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Batteries, Batt...ttt..eries, Batt...t...t..eries - why wilt you die...

08-22-2008 10:24 PM by PurpLev | 10 comments »

power… give me more power… I’ve had this cordless dewalt set for several years, and in the last year It has been stored most of the time. I have 3 18v batteries that would rotate between the tools, so I would always have a fresh battery to swap with… until recently – all 3 batteries died, don’t hold a charge – and in the last week won’t even charge at all … AAARRRGGGGHHH…. so now I have a collection (9) of pretty yellow tools t...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #24: All Good Wood Projects Need....

08-18-2008 04:03 AM by frank | 3 comments »

All Good Wood Projects Need…. ....a StoryLine! Yes that’s right, and with the story line one can start with an image in their head, which when transferred to wood, shows a start. Now this project began before….where we are jumping into at this stage….but the before only included some wood, jointing of the edges, planning the two faces, then the process of glue ups, cutting the inside out with a jigsaw and the original orbital pre-sanding with #60, #80 and #100 gr...

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The Non-Electric Chair #3: The Island

08-13-2008 10:57 AM by lethentymill | 1 comment »

The “Island” is the land that accompanies Lethenty Mill. It stretches from its widest part at the Mill to its narrowest about half a mile up the Lochter Burn. It used to be very important to the Mill; water was collected in a long narrow channel leading to a dam near the Mill, and it could be released into a variety of channels under and around the Mill which were arranged to feed the water to the two water wheels or back into the water course (the Lochter) if the system was full and li...

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #4: Tools - general stuff

07-20-2008 11:36 PM by Betsy | 10 comments »

So now we have to take a look at tools. There are LOTS and LOTS of tools to look at. But the three most important are the zoom, orbit and pan tools. It seems that their importance are in that order. Again, I’ve definitely discovered that if you don’t have a mouse you better get one. You can do everything with your keyboard and cursor – but you’ll save yourself a whole bunch of aggravation by getting a good mouse. Moving the scroll wheel back and forth zooms in an...

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Designing a Prototype Wooden Curling Iron for custom Hatmakers to curl up the edge of Hat Brims

06-18-2008 04:04 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 3 comments »

”Wood meets Felt” aka “Woodworker Meets Hatmakers” I’ve been trying to fit into my spare time the tedious work of making of several different hatmaking tool prototypes. Each of them has come along as a result of a custom hatmaker asking for one, and so I have met some cool folks that are passionately working at something they love doing. Hopefully, all of us will get tired of ball caps at some point and look for a style that is better looking, and actually...

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flee market finds #2: past two weeks purchaces

06-10-2008 04:34 AM by bryano | 10 comments »

Hi LumberJocks, Im back from the flee market with another bag of goodies. I’ll post the price I paid with each pic. transition plane 5$, corner clamps 3$ each, buffing compound 1$ each. dovetail saw 2$, chisel $.25 Two small block planes 2$ each, general brand scribe 3$, caliper $.25 the planes need a little cleaning but ive already used the block planes and they work well. Ill be back later with more finds.

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flee market finds #1: flee market finds.

05-25-2008 12:49 AM by bryano | 15 comments »

Hi LJ,s Ive been finding alot of tools at the flee market and have been posting them in a forum. Im finding so much that I thought it would be better to start a blog series. my previous finds are these next planes were for sale 10$ for all three. these next planes were a steal as well, these I bought for total of 35$

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Stevens 311 restoration #2: Resource gathering

04-09-2008 07:14 PM by plaidflannelman | 1 comment »

I will be writing this in sort of walkthrough form; so I will include my resources as they come. I am getting parts from Numrich Arms and the direct page for this gun is here. They have a passable exploded diagram on that page but the one I use comes out of the Gun Digest diagrams book. Same diagram for the most part, though. I have basic tools for the project but when working with firearms, fine or otherwise, I would recommend a good set of gunsmith screwdrivers and punches. These and a...

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Ideas from my shop #2: Snow on Puget Sound

03-31-2008 11:53 PM by David | 4 comments »

Yep we had snow this weekend; and for all of you folks from real snow country ~ well it wasn’t a big deal but we don’t get much here. I’m origonally a New Englander but moved here so I could sell my snow blower and buy some woodworking tools. It’s good entertainment though, cars in the ditches, folks standing in the street on their cell phones calling for help. But today it’s all gone and the daffodils are visable again and I need to mow my lawn. But it gave ...

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OWWM Restorations #1: DeWalt 925 deluxe Radial Arm Saw (1960)

03-19-2008 04:43 PM by Jeff | 8 comments »

I picked up this DeWalt Radial Arm Saw (RAS) for about $50 from a nice older man in southern Massachusettes. It was his father’s and had been in his family since it was purchased new in 1960. Here is a picture of it “in the wild” ( as I found it). I took it home and began cleaning it up, lubricating moving parts, and then gave it a nice coat of hammered enamel paint. I constructed a “Mr. Sawdust” style table for it and calibrated all of the alignmen...

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