Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'turning'

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Countersink From Screwdriver Bit

11-19-2015 08:26 PM by Tom Howbridge | 1 comment »

Using an old driver bit I made a counter sink by cutting of the ends and grinding a blunt point on one end, then I filed a flute along the ground edge, I used a cheap bit as its a lot easier to work with and sharpen but a good quality bit may hold a better edge. I found it worked really well with an impact driver a drill driver, high speed low speed, it worked quite well even for large headed screws, dry for yourself to see if you can create one just like mine or even better ! WATCH THE...

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My father woodturning a pillar.

10-14-2015 06:00 PM by koraile | 5 comments »

My first attempt on a video, il try some more later. My father have been woodturning since he had to stand on a Box to reatch up to the lathe, vile his Brothers pedaled it. Just wanted to show him turning one of these pillars, you realy need to know what Your doing when turning something of this size and weight. the sides of the pillar will be carved, and the senter round part will be carved in a spiral shape. This lathe can take lengths up to 3 meters, we have a bigger one thats used on ...

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Slow Days at the Shop. #3: Bench Planes!

10-10-2015 10:40 AM by fatman51 | 4 comments »

With over 100,000 avid or prospective woodworkers on this site, I would not be surprised to learn that there are fifty thousand blogs about bench planes. We love our bench planes, we like to use them and we want to talk about them. As of recently, I have 8 of them in use, which is 2 more than normal and 6 more than I usually need. While I learned about making cabinets and furniture young, I have done far more general carpenter work in my career. In my truck I carry a 9 inchish smoot...

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Green Woodworking #1: Green Woodworking....looking for my peeps ;)

10-04-2015 09:30 PM by Lazy_K | 8 comments »

Hi; not so much an update. but putting something here hoping it helps my search.I am looking for Green Woodworking people, amateurs, pro’s, wannabees, aficionados,... you know people who like to start with trees and make things out of them! I am especially interested in finding out if there are any “clubs” or organisations of them in the USA like there are of other turners, carvers and furnituremakers. post a reply to let me know you are out there, and all that sort of...

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Making the Legs

09-24-2015 07:44 PM by Guy Dunlap | 4 comments »

In the first video of this series, I start by making the table legs. They are 3” walnut with a tapered peg at the bottom, and a small turned detail. Thanks to Matt Cremona for the help with the slabs to make them! As always, I welcome your questions and comments! You Tube Link –

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Window Treatments #1: Installing an Ikea window block-out roller blind

09-16-2015 08:15 PM by Joseph Garcia | 0 comments » Item: Tupplur - Block-out roller blind, white Curtain BlindsDetail: 39” x 77”, screws are not includedCost: $20.00Installation: $15.00Total: $35.00 / $38.00 with taxesSetup: 1 Hour – For a custom width installation. Measure the inside width of the window.(For example 33-1/2” wide from inside of the left side to inside right side)Measure from the roller end and mark the rod with a pencil 4...

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My lathe journeys. #36: ... Dang! That was a hard "catch" !

08-30-2015 12:23 AM by JoeinGa | 10 comments »

So I’m turning my latest bowl. It’ll be the biggest one yet that I’ve done. Everything is going along fairly well and I can only guess ( in hindsight ) that I must have shifted my weight and leaned in a bit too much, because all of a sudden … BANG! The tool catches and next thing I know I’m holding only HALF of the tool! YIKES! Made me jump when it happened. .Looking at the pix you can see that my glue joint actually held, it was the walnut that snapped. .......

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VLOG homemade tablesaw/ stickers..and more

08-24-2015 11:53 AM by Tom Howbridge | 0 comments » In this video I talk about my new tools nail gun lathe chuck and a few more bits and also my future table saw build.More videos coming soon ! My stickers Free HERE

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Weekly Shop Update #6: Shop Update Week Of 9 August 2015

08-10-2015 11:51 PM by wdwrkr631 | 1 comment »

Hello everyone, Check out this weeks shop update to see whats been happening in our shop. We discuss the tool cabinet and future project ideas. Here is a link to the video.

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Clearcut Chisels Restoration

08-04-2015 01:32 AM by Jorgearaujo | 7 comments »

Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...

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