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house repair #2: GETTING IT UP - the easy way

11-26-2010 11:56 PM by patron | 26 comments »

NOT THAT GUY’S ! this is a mexican scaffold one sheet of ply (or wafferboard) two 8’ 2×4’s two 4×4’s (different length’s for different height’s) one 2×10x? cut sheet into 4 trianglesnail (or screw)to two 4’ 2×4’s(i leave an ‘ear’ upto screw to housetop and bottom)insert 4×4 from inner cornercan be adjusted for heightby moving 4×4 in or outattach plank (2×10x?)with 4 screws to keep it from t...

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circle inlay problem- solution: punt

10-12-2012 06:58 PM by patron | 26 comments »

while doing some inlay workwith a router and bushingswhile cutting the 1/4” thick inlaythe double sided tape gave way and i lost the reference to continue well i looked for one of my many compassesto draw the line rightbut the gremlins got themso i was faced with free handing or ….. BOOING! (inspiration) taking a piece of scrapand driving two nails thru it(see them sticking out at the bottom) re-taping the part down securely this timeon a flat surfacei pushed the na...

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rosewood / curly maple /purpleheart / lacewood #2: heres the tutorial for the starburst .

10-06-2009 04:56 AM by patron | 25 comments »

you asked , so here is the way to do this start this ” cut and switch ” proses ,figure out your width of stock , by laying out your circle , and deviding it into as many ’ pie pieces ’ as you like , and as many concentric circles as you want .at the edje of the inner circle , measure the width of the ’ pie crust ’ , and rip your wood wider than this ,as it needs to be cut later to final size .and make somewhat longer for the same reason ..this is a sl...

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wedding box build - tutorial

06-12-2012 07:48 PM by patron | 25 comments »

i recently built a box for rivergirlto be given as a wedding present as i had recently done a tutorialabout some design and cutting techniques that was fresh in my head and i used it for this box to make things easierrather than cut each part separatei started with some 5/4 black walnut and maple stock and double taped them together on edge and them cross cut them into blocks(no real size just...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #3: Making the box

06-22-2009 09:19 PM by Andy | 25 comments »

Part 3updated 1/15/12 Regarding size:Size and proportions are important…to a point. We will be building a box that will start out at 11 1/8 W x 7 D x 4 1/2 H. (After shaping it will finish out at about 10 3/4’’ x 6 3/4’’ x 3 1/8 h depending on how much shaping is done.) I like the proportions of this box, they just look good to my eye. They are loosely based on the Golden Ratio which is a ratio of 1.618. There is much more to it than that, but simply put, here is how it works in rela...

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How To Make Shop Built Wooden Clamps

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by AlexHarris | 25 comments »

A video showing how to make some really good wooden bar clamps. End your clamp shortage now! Build some clamps which only cost a few pounds to make and could be better than clamps you can buy. These clamps don’t mark the wood or stain from glue.

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rail and stile door on the table saw #1: here's my quick cab door version , JANICE !

01-10-2010 08:48 PM by patron | 25 comments »

janice asked for help making cab doors , . this is by way of showing how i make cab doors my way .i don’t do raised panels , unless the customer orders them to match or just ‘cause they like that style .i allways tell them that unless they really want to spend more money ,like twice as much for the panel wood ,and all the time it takes to do ( i am worth something ! ) .so i make the rails and stiles straight forward on the table saw , with ...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #6: Making Great $5 Band Clamps!

09-08-2012 07:49 AM by Boxguy | 25 comments »

Overview: If you are going to make boxes there is no substitute for good band clamps. They pull all eight joint cuts together and tend to average out any cuts that are slightly off. I use two clamps on each box. They are expensive to buy, but cheap if you make your own. When in use, they look like this. These are really cranked down to pull all the joints tight. (A big thanks to Derrick who patiently helped me picture each step in this process.) Hint: To make this a quick read j...

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Dust Collector Choice

02-28-2012 02:51 AM by rockinmichael | 24 comments »

I’ve recently been in the market for a new dust collector. I really care about filtration, but do I really need a shop fox or grizzly portable cyclone, or should I go for a cheaper single stage model. I am just a hobbyist with a small shop in a two car garage. Any recommendations?

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Would factory rejected lumber count as recycled ?

07-14-2008 06:44 AM by Dan'um Style | 24 comments »

Hello A few years ago … maybe 6 or 7, I bought a box full of curly maple rejected guitar blank backs from Gibson in Nashville. Pieces are miss matched bookmatches, less then 3/8 thick, imperfect offcuts, 6 to 9 inches wide and about 18 inches long. Nice looking wood. Does this count as recyled ? I made sometihing I’d like to enter in the contest and wanted to ask first. Regards DAN

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