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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #78: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part II

09-30-2016 03:10 PM by technoslick | 0 comments »

The glued fractures appear to be holding up well. Since the fractures weren’t smooth and the sole wasn’t flat—with major gouges between the mouth and toe—I decided to take some course grit to the outside and flatten the sole. The sole is flat and the gouges are gone. Progressing through the grits should make this look, feel and work better once finished. The wedge is shot. A replacement will have to be made. The trouble area is really betwee...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #77: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part I

09-29-2016 02:02 AM by technoslick | 0 comments »

My Dad acquired a beat-up coffin smoother a long time ago. Either he abused it or got it from someone who had. At some point he decided it wasn’t worth much, stuck it in a cubbyhole in his basement, and there is sat for several decades. I came along this past summer and figured I would try to make it useful again. I posted the following picture here before. This gives you a ‘Beginning’ picture of the project I’m taking on. I needed to seal up the blown out frac...

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Husqvarna 394 XP Rebuild!

09-07-2016 02:29 AM by woodshopmike | 3 comments »

Hey y’all, it’s been awhile since posting anything here due to moving states and having the shop packed up for about 6 months. The shop is still mostly packed, but I’m finally starting to get WSM headquarters back up and running! So no, this is not a post that some would consider to have much to do with woodworking, but since I’m mainly a turner, my chainsaw is very much part of my process. Hopefully there’s something here that some of y’all will fin...

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Wooden Jack Plane Refinishing

08-13-2016 12:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Grab an old jack plane and get it refinished and put back into use. Here is the link for YouTube. Please subscribe and hit the thumbs up!

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Wooden Jack Plane Refinishing

08-13-2016 12:55 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Grab an old jack plane and get it refinished and put back into use. Here is the link for YouTube. Please subscribe and hit the thumbs up!

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I received a new Rikon Grinder but it has runs in the paint, time to repaint

06-18-2016 02:21 AM by MikesProjects | 0 comments »

Super excited to get back at woodturning again after almost 20 years, yes since I was a teenager. Back than I did a lot of woodturning in my fathers shop. I used to make money with my turnings back then selling them locally & work of mouth. I also used to sell wooden pipes to the local smokers. I specialized in 18” long piece pipes & back then $25 was a lot to me, still is, haha. So Far I have purchased a used wood lathe, a g1495 which they discontinued the month I got mine l...

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Request for tool donations

06-14-2016 03:31 PM by darkhollow | 0 comments »

Greetings fellow woodworkers! It has been a while since I last posted anything here, as my current job as Woodworking Studio Manager for the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, in Galax, Virginia, has kept me very busy. I am writing this post today to put the word out that the school I work for is in need of woodworking tool donations. I know that as a whole, woodworkers are always excited to pass on knowledge to other folks who are interested in the craft, and our school exists to grow and...

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Handmade and Special Purpose Lathe tools

03-27-2016 07:36 PM by JimChrisawn | 2 comments »

I really enjoy woodworking and especially hand tool and turning. I really like to make small lathe tools for detail work. I use HSS in different sizes depending on the tool I need or want to make. In this picture from left to right, point detail tool, 1/4” point and round nose scrapers, 1/4” round skew, 1/4” double ended three point tool, small Allen wrench hollowing tool, 1/4” fluteless gouge. In this picture from left to right: 3/8” three point tool ...

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Shop Smith #2: Where did you get you first look at a shop smith?

03-21-2016 03:07 PM by htl | 5 comments »

I all ways thought my first look at a Shopsmith was at the mall back in the 1980’s but these pictures beg to differ. I picked up a newer Shopsmith last week a 510 the ShopSmith 50th Golden Anniversary Edition 2002 man it’s all crome and shiny. LOL

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Shop Upgrades #17: Rockler Demo and Unexpected Shopping trip

03-07-2016 04:06 PM by bkseitz | 7 comments »

Took a break from working this weekend—cool project at my day job—to go to a series of demos/classes at my ( local? ) Rockler Store in Tukwila, WA. I guess local is in the eyes of the beholder; Its about 50 miles away. I had put a reminder in my cellphone calendar several months ago, but only had it alert me “the day of” not the prior day. Fortunately I’m an early riser. Off I went. They had two great demos. Turning and Making Raised Panels. I was really ...

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