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Tote Repair, Fix The Crack #4: Where's The Crack?

10-19-2012 12:39 AM by hhhopks | 1 comment »

Finally, I got the finish completed on the tote. Well, I am calling it done. Finishing is just not my thing. So here it is. The picture below shows the repaired tote on my 604 plane which I have also restored. The objective of this blog is on the repair of the tote in a way where the repair is not obvious. No cheating here. It is the same tote (check pictures of the previous blogs). I didn’t resort to out of focus pictures. You be the judge. Below are close up pictures of the r...

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Jewelry Boxes Journey #1: 777 days of LumberJocks

10-09-2012 12:50 PM by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Hi guys, look what kind of trouble you have all put me into: 777 days and $57 later, this is where I am now. Buying expensive drill bits. And I’m loving it! The guilty one concerning the purchase of this monster 3 1/4” Forstner bit is Al, aka Boxguy, because of this . He made me realize that jewelry drawers can be as simple as a round hole in a wood chunk, which made me redesign a part of one of the jewelry boxes I’m currently working on. Hence this mon...

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Marking Gauges #2: Marking Gauges

09-29-2012 04:29 PM by Rob Drown | 0 comments »

I am building 4 marking gauges and a small panel gauge. Two of the marking gauges and the panel gauge are for me. One gauge is to be a gift and the last gauge is to be sold and the proceeds donated to our woodworking club’s toy building program. I am going to build the French style from PWW. Bob Rozaieski’s podcast and incorporate improvements from the smokum youtube video. Thanks for providing so much good info. So far I have selected some walnut that I was given. It ha...

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Tote Repair, Fix The Crack #3: Re-glue

09-24-2012 02:52 AM by hhhopks | 1 comment »

The yellow just won’t work with rosewood. As JC suggested the epoxy should be used. I should know better. It must be old age. I have to learn my lesson more than once. The yellow glue didn’t held up to the test at all. After letting the tote to sit and dry for couple days. It snaps off with easy. The glue really never set. It was still soft. I had to start over. I ran hot water over glue spot and scrubbed with a tooth brush until all the visible glue are gone. This time I used epo...

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My version of a Pencil Shave

09-11-2012 11:15 PM by nobuckle | 4 comments »

Not long ago I had to come up with a way shape an inside radius. I would have used a spoke shave but I don’t have one. As usual I turned to Lumberjocks for inspiration. I remembered that our good buddies Mafe , Tim , and TrBlu made something called a Pencil Shave. After looking at their designs as well as a few others I made one of my own. Here’s what I used; two (2) cabinet door knobs, eight (8) brass spacers, two (2) pieces of copper tubing, one (1) pencil sharpener blade, an...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #6: Making Great $5 Band Clamps!

09-08-2012 07:49 AM by Boxguy | 26 comments »

Overview: If you are going to make boxes there is no substitute for good band clamps. They pull all eight joint cuts together and tend to average out any cuts that are slightly off. I use two clamps on each box. They are expensive to buy, but cheap if you make your own. When in use, they look like this. These are really cranked down to pull all the joints tight. (A big thanks to Derrick who patiently helped me picture each step in this process.) Hint: To make this a quick read j...

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Drum Sander #2: Calculations

07-31-2012 02:50 AM by Andrew | 2 comments »

Out of curiosity, I ran some calculations on power requirements: If I have a 1.5 HP motor, I can use a force of 2.88 lbs on a 25” piece. This would mean a low removal rate for larger pieces. I could not determine how much of a removal rate. Some sources say they would remove at a rate of 1/128” each pass. This seems reasonable for a 3 lb force. On smaller pieces more force can be applied. A 1” piece would stall the motor at 72.12 lbs. This amount of force applied to the m...

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Drum Sander #1: Planning

07-30-2012 07:40 PM by Andrew | 0 comments »

After doing some work on my kitchen cabinets, I thought that a drum sander would provide better results and take less time. So, I’m going to build one. A few sites that have given me my inspiration: http://woodgears.ca/sander/thickness.html http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/readarticle.pl?dir=powertools&file=articles_528.shtml The design so far…

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READ NOW #1: Be dissipointed with a company whose tool IS hanging on your wall.

07-25-2012 05:38 PM by KnifeL | 6 comments »

Lee Valley just informed me that Adjustable clamp company is outsourcing (at least) the Jorgensen wooden hand screws. I thought you all had the right to know as soon as I did. Please join me in sending them a complaint. -Knife

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Union No.6A X #1: Just picked up this baby. Can you give me some info on it?

07-15-2012 11:06 PM by Deycart | 3 comments »

EDIT: It is actually a 5A X.. That tells you how much crud is on it. I just picked up this at a community garage sale for 35 bucks. I can not find any real info on it. The only other one I can find are about the No. 7 X. How rare is this plane and How old is it? I assume its pretty old considering the hole at the top of the blade. Well I plan to do a light cleaning just to get the crud off. If it turns out to rare I will leave it at that and just sharpen it. I can’t wait to see how ...

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