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Splitter from a shelf bracket

01-05-2014 08:55 PM by CueballRosendaul | 3 comments »

My new (to me) Unisaw didn’t come with any safety equipment, and I’ve been having trouble finding a splitter that I like, so I decided that until I find one I really like, I’ll just make one and add it to my new ZC throat plate. I laid in bed last night racking my brain over what material I might have that would be easy to work with and I remembered some old shelf brackets I wasn’t using. I popped the end cap off, cut the dog legs off, did most of the filing and shapin...

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An artists perspective #1: The plan stan

02-15-2009 09:44 PM by kolwdwrkr | 3 comments »

Last night I finished up my carving of the green man I posted and was thinking (jokingly) that I’m glad I posted it after Marcos sculpture was off the front page. I didn’t want to steal the spotlight from him. LOL. He is a true artist and an inspirational one at that. In fact he is the inspiration to this next piece. I am thinking that I will blog this next carving, possibly with step by step instruction of the carving. Keep in mind that I am in no way a professional carver. ...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #2: Preparing Wood and Cutting Pieces

09-12-2011 04:56 AM by scrappy | 3 comments »

Welcome Back! We will begin be going over some safety tips. First of all it is always important to know your tools and use them safely. You will be working with very small pieces of wood so, the utmost care is needed. Always use all guards and a zero clearance blade on the table saw. Always use proper eye and ear protection. If something does not seem safe, then stop Step ONE The first thing you want to do is to cut your wood to size. I started with a piece of 4/4 Purple ...

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DragonFly Harp #3: Making the Pink Harp

01-04-2011 06:31 PM by Donna Menke | 3 comments »

Started the new year off right with many hours in the shop working on the harp project. I’ll try to keep track of my hours- a good guess would be about 10 hours to date.I don’t kid myself that working with this foam is anything like working with wood, but I need to get a prototype before I can even think about making working drawings.I spent a lot of time trying to get my styrofoam pieces to stay in the right plane before I got the brain storm to make some supportive blocks at the...

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Turning Green Madrone Burl.

08-30-2012 05:54 PM by OregonBurls | 3 comments »

Hey everyone. Just another tip for Madrone and Madrone burl… I have been told that madrone shrinks a whopping 18% No wander it is a self destructive wood. So with that being said you can work with the shrinkage or tame the beast. I love the warping and shrinkage of the Madrone. If you can get spindles of green straight grain, you can turn some nice handles and what ever you put in them be it a knife or a gouge when that handle dries it is lock in for years of use. With green bu...

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Table Saw Crosscut Extension

10-04-2012 03:02 PM by knotscott | 3 comments »

Every now and then the crosscut capacity on my table saw is a bit less than what I need. I’ve had big crosscut sleds in the past that helped, but sometimes pulling out the sled is a hassle, plus my shop is really small so finding a convenient location to store the sled has proven to be problematic. This 4” extension was very simple, stays in place, and doesn’t take up any extra space since it sits right above the fence support bracket. My TS is left tilt, so I don’t...

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How to make a marking knife using scrap wood!

07-21-2013 06:24 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

This is my first turning video i made so i hope you all enjoy it! I make a marking knife out of bubinga and an old jigsaw blade.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoY5Vi9BCdc

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My Homemade Table Saw

08-22-2013 04:11 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_VLCMbuL0In this video I give a tour of my homemade table saw made using chipboard, mdf, black and decker workmate and circular saw! It has tracks for jigs and a parallel fence. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!!!

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Woodworking with Abrasives - Provocative Teaser Article by Andrew Crawford in British Woodworking

06-17-2011 08:54 PM by Steven Davis | 3 comments »

I found out about Andrew Crawford via an article somewhere here at Lumerjocks. For those who don’t know, he is a master box maker. I joined his mailing list at fine-boxes.com fine-boxes.com/ and just received his newsletter with a link to his article “A Riddle in the Sand”. Very, very interesting. In the article, Mr. Crawford argues that abrasives have evolved rapidly in recent decades and should be part of the toolkit of any woodworker, not just for finishing and p...

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Helpful Jigs #2: Two Piece Jig to Make 1" Thick Bent Lamination

01-06-2014 09:51 PM by rhett | 3 comments »

Too cold to spray finish and waiting on blades, so here is a quick blog on a technique to make matching curves for bent laminations. NOTE: The desired final thickness of your lamination is equal to the diameter of the bottom bearing trim bit you use in this method. Blanks for the jig. 4 pieces of 3/4” ply to make a 3” deep jig. Cut and faired 1/4” template is used to get initial curve on a piece of 3/4” ply. Flush trimmed curve is used as bearing reference...

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