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Season of shop upgrades #4: Zero Clearance Inserts

62 days ago by PJ72 | 2 comments »

Who’s Bright Idea Was This AnywaysI have the Rigid R4512 table saw, which is perfect for my small shop and mobility needs for storage when not in use. The only complaint I have about the saw is that the stamped metal throat insert is only 1/8” thick, which makes it difficult to produce shop made inserts for zero-clearance. Why so thin??? I have seen several people on the web creating inserts out of wood based on the intricate pattern of the after marked phenolic inserts, but was co...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #1: Class Description

66 days ago by MyChipCarving | 5 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Class Description In this video lesson series I will show you how to use the Pattern Wizard software to create and print your own patterns and designs on your computer. This program is very useful for creating scroll saw and stained glass patterns, relief carving designs, puzzle patterns, and other craft designs. While we will focus on patterns for chip carving in this series, the same techniques I will teach you can be used to create patterns...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #14: 5 minute time lapse

68 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 10 comments »

Howdy, I’ve still got a whole lot more blog to do but I felt like showing you all that it is not as time consuming to upholster furniture as it seems to be——through this blog. ;) I don’t expect that anyone to knock a chair out in a few hours (Unless that’s your job – then you need to do better than me. ;) ) Anyhow, I enjoyed making this for you. It’s the second chair. I still need cover-ups, skirt and cushion. Not finished yet. ...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #13: Form and Pad the inside back.

69 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 5 comments »

Howdy, A lot of the techniques for shaping this inside back have already been discussed at length in the inside arm Blog. I’m going to skim over a few details until I get to something different. I’ve got some loose synthetic burlap on the back of the chair. It’s happens to be the only ‘material’ I kept. I removed the staple holding the top half. I cut myself some 2”ish inch wide by 2” inch thick foam strips. I just stapled them securel...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #11: Padding the Arms

78 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

Howdy, The chair arms have been formed into a nice rolled shape and they are ready to accept padding. This will be fun and it’s easier than you may be thinking. It is certainly less exacting than most would expect. Lets get started. There are 3 major products you can use to pad the arms of a chair. Foam, Cotton or Dacron Polyester. Foam, 1 to 2 inches thick usually. It Gives a nice uniform shape. but it can be compressed to nothing. When Foam begins to deteriorate, it turns to...

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Shop hacks #1: Finally, a shop use for those CDR/DVD-R spools.

79 days ago by RichardDePetris | 1 comment »

Don’t be a fool! Don’t throw away that CDR /DVD-R spool, use it for your tool (not that one, funny guy.) You remember those round thingys for storing CDRs and DVD-Rs we used back in the day, before them young-guns foisted their whippersnapper SSDs and USB sticks on us. I don’t care what they say, nothing beats punched cards and they sound better too! Other than for holding coasters, CDR spools are about as useless as their contents—until now. Well, this isn̵...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #10: Shaping the Arms

79 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 7 comments »

Let’s upholster the arms in three stages. This stage, shaping the arms, is most often skipped or ignored especially in these days of Quick Buck furniture. There is no need for that especially if you want your chair to look really good. On top of that – it’s Easy!!! On top of that – Spend time on the foundation and the rest will be easier. That’s “Two On Top of that’s.” You can’t loose! Take a look at the bare shape of these arm...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #9: Upholstering the Seat - A bit more

79 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 2 comments »

Howdy – it’s been a few days and I thank you all for the kind comments. Some of you doubt that you can upholster anything on the first try. I understand the sentiment. I’ve got to say that my father went into furniture manufacturing after he upholstered his first piece of furniture. It wasn’t just Old couch to 20 employees. But you can see the progression starting. He did a great job on his first couch and he said – I think I can do this. I’ve got to say...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #8: Upholstering the seat

82 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 9 comments »

Finally!!! We get to do some upholstery!!! 45% preparation – 45% finishing 10% upholstery. You will need cotton which can be bought at an upholster supply company for about $30. Mine is 30 inches wide which is just right for upholstery. I walked over to my roll and literally tore off about a 25 inch length. I’m going to say my magic words again. This isn’t wood working. You measure precisely and cut with scissors. There is no benefit except for saving a few inches o...

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

83 days ago 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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