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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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Cutlist4.1 #4: Listing by Sub-Assembly...finally

08-03-2010 03:13 PM by daltxguy | 40 comments »

Often requested and finally here! I’ve finally changed the Sketchup cutlist4.1 plugin to show the partslist by sub-assembly based on the nested components in your model. I’ve uploaded cutlist4.1.0.6pre You’re really going to want to delete the old version completely before installing this version because the structure of the plugin has changed completely. The ruby script is now called ‘cutlist.rb’ and it’s really just a stub with all of the main code...

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Tools #7: More hand planes

07-14-2010 04:29 AM by Joe Watson | 8 comments »

its been a while and I have been meaning to update with newer planes in my shop. entire collection of planes bedrock keen kutter, keen kutters were made by Stanley for Simmons Hardware. Stanley 71 router plane one of the biggest jointer planes i have seen. Comes in at 26 inches long.

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