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Odds 'N' Ends #6: Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

02-04-2016 10:36 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

I thought I would try something different for bit storage this time. I grabbed one of those magnetic tool holders from Harbor Freight, cut a bunch of V-grooves into it with the bench grinder and bam, instant Forstner bit rack. What do you guys think?Enjoy! Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

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Hints and Tips #21: Cork Feet

02-02-2016 11:40 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Have you ever had a project the needs little feet to get it off the table, but you only have wine corks? This happened to me recently, so I cut the corks into about 1/2 inch slices with my mini miter box and glued one in each corner of the project. To be sure they were level I rubbed the installed feet on a sheet of course sandpaper fixed to my flat work bench. Instant cork feet.

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Dust Collection??

02-02-2016 01:14 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 10 comments »

I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.

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eCabinets cut list in excel #16: Importing excel tables into eCabinets Line Drawing Editor.

01-30-2016 01:08 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Importing excel tables into eCabinets Line Drawing Editor. Have you ever wanted to list the components of your cabinet in the line drawing editor in eCabinets? If so then you need to check this video out. First I will show you step by step how to set up the table feature in eCabinets Line drawing editor. Then I will show you how to set up the worksheet in excel that will allow you to Import the selected data into the line drawing editor.

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Making of the weaved box

01-30-2016 05:42 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

I am doing the second box. Luckily, photos can be taken to minimize explaining. Making of Hinges and also the top. The box is nearly complete so I will start on what is to be done.The hinge is made up of wood that I had a slot made independently then glued some pieces back in place. One of the black hinge was broken so I need to replace that… You can also see the middle part of the hinge have an offset insert. Remove the pin then complete the missing ebony. Let the p...

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Workbench?

01-29-2016 05:06 PM by haskins | 1 comment »

i’m thinking of building a versatile well built workbench that has a lot of lighting. I don’t do much hand tools so it wouldn’t need to suit that. I also want to put it against the wall, I know its not the best place for a workbench, but i just want to have something for small projects so that i can have a well lit place to film. I want to put a few drawers in it and maybe some storage on the wall. What do you’ll think will best suit my shop. shop: http://lumber...

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Stool II, the making of a Cabriole leg

01-28-2016 07:11 PM by Lazy_K | 2 comments »

Because someone asked… making a cabriole leg, either round or squared isn’t nearly as hard as some think. First: make up your pattern…then draw it on the side and front of your leg stock. then proceed to cut it out ;)If you have a bandsaw, start on one side, leave a little (1/4”) uncut at the bottom of the cuts, so you’ll need to cut in from both ends. cut all of the cuts on this side like this, if there is an area on the “underside” (side a...

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COASTERS #2: Illusions using Rhombus

01-28-2016 01:26 AM by BertFlores58 | 6 comments »

Varying Designs Using Sketchup, I had drawn a lot of possibilities for a 12 Rhombus combinations. Here is the photo of the one I like… Cutting the rhombus.Then, next step is cutting the rhombus. I set my compound saw to 30 deg then cut so many pieces one by one. Thanks for Daddy (Dad-in-Law) who also helped in cutting them. I could not find a photo.. AssemblySorting out according to colors and blend will shorten the time. Also the correct thickness will save time. G...

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Oak Storage Bench #1: Introduction

01-27-2016 04:59 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

This is part one of ??? following my build of an oak storage bench. I chose oak because I am trying to match a client’s cabinets. She needed a specific size and functionality, so in this video, I go over my Sketchup model and explain how I plan on building this project.Enjoy! Oak Storage Bench Part One: Introduction

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Odds 'N' Ends #5: Clean Tools are Happy Tools

01-26-2016 08:29 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

It is a good idea to clean your blades every once in a while. I try to do it every 6 months or so, unless it needs to happen sooner. We had a rare winter rainstorm and it blew open my workshop doors, drenching everything, so I also cleaned the rust off of my cast iron tabletops. Enjoy! Clean Your Tools!

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