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Super Sale on Chucks at WoodTurnersCatalog.com

07-16-2010 01:12 AM by scrappy | 3 comments »

If you need another lathe chuck or just need your first, this is the time to get one. Here is a link for the wood turners catalog sale. http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/ChucksTeknatoolNovaMidiChucknovamidi?Partnerid=e183 They also have the Super Nova ll on sale http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/ChucksTeknatoolSuperNova2SpecialOffersupernovaoffer?Partnerid=e183 and others. Just wanted to let you know. Scrappy

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Inside Picture Framing #6: Hanging

12-03-2008 08:00 PM by kewald | 3 comments »

For best viewing, the center of the framed image should be approximately 63” above the floor. Any picture frame larger than 8” X 10” should be hung using two hooks. This reduces the torque on the frame and also prevents movement of the picture on the wall. If the wire on the frame is too tight to use two hooks then the frame should be re-wired. When wiring a frame, the wire should be long enough so that the angle between the wire attaching point and the nearest hooking position is app...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #8: Information on Porter Cable Scrollsaw

03-01-2011 03:40 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

As I posted, about a week ago, I was having problems with the lower clamp holding the blade (like plain end #2) on my Poter Cable Scrollsaw. After some discussion with Poter Cable they are sending me a whole new lower clamp assembly. However it is the same as the one I have and my fear is that it will not address the issue. You see the real problem is that the thumb screw is under the table and you need to reach around the left side to tighten the screw while holding the blade through the hol...

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Sharpened the blades.

10-11-2012 02:27 AM by jumbojack | 3 comments »

My local Woodcraft offers a blade sharpening service. They job it out; a guy comes by every Wednesday and brings back sharp blades the following Wednesday. I had no idea how bad my blades were. They came back with plastic coating across the newly sharpened toofs. I pitched it on the ole Shopsmith and ran a piece of mahogany from the scrap bin through. Seriously, it was like a hot knife through butter. I was amazed at the cut quality. The saw made a completely different sound. Looking back the...

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New Light and Fan Box

05-05-2009 07:59 PM by MauBow | 3 comments »

I had always been disappointed with my light setup at the lathe. Until recently I had a 4ft. fluorescent light with 2 T8 daylight bulbs directly above the lathe and 3 100watt equivalent low voltage bulbs mounted in clip on fixtures from HD. It was adequate but I was constantly moving the clip ons or they would just slip and need to be readjusted. Then I stumbled upon this picture I had saved on my work computer. I couldn’t remember where I had copied it from but then, while resea...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #48: Enlarging PDF Files

04-12-2013 02:32 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

I have a project that I am working on (to be posted in about a week) where I needed to enlarge a PDF pattern file. Have never done that before so I started out the very hard way. I would copy a section of the file, paste it into MS Publisher then draw some lines the right length and try to enlarge the pasted graphic to the size. Major problems were, time it took and the print were real fuzzy (pixel enlargement). Well after cutting the first several pieces I figured there had to be a better wa...

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josef albers bookshelf

02-13-2014 08:56 AM by andyboy | 3 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS5whcSTSi4&feature=youtu.be This is the first project for my students to make this year.Will post a gallery pic when I get them done .

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Handy Farm Devices ~ and How to Make Them

09-06-2010 07:05 PM by RonPeters | 3 comments »

I found this site while perusing a survival site. There is some good ancient information here. Enjoy! http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/device/devices2.html

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Dust proof! #1: Contractor's Table Saw

06-16-2009 09:04 AM by Pankratio | 3 comments »

Good evening, everyone! I read, while standing in the magazine aisle at Safeway, an article in a recent Fine Woodworking issue about dust-proofing table saws. While I elected not to follow the author’s rather comprehensive dust-proofing method, I still thought that, on behalf of my lovely bride to be and the kids I’ll one day bounce upon my knee that I ought to improve the dust collection efficiency of my table saw. The table saw itself is a Craftex CT146, which is pretty mu...

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On Light and Sight

12-28-2010 03:57 PM by Dave Owen | 3 comments »

As a young Architect about fifty years ago, a seminar speaker surprised me with the statement that ‘within limits, light can substitute for sight’. Although the principle is obvious, I’d never thought about it quite that way, and it influenced my lighting design throughout my career. Many years later when I laid out the lighting for my shop, I used that principle along with good advice from an article in “Fine Woodworking’ magazine. My rather odd shaped shop with an area of 530 square fe...

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