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Beaver rehab #2: disassembley clean and fix

02-11-2011 03:55 AM by JuniorJoiner | 4 comments »

I haven’t been hitting this restore with my usual vigor. I’ve been dogged by my back issues, so even these smallish tools evoke much morphine use. such is life.here is the drill in it’s new state, no noticeable runout, smooth and quiet. kid stuff, The jointer is another story. This machine was stored in a basement that flooded(often), and hadn’t been so much as dusted off in 11 years. On top of that, once I had it dissasembled and started sanding down the rust, I co...

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RESAWING #1: SAVING MYSELF FIFTY BUCKS PLUS

11-05-2009 04:39 PM by threehands | 4 comments »

I’VE BEEN RESAWING FOR SOME TIME NOW WITHIN THE LIMITS OF MY SAW. I HAVE A JET 14” BANDSAW. I WAS ORIGINALLY LIMITED TO ITS STANDARD HEIGHT MEANING I COULD ONLY RESAW A BOARD WHICH WAS AT MAX SIX INCHES HIGH. THIS WAS VERY TIME CONSUMING WHEN TRYING TO GET A BOARD SAY 15” WIDE BUT 1/2” THICK. MOST OF THE STOCK I USE IS AT LEAST 1” THICK. I WAS TIRED OF WASTING THE OTHER 1/2” OF WOOD BY PLANING IT OFF TO GET THE THICKNESS I WANTED. I COULD RESAW IT THINN...

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Rocking Chair Build #7: Fixing mistakes, or How to look like a Pro!

11-06-2011 07:14 AM by Topapilot | 4 comments »

Hey Kids,I’ve been busy in the shop, and havn’t posted an update in a while. I wanted to do one about some mistakes and how they were covered up, or, I mean, how I created an anomoly in order to demonstrate some advanced wood working skills. First, you must realize you’ve messed up your project. Exibit A: These are the rear legs of the rocker. The thick section is where the leg joins the seat. The legs are designed to tilt out at 6 degrees (narrow seat, wide headre...

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Ripping Problem and Solutions #1: Ripping problems: reasons and solutions

04-29-2013 03:13 AM by Ted Williams and Brian Kelly | 4 comments »

Binding while ripping and Riving Knife Drag We have read any number of posts on this and other sites about problems encountered when ripping lumber and the search for solutions. The most probable cause is case hardening of the lumber. Red Oak is often steam dried. Rushing the drying cycle, and/or having insufficient ventilation between materials in the kiln, among other reasons, can cause tension in the lumber. European Beech, Cherry and Black Walnut are other species that are often ste...

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Dovetailing with Kauri

05-16-2013 07:24 PM by andyboy | 4 comments »

This is how I dovetailed a replacement engine box for a clinker dingy.

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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #3: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #3

02-08-2016 11:51 PM by wdwrkr631 | 4 comments »

Hello Everybody,Here is part 3 to my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To9wK5_FAiA

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Odds 'N' Ends #7: Micro-Tapering on the Jointer

03-14-2016 08:09 PM by ThomasLightle | 4 comments »

I call any taper that cannot be accurately cut on the table saw a micro taper. Usually anything under 1 degree. The taper I needed to cut was 0.2 degrees, so the only tool for the job was the jointer. The process was pretty simple. I needed to taper 1/16” over an 18-inch length. I made a 1/16” spacer and raised my jointer to a 1/16” cut. I placed one end of the panel on the spacer and ran the panel through the jointer. As the front edge of the panel hits the knives, t...

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Ultimate Hanging Tool Cabinet Build #1: Ultimate Hanging Tool Cabinet Build Pt. 1

06-30-2015 10:18 AM by wdwrkr631 | 4 comments »

Hello Everyone,We finally started to build our much needed hanging tool cabinet. This one is going to be big. It measures in at 4 ft. x 4 ft. and around 20” deep. This build should be a lot of fun. Here is a link to part 1 of the video series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5xU57c6BDw

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Healthy Workshop #1: Dust Hazard

07-30-2010 07:22 PM by RonPeters | 4 comments »

I’m new here at LJ and I wondered why “Healthy Shop” wasn’t a topic of discussion here…maybe I just missed the discussion? As we all know there are hazards in the work place. The hobby shop is no exception. Lose your health and you lose a lot. I first read here about the Dust Deputy collection system to reduce dust in the shop. I checked out their prices and thought “If this was made in China, it would be $20!” Being the cheapskate that I am ...

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Picked up quite a bit of free scraps

08-08-2012 12:23 PM by Jason™ | 4 comments »

Hello fellow LJ’s I just wanted to write a short message and see if I could get some ideas for some small beginner projects to work on and also post on here to get some constructive criticism to help me learn better techniques and also become better at what im really interested in trying to accomplish. Now for the scraps I got recently, I went to a local wood craft place where they make custom built ins such as cabinets, ent. centers, etc.. The gentleman I spoke with was very h...

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