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Octave Mandolin #9: Tuning the Backboard of the Octave Mandolin

03-28-2017 03:09 AM by Gbluee | 1 comment »

After a bit of a pause I finally was able to get back to this build… It feels really good!Watch the video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNJfder-emQ

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Fixing Warp in Plywood

03-26-2017 04:36 PM by ConrailDon | 2 comments »

Hi Everyone, this is my first post. I hope to tap a good knowledge base here.I am trying to build some table leafs (hope i used the correct word). They need to be 1.075 thick. My thought was to glue up some 3/4 birch Ply with some 1/4”. I struggled to find some really flat 3/4” stock, so I glued up the first panel on my workbench. My workbench is 3/4” particle board and very flat. Anyway the 3/4” stock had about a 1/16” bow in a 4 foot length. I glued this up...

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Heavy Woodworkers Bench #3: Finding time

03-21-2017 10:04 PM by Questtut | 0 comments »

It’s a hectic world out there. That statement says a lot as of late, work, family, home repairs, remodels, obligations, appointments, meetings…. it goes on and on every single day in many of our lives. For thoes of us who love woodworking, but have other professions, where do we find time to do what we love? It’s difficult to, isn’t it? In my situation, commercial truck driver by proffesion, keeps me from home 5 days a week, day an night. When I am home, i have...

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My workbench overview

03-21-2017 03:37 PM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

This is not a build video, it is a video explaining the pros and cons of the massive workbench I built. If you are interested in the build video, they are on my channel and have links in this video’s description. https://youtu.be/Y_AdilMBcec

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Redneck Air Compressor Aftercooler

03-20-2017 02:30 PM by PPK | 5 comments »

I recently got a nice, used air compressor for a really great price. I have been needing one to power my air sander and also to keep up with my HVLP sprayer. This fits the bill perfectly. However, I want really dry air for using my spray gun, and also to make my other air tools last longer. Moist air isn’t good for any air tool that I’m aware of. So,I researched a bit, and decided to make a cooling loop to cool the air off after it come out of the tank/compressor before it runs th...

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BOULLE MARQUETRY WITH BRASS, PEWTER AND FAUX TORTOISE SHELL - a beginners approach #1: Starting point - My Chevalet, and the boulle style design that I used

03-20-2017 01:00 AM by madburg | 7 comments »

The first Boulle style box Engraved Boulle marquetry box lid STARTING POINT I am always looking for something small and complicated to make. I have made a few items over the last 5 years that have featured marquetry panels of one sort or another. See my Woman in Gold http://lumberjocks.com/projects/262434 Klimt on a box http://lumberjocks.com/projects/221162 and the interior of the doors on my Curiosity Cabinet http://lumberjocks.com/projects/239618 You can see from these exa...

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Shop stuff #84: Sally's Coffee Table Pt 15 Finally Done!

03-15-2017 12:06 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Well, it has been a long journey and a long series but we finally get down to the end of it. The coffee table is finally done. View on YouTube

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Hand plane restoration

03-14-2017 09:32 PM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

In this video I restore a Belknap bluegrass block plane. I believe that it belonged to my great, great grandfather (my grandfather’s grandfather. I believe that it was made in the 50’s. so not really that old by hand plane standards, but I had a blast restoring it and learned some good skills. https://youtu.be/GneTY8fCDRs

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2017 PATINA Spring Tool Sale and Auction

03-14-2017 06:21 PM by EricTwice | 0 comments »

If you get a chance go. A friend finally convinced me this year. I dropped my Stanley 9 1/2 and broke it. I bought it in 95. it is English made. I was hoping to find another like it and have spare parts. No such luck. I settled for a 1950s era U.S. made one, new in box for which I paid 20$. I’m happy. I also picked up a 6” Millers Falls sliding square and a 5” Starret for very reasonable. Yes there are some pricey offerings, but you can also find some very reasonable p...

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Heavy Woodworkers Bench #2: The solution to keeping cost low (in my situation)

03-14-2017 04:55 PM by Questtut | 3 comments »

I know, not everyone is in the same situation as I am. Some are more lucky than I, and some just don’t have as many opertunities as I do. So that’s tosay, you may not be able to use the solutions I have, you may have other options I dont, but, this is what I found. As a commercial truck driver, more specifically a flat be driver, I have many opertunities to bring home what’s known as “dunnage”. In essence that is lumber (of many types and sizes) that is...

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