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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 decals 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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Shop Skills #4: Trusting Your Glue Joints

05-01-2009 01:29 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 29 comments »

Many woodworkers lack confidence in their glue joints. The way to overcome this is by getting to know your products and materials. This is accomplished by experimenting and testing – particularly through destructive testing. I continually test my off-cuts from every project. This provides a form of quality control testing that is specific to each project. In this video I show a couple of the methods that I use to test my glue joints. Testing your joints to the point of wood fa...

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Dust Collection #2: infiltration.... filter me this, filter me that

01-13-2009 04:34 AM by PurpLev | 29 comments »

I ordered a 0.3 micron replacement filter from Wynn Environmental to replace my Jet DC1100 30 micron bag. Originally I was going to make a simple review for people to benefit from my experience with the new filter I got… but since it had gotten a bit more complicated, I figured this is blog-worthy, and the ‘regular’ review will follow once I experience more the performance of the filter. Disclaimer: I have had nothing but great experience from Wynn Environmental, from ...

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SHOP ALONG #4: odyssey - some up some down

08-24-2013 02:51 AM by patron | 28 comments »

Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide …... oh wait, that was homers tale this is mine applied for food stamps and medicaid and energy help got $32 in food stamps …...........buddy came home for a month so he got it all in food + -got a card for medicaid, supposed to pay for medicare but nothing this month yet, same old SS +got $160 onetime energy help $56 to electric, waiting for propane my computer had a meltdown -put in the disks it came ...

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fast frame connector

03-26-2011 05:40 PM by patron | 28 comments »

i am making a mirror frame from base moldingcolonial pre-primed MDFthe profile is to shallow for a biscuit and the rabbet for the 1/4” mirrorso here’s my fast the back corners are drilled 1/8” deepwith a forstner bit.the scrap 2×4 is drilled with a plug cutter.and sawn off in the band saw to 1/8” so they don’t roll and jamb in the saw as rounds.glue in the holesand the plugs insertedwith the grain going across the joint.thats about it now to spray i...

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Cyanoacrylate wood finish?

07-24-2009 05:10 PM by FrankLad | 28 comments »

I thought “What if I coated the whole ring in cyanoacrylate finish?” ...and I tried it. The rings have since been through regular everyday wear including dishwashings, handwashings and showers. END RESULT: This finish is holding up better than both Waterlox and Arm-R-Seal. And, in my opinion, it actually looks better. CAVEATS: Obviously, this would be difficult to do on anything but very small woodworking projects. It’s just right for these wooden rings, but ...

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Hammer King

10-09-2009 05:46 PM by Mytoya | 27 comments »

Watch this video. This Juggler hammers in a nail while juggling hammers. Can you saw AWESOME?

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #14: Cutting bone

10-23-2014 01:52 AM by Patricelejeune | 27 comments »

For those who follow this thread, you know we have been struggling on dying bone. We may have found the solution, at least one of them. Here is a test piece that seems to be dyed all the way through To help the dye to penetrate all the way through the bone I decided to dye the pieces already cut. I had my papers already prepared from the start waiting for the solution The intended green bone pieces were highlighted in green (of course) on the drawing. I cut ...

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Shaker Door becomes....Tutorial

12-27-2009 07:01 AM by kolwdwrkr | 26 comments »

I was out making a set of doors today and I decided that the fine folks here on LJs might appreciate a tutorial. I realize there are those of you that should be schooling me on the matter, but figured there were some that would like to learn it as well. So I will do my best to give pertanent information. Thanks for reading. To start off you need to consider shop safety. Make sure the guards on your tools are opporational and you have the proper safety glasses, ear plugs, and dust mask.F...

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