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Shop Organization - Or Lack Of

07-10-2017 08:04 AM by Cathie Zimmerman | 11 comments »

About a year and a half ago I retired as a director of public safety. I’d served in the industry for 17 years and was ready for something different. I was absolutely ecstatic that my wife supported me retiring “early.” So, I leapt head first into the rabbit hole of this new hobby of mind: woodworking. Little by little I’ve found fantastic deals on the tools I needed (ok wanted lol). I can proudly say I have just about every power tool one could save up for. They are...

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Making The Very Small Wood Hinge III

07-09-2017 04:26 PM by DanielP | 4 comments »

Latest refinements on my small hinge making process. First, an upgrade on my router sled which allows better control and smoother sliding with excellent accuracy. That Ridgid router in the picture is still going strong after years of heavy use. Set up to plane maple hinge halves to 1/8”. I want to cut down the time it takes to make these so I need to develop standard procedures with detail. So, after planing they are cut to identical lengths and widths. When I am trimming thes...

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How to make a wooden beer topper

07-09-2017 02:13 AM by christopheralan | 0 comments »

So I had some flies in the shop and I wasn’t in the mood for sharing my adult beverage. I had a light bulb moment and this is what I came up with… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbcMOO8SGOI

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Tools #1: Hand Tools and The Modern Shop

06-29-2017 02:11 PM by CalOrgill | 5 comments »

Hello everyone, I have been thinking about wood working tools; I didn’t realize how many hand tools are still used today. I think its awesome that this heritage and culture is still alive to make truly hand crafted wood furniture. I think there are two sides of woodworking. The first is that woodworking is a hobby and it is a good way to express creativity by building something that is stunning and pleasing to the eye. The second is that almost everyand home needs some type of woo...

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My Favorite Way to Get Perfect Miter Joints

06-16-2017 04:47 PM by CharlieK | 4 comments »

View on YouTube If the video doesn’t work then try this link I’m sure many of you already know this trick, but is works so well that I made a video anyway! Let me know what you think. Thanks!Charlie

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2013 Epiphone ES 339

06-15-2017 07:34 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have had this footage for a while now. I finally got around to editing it today. A stunning Epiphone ES 339 which is a smaller bodied ES 335. Just a beautiful guitar in for a set up and a little bit of adjustment. Although pretty new, I have found that the guitars that need a set up the most are the ones that are just bought. Most retail stores do not take the time to look them over. They just take them out of the box and put them on the wall. View on YouTube

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How to Make a Hammer Handle

06-12-2017 01:26 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 5 comments »

View on YouTube So hammers are something that we all use and quite frankly there’s as many different ones as there are people in the world. There’s a hammer for every job, and there’s a gorilla somewhere that knows how to use it. To keep it practical, hammers/handles are purely individual taste. I’m not a big fan of overthinking things like thickness/shape/curve/popularityontheinternet. There’s no wrong way to do it but there are ways that work better than o...

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Shop stuff #96: Easy Clamp Rack

06-06-2017 09:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

A short video this week. Continuing to organise the shop, I finally get around to replacing the old clamp rack. Made at little expense from cut offs and left overs it is an easy build that works quite well and can be altered to suit. View on YouTube

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Shop Tips & Tricks #22: How to Stabilize Anything With Legs

05-25-2017 11:41 PM by GnarlyErik | 1 comment »

How to stabilize anything with legs – except maybe some politicians! It does not matter how many legs the item has either. (Anything with just three legs is self-stabilizing.) We’ve all been irritated with a jiggly chair or table which just doesn’t want to be steady. This is a simple little trick which makes it easy to correct the problem – and maybe be a hero to your lady or friend too. The idea is very simple, but I’ve noticed that many people approach this ...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #21: Jacking sideways, or "Walking the Jack."

05-25-2017 12:38 AM by GnarlyErik | 6 comments »

Here’s an idea you may find useful some day. This trick uses a jack to safely move something horizontally. You can turn most jacks on their sides, but then must have something solid to jack against. Did you know you can use a jack by itself to move something sideways without needing a side purchase at all? It’s a pretty simple notion, but it may not occur to you. This requires a jack with a rigidly solid, flat base like a bottle jack. Other types of jacks may work too, but most will carry ...

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