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Building a portable box drillpress.

05-06-2013 12:40 AM by revieck | 4 comments »

Building a portable box drillpress to drill holes in the 5’x4’ tabletop for festool clamping elements. Now I’m ready to start work on the tabletop. I first saw a box drillpress on Allan Little’s YouTube channel AskWoodMan.tv.

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Gathering Ideas #1: How to Make the Square Hinge Work

05-30-2015 09:20 PM by Jerry | 40 comments »

I recently had someone ask me why not make my hinges square since I was planing the back side of them flat. Truth is I considered it, but could not get past the problem of the hinge jamming into the box as it rotated. If you look closely at the picture below, you can see how the corner of a square hinge rotates down into the imaginary box in the picture. Anyone have any ideas?

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Wixey WR700 Digital Fence add-on to a SawStop Cabinet Saw

12-31-2015 07:29 PM by TheMrWoody | 7 comments »

Here’s a write-up on a simplified installation process for adding a Wixey WR700 digital fence readout to a SawStop 3HP cabinet saw (36” fence), Model PCS31230-TGP236-pcs. I recently sold a Delta Unifence contractors saw and upgraded to a SawStop 3HP 36” Cabinet saw. I had the Wixey WR700 on the Delta Saw and removed it before I sold it so I could move this excellent measuring device to the new one. The SawStop fence uses bolts under the fence assembly to allow attachment and adjustment ...

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Workshop upgrades #1: Glenn Drake saves the day...twice.

03-06-2011 05:33 AM by RGtools | 6 comments »

I am currently building a small shelf out of Alder and some mystery white wood to house some of my finer tools so that I do not have to go into my larger cabinet to get them all the time. This is part of a larger initiative to keep my sharp tools sharp and accessible, as someone who only uses hand tools most of the time this is about as critical to my work-flow as paying the power bill before someone fires up their table saw. Roughly six hours got me to this point. I really did not take a...

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Shop stuff #102: Part 3, Monster computer base done.

08-22-2017 05:01 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I get around to the finishing process in this one. I also got it delivered and my niece’s boyfriend was kind enough to send me some photos of it all getting put together. View on YouTube

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Am I just picky or what?

08-14-2010 01:22 AM by Dez | 2 comments »

I realize I am a picky little sucker but am I over the line on this or am I wrong in the way I see this?From the http://www.garymkatz.com/trimtechniques/hiddenpivotbookcaseinstall.htm Edgebanding plywood shelvingI’ve done a lot of edgebanding and always hated the hair-line crack that develops between the plywood and the solid stock. That gap is caused by the inner plywood endgrain_ swelling from the glue, which puts a little belly in the edge and forces the banding away from top and bottom...

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Hot shop

07-09-2011 05:37 PM by Transition | 18 comments »

It gets a little warm in the shop during the summer. So for comfort I wear shorts. What I have found is that, as I work at the lathe, some of the copious amounts of sawdust gathers in the gap between my shoes and socks. With some woods (esp. Black Walnut for me) this is a problem. Mix the sawdust with sweat, grind into my skin over a couple of hours, and I end up with contact dermatitis (itchy, inflamed skin) on my ankles. It’s not serious but it is annoying. So I think I’ve...

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In the light #3: Precision sizing and clean-up of pattern pieces

08-04-2013 02:56 PM by BritBoxmaker | 6 comments »

When I left you I was just about to cut all the pattern pieces. Well I did this successfully and cut all the pieces 2 mm longer than necessary, to allow for clean-up. With pieces 6 mm x 3 mm its very difficult to avoid split out on the cut, even with an 80 tooth cross cut blade. The two mm allows for precision sizing as well. First to clean up the 45° ends. Here’s my belt sander, 915 mm x 100 mm belt. 180 grit for this job. Surrounded by the usual clutter. The mitre gauge for ...

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Sweet Acacia Tooth Picks #1: Raw/ Carved/ Sanded

09-10-2014 11:27 PM by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

Sweet acacia (A. farnesiana) (genus (Acacia)/ subfamily Mimosoideae/ family Fabaceae/ From Right to Left:2 ) Raw Thorns1) Double Thorns hand carved / 4 Thorns hand carved3) Hand carved and sanded As I mention in one of my other Blogs, I like to utilize the whole parts of the tree, the is one of those cases.I cut down 3 saplings, cut off the branches, I very carefully striped the bark with a utility knife.Then carefully cut the thorns off with X-acto knife, with saw blade I decided ...

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Space Saving Tips For A Workshop

11-02-2013 06:51 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 1 comment »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ovH9Kcuvmk hope you enjoy, Please Subscribe!!

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