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Shop Thoughts

04-02-2018 08:55 PM by IantheTinker | 4 comments »

Recently I have not been spending as much time in my shop as I used to. I have no great reason for this other than I had already finished my box for the 2018 Boxswap and I hadn’t gotten around to starting a project that I find a tad bit intimidating (mostly because I attempted the project once before and botched it a good bit). However, I began the project the other day and have found success thus far, so I am feeling good. I am also wanting to try a project I found in the Small Shop magaz...

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Tools #1: 18th Century Striking Knife

03-22-2018 07:35 PM by ElroyD | 6 comments »

One of my long-term goals as a wood worker is to create an 18th Century shop for myself. One of my other hobbies is reenacting, where I take part in events replicating and remembering life during the American War of Independence. Specifically, I belong to a unit that bases our impression on the men that lived and fought in and around the Lake Champlain region of Vermont/New York during the year 1777. In addition to battle reenactments, we also occasionally do “lifestyles” event...

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More tools in the shop #2: New Additions and Wiring for new machinery

03-02-2018 11:30 PM by Plasmon360 | 0 comments »

Before reading some of the electrical work I wrote in this article, please note that I am not an electrician and have no suggestions to anyone. This post is to document my experience and is not a “how to” post. As stated in my last post, I acquired a table saw (unisaw) which turned out to be a great deal. Following that I also got a heavy duty chisel mortiser, planer, and jointer from the same seller (they seem to be a good deal). I will write about them in detail in later post...

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Shop Update #1: WoodWorkLIFE Shop Tour 2017

01-02-2018 09:46 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, Wow, so much has changed here in the shop in 2017, and so much more is going to change in 2018. I figure lets document this moment in time before the tumult washes it away. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My New Years Resolutions for my channel in 2018, More Shop Furniture/Organization More Please Wifey Projects More Behind the Scenes (On Patreon, Instagram, and Here) More Plans (Free to all of my Patreon Supporters [Support me on Patreon]) More Videos (Sh...

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My YouTube Channel Just Hit 10k Subscribers

11-17-2017 08:40 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey guys, It has been a lot of fun posting my projects and videos here as my channel has grown. Since the Lumbejocks community has been there right alongside me this whole way I figured I would let you in on the HUGE GIVEAWAY I have going on coinciding with my YouTube Channel hitting 10,000 subscribers. Anyway check out the video for the details and be sure to get subscribed so you can win some awesome stuff. I managed to scrounge together a pretty sweet little setup: A PPE from RZ M...

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Tools #3: Blackburn Tools Roubo Frame Saw

10-07-2017 01:18 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 2 comments »

To make thin stock, I’ve planed down boards. 1”+ to 3/8-1/2” thickness for things. So much waste! I’ve tried using a hand saw to do this, but, well, you need only do it once to recognize how hard it is. A bandsaw is the obvious solution. Two years ago, it’s what I was focused on. But as I’ve come to love hand tools I find myself unexcited about a bandsaw. Another option, I discovered, is the Roubo frame saw. Both Blackburn Tools and Bad Axe make kits. These...

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The Wood Shop #1: Scoring in CT

08-16-2017 10:35 PM by dmtparker | 2 comments »

My wife & I are in CT for the week babysitting our granddaughter, Parker, as her day care is closed for the week. While we are here, I have been cruising the local Craigslist and today I scored big! First I got a Craftsman 12” tilting blade band saw that looks very interesting and is in perfect condition. Then I scored an Align-A-Rip fence to replace the crappy one on my Craftsman table saw. (Great saws, but awful fences!). That just abut completes my major shop purchases. Previous...

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My 5 Most Used RIDGID Cordless Tools

06-15-2017 05:49 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Not sure if any of you saw the cache of RIDGID tools I got a while back, but I have been trying all of them out for a few months and these are the 5 that I found really changed the way I work the most. I also include some really brief insight into each of the tools. These wouldn’t be the first 5 tools I would buy, but once you have a pretty well stocked shop, these are some good ways to TREAT YO SELF! Thanks for watching, please like, share, and subscribe… View on YouTube Wood...

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Handtool Basics #4: East Meets West - The Dozuki vs The Pistol Grip Back Saw

06-15-2017 03:21 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Whelp, looks like it time for another hand tool shootout, and this time it is time for a little east meets west action. Dozuki vs Pistol Grip Western Saw. I have always just kind of used both, I really find that they both have an important place in my workflow, but I took a second to figure out whats what between the two. This is really down to personal preference, and some of these opinions might just be facts about the ubiquitous Z saw and Veritas iterations of these tools. There are...

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Installing T-Nuts

04-27-2017 03:57 AM by JLFDRF | 0 comments »

This is a simple method to install t-nuts cleanly and quickly every time.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcGLFquA5E0&t=47s

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