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One dollar burnisher

02-07-2016 06:27 PM by Sergeich | 4 comments »

I used to sharpen my card scraper with a screwdriver. But I was not satisfied with results. A good manufactured burnisher costs in my place about $40. Thats too much for me. But what is a burnisher? It is a rod of polished hard steel and some handle. No more. It reminded me a HSS drill bit shaft. So I made my DIY burnisher from 8 mm HSS drill bit, gluing it to self made handle from beech with epoxy glue. Sharpening my card scraper on a water stone: Here I use wooden block to kee...

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Dust Collection??

02-02-2016 01:14 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 10 comments »

I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.

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eCabinets cut list in excel #16: Importing excel tables into eCabinets Line Drawing Editor.

01-30-2016 01:08 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Importing excel tables into eCabinets Line Drawing Editor. Have you ever wanted to list the components of your cabinet in the line drawing editor in eCabinets? If so then you need to check this video out. First I will show you step by step how to set up the table feature in eCabinets Line drawing editor. Then I will show you how to set up the worksheet in excel that will allow you to Import the selected data into the line drawing editor.

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Making of the weaved box

01-30-2016 05:42 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

I am doing the second box. Luckily, photos can be taken to minimize explaining. Making of Hinges and also the top. The box is nearly complete so I will start on what is to be done.The hinge is made up of wood that I had a slot made independently then glued some pieces back in place. One of the black hinge was broken so I need to replace that… You can also see the middle part of the hinge have an offset insert. Remove the pin then complete the missing ebony. Let the p...

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Stool II, the making of a Cabriole leg

01-28-2016 07:11 PM by Lazy_K | 2 comments »

Because someone asked… making a cabriole leg, either round or squared isn’t nearly as hard as some think. First: make up your pattern…then draw it on the side and front of your leg stock. then proceed to cut it out ;)If you have a bandsaw, start on one side, leave a little (1/4”) uncut at the bottom of the cuts, so you’ll need to cut in from both ends. cut all of the cuts on this side like this, if there is an area on the “underside” (side a...

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how to clean cast iron tables

01-26-2016 05:13 PM by haskins | 2 comments »

here’s a good video explaining how to clean cast iron tables.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X9XlQMRKKE

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COASTERS #1: The Conversion from Scrap to Workable Stocks

01-26-2016 11:49 AM by BertFlores58 | 1 comment »

From Scraps to Strips. What are the available woods that are needed? They are unlimited in terms of target dimension which is a rhombus of 30×60 deg with width of 1 inch. Aside from this I need to check on the blend of colors that are classified according to dark darker darkest.. So I will use the narra stocks that I have plenty. The scrap 2×6 Narra parquet with varying thickness. These are the previous flooring used in our office. Therefore, two pieces ...

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Odds 'N' Ends #4: Pallet Wood De-Nailer

01-25-2016 09:54 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

This is by far my most popular video on Youtube. Funny thing is that I almost didn’t upload it because I didn’t think anyone would be interested. I was wrong. From my channel: Getting the nails out of pallet wood can be the most time-consuming part of salvaging the wood. The pallets I have come apart pretty easily, so I wanted to find a faster, easier way to get the nails out. This is what I came up with… Pallet Wood De-Nailer

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Broken Shop Stool?

01-25-2016 12:51 AM by haskins | 0 comments »

If you have a broken shop stool top, here is a simple method that i used to replace the particle board top with plywood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoQczELPrAI

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Quick tip on modifying face frames in eCabinets custom layout.

01-23-2016 04:00 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Quick tip on modifying face frames in eCabinets custom layout. I have some tips on one of the new features that eCabinets introduced in build 6.1. You can now make changes to your face frame components using the global item modifications feature. In this video I will show you how you can change the rail and stile widths as well as the outside scribes in custom layout. There are however a couple of things that you need to be aware of so be sure to watch the entire video.

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