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American School of French Marquetry #1: New : Marquetry, veneering, finishing forum

11-16-2013 09:33 PM by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

I have been revamping and upgrading the American School of French Marquetry website lately and we just launched a forum for everyone to use post and ask questions or help others in this fields.As any Forum we need people to start and to make this forum an alive place. Please help us make this forum a place that could contribute to raise the quality of work for our Lumberjocks community. http://americanschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/asfm/index.php/marquetry-forum

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Tools #2: Craftsman 6x48 / 9 inch belt sander, model 103.0803

01-26-2014 04:19 PM by PASs | 4 comments »

I got this off a craigslist add a few years ago. It’s old school with oil bath bearings. And tracking adjusters on both sides of the idler roller. The disk sander table has a really terrible angle adjuster, a screw wedge, but it also has two support arms that help lock the table in position. It has worked well for me although the belt has a tendency to drift.The problem was pretty bad until the rubber sleeve on the idler roller disintegrated due to dry rot.I decided to repla...

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Hints and Tips #2: Let Your Jigsaw Blow the Dust!

11-15-2014 10:58 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

[Above] Behold a common jigsaw. This is actually MY jigsaw. I have 3, but one was my Dad’s, one I got from a friend. None of them are the good kind with a bearing supporting the back of the blade, but that’s OK. It works. I sometimes grab it for down and dirty work. What annoyed me was the way the sawdust would always obscure any line I was trying to follow. This meant that I’d have to play the Big Bad Wolf and keep blowing the dust away from the blade. Then I got an ...

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Unstable Lathe speed? Try this BEFORE spending on a new motor or control unit!!

09-05-2014 06:19 PM by TannerTurnings | 4 comments »

A quick bit of info for anyone using an AXMINSTER awvsl Lathe (or similar)Today, my Lathe suddenly started to speed up and slow down, somewhat similar to the old Bus engines of the 1950s era, making turning almost impossible. Also, as it would speed up, there was a flash coming from the motor brushes. I guess now that some people are thinking that either my Motor was faulty, or that my variable speed control unit had a fault, and would probably need replacing…right? The way to fix this ...

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My entry into the Christmas Ornament Challenge

11-16-2014 04:58 AM by cpine | 4 comments »

This is my entry into the Christmas Ornament Challenge put on by Alan Stratton and Carl Jacobson. This is the third annual challenge and I ma amazed at the beautiful ornaments folks have made! This idea came to me as I have made toys quit a bit in the past and I thought just make a version of an airplane that is smaller. Proportions were determined mostly on the fly and are just approximations of what should look good. Much of what I did I had in my head and I made the first piece then fit ...

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Wine Bottle Stpper Products

07-15-2010 07:43 PM by WoodArtbyJR | 4 comments »

Currently I am making two styles of stoppers, cork and the metal o-ring type from Rockler (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18020&filter=wine%20stopper). I like the crome o-ring type from Rockler because of it’s sealing capability. I presently get my cork from Packard Woodworks (http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Product_Code=151322&Category_Code=proj-supp-botstop-botsc) and can make stoppers cheaply and use them as a l...

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CYLINDER MAKING #1: Cylinder ends

07-09-2012 09:02 AM by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

Probably the best technique in making a cylinder is making first the top and bottom. Then make the wall by following the contour of the ends. I made the two cylindrical ends by using a circular jig with mounted router using 1/8” spiral bit. Then I make a shoulder edges on same jig using 1/4 straight router bits. I do not have a picture of the round ends showing the dado edges. After the ends were both made, I selected a veneer tha can be wrapped around. I nailed brads to temp...

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In the light #2: So the story begins

07-28-2013 01:01 PM by BritBoxmaker | 4 comments »

Starting to cut all the pattern pieces today. This is the pattern Shown in plan and end elevation. Just a side note. If anyone is thinking of making one of these please could you wait until I have finished and posted mine. This is my design and it is a live blog of a project, in real time. I have been beaten to the punch by over-enthusiastic people before. Its not big and its not clever. Now from the plan you can see that there are a number of small pieces here. The pattern ...

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Projects, the backstories #1: Slotted coin displays

03-20-2014 04:00 AM by PASs | 4 comments »

One of my staples for sale at craft shows is slotted coin displays.They are fairly simple to make and I try to make them in batches so I have inventory without setting up too often to make them.All of them so far have been made from dunnage used to ship steel radio transmission towers from India to the US. Where we would use pine 2×4’s to brace freight this particular company used an assortment of mid/far east woods. From what I can see and surmise it is the off-cuts from the India...

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Quick tips with The Woodworking Coach #2: Flattening a board with the help of hot glue and laminate shims

10-11-2012 05:03 PM by chidwickschool | 4 comments »

Here’s my take on a common challenge, how to flatten a wide board when you don’t have a wide jointer. I acknowledge up front that this is not including methods of flattening with hand tools, but rather, a practical method for the woodworker who owns a planer but not a jointer. The Woodworking Coach Ep.2 - Flattening a wide board with hot glue and laminate shims from Chidwick School on Vimeo.

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