Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'trick'

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Burr Cleaning Method

04-03-2012 01:43 PM by Jimthecarver | 4 comments »

To begin, this is not my idea but I have adopted it as a very useful way to clean Dremel burs and similar type rotory bits.I began by turning a piece of 1”X1” plastic material (just somthing I had) wood also works fine. As the pictures show. I then drilled a 1/2” hole leaving about 1/2” from the end …. do not drill completely threw it.Then I bought a Dremel brass brush and put a slight crimp at the end of the shaft about 1” from the brush.I then drilled ...

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Dust Collection Electrical Problem

04-01-2012 11:27 PM by rockinmichael | 14 comments »

I recently purchased a Shop Fox 1.5 hp Dust Collector. It claims to only draw 15 amps, but directly hooked up to a 15 amp outlet, it trips. The nearest 20 amp outlet is 15 feet away and with a 15 foot extension cord (12 guage), it still trips. However it does work directly hooked up to the 20 amp, but it is then too far away from the tablesaw, planer and other tools. Installing 220 volt isn’t an option. Any suggestions?

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dodoe tutoria from a PM

03-31-2012 05:52 PM by patron | 23 comments »

i got a PM yesterday from an LJ’er about a pattern i used on a gift box to schummie and as my server is punishing me again for talking with you all(it takes me 20 min to get on LJ’s now)i sent (well tried to) an e-mail with pictures to doe(don’t you know it won’t send)so i thought to do it here as i can load the pics one by one anywayand maybe some others might get some ideas from it_ doe sorry...

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Dado jig.

03-30-2012 02:00 PM by AJswoodshop | 4 comments »

I was whatching the woodwhisper weekend wall shelf when I saw the dado jig that he used It caught my eye. If anyone has photos of dado jigs I would love to see them. Thanks AJ

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Man Down, Man Down

03-30-2012 02:07 AM by KoryK | 17 comments »

Just a quick update and some friendly advice: I can’t speak for everyone here, but I figured out this weekend that I am a woodworker NOT a mechanic. For years I have worked with all kinds of power tools and have never had a mishap. The one time I decide to be mister mechanic and work on my own car it ends in disaster. Please remember I don’t consider myself an idiot, all though some may disagree. I have found out that the seemingly simple task of changing ones spark plugs can be much m...

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From ball to the star inside dodecahedron #1: First half

03-21-2012 01:13 AM by Yuri | 6 comments »

I start this project without making proper calculation and drawing. I just made a quick sketch based on my previous ball project calculations. Sure enough, I had to redo first three holes and star vertices because the base of the star was suppose to be a nice small dodecahedron and it didn’t turn up the way I wanted. The base of the star should look good because star will be moving free inside and all cuts and mistakes will be quite noticeable. So, here are the pictures of the first 6 s...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #3: Tap for Wooden Nut

03-14-2012 04:06 PM by Mauricio | 21 comments »

Hello again, On the last blog I made the guide block that guides the tap. Here I’ve made the tap and cut my first nut last night! I’m very excited about this accomplishment, this is really the most challenging part of the build and I think cutting the screw to fit will be pretty straight forward. If you’re like me, you like looking at pictures more than reading so here are some pics showing the process I followed with a brief explanation. Laid out thread pitch on paper (2...

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Baltic birch plywood tearout #1: In a dovetail jig

03-12-2012 11:51 PM by DouginVa | 5 comments »

Not too long ago I bought a sheet of baltic birch plywood for a armoir project for my daughter (pics to be posted at a later time). I was going to use the plywood for the drawer parts because it was being hailed as splinter free when using it in a dovetail jig. NOT I tried using backer boards in the front and back and still got tearout. If the ends didn’t tear out then the last layer of the ply de-laminated. This made fitting them and glue ups a pain in the ass. I know I coul...

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Board straightner

03-12-2012 12:31 AM by eddie | 1 comment »

To be up front i didn’t really know where to post this being fairly new so if its in the wrong place i tried i get a lot of my material from construction sites ,cull lumber,dumpster diving people trow away a lot of stuff that i salvage and use being new i don’t want to spend a lot on the better material least ways not until i get a good grip on what i’m takes time to .thanks to ualll for the education and sharing on this site.some times the boards aren’t str...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #14: Maybe the greatest way man has ever devised to cut box/finger joints...

03-11-2012 02:45 PM by StumpyNubs | 35 comments »

In the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking we make a micro-adjustable, multi-feature box joint machine that just might kill the dovetail forever. And then Stumpy tells the farmers where to stick it. This box joint machine has a lead screw advance and a template option, smooth, non binding sliding carriage, and a quick release so you don’t have to crank it all the way back. Plus, it will handle the biggest of jobs, and the best part is, you can build it for CHEAP. One feature...

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