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Saw Companies Dates of Production Handsaws

07-20-2017 02:52 PM by HankRustamaki | 4 comments »

List Of The Dates Of Some Saw Companies Saw CompaniesE. C. Atkins 1857-1952George H. Bishop & Co. 1882-1899Henry Disston 1840-1865Henry Disston & Sons 1871-1954Great Neck 1982-William Mcniece 1870-1883Miller Falls 1909-1923Ohlen Bishop 1920 – 1938 (Predecessor was G. H. Bishop)Harvey Peace 1863-1890 (Bought by Disston)Pennsylvania Saw Corp 1938Richardson Bros. 1866-1890Shurley Dietrich 1873-1910Shurley Dietrich Atkins 1930-1973Simonds 1868-1922 (They didn’t make hand saws...

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Shop Organization - Or Lack Of

07-10-2017 08:04 AM by Cathie Zimmerman | 11 comments »

About a year and a half ago I retired as a director of public safety. I’d served in the industry for 17 years and was ready for something different. I was absolutely ecstatic that my wife supported me retiring “early.” So, I leapt head first into the rabbit hole of this new hobby of mind: woodworking. Little by little I’ve found fantastic deals on the tools I needed (ok wanted lol). I can proudly say I have just about every power tool one could save up for. They are...

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How to make a wooden beer topper

07-09-2017 02:13 AM by christopheralan | 0 comments »

So I had some flies in the shop and I wasn’t in the mood for sharing my adult beverage. I had a light bulb moment and this is what I came up with… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbcMOO8SGOI

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Kids and the Hand Operaterd Drill Press

07-01-2017 09:41 PM by Jack McKee | 2 comments »

Kids and the Hand Operated Drill Press https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=tRAOO72GHfg3rd or 4th graders learn quickly, younger kids take longer. I found a hand-operated drill press at an antique tool sale. It makes many drilling operations easier and safer. With it, a child doesn’t have to support the weight of the drill or hold it straight. The feed mechanism allows her to apply more pressure to the bit. Kids enjoy using it. Many types of hand-operated drill presses were mad...

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Amanda's Gift

07-01-2017 08:01 PM by Jack McKee | 1 comment »

Amanda’s Gift I was teaching “shop” to kindergardeners and as new teacher I found children loved activities I was able to create from the world of tools, building and fixing. We took apart VCR’s, patched bike tires, put faucets, flashlights and locks together, used the hot glue gun, and, best of all, did woodworking. One day five year old Amanda made the car pictured below: I try not to compliment projects much because I believe the reward to come from the work of building not from ...

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Wood Species #1: Why your drawer sometimes sticks

06-24-2017 06:40 PM by CalOrgill | 1 comment »

When I was in high school I build a night stand that had wood drawer guides. The drawer box almost touched the face frame. Well that summer I went to go open my new drawer that I bought that school year.. and it didn’t open. I always kinda wondered about that but now I have an answer. It’s because it expanded because of moisture. Conversely, when dry wood is exposed to water (like being outside or in a damp basement), it can “drink” up the water and re-expand.So moisture (or...

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Keeping Aerosol Spray Can Heads Clean

06-23-2017 11:07 PM by Rich | 4 comments »

I’ve been experimenting with different spray toners lately, and I like to use cans pf pre-cat lacquer from Mohawk for small, quick tasks. The old invert the can and spray until clear method of keeping the spray head from clogging is pretty wasteful — not to mention the fact that it fills the air with an unnecessary amount of excess spray. To avoid that, I use a can of compressed gas to clear the spray head. By tapering the tip of the tube slightly, and cutting it short so it’...

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Amazing tool for designing awesome end grain cutting boards!

06-19-2017 03:01 PM by jaketodaro | 6 comments »

I build this web-based tool to design cutting boards. It was inspired by cbdesigner, but is web based and supports many different types of patters beyond the basic checkerboard style patterns like chevrons, basket-weaves, pinwheels, and more. Try it out and let me know what you think! http://www.cuttingboarddesigner.com/

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My Favorite Way to Get Perfect Miter Joints

06-16-2017 04:47 PM by CharlieK | 4 comments »

View on YouTube If the video doesn’t work then try this link I’m sure many of you already know this trick, but is works so well that I made a video anyway! Let me know what you think. Thanks!Charlie

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2013 Epiphone ES 339

06-15-2017 07:34 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have had this footage for a while now. I finally got around to editing it today. A stunning Epiphone ES 339 which is a smaller bodied ES 335. Just a beautiful guitar in for a set up and a little bit of adjustment. Although pretty new, I have found that the guitars that need a set up the most are the ones that are just bought. Most retail stores do not take the time to look them over. They just take them out of the box and put them on the wall. View on YouTube

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