Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tool'

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Help! Looking for Christmas present for my dad

12-05-2011 04:13 AM by Rockydog | 7 comments »

Hey, I am a complete newbie to all the wood turning buisness but my dad has just got hooked on it as a hobbie. My dad has a lot of the tools nessasary but is missing a tool that he has wanted for a while. The tool has something to do with hollowing out a peice of wood to make a nice vace or anything with a hollowed out center. If someone could please give me any information or a link on such a tool or where to buy one that would be really helpful. Thanks!Rockydog

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Calipers, the frugal way. --or-- I'm a complete tightwad, and here's proof.

11-30-2011 08:33 AM by dspahn | 9 comments »

I’m pretty frugal. I had it drilled into me by my parents, who are also extremely frugal. Most of the time I’m grateful for it. Every now and then I’m just the tiniest bit ashamed. I’m not sure yet which category tonight’s escapade falls into. Maybe you can be the judge. ;) I wanted to get some calipers to measure diameters of whatever I’m turning. I looked on craigslist, and the only thing they had was a Starrett 36 for $575! (Click here for proof...

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Tuesday Tool Time #6: Gettin' my Kreg on

11-15-2011 04:06 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 9 comments »

This week I go in and explore the Kreg Jig Jr. I think this ended up being kind of an instructional video as well. I hope you all enjoy it. Also please let me know what you guys think about these. This is the 5th video review I’ve done. How do you lumberjockers like these? Anything need to be changed?

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Rehab of a pair of braces

11-11-2011 04:15 AM by need2boat | 2 comments »

After reading Andy’s blogs on cleaning up braces I dug these two out out of the back shed. They were in the family for years. The chrome has been rusted off the millers falls for years but I figured what better to start on. The stanley SPOFFORD brace wasn’t as bad but needed a bit more tighting up of the top knob which was a bit tricky. The end results aren’t the prettiest but work great. On I side note I really didn’t expect to like the spofford brance much but as...

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Tuesday Tool Time #3: Tablesaw review

10-18-2011 11:59 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 9 comments »

If you are a beginner woodworker or a woodworker with a small shop then this is a good review for you. Enjoy

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Handplanes #4: You don't know Jack!

10-18-2011 09:14 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

It all began when I was building my workbench (blogged here). I was using my first (dedicated woodworking tool purchased) #5 BORG buck-bros Jack plane and it broke. It was working quite well after I learned to tune it, but the materials it is made of are just too weak and flimsy and the yoke that controls the blade travel just broke and became useless: I was bummed, but hey it was a good learning experience, and I have been keeping an eye open for a replacement #5 ever since. not reall...

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Penguin Tool Chest #5: shipwright-style Box Hinges

10-17-2011 03:19 AM by bobasaurus | 7 comments »

After seeing shipwright’s nifty wooden box hinge technique , I knew I had to try it myself. I’m not sure if it’s been attempted on this large a scale, but I’m happy with how it came out. The only change I made to the original technique was putting the grooves on the face of the board instead of the edge, that way the somewhat-unsightly filled groove would be hidden from view on the outside of the tool chest. Here is the initial setup with the grooves still open: ...

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Penguin Tool Chest #3: Turquoise and Internal Dividers

10-17-2011 02:28 AM by bobasaurus | 2 comments »

One of the bookmatched side panels of the chest had a large knothole that needed filling. I’ve seen lots of neat stone inlay here on lumberjocks and wanted to give it a try. My Dad found some crushed turquoise and fancy epoxy at a jewelry supply store, and I bought some bigger pieces at a local gem and mineral show. After testing the technique on some scrap, I epoxied the turquoise pieces into the knothole: I tried to place in big pieces first, then fill the rest of the gap wi...

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Penguin Tool Chest #2: Routes and Many Dovetails

10-17-2011 02:07 AM by bobasaurus | 4 comments »

I wanted this toolchest to be fairly traditional, so I worked on the setup for wooden runners early in the build. I used a 1/2” router bit to make dados that run most of the length of the side panels, stopping 3/8” shy of the front. This involved very delicate adjustments and stop-block placements: The dados will give extra support for the runners, and make them easier to position. I also routed a sliding dovetail for a horizontal divider, and a normal dado for the plywo...

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Penguin Tool Chest #1: Design and Milling

10-17-2011 01:45 AM by bobasaurus | 1 comment »

I decided to make a fancy wooden tool chest as a retirement gift for my Dad. Fortunately, there are many inspiring tool chests here on lumberjocks that I was able to use as a basis (such as JaiMaluga22's, jm82435's, Coleby's, and Mathew Nedeljko's). After examining these and many other tool chests, I came out with a design I liked and made a simple version of it in Sketchup: (not sure why this turned out so blurry here… I must not be getting the image resolution correct and some re...

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