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Simple Drill Press Table -- How Did I Live Without It?

04-30-2011 06:17 PM by Lewis Baumstark, Jr. | 8 comments »

Not putting this as a project because it’s less about the finished product and more about the workflow. Last weekend I built a drill press table, inspired by several I’ve seen here. Nothing fancy, no T-track or fence or hold-downs, just a plywood box with a lipped top surface: The difference in how I use the drill press is night and day. Before I had the stock surface which was nigh-impossible for clamping, mostly due to the way the underside of the metal was shaped. ...

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Finishing Tips #3: Spraying Lazy Susan

04-28-2011 05:49 PM by pjones46 | 0 comments »

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air filter #2: the all american RUBE GOLDBURG

04-26-2011 07:38 PM by patron | 37 comments »

well folksafter reading my last entry what a letdown http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/22793 i can now reveal the whole storyaside from needing a filter to clear the airi wanted one i could have more filtering inand be able to change/clean filters less often(i could fill the one(s) on the machine in 15 minuets with the amount of cleaning i need to do) so let’s see what we have for today’s fun here is the ‘frame’ i madeto go on the filter side of the uni...

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Finishing Tips #2: Hide Glue Wash Mix for Cherry

04-22-2011 05:42 AM by pjones46 | 15 comments »

Hide Glue Wash Mix for Cherry I read somewhere that a thinned Hide glue wash was at one time used as a preconditioned to cure blotching so have taken 2oz of Titebond Liquid Hide Glue and mixed it with 12 oz of water as a second test. The reason also for choosing the liquid hide was it was more transparent vs being a cloudy white when mixed with water and this I felt would dry more transparent. Anyway, I sanded my sample board with 220 as prep, applied a liberal coat of the hide glue was...

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Sharing Woodworking Information

04-20-2011 03:39 AM by bubinga | 5 comments »

As you may or may not know, e-mails are restricted, in the size, amount of information that you can send in an e-mail.We can share pictures, and text, right here on LJ, but some other types of files such as PDF files, for plans and such, must be dealt with another way.I have recently learned that with Google’s Gmail service, the size has been increased to 20 MB, I have tested this out myself with a 18 MB PDF file, sent to myself, successfully, through Gmail.The size of e-mail is restricted by...

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Work Sharp #1: Work Sharp Abrasives Alternate

04-03-2011 03:25 PM by bubinga | 1 comment »

I got some of these Abrasive discs From ,Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop ,and they work great. http://www.woodworkingshop.com/cgi-bin/50F54199/mac/additmdtl.mac/showItemDetail?item=SD06199&qtyA=0&phsO=N&desc=6%22X1%2F2%22%20CENTER%20HOLE%20STEARATE%20PSA%2025PK&drpshp=N&alOrd=Y&iQty=.000&oQty=.000&initQty=1&assortParent=K&itemForSale=Y&styleName=&fixD=&face=.00&gftc=&stck=Y&prefS=&calledFrom=DS&ordInfo1=&ordInfo...

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HOW TO MAKE hinges and other metal stuff RUSTY

04-02-2011 07:10 PM by rivergirl | 34 comments »

I recently built a primitive cabinet with surface mounted hinges. The hinges were new and looked cheesy on the cabinet. I thought about painting the hinges black- but then decided to rust them instead. Rusting hinges and other metal parts for primitive furniture is EASY and QUICK. 2. Do not use a good pan. (Yes- I learned that the hard way today.) Soak your hinges etc in apple cider vinegar overnight. 3. The next day put equal parts liquid bleach and water in an OLD pan and put your part...

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HANGING AROUND - made easier

03-30-2011 03:39 AM by patron | 45 comments »

throughout my career as a woodworker/carpenteri have hung many new doors to existing jambsthe hinge placement its criticalas i must leave the existing hinges in the jamband transfer that to the door the hinges are usually different sizeswith different corner detailsand offset to different dimensionsdepending on the pre-built standardsof any given door maker(they are never the same just visually close) over the years i have come to know and struggle with these diferences you have some...

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Pair of FROG TILES ...Kentucky Coffee Frames #4: Yahoo ... Dan Walters FROG ... that's me really .. try it !

03-27-2011 06:20 AM by Dan'um Style | 5 comments »

Yahoo … Dan Walters FROG ... that’s me really .. try it ! not kidding.

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fast frame connector

03-26-2011 05:40 PM by patron | 28 comments »

i am making a mirror frame from base moldingcolonial pre-primed MDFthe profile is to shallow for a biscuit and the rabbet for the 1/4” mirrorso here’s my fast fix.here the back corners are drilled 1/8” deepwith a forstner bit.the scrap 2×4 is drilled with a plug cutter.and sawn off in the band saw to 1/8” so they don’t roll and jamb in the saw as rounds.glue in the holesand the plugs insertedwith the grain going across the joint.thats about it now to spray i...

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