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Machinist Toolbox #2: Milling some Lumber

12-08-2010 10:51 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

I am not sure how much time I’ll have for this project, so I’m taking every moment I can and do baby steps to hopefully drive this thing through. Last night I went and picked up what boards seem to be most fitting for this project that will yield the best materials for the parts. The toolbox is 10” deep, but I did not find anything that wide. the widest I have is 8” so I’ll have to make some glue ups for full width boards. I did get a good selection of mahogan...

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Machinist Toolbox #1: Design - Feedback Welcome

12-06-2010 04:38 AM by PurpLev | 22 comments »

I’ve seen machinist toolboxes here and elsewhere a couple of times, but never felt they would be useful for my woodworking needs as they seem to be aimed at organizing smaller items/tools/etc, so I never paid much attention to these boxes. With my recent interest in machining, I find I need a toolbox to hold all my small gauges, tools, keys, wrenches, tooling, measuring devices, etc. A machinist toolbox would be perfect for the job. I’ve looked around, and to be honest- these b...

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Proportional Dividers - Golden Section and Generalized #2: Proportional Divider (4 arms) - General Equation

11-22-2010 08:31 AM by Mark Whitsitt | 6 comments »

Ok, while I’m messing with the Golden Ratio and mathematics, I thought I’d also try to figure out how to make a simple cross beam proportional divider. It’s been a while since High School Geometry, so I had to go back and reprove the relationships between proportional isosceles triangles to myself. I also couldn’t find this specific formula for making a divider anywhere on the net in a reasonable amount of time, so I just re-derived it. (I believe this is all correc...

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Quick Tip - Extending knife blade life

10-10-2010 07:32 PM by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

I use an Xacto Knife for veneer and fine cutting. The tip of the replacement blade wears out all too quickly This is the problem drawn for clarity The top two drawings show a side and top view of a new blade. The middle two show a worn blade (exaggerated). The fine point is now a larger flat (or more accurately rounded) point and will also be burred over slightly (not shown) making it even duller. What I do to restore the point is grind the back of the blade off, at a slight ang...

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog post - "Baby Hold On"

09-25-2010 01:14 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

A new post is out on the “Little Good Pieces” blog – “Baby Hold On”, or, why didn’t I get holdfasts before now? http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/baby-hold-on/

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New blog post: Homemade Kerfmaker

09-19-2010 02:05 PM by TheGravedigger | 3 comments »

New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog – Homemade Kerfmaker, project by PaBull at Lumberjocks: http://wp.me/p13JU0-35

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RECALL #3: Black & Decker Recalls Random Orbit Sanders Due to Laceration Hazard

09-10-2010 05:08 AM by lightweightladylefty | 6 comments »

For those of you who don’t get the updates on recalls, here is one that might be of interest. NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 9, 2010Release #10-339 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 220-1767CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Black & Decker Recalls Random Orbit Sanders Due to Laceration Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Th...

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Spokeshave (restore) blog

09-03-2010 10:01 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Spokeshave restore, refurbishThis is what I do… Ok, here is the old chap ready for some LJ love. Take it apart. (I discovered a defect, but since it’s a manual tool, this is no problem). Remove the rust from the cap iron. Sand it flat, so you will have a good contact to the blade. Here you see it after, the flat area will secure a good contact now. I choose also to work a little on the top of the cap, to round it, and make a nice sharp edge so the shaves will run...

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Firewood sawing & Storing #1: The Original Woodcutter's Helper

08-24-2010 10:27 PM by Helper | 10 comments »

The original Woodcutters Helper is precisely that, it measures the log you are sawing to your exact specifications. Its simple and effective. Firewood the same length stacks tighter and neater saving space. Never struggle with trying to fit a piece of wood that is too long into your stove ever again. Anyone who has collected firewood has used various techniques for determining where to saw the log or tree into wood that will fit their stove. Some people turn or swing their saw edge-wise us...

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What is your Favorite Tool?

08-11-2010 03:46 AM by Chefdavid | 17 comments »

Was working today in my workshop and I began to wonder what my favorite tool that I own/use. I began to wonder, I enjoy all of my tools, some more than others. I focused on my newest tool, my planer. I like it and the things that is allows me to do, but it is not my favorite tool. Than I began to think about my skill saw and how much I use it and what I use it for. Still not my favorite tool. Well as I was standing in the middle of my workshop I noticed what I was leaning on. My Jawhors...

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