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Shop stuff #134: The OTHER saw bench.

08-17-2018 07:11 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I got a question on my second saw bench. The first one I built was the one from Billy’s Little Bench and I have used it on just about every project I have done after that. I have used it for other things too. The second one I built is of my own design to help out with some of my physical short comings. That, and it is always nice to have a second one for working long stock. Some folks just use some sort of prop at the other end of long stock, but this one serves in other areas too....

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Shop stuff #133: Roubo build part 5

08-15-2018 11:27 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Reaching and recognising my skill limitations with hand tools, I resort to the tried and true. You have to know how to pick your battles sometimes. I thought I was beat, turns out I just needed a break to rethink the situation. Not everything turns out as hoped, but success is where you take it. View on YouTube

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Shop Tips & Tricks #23: Drywall Screw Helper Kit

08-12-2018 09:30 PM by GnarlyErik | 0 comments »

Here’s a little hack that I find very useful around my shop. Over the years I’ve realized how handy self-tapping drywall screws can be and I keep an assortment of them from 1” up to 3-3/4” on hand. They come in handy for many projects. Done right, a screw can take the place of a clamp, especially in tight spots, or where you’re gluing angled pieces that are difficult to clamp. There are a couple of drawbacks though. One is there’s a small hole left when the screw is removed. This is...

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Anyone use the Pomodoro Technique?

08-09-2018 08:03 PM by Out_In_The_Shop | 14 comments »

I find myself having a bit of a hard time staying focused some days and I’ve been looking into ways to be more productive with my (limited) shop time. On Instagram today April Wilkerson mentioned using the Pomodoro Technique and it piqued my interest big time, basically it’s working focused for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break, after 4 of these 25 minute focused work sessions (each session is called a pomodoro) you take a longer 15-30 minute break. It seems to be exactl...

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Shop stuff #132: Roubo build Part 4

08-02-2018 11:30 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Finally! The slabs come together as one unit. My first try at a draw bore loose tenon joint. It was an interesting experience with a lot of groaning from the tight fitting tenons. I could not tell this part of the story in 8 to 12 minutes. It had to go just over a half hour, but I think the story is worth telling. View on YouTube

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How I made #5: Wooden business card holder

07-31-2018 07:51 AM by WoodenWorldDenic | 2 comments »

I used various types of light and dark wood to create a business card holder: walnut, cherry, oak and thermally processed ash. In later versions, I improved my basic design a little, I reduced the lock and made it easier to take cards from the box with one hand. Here is a video

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Shop stuff #131: Roubo build part 3

07-25-2018 10:35 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Facing the consequences of inexperience with working with slabs this big and a bit of carelessness I carry on and get the slabs ready to join them edge to edge. I decided by the end of it that since I have no real “plan” other than a picture in my head I will push on through and fix things a bit later. Long hot work but they finally get to the point where I can start joining the slabs in the next video. View on YouTube

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Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools

07-25-2018 10:22 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking and wanted to improve my hand tool skills.This is also the first big project with my new workbench and was a good way to put it through it’s paces. This was a fun project and it gave me the opportunity to make a lot of different joinery (and gave me a good work out). Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlrl-T2diY&t=1s

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Keeps breaking belts

07-22-2018 09:06 PM by geppetto | 7 comments »

I have a 352VS Porter Cable belt sander that keeps breaking belts at the seam. I believe I’m using quality belts (Gator) but they keep breaking with very little use. Any suggestions on cause?

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Shop stuff #130: Work on the shop finished.

07-16-2018 08:15 PM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

Picking up where we left off last time. I build a torsion top to replace the old table and make some improvements to the function of the mitre saw. It also gives me a place for some future drawers. Then I get everything put back in place and the shop functional again. View on YouTube

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