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Cutting Thin Strips on the Table Saw — My Method

10-18-2017 08:00 PM by Rich | 19 comments »

Disclaimer: Using a table saw in this manner is inherently dangerous. No one should attempt these cuts without proper jigs and the experience to use them. There’s been some discussion lately regarding cutting thin strips on the table saw. Naturally everyone has their own way that they’re comfortable with and provides the level of accuracy they need for the task at hand. Basically there are several methods, the three most common being fence side, off fence side and a sled....

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How to Set a Japanese Chisel Hoop

10-17-2017 07:39 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

Video is here View on YouTube Just a simple method that will work to set the hoop properly on your Japanese chisels. Just remember that if you buy a brand new Japanese chisel that they will NOT come setup and ready to use. You are expected to set the tool up the way that you prefer. If you haven’t done anything with Japanese tools this task is a great confidence booster and a great starting point for your skills. It’s truly not difficult and once you’ve done it a few ...

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A Twist on The Wood Whisperer Crosscut Sled Slot Repair

10-17-2017 05:14 PM by Rich | 3 comments »

I needed to repair the slot on my crosscut sled (actually three of them) after aligning my table saw. The blade widened the slot enough that the zero-clearance feature of them was gone. I decided to give The Wood Whisperer's epoxy fix a try. After doing the first sled, a small parts one I wouldn’t mind re-making if this screwed up, I found that the bottom of the slot was perfect because the tape held the epoxy perfectly level, while the cleanup on the top surface (where the boards ...

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Making a Hammer Handle in my apartment

10-09-2017 08:40 AM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

View on YouTube Making a simple oak hammer handle in my apartment’s living room! Enjoy!

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my crosscut sled with only one fence

10-08-2017 12:59 AM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

In this video, I try my best to explain the process that I used to make this crosscut sled, which I will only use when cutting miters.This is one of the most important jigs in the workshop, and would advise anyone who hasn’t made one, to put this on the To-Do list.https://youtu.be/ynZK8CQtXu4

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Tutorial: Installing Side Rail Hinges

10-06-2017 09:01 PM by Ron Stewart | 2 comments »

If, like me, you are new to box making, you may be apprehensive about installing hinges. The number of options is large and bewildering and, with hinge installation being one of the final steps in the construction process, fear of ruining a nearly completed box is a valid concern. I’m not experienced enough to help you wade through all of the hinge options (Roger Bean’s excellent blog post Some Thoughts on Box Hinges might help with that), but I can can tell you how to inst...

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Just getting started

10-04-2017 12:28 PM by Archer72 | 9 comments »

So after nearly 20 years in the military and enjoying that life, I have been retired and decided to get back into wood working. I have forgotten most of what I learned as a young man, I had some talent for working with wood, but had a very lot to learn as well. Never had my own little shop I could work in, always had to borrow my Dad’s equipment and shop. So now I have decided to get back into it, and since I never do anything slowly or start out small, I have built my own shop in my...

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Octave Mandolin #12: Making the neck for the octave mandolin

09-29-2017 04:18 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

Following up with the Octave mandolin updates.. In this latest video I’m takind a AAA grade quilted maple neck blank and cutting it and shaping it to a neck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioT-oYsQq0&t=25s

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #3: Shopsmith Tool Rest Upgrade - Cheap, Easy, and Very Effective

09-26-2017 11:53 PM by Jerry | 14 comments »

I know all of you Shopsmith owners out there that do any turning quickly get frustrated with having to set the tool rest position with an Allen wrench, it’s tedious and fidgety. Shopsmith’s solution, the Universal Tool Rest is predictably expensive at over $200.00. My solution was to make two wooden handles, tap them with a 5/16 X 18 tap, and screw a 5/16 X 18X 3” screw into the hole, which is about 1 1/4” deep. This makes adjustments very quick and easy compa...

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