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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #19: Safety week? We don't need no stinking safety week! (Stumpy's Safety Poster)

05-02-2012 12:36 PM by StumpyNubs | 34 comments »

It’s woodworking safety week. I know, I’ve been planning for months. This morning I finished decorating the safety tree, I hung the red halogen safety lights all over the outside of the shop. My wife is wearing her safety dress and I am drinking decaffeinated coffee this morning, because someone said it was safer. These days there’s a “week” for everything. We just wrapped up “earth week”, already the third or fourth one this year it seems, which u...

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HOW TO MAKE hinges and other metal stuff RUSTY

04-02-2011 07:10 PM by rivergirl | 34 comments »

I recently built a primitive cabinet with surface mounted hinges. The hinges were new and looked cheesy on the cabinet. I thought about painting the hinges black- but then decided to rust them instead. Rusting hinges and other metal parts for primitive furniture is EASY and QUICK. 2. Do not use a good pan. (Yes- I learned that the hard way today.) Soak your hinges etc in apple cider vinegar overnight. 3. The next day put equal parts liquid bleach and water in an OLD pan and put your part...

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mexican tile 'cut and switch' #1: simple stacked cuts - tutorial

11-10-2012 12:25 AM by patron | 34 comments »

this is how this box tiles were done the box is here and as a received gift here started with 4 different woodsall the same size and stacked them 4 colors in each pile and made a holder to run them random freehand thru the bandsaw with a pressure ‘thumb’ on it after cutting thru them curvy to the same corneri switched and glued all the 4 different colors togetherand cleaned them lightly on the disk sanderso they would be flat for the sled with a square stopand...

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Super Easy Way to Erase Pencil Lines on Wood

03-23-2012 04:48 PM by stefang | 34 comments »

I read this advice somewhere on the net and I wanted to share it with you. I should have noted who the advice came from, but unfortunately I didn’t. You can erase pencil lines on wood by just giving them a wipe with denatured alcohol. You don’t have to scrub it or even rub hard. It comes right off, like a small miracle. I am really thrilled with this. I hope you will be too. No more erasing or sanding off pencil lines, hooray! Have a great weekend, Mike

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Finishing Tips #1: Blotch Control (Homemade)

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 34 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 pro...

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SHOP ALONG #12: SPECIAL BLESSING

04-26-2014 12:07 AM by patron | 34 comments »

since the last ‘shop along’ blogwe were here my neighbor Te helped with the first halfof the truss placementthen my LJ buddy eddie came for a visitthis is my eddie blogand we got the trusses all moved to their respective ‘notches’on a ‘catwalk’ i had on either sidelong enough to pick them from their stack at the end walls and move them both ends over into their places eddie and my neighbor Te had taken down the tin roof i had over the ‘spray boo...

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Folding rule ChristMads tips

12-19-2012 10:50 PM by mafe | 34 comments »

Folding rule ChristMads tipsFolding the rules, not bending… Hi guys and girls, I have been quite a lot off line lately…The X put my daughter and me on the street with one weeks’ notice (no I did not cheat on her, smiles).But that meant chaos in my life, and my beloved daughter Mathildes also.Now we are landed, living more or less in the workshop, but have got a wonderful apartment from February so we are both full of bright light for the future and the new apartment is so cool ...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #21: I got a new jig in a card game!

05-14-2012 01:12 AM by StumpyNubs | 33 comments »

Sharpening card scrapers was never so easy, or so much fun… This week is all about card scrapers: how to sharpen them, how to use them, we make a rack to store them and a jig to burnish them. Along the way we do some fooling around and talk about Roy Underhill’s mustache! There are two projects in this episode, a tool review and a detailed demonstration of cabinet scraping goodness. Check out more episodes at Stumpynubs.com. Enjoy!

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Electrolysis Tank- Clean Your Machine

03-20-2012 01:45 PM by dustbunny | 33 comments »

I have two 1930’s Walker Turner 24” scroll saws I am refurbishing to use in my shop.After days of scrubbing and polishing I thought there had to be an easier way.Found how to build your own electrolysis unit on the web, and made one for large parts yesterday. 55 gal plastic drum- free4×8 sheet of remesh- found with rebar at Home Depot and cut to fit inside barrel1 rebar rod- woven into remesh8 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda55 gal of waterCost around $15.00 total Hooke...

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refurbishing old tools #22: Wood Plane 101

10-21-2012 01:01 AM by Dave | 33 comments »

A few people have had some questions about the ways I have done some of the refurbishing and purchasing of old traditional wooden planes.Here is a short video on some of the things I have learned through the years.These are my methods and opinions in refurbishing ole planes.

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