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The Anarchist's Anarchist Tool Chest

05-26-2017 09:22 PM by clperdue4342 | 5 comments »

Yes, there’s supposed to be two “anarchists” in the title. Perhaps I’m confused. I’ve read a bit about the anarchist’s tool chest. I started with a tool chest similar to the common anarchist’s tool chest, though at the time I didn’t know I was an anarchist. That box held a Black and Decker “skilsaw”, a Craftsman plunge router, a pair of drills (B&D and Craftsman), a Stanley handsaw, a Bailey #4 plane, and a square. I built ...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #22: Rotary File/Hole Chamfer tool

05-23-2017 12:16 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

In looking around for the best buys on the tools I actually have to buy versus make to repair bowed string insytruments, I encountered a tool that I haven’t missed having—yet. Seeing that it’s looks like a counter sink bit on a handle, I made one. The handle is a turned spindle that I saved from a piece of furniture for just such a use. I just had to shorten it and drill a hole in one end to accept the counter sink bit on one end. I glued it in with epoxy and...

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The Beginner's Hand Tool Kit (Some thoughts)

05-20-2017 10:02 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 4 comments »

View on YouTube The video covers mostly the tool side of things but I’d like to talk a bit about the concepts behind some of the first tools you buy. This is mostly just my opinion and my experience speaking (which isn’t much compared to some!). My main reason for the list in the video is as follows. You want to buy tools that help you develop confidence as well as skills. Buying an axe as your first woodworking tool is something that I recommend each budding woodworker do. ...

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Adventures in Lutherie #11: Bench Puppy and Tiny Wedges

05-08-2017 07:57 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

I needed a place to use a chisel to cut small wedges out of maple for rehairing violin bows. The benchtop has a piece of carpet on it and I didn’t want to damage anything anyway. I made a small bench dog to give me something to push against and cut into without worry. It’s made with a scrap of oak that I had. The cleats are just glued on but are holding up fine. The wedge I msade is the small bit of wood with the dot on it just at the corner of the chisel. I believe itR...

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Mongo: my first real workbench #6: The right tools for the job... even if you have to make them.

04-12-2017 06:45 PM by TheRiflesSpiral | 2 comments »

I’m a big believer in having the right tools for the job; I’m a process engineer by trade and in my experience the analysis of any given task/process invariably reveals a substandard or nonexistent tool for completion… this bench is no exception. When my attention turned to laying lines for the legs and aprons where 90° was no longer my reference point, I realized I was going to be relying on angle/miter gauges for accurate layout. As I mentioned before, I’ve never ...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #19: Small size sound post setter

03-27-2017 08:02 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I already own two violin size sound post setting tools which I purchased online. The other day I was setting a sound post in a less than full size instrument and I got the feeling I was stretching the limits of the tool. I got the post set successfully, but it entered my mind that a smaller tool might be handy for if I should have to work on a 1/4 size violin or smaller someday. So today I went down into my woodshop, took a piece of 1/4 iinch flat brass and went to work with the grinde...

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Shop Tools #22: Luban 043 Small Plow/Kerfing Plane

03-25-2017 07:18 PM by WayneC | 16 comments »

First time I received a package packed in plane shavings. This plane is a re-imagined Record 043. Improvements include all stainless steel construction, larger handle and a Kerfing blade. Some info Workshop Heaven - Luban 043 Blog Post Mitch Peacock – Video Review Mitch Peacock – Kerfing Plane video

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Redneck Air Compressor Aftercooler

03-20-2017 02:30 PM by PPK | 5 comments »

I recently got a nice, used air compressor for a really great price. I have been needing one to power my air sander and also to keep up with my HVLP sprayer. This fits the bill perfectly. However, I want really dry air for using my spray gun, and also to make my other air tools last longer. Moist air isn’t good for any air tool that I’m aware of. So,I researched a bit, and decided to make a cooling loop to cool the air off after it come out of the tank/compressor before it runs th...

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Hands-on with the Shaper Origin

03-19-2017 09:43 PM by Patrick Jaromin | 5 comments »

When I was first searching for a CNC to add to my shop, I ran across an odd tool called the Shaper Origin. The tool was in essence a self-correcting router that works like a hand-held CNC machine. I spent some time watching the videos on their site and reading through the blog. It was a novel idea, though it wasn’t quite ready to ship (as I write the the first batch is slated to ship Fall 2017) and not really what I wanted/needed for guitar work. Still, it seemed absolutely incredib...

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Dave's Workshop #21: A Brass head hammer just because

02-24-2017 12:55 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I don’t know what I might use this hammer for, but I felt like making it. The head is made from a piece of plumbing that I replaced in our bathroom. The face pieces are screw on fitting from my box of ‘future’ clamp parts. The handle is a turned spindle from some piece of furniture. The voids in the head were filled with epoxy wood. I lightly sanded the handle to remove some of the finish and swabbed on some boiled linseed oil. The head was cleaned up with a belt sander ...

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