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Wooden Lattice Router Table Jig

01-21-2017 02:57 PM by 1Resolute | 2 comments »

The jig for the router table for make perfect wooden lattice. Video with english subtitles!

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Shop stuff #72: Part 9 of Sally's Coffee Table build

01-16-2017 09:56 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Yup, it’s a long series. We are getting things put together now. Making mistakes and correcting them. A few more to go yet, so hang in there and thanks for your patience. View on YouTube

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Hints and Tips #26: To the last drop

01-08-2017 03:03 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

This is a tip that I got from the pooroldchap YouTube channel [link]. He posts what he terms Workshop Waffles where he talks about things in his workshop. If you use WD-40 or a similar aerosol propelled lubrication oil this may help you save a few cents. I took an old metal oil can that once contained sewing machine oil. I’m not sure if anything like this can still be purchased or if they’ve all gone over to plastic. A plastic bottle may be usable, but you’ll need a t...

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Super Gripper Pusher Simplified

12-26-2016 02:20 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 1 comment »

Hi Guys, Today I wanted to present you with the simplified version of a Gripper I made earlier I used plexiglass for the frame because it is strong, light and less bulky than plywood The rest of the Gripper is made of Baltic birch plywood I used the sticky anti-skid strips for the legs (homedepot)And made a simple eccentric wheel to act as a balancing plate on the original grr-ripper You can see the details and dimensions in this 3.5 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D...

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DIY Tools | Woodworking #4: How to Set Up a Hand Plane before Shaving

12-10-2016 08:12 PM by Humus Workshop | 4 comments »

This is the story: after tinkering the plane I got so tired that at night I dreamed that I was at the beach using the plane like a mirror. So check out my dream come true here: https://youtu.be/eIzW6Nsi0aE The plane is a Stanley n5 with the sole and edges in a very poor condition. In addition, the blade holder (frog) was not flat so the blade did not work well. Although it’s a work that needs patience, believe me that you will have a happy ending and the difference is well worth ...

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How do you dry wood?

12-09-2016 12:23 PM by monkeyman83 | 4 comments »

I will start with a little back story. At the end of September, I came into possession of two oak logs from a local tree service. The guys in the yard cut it up into sections for me so I could handle it myself. I then split each piece in half and rough turned a bowl blank from it. I ended up with 24 rough turned bowl blanks about 1 to 1.5 inches thick. This wood was extremely wet. The tree had just been cut down the week I took it. The bowls took me about 3 weeks to turn. These bowls ...

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the tool tower fails

12-06-2016 04:13 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

If you go to my home page and projects, I have a tool tower with pegboard sides and next to the router table.I think the original idea was taken from wood or some other shop organization ideas. They had a 2 ft by 2ft base with frame up to 8 feet and slide in trays for power tools. Pegboard sides gave more outside storage and casters made it mobile. I think they had a mobile base for storage and tool stand. So I modified a metal stand adding the top, it already had the casters and a botto...

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Shop stuff #67: Upgrading the shop

12-04-2016 10:40 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

After the coffee table build I took some time to get a bit further along on the shop itself. Doing it a bit at a time is not really the recommended way of doing it, but it is what the budget allows. This is a long term project and I throw a little at a time into it. I never heard of a shop being truly “done” anyway. I didn’t think I had enough footage for a video, but it turns out I had more than enough, so there will be another update in the near future. View on You...

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Shop stuff #66: 2003 MIM Fender Stratocaster

12-03-2016 01:18 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have quite the back log of footage. So I figure I will keep mixing it up and putting out different themed videos instead of concentrating on just the coffee table build (where I am sitting right now writing this). I have done a couple of guitars for this guy, so he must be OK with my work. This 2003 Strat was one he bought on Kijiji and sent it over to me to get it working the way he likes them. A bit of wiring, lots of cleaning, and a bunch of adjustments later and the guitar is just a...

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Jigs and Tools #2: A Bee's Knees Wood Bender Thingy

11-29-2016 11:31 PM by GnarlyErik | 10 comments »

In a long career, I’ve used all sorts of rigs to bend wood, from steam boxes, steam jennies, wood boiling rigs, rosebud torches played on wet rags and heat guns. Some time ago I built myself a propane fired steam-box for bending things like boat frames and plank ends. But it is so big and gawky it mostly just serves as merely another shelf in my garage workshop. I’m on a kick building stringed musical instruments right now, which requires bending extreme curves in thin and narr...

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