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How to Set a Japanese Chisel Hoop

10-17-2017 07:39 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

Video is here View on YouTube Just a simple method that will work to set the hoop properly on your Japanese chisels. Just remember that if you buy a brand new Japanese chisel that they will NOT come setup and ready to use. You are expected to set the tool up the way that you prefer. If you haven’t done anything with Japanese tools this task is a great confidence booster and a great starting point for your skills. It’s truly not difficult and once you’ve done it a few ...

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my crosscut sled with only one fence

10-08-2017 12:59 AM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

In this video, I try my best to explain the process that I used to make this crosscut sled, which I will only use when cutting miters.This is one of the most important jigs in the workshop, and would advise anyone who hasn’t made one, to put this on the To-Do list.https://youtu.be/ynZK8CQtXu4

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Tutorial: Installing Side Rail Hinges

10-06-2017 09:01 PM by Ron Stewart | 2 comments »

If, like me, you are new to box making, you may be apprehensive about installing hinges. The number of options is large and bewildering and, with hinge installation being one of the final steps in the construction process, fear of ruining a nearly completed box is a valid concern. I’m not experienced enough to help you wade through all of the hinge options (Roger Bean’s excellent blog post Some Thoughts on Box Hinges might help with that), but I can can tell you how to inst...

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Shop stuff #106: No Lathe Chisel Handles

10-06-2017 01:17 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

My first time ever using a draw knife. These are the first chisels I ever bought and the handles have given up on them. I don’t have a lathe, so you work with what you have and learn and have fun at the same time. My son has recently shown an interest in woodworking so these will be his first set of chisels. View on YouTube

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Octave Mandolin #12: Making the neck for the octave mandolin

09-29-2017 04:18 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

Following up with the Octave mandolin updates.. In this latest video I’m takind a AAA grade quilted maple neck blank and cutting it and shaping it to a neck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioT-oYsQq0&t=25s

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #3: Shopsmith Tool Rest Upgrade - Cheap, Easy, and Very Effective

09-26-2017 11:53 PM by Jerry | 14 comments »

I know all of you Shopsmith owners out there that do any turning quickly get frustrated with having to set the tool rest position with an Allen wrench, it’s tedious and fidgety. Shopsmith’s solution, the Universal Tool Rest is predictably expensive at over $200.00. My solution was to make two wooden handles, tap them with a 5/16 X 18 tap, and screw a 5/16 X 18X 3” screw into the hole, which is about 1 1/4” deep. This makes adjustments very quick and easy compa...

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Tool box hutch

09-15-2017 09:13 PM by Jimbo455 | 2 comments »

I refused to shell out 4k for a snap-On hutch for my tool box at work so I decided to make one just how I wanted it.

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How to Sharpen Jointer Knives in Place in 10 minutes

09-09-2017 05:56 PM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 3 comments »

Hello folks, I tried this old method on my jointer knives and was fairly happy. It only requires a super simple jig like this: Here is a two minute video how I did it and the knives’ test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tQB-oQeDaA Be safe and happy woodworking! Michael

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Hack

09-08-2017 07:26 PM by denverdan | 2 comments »

My lathe has been working great since I rebuilt the pulley system with one exception. Sometimes it’s really hard to take the chuck off of the spindle. On the original pulley there were indexing holes and a indexing plunger lock that would lock the spindle allowing the chuck to come off after use. Since my pulleys didn’t have the holes there wasn’t a way to lock the spindle. Not a huge issue, but kind of a PIA. Normally I would use a couple wrenches and eventually it...

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Hanging a Painting #1: Frame hanging tool

09-02-2017 03:34 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

Why buy a fancy picture hanging tool when you can make your own? View on YouTube

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