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5 Knives #2: Planning planning planning.

09-14-2012 06:17 PM by AJM | 0 comments »

I am starting with the 8cm stainless steal blade. I have a few pictures so you can see how the different spacer sizes look.Last week I was given a Hägg branch. (Prunus Padus – Bird Cherry) I was plesantly surprised on the colour and its nice and strong, you can see my trade mark bands saw burn marks.. Bolster. 22m wide I am showing you the colour here again so you can visualise the knife before it drilled, filed and glued. apple wood spacerwider spacerthin elk spacer ...

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Drill Press Wood Turning

09-11-2012 01:37 AM by TheBoxStoreCraftsman | 4 comments »

Adding a lathe to the arsenal of tools in your shop is usually a milestone for most weekend wood workers as other tools, needs and money tend to push that addition down the list for most of us. So what do you do if you don’t have a lathe but you have the need for some small turnings to help finish off that special heirloom jig you’ve been working on or that special gift for your wife? You could buy them, get a friend to make them or if you have a drill press, you can make them you...

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

09-08-2012 07:49 AM by Boxguy | 26 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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Workbench #6: Skirts & Vises

09-05-2012 02:00 AM by twobyfour16 | 3 comments »

So, the top needed skirts, obviously, so time to laminate again. This time, I used 3 pieces of 1×8 black walnut. This gave me a skirt that is 2 1/4” thick, and 6 3/4” wide – after cleaning up the edges. I glued up enough blanks for the front skirt, two end skirts, and chops for both vises. I did not get very many pictures of this process, as I had plenty of lamination pics earlier….I will say that these skirts were BEEFY! And heavy. So, now I had to figure...

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A pen with a lot of memories for a friends mother.

09-04-2012 02:16 PM by Schimmel | 3 comments »

This is a project I did for a Friend of mine who had this watch. The watch was his mother’s fathers watch that he had received in the 50’s (he has since past). She had given the watch to her son (my friend) because it did not work. We decided since the watch was in the original box with war bond advertising and everything to make this watch part pen for her. It was cool how the box although made originally for the watch was a perfect pen box. I just made an new insert to hold i...

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Tote Repair, Fix The Crack #1: Tote Repair (Where's the repair?)

09-02-2012 11:13 PM by hhhopks | 3 comments »

I spotted this Bed Rock 604. Another buyer had his hand on it. I had overheard that he said that he is a user not a collector. 15 minutes later, I found the same 604 sitting on the table along with other tools. Feeling sorry for it, I decided to give it a new home. It was a little pricy for an old tool ($50.00) but it was in decent shape. Looks like it does require some clean up. The tote in particular is in need of repair or replacement, but overall the plane looks like it is ...

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How to make Tenons on The Shaker Table Sideboard-Pt.5

09-02-2012 08:20 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 1 comment »

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Dave's Workshop #2: The Disappearing Clamp Rack

09-01-2012 11:44 AM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Wall space is a premium in my shop because of the multiple uses of the space. When I started thinking about making clamps I knew I would need a place to store them. I devised a way to put a clamp rack in front of my scrap stick area and hinge it so that it could be pulled up to the ceiling when I didn’t need to access my longer clamps. It’s raised with two pullies with the rope held taught with an old window sash weight. A clip hooks onto a screw eye at the bottom of the rack...

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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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Metal stud makes easy long taper

08-29-2012 07:56 PM by Don Butler | 5 comments »

Making a taped rip cut can be hard to do just right and especially when the workpiece is longish.I had the occasion to make a thin taper about 38” long with only about 3/8” of taper. My favorite way to get an accurate taper is to spot glue a small bit of scrap on one edge of the piece and just slide it along the fence. The method, however, requires that both ends of the piece be in contact with the rip fence all the way through the cut.With most tablesaws and fences this won...

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