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SHOP ALONG #9: holiday odyssey - grading time

01-11-2014 02:31 AM by patron | 31 comments »

since we were last here on the shop build the end wall was going up things were moseying along pretty goodi even got the drop end peak donewith the cutouts for the overhang lookoutsand the scaffolding taken down – A+ so i made a ‘drawing board’ to start the trusseswith stop blocks and templates for all the web cuts -A+ and made one from it 30’ long i had looked on the net for all the info i could findand came across this picture of trusses of different type...

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tutorial #4: framing tips for shop and house wall builds

06-06-2013 05:50 PM by patron | 30 comments »

while building my new shop wall and a spray boothit occurred to me that many here might get some helpor inspiration in the construction side of woodworking that shop expansion or bathroom addition for instance as construction has been my trade for going on 50 years now(shop and cabinet and furniture came later)here are some things you might find usefulwhen planning and building these things this is not a time/life how too bookbut what i have learned and seen doneas the quickest and b...

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shop tips #1: fingers tired ? use your thumb or palm

04-27-2012 08:04 PM by patron | 30 comments »

here is a typical shop problemhow to safely hold stock while milling or cutting multiples finger boards work real good where applicablebut for certain situations are not practicallike holding things down here is my ‘thumb’ hold down and here is what i’ll call a ‘palm’ board enjoy ! work safe

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Spirals #4: Assembling the jig

06-01-2009 09:03 AM by degoose | 30 comments »

Drill two holes in the fence . one a little larger.. to take 1/4 ” bolts . Mark these positions on the base and drill these holes to attach the fence to the base. One bolt is held with a nut and other with a Knob.[for adjustment in fine tuning the fence if necessary]. Drill two addition holes in the fence to accept 1/4 ” bolts for tightening the bridge clamps.[These holes got through the fence only] Refer to the photo.In his pic you may see that I inserted a bearing to serve as...

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stop/look/listen

06-28-2014 02:36 AM by patron | 30 comments »

a number of years ago (maybe 15 – 16) i knew a navajo man that supported his familyby cutting firewood for some of the indian ceremonies he would get in his truck and go out into the washes and canyonsaround gallup new mexico and adjoining arizona and cut down dead cottonwood and oak treessome up to 1’+ diameter trunks into logs around 5’ longtake them home and standing on them over a few cross logs(for chain clearance) he ripped them with his chainsawinto (i kid yo...

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rain gutters #3: I'M ALL TANKED UP !

07-18-2010 12:49 AM by patron | 30 comments »

when last we talked ,i was going to see about getting my water tank out of the ground ,so i would have a place to collect water from my new rain gutters ,here’s how that has been going . just realize please , i am doing this all alone ,just me and God ,(and buddy my new dog and boss ,lol) ..here is the water tank in the hole that was collapsing (from rain no less ) ,the tank is 8’diamiter x 8’ high . .here i pulled it over to try and free it ,after digging around half of it ...

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Working a Slab by Hand

04-27-2010 05:41 PM by davemoorefurniture | 29 comments »

If you have ever had material that is too large for your machines, fear not. In this video I demonstrate how I use a set of planes to achieve a time honored technique by flattening, thicknessing, and joining a live-edge, cherry table top. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to give me feedback so that I may improve in both my woodworking and video abilities.

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ez sled #1: toy tablesaw sleds - simple tutorial tip

07-14-2012 02:09 AM by patron | 29 comments »

i have gotten tired of making thingsand halfway thru the processfind i need to make one of something againand the tools are set for some jobs still ongoing so having seen some great sleds by LJ Andrew Betschman http://lumberjocks.com/projects/67727 i whipped a couple small ones together last nightno frills or whistles‘just the facts ma’am’ turns out they work greatthe first is a flat miter for box parts the second is a small straight crosscut sledwith the ...

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #1: Self Centering 1/2" Dowel Drilling Jig for the Invisio - Hinge

05-29-2015 08:27 PM by Jerry | 29 comments »

Made from $12.00 worth of bronze bushings and a shaft collar. The shaft collar has a set screw that holds a 1/8” drill bit in place, so you would need to use 1/8” axles for your hinge pieces. The largest bushing has an inside diameter of 1/2”. The second bushing an outside diameter of 1/2” and an inside diameter of 3/8”. The shaft collar has an outside diameter of 3/8”, takes a 1/8” drill bit, and uses an allen set screw that takes a 1/16R...

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random wavy jig for lenny

12-08-2010 03:55 AM by patron | 29 comments »

lenny asked about the bathroom door panels i madefor my own bathroom and if they were decalshttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/40732.. here is the jig and the process this is a sliding tray for the 1/4”x2 1/2” slats(mill 3/4” in half and save wood)i leave them over sized in thickness by about 1/32” it will be sanded to finish size later.the router base i drilled a 1/16” hole inand inserted a finish nail as a center pivotcut the nail so it only goes into the top ...

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