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Hints and Tips #23: Uses for Those Plastic Cards

03-06-2016 01:11 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

We seem to get a lot of those plastic cards that just get thrown away after they’ve been used. Whether it’s old gift cards or those ‘fake’ credit cards that American Express sends out, I’ve been looking for ways to at least use them for something before chucking them in the trash. With 3 of us using tracfones, we get a steady diet of the refill cards as well. [Below] Mainly I use mine to mix epoxy on or to hold a small pool of wood glue for those surgical ...

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Remove the back ground from eCabinets Jpg images with Inkscape

03-05-2016 06:26 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Remove the back ground from eCabinets Jpg images with Inkscape Have you ever wanted to remove the gradient back ground from the jpg image that eCabinets produces from the presentation view or any background from any image for that matter. In this video I show you how you can get this done using the free program Inscape. Be sure to like share and comment Subscribe → https://www.youtube.com/user/ecabinetstips?sub_confirmation=1You can also follow me on:Facebook→ https://ww...

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Amazing Day at the Salvage Store 26FEB2016

02-27-2016 09:40 PM by Dex378 | 1 comment »

So after talking to the owner of the salvage store for a little while he let me go down and pick the basement where all of the items from his estate buy outs go before they put them on the sales floor. I was floored with the amount of stuff that he had down there. Picture a room the size of a football field filled with boxes, trunks, shelves and crates FILLED with amazing stuff. I picked for about 2 hours and found everything we like from vintage, rare Stanley #18 Sweetheart plane, a Stanley ...

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Shop stuff #40: ZCI for the Bosch Glide Mitre

02-26-2016 11:31 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Not quite happy with the insert provided by Bosch, I decided to build my own. It is a pretty common thing on most mitre saws and should help give a nicer cut. Of course, I kept the original in case I have to tilt it over on the bevel adjustment. This will handle everything else. I rarely use the bevel anyway. I just stick to mitres and straight cuts for the most part. I am still getting accustomed to Lightworks. It is much more powerful than what I need, but I am getting some of my r...

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Drying With a Microwave #2: Like a Phoenix from the ashes.

02-26-2016 12:28 AM by Druid | 11 comments »

PART 2After ABC’s “friend” quickly left, ABC started over again by using another piece of cedar. He re-drew the pattern, and started carving the bowl all over again. So, by the time that I arrived, ABC had completely re-carved his project, sanded it, and had applied 2 coats of stain as shown here. We reviewed this carving, and I explained that his techniques were excellent for a first carving project. He has followed the grain of the wood very well, and there are no signs of any problems w...

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Drying With a Microwave #1: Part 1 - A bit of a warning.

02-26-2016 12:12 AM by Druid | 8 comments »

I have noticed several enquiries and comments on Lumberjocks regarding the use of a microwave oven for the purpose of drying green wood, so I want to pass along a description of a recent event that happened to someone I know. For this posting, I will refer to this person as “ABC” (A Bowl Carver), and I will let you assume that ABC is male. As a bit of background, ABC was injured in an automobile accident, and as part of his rehabilitation process I am currently teaching him how to carve. S...

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Shop stuff #39: Third and shortest

02-24-2016 12:15 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

A very quick tip. View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #38: a quick build

02-24-2016 12:13 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

The second of my new series of short videos View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #37: Three short videos

02-24-2016 12:10 AM by JimDaddyO | 4 comments »

I sometimes remember to get the camera rolling and pass on knowledge that was passed on to me. I often don’t have anywhere to put them though, so I started a new series. Doc’s Little Docs. We all started out knowing nothing, and often times, small bits of knowledge go by the wayside because people just assume that they are common knowledge. So although you may think that some of the ideas are self evident, or that everyone knows that, I think little ideas are worth preserving ...

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Hole Filling Tip

02-21-2016 01:30 AM by Roger | 18 comments »

Just wanted to pass this along for anyone who may not know it. Graphite from pencil lead works fantastic to fill in knotty holes. It works nicely on Cherry or Walnut. You don’t need much to darken the epoxy with it. I used lead shavings from this shop pencil that I made for myself a long time ago. It’s a nice large pencil for quick marking and has a big ole fat 5.6 lead in it, also has a sharpener built into it. Very easy to make some shavings to add to some epoxy, and plug some h...

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