part of the story in 8 to 12 minutes. It had to go just over a half hour, but I think the story is worth telling. View on YouTube

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Requesting your input LJ - Starting a furniture business

07-26-2018 06:21 PM by CDuarte | 9 comments »

Good afternoon all, I hope everyone is doing well. LJ today I am posting requesting your opinions. I left my company the beginning of July and I have always enjoyed furniture building. LJ what are your thoughts on starting a business in this field? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you,

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Installing T-Tracks

07-25-2018 10:15 AM by Dan Thomas | 8 comments »

Learn the least-messy way to cut t-tracks, how to make dados for t-tracks using either a router bit or a table saw with a normal blade, and how to install t-tracks in the dados using the proper screws to give you the best holding strength. Also learn some tips for cheap t-bolts. View on YouTube

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Keeps breaking belts

07-22-2018 09:06 PM by geppetto | 7 comments »

I have a 352VS Porter Cable belt sander that keeps breaking belts at the seam. I believe I’m using quality belts (Gator) but they keep breaking with very little use. Any suggestions on cause?

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Tool Bargains #1: Combo kits

07-19-2018 09:45 PM by ralbuck | 11 comments »

https://www.outletfix.com/ I found this website accidentally and then ordered a kit; thought that I will pass along the information to the L-J bunch of sawdust specialists!

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Bench Dogs For The Work Bench

07-05-2018 08:06 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made a quick video on how I made the bench dogs for my work bench using bullet catches to hold the dogs in place when not in use. This is a pretty common method of making bench dogs and they only take a few minutes to build. Thanks for watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVtW3A461Dk

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