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TV Time

06-16-2011 03:28 AM by Transition | 3 comments »

I don’t watch much TV. It takes away from shop time. And most of it is garbage anyway. But I do catch a show or two, or watch a movie from time to time, on my computer. And I hate to admit it, I enjoy reruns as much as the next guy. I’ve spent countless hours and wasted precious life re-watching Star Wars, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Bad Boys, Kelly’s Heros, Sweet Home Alabama, etc… Why would anyone watch a show more than two or three times? It’s not like c...

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Workshop #28: Finishing Rack

03-29-2014 12:12 PM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

Been working on a number of bottle openers and decided to try a lacquer finish on them as it should hold up a bit better. Problem was how to apply the finish on a round thing. Here is the simple solution I came up with. Basic piece of scrap wood (actually game that did not work out) 3/8” bolts and nuts. It worked worked well. I have 5 new bottle openers already dried with lacquer and the epoxy is now curing on them. Looking forward to delivering these to the gift shop ...

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5 Knives #3: Preparing the blanks

09-15-2012 09:14 AM by AJM | 3 comments »

Here are a few photo’s of how i prepared 2 of the blanks although the stainless steal blank broke the m6 die.hopefully i have a solution to this and it will no longer be an issue on the other 2 ss blanks.With the carbon blade i die’d the end first to fit an m6 nut. i use this to help keep the knife clamped together. I have heard stories of the epoxy lasting a few years and the knife then simply putting it . fall apart. i feel the nut at the end is a good way of helping this...

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Getting Organized with recessed Shelf Units

01-23-2013 09:37 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 3 comments »

In my last video I showed you all the renovation of the old shop space, during that renovation, I made some recess cavities in one wall of the shop. In this video I walk you through the steps of making the recess shelf unit to go into those cavities. These recess shelves are not just for the shop, they can be used in the home as well! Add some glass shelves and you have a nice knick-knack display shelf, or use them around the home for any organizing needs.

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An artists perspective #1: The plan stan

02-15-2009 09:44 PM by kolwdwrkr | 3 comments »

Last night I finished up my carving of the green man I posted and was thinking (jokingly) that I’m glad I posted it after Marcos sculpture was off the front page. I didn’t want to steal the spotlight from him. LOL. He is a true artist and an inspirational one at that. In fact he is the inspiration to this next piece. I am thinking that I will blog this next carving, possibly with step by step instruction of the carving. Keep in mind that I am in no way a professional carver. ...

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Stupidity or How to Destroy a Dado Max in Easy Stroke

01-26-2011 06:04 AM by bigfish_95008 | 3 comments »

Sunday I had the Dado Max out to cut some dados in a box that the scroll saw will sit on – the scroll saw stand is just to tall. I set up the first dado and it cut beautifully and then disaster struck, as Lowell Thomas would say, instead of turning the router off and unplunging the previously plunged router I lifted it out of the fixture, running at 25000 rpms and about an 1.5” of bit exposed – almost. The bit caught on the edge of the fixture lifting it off the clamp and st...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #2: Preparing Wood and Cutting Pieces

09-12-2011 04:56 AM by scrappy | 3 comments »

Welcome Back! We will begin be going over some safety tips. First of all it is always important to know your tools and use them safely. You will be working with very small pieces of wood so, the utmost care is needed. Always use all guards and a zero clearance blade on the table saw. Always use proper eye and ear protection. If something does not seem safe, then stop Step ONE The first thing you want to do is to cut your wood to size. I started with a piece of 4/4 Purple ...

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Wheelchair Accessible Moxen Vise

03-07-2013 05:32 AM by gsuing | 3 comments »

For the disabled woodworker, wrangling the standard front vise handle while dovetailing is a constant burden. See how the vise handle interferes with the legs. Enter the Moxen Vise. This vise was built from hardware made by Benchcrafted. Here is the Moxen Vise in standard mode. That’s great, but it is too high for the disabled woodworker. The solution is to flip the Moxen Vise over and lower it about four inches. Here it is flipped over and ready to be attached ...

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T-Track jig for jointing and cross-cutting wide panels on the table saw

11-13-2009 05:54 AM by GregD | 3 comments »

Here is yet another jig that works for jointing and also cross-cutting wide panels on the table saw. The idea is pretty simple: Use a T-Track as a runner in a miter gage slot and a couple of simple hold-downs to clamp the T-Track to the work piece. In my case I used a 48” T-Track from Rockler for the runner. I caught it on sale as a kit with a selection of bolts and knobs. The hold-downs are short sections of 1×2 with 2 holes. One hole is for the T-Track bolt, the second ha...

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Sketchup Shorts #2: Outliner - Component Selection - Anywhere, Anytime

03-06-2009 09:14 PM by PurpLev | 3 comments »

Is there an easier way to select components/groups that are behind another geometry? or inside one? Is there a way to transfer a component from one group to another? Yes there is. Welcome the Outliner window. This tutorial refers to components in your model, but in this case, groups behave in the exact same manner. If not yet visible, click ”Window → Outliner” to see this window in Sketchup. The Outliner window shows you a list of all components and groups in your...

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