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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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Shop Tips & Tricks #16: How to Plane Stock very Thin

08-08-2014 07:15 PM by GnarlyErik | 33 comments »

Planing very thin stock: Recently another Lumberjocker (John Hutchinson) asked for tips for planing stock down to 1/8” or so. Several people made good suggestions and I shared my own simple method which I worked out by trial and error years ago. I figured this would be a good tip to share in my sporadic blog on Shop Tips and Tricks. Power planing thin stock can be a challenge for several reasons. First is the danger of damaging the cutter head and knives by their contact with the planer...

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Harbor Freight speed squares, cheap helpers...

10-14-2011 05:31 AM by lilredweldingrod | 33 comments »

Harbor Freight has their speed squares on sale for $1.99. I bought 8 more of them. Just thought you LJ’s might like this, I did. In case you are interested, the lot number is 7718. And the sale runs through Oct. 31.

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tutorial #5: easy utility doors - this one insulated

06-15-2013 12:51 AM by patron | 33 comments »

thought some of you might like to know a simple way to make utility doorsfor closets or sheds (or whatever)like these i made for the new spray booth i am buildingfrom straight 2×4’s and some 7/16” OSB (wafferwood) as the booth is not enclosed by the ongoing shop build yeti need it to be insulated toofrom summer heat and winter coldso i put 1 1/2” of sheet insulation in between two OSB panels(whatever you might have will work tooespecially if they only have one panel)...

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #1: Old thread.

09-21-2011 12:31 AM by StumpyNubs | 33 comments »

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #6: A tough position to be in... (UPDATED 3:30 PM)

03-07-2012 01:09 PM by StumpyNubs | 32 comments »

(If you read this blog this morning, you can find the update just below… next to the BOLD letters that spell “update”) I learned a long time ago that the most important part of a table saw besides the blade, motor, splitter/riving knife, zero clearance insert, blade guard, out feed table and wings is… the fence. (Don’t hold me to that order of importance.) But most table saws either don’t come with a fence, or don’t come with a good one. To me, tha...

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SHOP ALONG #14: just go for it

06-20-2014 06:08 PM by patron | 32 comments »

last we talked went to eddies for the memorial and the crawdad boil and i stayed on with my bud eddieand we did some shop stuff with him here we left off before the room dry inside finally got some windows (2) and one door and covered the rest of the openingswith either clear plastic or 7/16” OSB before i left for louisiana once i got back home it’s been a flurry of various thingsto move forwards with the shop and the houseand making sense of the accumulated mess i hav...

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sauna door and casing build tutorial

06-02-2012 03:53 AM by patron | 32 comments »

here is a step by step of the sauna door i recently made it has some standard things and some different innovations i though it might be of some use to someone thinking of building a doorand how the parts go together first off i only had access to the big box store for suppliesso got 2×6 redwood for the door frame and the casing here is the casing parts with the stops and room for the insert seals(notice the side rip goes down furt...

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My Secret Magic Mix :)

12-05-2007 03:12 AM by Don Kondra | 32 comments »

If you dread the finishing part of a project as I used to, perhaps I can persuade you to give this mix/technique a try. The idea of using an oil combined with a film forming finish is not new; this is simply the one I have settled on after experimenting with a number of different products. An ideal finish should be easy to apply, enhance the grain and figure of the wood and provide a reasonable level of protection from normal wear and tear. The soft hand rubbed glow is a bonus. If yo...

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tutorial #2: wavy wood build in small scale

10-28-2012 02:30 AM by patron | 32 comments »

from my recent project post it seems many like the ‘wavy’ design the most here is how it evolvedi started out with a piece of melamineand drew a line across itand divided it into equal partsand with a can big enough to give it a smooth curve alternating back and forth took it to the bandsaw and cut it there i made some strips with my ‘thin strip’ guide(1/8”x3/4”)on the table sawand put one maple and one imbu...

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