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Shop stuff #36: A bit more insulation

02-12-2016 07:57 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I did some more work to the shop a few weeks back. I finally got up the desire to get the footage put together. I must admit that I have been pretty inactive lately. I guess there must be some bear in my, wanting to hibernate all winter. I am embellishing a bit of course. I do have my chores to do around the house, and winter has not been all that bad this year, relatively speaking. It has been pretty mild. Not so much the last couple of days, but I am not going to complain. A littl...

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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #3: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #3

02-08-2016 11:51 PM by wdwrkr631 | 3 comments »

Hello Everybody,Here is part 3 to my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To9wK5_FAiA

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Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #2: Garrett Hack Inspired Table Build #2

02-08-2016 11:48 PM by wdwrkr631 | 0 comments »

Hello everybody,Here is part 2 to my Garrett Hack inspired table build. Here is a link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjNNGNRA9ts

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Shop stuff #35: Improving the Bosch

02-08-2016 07:45 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I love my Bosch Glide mitre saw. It is a wonderful piece of machinery. If you have been following along though, you will realize that it does have some short comings. One of them is the dust chute. Here I do a simple job, with a reclaimed inner tube from a wheel barrow, to improve it a bit. It is still not perfect, but it is a lot better. I suppose that having the vacuum or a dust collector hooked up would improve it more, but I do not have the power to the shop yet, so we will have to...

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Repairs #1: Tapered Reamers

02-08-2016 06:19 PM by Lazy_K | 2 comments »

A variety of woodworking trades require the use of some sort of tapered reamer…. Stringed musical instruments have tapered peg holes, or woodwinds with tapered holes running the length. Windsor Chairs and spinning wheels are often put together with tapered joints. And barrels have tapered holes for both the bung and the tap. I’m currently repairing yet another spinning wheel, almost done: All of it’s joints are tapered round tenons in tapered holes. you mi...

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Used Tool Deals! Garage Sales, Salvage Stores and Auctions! #1: Today's Finds 6Feb2016

02-06-2016 11:06 PM by Dex378 | 3 comments »

I am always on the lookout for tools that I need (and always looking for tools I don’t need). But we all know that everything is so damn expensive these days. I have 4 kids so I can’t afford to run out and buy all my tools new. I try and hit yard sales, garage sales and salvage stores when I can. Most of the tools guys like us use are outdated junk to everyone else. The average homeowner owns a compound miter saw nowadays and wouldn’t know which end of a hand saw cuts the wo...

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Adding new hardware to eCabinets hardware database.

02-06-2016 02:54 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Adding new hardware to eCabinets hardware database.I was asked the question. Do you have anything on how to add new hardware that is not in my library? I need to add accuride 3832 guides in 22” and 20” I am very new to ecabinets and am having trouble. Today I will show you how to add new hardware to eCabinets hardware database. I will also show you how to associate drawer slides to your drawer boxes. You can also Follow me onFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ecabinetstipsandt...

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Hints and Tips #22: Wandering Bandsaw

02-05-2016 02:10 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

The last time I used my band saw it started acting up. I had a hard time steering the cut, but I got through it. It was just a band saw box. Today I discovered what the problem was. For whatever reason, perhaps my wheel tilting adjustment is loose, the blade was not between the guide blocks. It’s just a, 1/8 inch blade, so there’s not much fudge room. It wasn’t the saw, it was my set up! So if your band saw blade is wandering around, check your guide blocks! [Fun ...

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Odds 'N' Ends #6: Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

02-04-2016 10:36 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

I thought I would try something different for bit storage this time. I grabbed one of those magnetic tool holders from Harbor Freight, cut a bunch of V-grooves into it with the bench grinder and bam, instant Forstner bit rack. What do you guys think?Enjoy! Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

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Hints and Tips #21: Cork Feet

02-02-2016 11:40 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Have you ever had a project the needs little feet to get it off the table, but you only have wine corks? This happened to me recently, so I cut the corks into about 1/2 inch slices with my mini miter box and glued one in each corner of the project. To be sure they were level I rubbed the installed feet on a sheet of course sandpaper fixed to my flat work bench. Instant cork feet.

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