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Hints and Tips #10: Template Sawing on the Table Saw

09-03-2015 05:50 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

If you remember my Tip #7, I showed how I jointed one edge of a board by taping a straight edge to a board and running it along the fence of a table saw. Well, sometimes I think I’m just stupid! There’s an easier way to do this and I already had the jig for it made. My wife asked me for a piece of wood to shore up one side of an electronic keyboard at her school. I had a piece in mind, but wanted to square it up and paint it black. After I did all of this, using the method des...

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Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand #2: Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand Pt.2

08-31-2015 11:34 PM by wdwrkr631 | 2 comments »

Hello Everyone,Just uploaded part 2 to the Krenov cabinet build. In this video we apply the veneer with a vacuum bag. This was our first attempt at this and the results were great! Check it out. Here is a link to the video.

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Hints and Tips #9: Occasional Pocket Hole Joinery

08-27-2015 01:11 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

While I cannot be called a die hard fan of pocket hole joinery, I’ll admit it has some uses. Such a use came about today as I was completing a project (to be posted in a day or two). This method of making pocket holes without an expensive jig I saw in a video by Steve Carmichael. (the link starts the video right at the part I’m talking about). [Above] These are the tools I used to do this procedure. Your choices may vary. I’m using a 3/8 inch spade bit, 1/8 in. twis...

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Bar Top Mat

08-26-2015 06:28 AM by Grumpy | 12 comments »

I posted my completed bar project last December; had the idea of a bar mat made out of those rubber stubby holders you get on holidays in gift shops.Anyway I had a collection of over a hundred to choose I decided to stitch a few together (that’s hand stitch because I couldn’t find any volunteers with a sewing machine).Lucky I didn’t do any closeup photos to show my less than average sewing ability, but from a distance they don&#...

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Age of Refinished Antique Chest

08-22-2015 01:52 AM by niftynoel | 9 comments »

I’ve almost completed refinishing this old chest, and I’m curious to know from experts out there, just what era it might be from. I simply stripped it and coated all wood (pine) with shellac and 3 coats of General Finishes top coat. We bought it from a furniture restorer / antique dealer south of Lapeer, Michigan in 1976. I always assumed it was a carpenter’s chest, but I am now not so sure. It is clearly hand hewn, uses wood pin joinery, and what seem to be hand wrought square nails. •...

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Building an elegant bed frame.

08-21-2015 12:27 PM by JordsWoodShop | 0 comments »

In this video I show you how I build this elegant bed frame Video: More images and details visit my website here:

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Build A Krenov Style Hand Plane

08-21-2015 12:46 AM by wdwrkr631 | 6 comments »

Hello everyone,Just uploaded a new video. In this video we build our take on the Krenov hand plane.Here is a link to the video.

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Picking up steam... #3: Drying rack for stoppers

08-18-2015 10:23 PM by ForestGrl | 8 comments »

Set this magnetic bar up to hold the stoppers between coats of spray lacquer, cute little soldiers here (the one on the far right is “Mr. Stubby”—didn’t go quite right, LOL). With gloves on, I hold the stopper by the long bolt that fits the taps in the wood, take outside and lightly spray, return it to the rack and pick up the next one. Set my timer for 30 mins between sessions, and go about other business. Today that business is re-balancing one of the wheels on my...

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Are you kidding me

08-17-2015 09:41 PM by Marv | 18 comments »

The low lifes have even invaded here? 145 posts in 5 hrs. Attention administrators, not the kind of wood we come here for. this is what I got. Hi,i really like your profile and i feel it would be nice to get to know you more better,here is mine email address ( I have something very important to discuss with you privately and i don’t want to discuss it here. hope to hear from you soon. Mrs Dorathy Edward, —ddratw

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Ridgid R4512 router table installation

08-16-2015 06:14 PM by AfraidKnot | 0 comments »

I have been wanting to install my router table on my Ridgid R4512 table saw, and finally came up with an idea to easily mount it and easily keep it level using a hanger system. First I bought 3 sticks of angle aluminum 1/8”x1”x36”, and cut them down to about 31” and drilled holes on each end at 29 and 7/8” on center. Next I used 5/16”x5” tap bolts and put one nut on about 5/8”” from the head and on the other bolt the nut would just a...

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