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Just getting started

10-04-2017 12:28 PM by Archer72 | 9 comments »

So after nearly 20 years in the military and enjoying that life, I have been retired and decided to get back into wood working. I have forgotten most of what I learned as a young man, I had some talent for working with wood, but had a very lot to learn as well. Never had my own little shop I could work in, always had to borrow my Dad’s equipment and shop. So now I have decided to get back into it, and since I never do anything slowly or start out small, I have built my own shop in my...

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Octave Mandolin #12: Making the neck for the octave mandolin

09-29-2017 04:18 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Following up with the Octave mandolin updates.. In this latest video I’m takind a AAA grade quilted maple neck blank and cutting it and shaping it to a neck.

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #3: Shopsmith Tool Rest Upgrade - Cheap, Easy, and Very Effective

09-26-2017 11:53 PM by Jerry | 14 comments »

I know all of you Shopsmith owners out there that do any turning quickly get frustrated with having to set the tool rest position with an Allen wrench, it’s tedious and fidgety. Shopsmith’s solution, the Universal Tool Rest is predictably expensive at over $200.00. My solution was to make two wooden handles, tap them with a 5/16 X 18 tap, and screw a 5/16 X 18X 3” screw into the hole, which is about 1 1/4” deep. This makes adjustments very quick and easy compa...

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Octave Mandolin #11: Installing Ebony Binding

09-18-2017 10:21 PM by Tomy Hovington | 1 comment »

It as been awhile since I added a video in this build, The fact is that I just move to a new house/shop and had to setup shop before getting back to it…

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Restoring Carving Tools #2: Dealing With Rust

09-11-2017 01:27 AM by Druid | 13 comments »

OK, this post deals with files rather than carving tools, but it looks like it could easily be tried on any tools. I recently unpacked some tools that had been stored away for quite a while. Among these, there were 2 old flat files that had become somewhat dull and clogged prior to being packed, and were now showing further damage from rust. One thought that I had was to replace these with nice new ones, BUT . . . somewhere, I had heard of a simple, cost effective method of “recondi...

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How to Sharpen Jointer Knives in Place in 10 minutes

09-09-2017 05:56 PM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 3 comments »

Hello folks, I tried this old method on my jointer knives and was fairly happy. It only requires a super simple jig like this: Here is a two minute video how I did it and the knives’ test: Be safe and happy woodworking! Michael

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Hack

09-08-2017 07:26 PM by denverdan | 2 comments »

My lathe has been working great since I rebuilt the pulley system with one exception. Sometimes it’s really hard to take the chuck off of the spindle. On the original pulley there were indexing holes and a indexing plunger lock that would lock the spindle allowing the chuck to come off after use. Since my pulleys didn’t have the holes there wasn’t a way to lock the spindle. Not a huge issue, but kind of a PIA. Normally I would use a couple wrenches and eventually it...

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Building a better woodshop #4: bandsaw inserts holder

09-05-2017 08:37 AM by Sodabowski | 0 comments »

Hi folks,This completed project dates back to June 2016, I didn’t find the time to post so here comes.This is my bandsaw, small entry level but it really does the job with proper blades, of which I have several sizes and pitches. So I change inserts quite often. The factory insert was a crap piece of plastic, which I’m not going to show (too shameful), but here is one of my shopmade inserts in place: And so I finally made the jump and built this blank inserts holder. ...

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Hanging a Painting #1: Frame hanging tool

09-02-2017 03:34 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

Why buy a fancy picture hanging tool when you can make your own? View on YouTube

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