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Shop stuff #18: I made a mistake

12-01-2015 10:02 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

A couple of videos ago I made an unsafe cut. I am putting this up to correct my mistake. It was a dumb move. Thanks to those who pointed it out to me.

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Scroll saw blades

03-12-2010 05:57 AM by jems | 3 comments »

I am fairly new to scroll sawing just need some help with blade selection. cutting 3/4 walnut i have been useing olson #7 skip reverse tooth pgt is that a good choice. what to use for 1/2 hickory.and what blade speed should i be using. thanks to all

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Indexing Pin Jig For Wood Lathe

08-29-2011 09:54 AM by Grumpy | 3 comments »

I recently had a need to use the indexing section on my lathe to drill holes at exact & even spacings.I did not want to buy an expensive part to do the trick so I came up with a do it yourself simple solution.I already had a couple of ‘Magswitch Mag Jigs’, see that was a big starting point. All I needed was a small piece of 2”X1” scrap pine and some Perspex & one of the Magswitch jigs.You could use a light metal plate instead of ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #189: Some Packaging and Shipping Tips

12-09-2010 03:03 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Some days are just more quiet than others. I don’t mind though. In fact, I really do like those time sometimes. I spent the day yesterday working on my own holiday gifts for everyone, as I want to get them shipped out before too long. I know it is getting to be crunch time. I know many of you also make wonderful gifts that need to be shipped. In my years of sending my delicate woodwork to the magazine to be published, I have learned much about packaging items for shipping. Noth...

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A quick look at my approach to dovetailing

05-12-2011 05:43 AM by andyboy | 3 comments »

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Small Shop Projects #2: Sandpaper Cutting Jig

01-09-2009 03:35 AM by sIKE | 3 comments »

I reciently made trip to North Carolina and while there I stopped in and visited the local The Klingspor Store. The most interesting thing abut the store is the sandpaper. Klingspor is a sandpaper manufacturer and one of the side effects of are leftover pieces of sandpaper as they are cut from the roll. In the not so distant past these remnants were thrown away. They now take these remnants and throw them into a 4’x4’x3’ tall box and ship it out to one of the stores. These s...

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Woodworking For Therapy #7: How You Make Me Feel

01-07-2014 03:04 PM by Steve Kreins | 3 comments »

I have been working on my shop, doing little projects, learning how to use (and not use) my new tools, every day for a month now. I have had days when my cancer said, ‘No you wont make saw dust today”, but thanks to my wife, my God and my LJ Buddies, I’ve been able to push through and overcome! After being a Christian and Pastor for almost 40 years I am finally understanding how important to have people encouraging you. I understood, but now I REALLY UNDERSTAND! When y...

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A tip on inlaying

09-04-2015 11:54 AM by Ron Tocknell | 3 comments »

This is really an extention to my metalwork blog which featured a butterfly inlay on rosewood. The inlay is primarily mother-of-pearl with outlines and wing veins in copper. The pierced copper design is inlayed into the wood and the MOP sections inlaid into the piercings. This is quite an involved process and would require a separate entry with photos so I’ll do that at some time in the future. This is just a tip for cutting the recess to accept the inlay. Sorry there are no photos ...

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Good quality plywood

04-26-2008 02:09 PM by GMoney | 3 comments »

If anyone truely wants good quality plywood….Baltic Birch is really the way to go. It’s cabinet grade, has no voids on the interior, works well and looks good too. It comes in many thicknesses from 1/16 to 3/4. Almost any decent hardwood dealer will have it and it comes in 5X5 sheets. Yes, that is correct 5 ft by 5ft sheets. So, if anyone really wants quality and doesn’t want to hope for the best while really wanting to part with as little money as possible, then baltic birch is for you.

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Years of Woodworking #7: Time , Experience

12-01-2013 06:48 PM by Doug Scott | 3 comments »

Maybe some of us veteran woodworkers don’t spend as much time in the shop as some one like us that are working this for a full time business. I have had some people say to me ” you have that done already” Yes ! when one has the right tools and Knowledge and experience as some of us. I look back at the places I worked before I was a full time woodworker, ( St.johns table Co. Cadillac Mich. Hard wood dinning room furniture. started as a chair inspector then moved into ca...

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