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Shop stuff #117: Hanging an axe head

02-25-2018 02:43 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Good axe handles are getting harder to find. I don’t think it is a shortage of wood or anything like that. I think the manufacturers are just caring less, and most of them are newer companies. I have had my little Swedish axe for a long time and the handle finally gave out. This is how I got a handy tool back into service. View on YouTube

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UV in the Shop #1: Hide Glue Fluorescence

02-13-2018 05:29 AM by Rich | 2 comments »

An interesting feature of hide glue is that it fluoresces under UV light. Most glues fluoresce to a certain degree, but hide glue really stands out. It’s a great thing to have in your bag of tricks when you’re cleaning off glue from joints, etc. Hide glue washes clean in warm water very easily. Unlike synthetic glues, you can even clean it off long after it’s hardened. One frustrating thing for me has been that its neutral color, a real benefit in woodworking, makes i...

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Shop stuff #116: Modding pipe clamps with built in cauls.

02-11-2018 02:42 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

When doing glue ups, it’s always hard to manipulate the clamp, plus the cauls, plus keep everything aligned. This helps with that if you work in a shop alone. I made them a bit wider too so it helps the clamp with stability when on a bench too. An easy project from pieces I had around the shop. View on YouTube

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Table Saw Sled with small parts hold-down

01-26-2018 02:13 PM by CampD | 3 comments »

I’ve finally, I say finally utilized my YouTube channel. I’ve been taking Vid’s and pic’s of my projects for years but never really took the time to learn to edit and produce a worthy video. I tried to get my Electrical Engineer millennial Son whose extremely versed in this process to help the old man out, but, some of you may know how this goes. You see, I’d much rather be in the shop than take the time to learn a new program or even doing office work (like typi...

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Using a Router and Hand Tools to Shape a Seat.

01-10-2018 04:51 PM by davemoorefurniture | 3 comments »

I’ve used routers many times to do the bulk removal of wood when shaping a solid seat. But, I’ve never done it totally freehand like I do in this video. In the past I’ve made large patterns that a router-on-sled would follow with a collar. Each subsequent pattern requires a different depth of cut and what you end up with is something that reminds me of the tiers of a quarry that undulate along the natural path of the topography, concentrically. It really makes you fe...

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Octave Mandolin #15: Making the Octave Mandoli Ebony Fretboard

01-09-2018 04:25 AM by Gbluee | 1 comment »

For those of you who follow the Octave Mandolin build, This is the latest video in the playlist… Check it out!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_qVYiysP0k&t=2s

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Large variety of exotic hardwoods and wood working tools. Free for my fellow LJocks

12-27-2017 05:46 AM by kiara583 | 20 comments »

Helped a friend move from large house with fully equipped woodworking shop to a smaller home. The overwhelming task of packing a 3500 sq ft house plus shop was difficult. Ran out of storage room so everything else was to be thrown out. Thought it would be a shame to throw it away so I spent a week hoping someone would appreciate this treasure. Will post more pictures. Turning tools, large dust collector, drill press, saws etcs. Could sell but would rather share. I only have time invested ...

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Octave Mandolin #14: How to make a Dovetail neck joint by hand

12-18-2017 11:33 PM by Gbluee | 2 comments »

My build series on the Octave Mandolin build has a new video featuring a hand cut dovetail neck joint. here is a link to see it: Check it out!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbBYzcu2oqM&t=27s

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Shop stuff #113: Something Roubo-esque Pt 1 It's a long video

12-18-2017 09:41 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

They are taking down some dead and dangerous trees around our place. If you have been following you will know that I have plenty of firewood. I decided to take a section on one tree and mill it up into slabs, freehand, with a chain saw. Not a job for the faint of heart. Then I proceed to “take the ugly” out of it with a router and sled. I am calling this Part One of “Something Roubo-esque” as I am hoping it is the start of my workbench build. Parts of this series...

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Woodworking Hack. How to Remove Dent from Wood

12-14-2017 11:09 PM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 6 comments »

Hi folks,Here is a cool old woodworking trick. Lifting dents in wood with an iron. You can see how well it works even on harder woods in this 1 min video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLNsp9d__1k

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