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Segmented bowl sanding jig #1: Help with disc sanding jig

05-13-2011 07:40 AM by kapanen | 7 comments »

Recently I have dabbled in making segmented bowls. I have had a few successes, but have realized that I won’t be able to reach my desired potential without getting higher detailed pieces. All this means more pieces per bowl, with more intricacies, which means more precise angles etc. I purchased the masters book via kindle, “The Art of Segmented Wood Turning”, by Malcolm Tibbetts. Being over anxious in learning the secrets and coupling this with the cheaper price has c...

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1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome #12: Living with old tools

05-12-2011 12:05 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Late last year, before I put the saw away for the winter, a piece of the casting on the tablesaw broke. It was causing some vibration and the blade to move side to side a bit when adjusting height. Not good in conjunction with zero clearance inserts. Anyway, it is getting warm again and time to get the saw ready for what I hope will be a productive summer. The “key” as I am calling it had to be fixed. There are 2 parts that mount on a shaft and are keyed together you can see ...

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Building Baby Stokes' 3-in-1 Crib #2: Layout and Rough Cutting

05-08-2011 08:20 PM by Will Stokes | 2 comments »

As I get more experience wood working, I find it interesting how I have come to enjoy seemingly basic or what in the past has been downright challenging parts of a project that I sometimes feared in the past. Stock selection is one of those. I’ve started taking a very different approach to stock selection fairly recently. This is probably the result of watching the Wood Whisperer. I had a great time working with my wife on this step. She helped me pick and choose boards to use for the v...

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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 »

Removed by original poster for personal publication.

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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 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.

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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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