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Handplane Reference #7: Electronic Books.

05-08-2011 01:05 AM by WayneC | 48 comments »

In Feburary 2011, I broke my right leg and ended up having to deal with an extend stay in the hospital and time away from work. I was given an eReader as a get well gift and have been using it to kill the time. One of the things I found is that many classic woodworking books are available in electronic format for free. Many of these come from Google Books. You can read these books on-line using your web browser and down load them to your computer and save them there if you like. If yo...

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rain gutters #1: LET IT RAIN ! (not today , soon )

06-13-2010 03:13 AM by patron | 48 comments »

i have been in my home for 10 1/2 years now ,and early on had to choose between a house ,and a well .i had to chose to build the house , as it was beginning winter , and i had no place to live .i hauled water first in milk bottles , and then 5 gallon plastic jugs .i setup all the plumbing first ,got water heater , shower , vanity , toilet , and sink .everything was ready , but i had no water ,my friends would laugh , i even had a clothes washer .i bathed at the neighbors , and did laundry in ...

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Free Books: Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 and MISSION FURNTURE

12-27-2010 06:06 PM by rivergirl | 47 comments »

FREE BOOKS HERE! GET YOUR FREE BOOKS HERE! I like to read free ebooks, and came upon one “Woodworking Tools 1600-1900” that I thought some of you may enjoy looking at. It is a free book- easy to download. If you don’t use a kindle or a nook or those new fangled reading tools- just click the html option and the book will open right up. I am a total technophobe- and if I can read these ebooks anyone can – believe me. :) I hope you find this book enjoyable. Cons...

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simple quick box #1: TUTORIAL , SIMPLE BOX , FAST

06-20-2010 08:23 AM by patron | 47 comments »

after i posted this box , which took a total of about 5 hours in time , but two days , because i didn’t have the handle and clasp i got enough comments to post a tutorial on it’s building process , so here goes . thanks for looking . this is the finished box.i start with the wood for the whole box straight and milled to thickness all the same ,the top and bottom are wider here ,and the length of the body must be long enough ,to take the width into account for the ends .i cu...

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Attention Woodturners & All Others

07-07-2012 11:13 PM by Roger | 46 comments »

With all the hype and gettin rich schemes goin on, I decided to get on the bandwagon. I am going to show this pic in hopes that no one will “steal” the idea, and become a millionaire because I don’t have the patent, but, I am an ordinary (don’t say anything), guy, your average (still don’t say anything) guy, etc. Here goes: Now before you view the pic below, let me inform you that if you are interested in this fine product I’m about to unveil, you could ...

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HANGING AROUND - made easier

03-30-2011 03:39 AM by patron | 45 comments »

throughout my career as a woodworker/carpenteri have hung many new doors to existing jambsthe hinge placement its criticalas i must leave the existing hinges in the jamband transfer that to the door the hinges are usually different sizeswith different corner detailsand offset to different dimensionsdepending on the pre-built standardsof any given door maker(they are never the same just visually close) over the years i have come to know and struggle with these diferences you have some...

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rosewood / curly maple /purpleheart / lacewood #3: operating in a vacuum !

10-07-2009 06:49 AM by patron | 44 comments »

now i am glueing down the inlay , using west epoxy .the problem being that i don’t like puting things ,( like bricks , paint cans , bucket s of sand or water ) ,and i dont have enough wood to make cauls .so back to an old trick i learned in the fiberglass boating world . as i think in a vacuum , it’s only natural to work in one too ? so here it is ...a vacuum is not pressure , it is the absence of pressure .when they went into space , it wasn’t like going down deep in ...

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Finishing Tips #1: Blotch Control (Homemade) Water Base Pre-Stain Conditioner

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 44 comments »

I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced produ...

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05-20-2008 11:21 AM by jockmike2 | 43 comments »

Do you all know that denatured alcohol burns, invisibly. I mean you can’t see it burn. Well a little blue flame maybe if you’re at the right angle. Well let me tell you from the beginning. I’m on quite a few meds from a broken back, diabeties and a few other ailments. Needless to say my wife does’nt even want me in my shop, let alone playing with power tools and chemicals. Most of the time I have my wits about me and do just fine until I get tired or in pain, thats whe...

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Watch Box #8: Finished

02-03-2012 04:43 PM by Andy | 42 comments »

Finally I got it done and shipped it off to the customer. He wont get it in his hands until next week, so I will post his impressions when I hear back. I hope its what he wants!!! TIP:Some of you may know about this but many will not. This is my secret to quickly fine sand the box prior to spraying lacquer. I hand sanded down to 220 and then I finish up with green nylon pads. These were bought at the local dollar store. Guess how much? Thats right, a whole dollar. You can buy similar pads ...

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