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shop tips #1: fingers tired ? use your thumb or palm

04-27-2012 08:04 PM by patron | 30 comments »

here is a typical shop problemhow to safely hold stock while milling or cutting multiples finger boards work real good where applicablebut for certain situations are not practicallike holding things down here is my ‘thumb’ hold down and here is what i’ll call a ‘palm’ board enjoy ! work safe

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Refurbishing Tools #2: Rust remover for rusty tools.

04-20-2012 06:46 PM by rodman40 | 6 comments »

Today I experimented with a cool product used by dairy farmers on thier milking equipment I guess, don’t know for sure, but it plays hell on rusty tools and metal. My brother Julio told me about it ( Available at Tractor Supply ) Julio used it to remove rust on his 56 Chevy two door, used it on various parts of steering and frame, so I thought I’d try it and guess what IT WORKS by gee golly. I tried on my rusty calipers through lack ...

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The Steel City Dual Drum Sander Blues...and the Cure!

04-20-2012 05:22 AM by Boxguy | 1 comment »

I had the low down, no good, dual drum blues…but I have found the cure. I have had a 27 inch Steel City dual drum sander for a couple of years and while I liked what it could do it was driving me crazy trying to keep sandpaper on it. The clips didn’t hold…I fixed that. The paper kept wrinkling and tearing. I tried different brands of paper and 4 inch paper and 6 inch paper. I wrapped the ends with tape. I tried Steel City’s tech service (not a good experience...

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Intarsia Basics #3: Let’s Do Some Cutting!

04-19-2012 02:25 AM by KoryK | 9 comments »

Thanks for joining us for the third installment of “Intarsia Basics” and this is where it starts to get really fun. Cutting out the pattern is one of the best parts of doing this kind of art. It takes a little practice to get used to using your saw. You can look up some practice patterns or just make some zig zags, loop the loops, straight lines, gentle curves, and circles on a piece of paper and glue to a practice board. Cut out some of these and you will start getting used to the “feel ...

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George chair progress

04-05-2012 08:37 AM by andyboy | 9 comments »

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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’erhttp://lumberjocks.com/Doeasking about a pattern i used on a gift box to schummiehttp://lumberjocks.com/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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