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El cheapo mortising chisel #1: Cheap $2 prying tool from bargain bin at hardware store into mortising chisel

10-10-2013 05:13 AM by Ted78 | 3 comments »

I needed a mortising chisel, but got sticker shock when pricing them. Old ‘pigsticker’ things on e-bay were going for $30 or so not including shipping, and new mortising chisels were nearly $50! I had a $2 bargain bin pry bar from the hardware store with a square shank. I cut off the business end at an angle. A bit of grinding, and few strokes on a fairly course stone and viola! I was pleasantly surprised on how serviceable the steel is. I don’t think the steel would...

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A Couple Minor Shop Enhancements

04-20-2009 03:48 PM by Patrick Jaromin | 3 comments »

Over the last couple months things in the shop have been fairly quiet…mainly due to things in the house being more noisy! Of course, our now 5-month-old son Nathan’s an absolute joy and easily the least-demanding baby of the three. This weekend I snuck away for a bit to put the finishing touches on my new hide-away blade storage rack. Hidden Blade Storage When I originally designed the shop cabinets, I kept the drawer sizes and placements open figuring I’d work the fin...

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Repairing/Upgrading HF Bar Clamp

02-06-2010 07:11 AM by HungryTermite | 3 comments »

I wrote a review on these HF Bar Clamps and I gave them a good review based mostly on the cost. At basically 6 for the price of 1 better clamp, they would have to achieve an impressive failure rate for me not to like them. That said, I had one fail within the 1st week of owning it. Rather than return it and get a new clamp that would suffer the same flaw, I realized I could fix it and upgrade the other ones I bought to fix the problem for about another $1, which still makes them very c...

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Fishing lessons

07-04-2010 07:33 AM by sawblade1 | 3 comments »

Hello fellow lumberjocks, I am veering off topic for this week (only slightly)This week was an interesting one to say the least as I took Monday and Tuesday off from work I went fishing with my friend Tuesday evening :) I did not have my fishing license so all I did was sit and watch basically, during my time watching I was able to pick up on, of all things—Marketing. yep you guessed it, As I watched her bait the hook of the first pole with the bobber placing wax worms on the hook, s...

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Tips and Other Stuff #1: A little more about using shelving paper

03-03-2011 07:56 PM by cmckerliesr | 3 comments »

Hi All!I am not sure if any of you who commented on my original tip about using the adhesive shelving paper as a way to attach a scrollsaw pattern to a project. But I have done several projects using this tip now so I thought it was time to share my feelings and such about it. Love HateYeah, I developed a real love hate relationship with this tip. I love it because the vinyl sticks so nicely to the project and does not leave behind adhesive residue. But the hate sometimes makes me wonder why ...

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Cordless Drill Charging Station

01-29-2012 09:18 PM by Sailor | 3 comments »

I decided to build a charging station to store my cordless drills. It turned out pretty well and really helped because I just had my drills laying around and my chargers in different places with the cords in the way…. Thanks for watching! If your interested you can find Will’s blog here:

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Season of shop upgrades #1: Shop Improvements

02-16-2014 10:24 AM by PJ72 | 3 comments »

This past year I have occupied my shop time in efforts to organize the shop and spent the time to build several shop tools and accessories. Having a garage shop that is primarily used for parking cars; it has been a constant challenge to optimize the space as a part time woodworking shop. This year I removed everything from the garage to thoroughly clean and re-organize the shop. I painted the walls and added 8 banks of overhead fluorescent lights to brighten up the space. Free up Spac...

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A Quick Tip for New Turners

08-20-2014 07:11 PM by TannerTurnings | 3 comments »

Something to be aware of when turning Bowls:- When you sharpen your Bowl Gouge you may get a tiny “Burr” on the heal of the bevel that then results in scratches in your piece at the point of transition between the wall & the base on the inside. It’s always worth checking for a burr on the heal, and if you find one, just remove it with a fine file and then a bit of fine sandpaper, just to make sure the heal is smooth.

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Season of shop upgrades #2: Table Saw Outfeed

02-16-2014 10:34 AM by PJ72 | 3 comments »

A need for out-feedI have tried using out feed rollers and various stands for some time and have never been satisfied with the results, especially when cutting large sheet goods on the table saw. For reasons including safety and quality of cut, I decided that I needed an out feed table system. Primary ConcernFor my garage workshop I needed a solution that was easily stored out of the way quickly with minimal storage space. I patterned the out-feed table on a design by Dwayne Intveld in t...

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The utensil making process #2: Sanding The Spoon

03-17-2009 05:50 AM by osageman | 3 comments »

I don’t know if I need a disclaimer or not on safety. So I will just add that, you need to take precaution when sanding and working around power equipment. Just be safe and know your tools… Now you have your pattern cut out, and you are ready to start sanding the shape. There is really no easy way to explain the process with out photos or videos. I will leave it up to you to read between the lines, (so to speak) There is 3 parts to a wooden utensil, 1.) the bowl. 2.) the nec...

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