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Handtool Basics #1: Sharpening with a Belt Sander?

02-08-2017 10:49 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

No the way you would think to use it, but pair the Harbor Freight belt sander (50$ on sale) makes one hell of a honing device. I call it “Ze Frankenstraup” here is my full sharpening video also featuring DMTs Dia-Sharp stones. Let me know if you have any questions. View on YouTube Thanks for Watching, Remember to keep your tools sharp, and your mind even sharper, Rick Wood.Work.LIFE

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Shop stuff #78: Sally's Coffee Table Pt 12: More French Polishing

02-08-2017 02:01 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Going farther than I needed to, but I was experimenting and wanted to show the process. One of my favourite finishes. I think the wax in the shellac caused a few issues. I have only used dewaxed flake shellac before but it is not available locally, so I tried what I could get my hands on. View on YouTube

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Octave Mandolin #8: Making the Backboard

01-27-2017 04:16 PM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

I took a bit of time off over the holiday period but for all of you who were following the Octave Mandolin build… Here is the latest part. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Z3w0zclIM

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My dust colection set-up

01-23-2017 04:48 PM by Blake Haskins | 2 comments »

as woodworkers, we strive for the best dust collection possible, well maybe no the best but enough that our machines will work. I’ve seen many videos of people showing their set-up, however I haven’t found one similar to mine, so hear is my video.— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXC0T1fUDOo

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Blum blumotion tandem drawer slides - lessons learned

01-23-2017 02:19 PM by Papple36 | 2 comments »

Blum tandem are the greatest, but are finacky to install-First they are 3/4 longer than the stated length so be sure you have the vack to front clearance – ie an 18 inch drawer box needs 18 3/4 of space in the frame-Next, be absolutely sure that your drawer box back hole is located correctly, or you will suffer the latches not connecting properly-It f your drawer sides have any belly, you need to straighten that out-Everything must be square and level-Using 1/2inch front and rear sides ...

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Pine

01-22-2017 07:27 PM by Blake Haskins | 3 comments »

as woodworkers we tend to underappreciate woods that are not mahogany or walnut, but I think we should appreciate the unique characteristics that can be found in pine when explored long enough, which is easy to do thanks to its availability. below is a link to a box I made out of a unique piece of fire knot pine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH1wFVv5IDA

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Wooden Lattice Router Table Jig

01-21-2017 02:57 PM by Igor | 2 comments »

The jig for the router table for make the perfect wooden lattice. Click for view this Video - english subtitles included!

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Shop stuff #72: Part 9 of Sally's Coffee Table build

01-16-2017 09:56 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Yup, it’s a long series. We are getting things put together now. Making mistakes and correcting them. A few more to go yet, so hang in there and thanks for your patience. View on YouTube

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Hints and Tips #26: To the last drop

01-08-2017 03:03 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

This is a tip that I got from the pooroldchap YouTube channel [link]. He posts what he terms Workshop Waffles where he talks about things in his workshop. If you use WD-40 or a similar aerosol propelled lubrication oil this may help you save a few cents. I took an old metal oil can that once contained sewing machine oil. I’m not sure if anything like this can still be purchased or if they’ve all gone over to plastic. A plastic bottle may be usable, but you’ll need a t...

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Super Gripper Pusher Simplified

12-26-2016 02:20 AM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 1 comment »

Hi Guys, Today I wanted to present you with the simplified version of a Gripper I made earlier I used plexiglass for the frame because it is strong, light and less bulky than plywood The rest of the Gripper is made of Baltic birch plywood I used the sticky anti-skid strips for the legs (homedepot)And made a simple eccentric wheel to act as a balancing plate on the original grr-ripper You can see the details and dimensions in this 3.5 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D...

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