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

773 days ago 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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sauna door and casing build tutorial

686 days ago by patron | 32 comments »

here is a step by step of the sauna door i recently made http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66801 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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tutorial #5: easy utility doors - this one insulated

308 days ago by patron | 32 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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tutorial #2: wavy wood build in small scale

538 days ago by patron | 32 comments »

from my recent project post http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73330 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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shop vacuum #2: down draft table

1471 days ago by patron | 32 comments »

well here is the next segment , culminating in a downdraft table .i had a 6” tube , that i brought down to and thru the floor ,and under the floor to back up inside my workbench ,as i didn’t want to be tripping over it , or bang it all up ..here i had to change to a 5” tube , as that is the only gate that i had ,so i put a ‘y’ there . and did a take off for any other future tools .!.i cut a rectangle in the top of the workbench , roughly 2’x3 1/2’ ,an...

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NEW INFORMATION California meeting

1655 days ago by rustfever | 31 comments »

Latest Update.The Woodorking Show people have given us a booth at the WoodWorking Show at the Sacramento Convention Center on Nov 13, 14, & 15. They also will tell our story in their press release and other print hand-out. They have made us another offer. FREE TICKETS, but with a condition. They will give us a free ticket for each person that works in our booth. I am passing that offer to LumberJocks. I will need each reciepient to agree to spend a minimum of 1 hour in the boo...

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CELEBRATING 3 YEARS WITH LUMBERJOCKS, & STILL HAVING FUN!

1704 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain | 31 comments »

It’s very hard to imagine that there were only about 120 members when we joined.

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The ABCs of Picking Saw Blades

1585 days ago by knotscott | 31 comments »

There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning. The saw’s end performance is largely determined by proper setup and blade selection. You don’t need to spend big bucks to get a good blade, but more expensive blades typically increase your chances of getting good quality. As with many things, there are often a variety of choices that each have merit, so consider what’...

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SHOP ALONG #9: holiday odyssey - grading time

98 days ago by patron | 31 comments »

since we were last here on the shop build the end wall was going up things were moseying along pretty goodi even got the drop end peak donewith the cutouts for the overhang lookoutsand the scaffolding taken down – A+ so i made a ‘drawing board’ to start the trusseswith stop blocks and templates for all the web cuts -A+ and made one from it 30’ long i had looked on the net for all the info i could findand came across this picture of trusses of different type...

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tutorial #4: framing tips for shop and house wall builds

316 days ago by patron | 30 comments »

while building my new shop wall and a spray boothit occurred to me that many here might get some helpor inspiration in the construction side of woodworking that shop expansion or bathroom addition for instance as construction has been my trade for going on 50 years now(shop and cabinet and furniture came later)here are some things you might find usefulwhen planning and building these things this is not a time/life how too bookbut what i have learned and seen doneas the quickest and b...

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