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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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Shop stuff #94: Preparing bone for guitar nut and saddle blanks

05-22-2017 08:15 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I checked a whole bunch of how to’s online and the process is not difficult. Just time consuming. Mostly waiting. Now I have a bunch of stock to make saddles and nuts from for guitars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVSNnA9rY1o

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more resalvaged drawers

05-13-2017 10:55 PM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

https://youtu.be/E_IH6icdItI In this video, I put a top on top of a set of drawers headed for the trash. The top is plywood, and I clear coated it as well. I ended up stacking it on top of some filing cabinets that I ripped of a desk that was being thrown away. both units have plywood tops.If you enjoyed this video, then consider subscribing to the channel.

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ATTN OKLAHOMA WOODWORKERS!!

05-10-2017 02:49 PM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

So I noticed after looking on Facebook that there were no woodworking guilds in Oklahoma that I could fine so I’ve made a Facebook page titled woodworkers Guild of Oklahoma basically just because a lot of other states have a guild and my hopes are to build some networking and make some relationships with some other woodworkers locally because to be quite honest I don’t have but one friend who is a woodworker and he can’t do anything right now because of a personal injury. ...

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Dust Collection #1: Remote Controller for my DC system

05-08-2017 04:33 PM by Tim | 0 comments »

This is a remote I built for my dust collection system. I only wired in one 240v circuit to my garage a few years ago, never expecting to need another. Vice installing a second circuit, I decided to maximize the existing circuit while designing my remote controller for my dust collection system. This site is where my inspiration came from. I already had the 120v remote, which was being used for my original HF 1hp blower. Now, my DC remote controller is using a DPDT 240v relay that requi...

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vlog-- lighting, toolbox, and caliper

05-07-2017 10:36 PM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

It’s pretty much exactly like the title says, here’s the link—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr5Xn5H8GE4

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Shop stuff #91: Tool Chest Pt 4

05-03-2017 12:00 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I finally get the drawers done and installed. Put the faces and handles on them and some finish. I even get some organisers made and start loading it up. View on YouTube

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Shaft Straightening for Old Arn

05-02-2017 09:25 PM by papadan | 14 comments »

Was reading the Arnfest thread Here and one of the posters mentioned having a bent shaft in an old drill press. This method doesn’t always work on some of the newer steels and alloys they use nowadays but has always worked on the good old arn shafts and rotors. I actually can’t tell who or where I learned this process, they weren’t supposed to share it with me. I have watched it done and done it myself quite a few times. To start with you need to have small holes in the end...

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Go home shelf you're drunk (twisted corner shelf)

05-02-2017 02:58 PM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

A couple years ago I saw a corner shelf that was a conceptual computer design on Pinterest. I thought it was really cool so I searched the internet for a real-life version, couldn’t find it. so I made one, and it was awesome, not even that difficult. And recently, ive been thinking of how I could make it more practical (A.K.A. bigger shelves) so here is my 2.0 model. Id say it looks just as good if not better than the original. If you would like to see the shelf, and its predecess...

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