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Proportional Dividers - Golden Section and Generalized #3: Revised General Equation

11-22-2010 09:58 PM by Mark Whitsitt | 0 comments »

A couple of peoples’ questions prompted me to make the equation from my last post a little less general so using it might be a little easier…

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The Lee Valley diet!!

11-08-2010 07:31 PM by Rick Boyett | 9 comments »

I’m 6’ 2” and about 205 lbs. Not obese but I certainly need to lose a few pounds. However I’ve had problems losing weight. I have all sorts of obstacles. My knee curses me when I try to run, my job steals my time, and my brain says WTF when I try to exercise. Lee Valley to the rescue! With the Lee Valley diet you are guaranteed to lose weight where it counts. Your 3rd point of contact will looks much slimmer as your wallet becomes lighter. The great thing...

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The plastic tool box...(or A more likely than not, unintelligable rant about oil.)

11-02-2010 09:38 PM by BillieAchilleos | 15 comments »

I’m becoming increasingly aware that so few people know where their everyday things come from. I was talking a lady the otherday and realised she didn’t know that plastic’s derive from oil. It just wasn’t something she had ever thought about. When people talk about what will happen when oil runs out, they talk about petrol mostly. But they don’t seem to think about plastic. the components in their car, the circuit boards in their computer, the silicone chip that ...

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My current tools ( UPDATED )

10-29-2010 04:26 PM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 18 comments »

Here are photos of the tools i have thus far. Any advice on what to get please help me out, keeping in mind i only use human-powered hand tools. I plan to get more planes, files, rasps, a coping saw, a cabinet scraper, a drawknife, a spokeshave, a bevel, and a crosscut saw. If you know how to make any of these i’d appreciate the help because making the tools is a top priority, second is buying them. If i left any tools that i have out it’s probly something small like bits and, suc...

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Making your tools

10-29-2010 12:06 AM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 9 comments »

I’m trying to still gather my tools, and even attempting to make my own now if you’ve seen my last few projects. Is there any tools you all reccomend i make? I’m up for making anything in the future, not just specific things, so if you have a tool that you enjoy and made yourself or think you could have had made, please list it here. Anything and everything will at least be considared if i feel i am able to make it, so i appreciate it the help, thanks all. I want to buy...

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Tools #1: New (to me) Delta Jointer

10-21-2010 01:07 AM by DevilDogNurse | 4 comments »

I picked up this used Delta Jointer off of craigslist for $115. Seems like a good deal! I need to get some push blocks (the guy had lost his). I think the blades need to be sharpened, I’ll do some reasearch on that next!

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Festool

10-07-2010 04:57 PM by FredG | 1 comment »

I noticed this on the European sites of Festool that I couldn’t findon the USA site. (left hand bottom corner.)http://www.festool.nl/Products/Pages/Product-Overview.aspx Translation:Copyright © 2009 Festool GmbH. All rights reserved.All prices being shown, are non-binding recommendations prices.Festool is a company of TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co.. KG

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Workbench and old table saw and antique planes.

10-06-2010 07:50 AM by wichle | 6 comments »

Today, Tuesday at the Treasure Mart in Ann Arbor the were unloading a great workbench. 3” thich maple bench top, metal drawere and an overhead shelf. It’s heavy. It was not priced but their prices are good. Also a really antique . . .really antique, bad shape, Craftsman table saw on a stand. With motor. It is outside in the driveway, left side as you face the building from the sidewalk. Over in Wisconsin at the Waukesha Antique Mart, a number of cases of wooden planes. C...

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BURL BOWL / CUP #1: Making a burl bowl / cup

09-18-2010 01:02 AM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 0 comments »

Got a bit windy out and an oak tree fell in my woods. I managed to save a burl which i cut with a hand saw and it took forever to get off. This will be my first attempt at a bowl.cup ( depending on size it finishes to be ) and once again i will use only hand tools. I’ll update it as i go. ENJOY !

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Some New Tools

08-26-2010 07:18 PM by Michael J. Moore | 5 comments »

I picked up an AKEDA DC 16 Dovetail Jig on eBay about a week ago and it got here this last Tuesday. It’s in great shape. Most of the bits still have the coating on them and most of the parts were not opened. Now I do wish it was the BC 24 but those are on Backorder until who knows when so I had to go with what I could get. I decided to go with the Akeda after speaking with Kevan, the designer, about what I would be using it for. He offered some great insight and I am confident that I ma...

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