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My Main Toobox - Built 14 Years Ago - and My Tools Inside

08-23-2010 10:17 PM by helluvawreck | 18 comments »

Yesterday, I took every tool that was in my main tool chest out of the box and cleaned and vacuumed out the box. While I was at it I laid my tools out on the work bench and cleaned and inspected them and took some of the bigger Stanley planes apart one at a time and cleaned all the parts. The iron in three of the planes needed sharpening so I did that before I reassembled them. I then put a few of the tools and put them in other drawers instead and put some other tools with these because this...

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Tools that came from my great grandfather.

08-16-2010 04:48 AM by GregP | 19 comments »

These are all tools that came from my great grandfather, I’m a fourth generation woodworker and when my great grandpa died a lot of his tools got spread out between my grandpa, my dad, my uncle and me. Some pieces also “disappeared” I’m awfully curious about some of the things I ended up with. A lot of the big things like the lathe are self-explanatory but I’m very curious about the history of these items, many of them are unmarked or minimally marked so it’...

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Boiled Linseed Oil #1: Boiled Linseed Oil

08-15-2010 07:01 AM by falegniam | 12 comments »

I found this bit of helpful information in a magazine, and just wanted to share. Dip a rag in a container of boiled Linseed Oil, and wipe it onto a sanded tool handle (shovel handle was shown).Let the oil soak in for a few minutes. The wipe it off the excess with a dry rag. I haven’t tried this, but I’m thinking it might work on cutting boards, and butcher blocks as well.

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Tool Gloatings

08-01-2010 08:19 PM by wellington | 8 comments »

I’m still pretty new out here, but I really enjoy the concept of the ‘tool gloat’, so I’ve decided to partake. This is (most of) my shop… It’s perpetually in a complete disaster state, but I suppose that’s a good thing… means that things are getting done. We’ll start the tour at the most terrifying thing in the place… the 14” table saw… This, like pretty much everything else in here, was acquired by my dad about...

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Tools, Toys, and Accessories #1: Blog Post #3: MilesCraft TurnLock BasePlate/Bushing Set

07-31-2010 06:39 AM by HerbC | 1 comment »

I started a new project this afternoon. We have three Maltese dogs and the smallest frequently hides behind one of our couches. My wife asked could I make something to block the young dog’s access to that area and I’ve designed a bracket that will do the trick. Part of the design requires creation of a 2”x2” square recess 3/8” deep in 1/2” plywood. I decided that rather than going freehand with the router that I’d use a template and a guide bushing to...

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Cutlist4.1 #3: Cutlist 4.1.0.5 - more output enhancements

07-31-2010 01:00 AM by daltxguy | 2 comments »

The cutlist4.1.0pre link has been updated and anyone downloading now will now get v4.1.0.5 What’s new? Tilde (twiddle) ie ’~’ character has been restored to the cutlist window display. SU most commonly displays ’~’ on some measurements if it cannot display it accurately in the units you have selected. This might alert you that your part was not drawn correctly Tilde ( ’~’) now has been removed from the csv output ( cutlist csv and CutListPl...

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Now I've gone and done it.

07-20-2010 05:30 PM by BritBoxmaker | 24 comments »

Hello all I have a box design I want to do and it involves inlaying small irregular shaped pieces. How am I going to do it? I thought long and hard. Having already gone to acquisition level 2 once before. I’ve gone and got myself a scroll saw. Its only a cheapie at £55 ($84). 16”, 90 watt motor, tiltable table. I’ve had my first play. I’m using a piece of 6mm MDF as a zero clearance device. I’m quite impressed. The test for the inset pieces was easy. So I d...

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Drill Press Repair #1: My broken drill press

07-06-2010 03:37 AM by Shawn Sealer | 0 comments »

I was working on a 35mm lens adapter for a short film I was working on called Two of Hearts. A romantic comedy about four poker playing friends. As I was working on the adapter, I was using a drum sander on my shop fox 16-speed bench top drill press to sand a PVC fitting. I was in a hurry because production was two days away, and I needed to get the adapter up and running as soon as possible. I was sanding pretty aggressively at high speed and had the drill press table down and was sandin...

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Carvers and Pyrographers - I need your advice!!

07-05-2010 08:13 PM by lightweightladylefty | 7 comments »

I want to purchase a wood-burner for my husband for his birthday, but I don’t know what to get him. Right now he has two very, very cheap ones with no heat settings. (They were probably both under $10 a piece many years ago!) I don’t want to spend a fortune but I’d like it to be good enough so he could do all the fine lines, etc. that he would like to do on his carvings. He also has been reproducing photographs on box lids for the grandkids. He does a very good job wi...

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To set up a shop in 1935 . . .

06-26-2010 05:16 PM by OttoH | 10 comments »

I was digging through a box of woodworking magazines and books that I had stashed away for the past ten years and came across a copy of Harry J Hobbs 1935 booklet “Working With Tools.” This is a 90 page guide to building things with hand tools. To buy all of the hand tools on the list of tools he suggests for a small shop and additional tools it would have cost you $33.75. Since the average yearly wage at that time was $1,600 a year, to set up a complete shop of hand tools it would cost ...

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