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Home Made Tools and Jigs #4: Cheap Easy Vacuum Chamber Build for Stabilizing Wood

10-31-2017 08:44 PM by Jerry | 3 comments »

Saw this video, thought it was genius.

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How to Stabilize Spalted Wood #1: Building a Pickle Jar Vacuum Chamber

01-23-2016 02:48 AM by bondogaposis | 3 comments »

Spalted wood is beautiful stuff, most woodworkers will agree to that. However it has its drawbacks due to the spalting process is caused by fungi attacking the wood cells. Spalted wood is essentially partially decomposed wood and therefore has soft spots and ink lines and spongy areas that make it unsuitable for some uses. I have some spalted apple that I want to use for tool handles, in order for this beautiful wood to hold up to the abuses I put my tools through I will have to stabilize ...

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I am close to a finished workshop. I need some help for storage

04-15-2010 09:46 PM by sboyle | 3 comments »

Hello All, Over the last few years, I have been collecting all kinds of tools. I am moving my machine and boxes and boxes of hand tools and accesories. I am looking for a storage solution that would be wall mounted to hold all the hand tools and power tools. I was thinking of a wall hung cabinets to house my hand held power tools, and at least another to house my hand tools. I need to do this on the cheap side as I spent alot of money on the shop, but on the other hand I don’t want i...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #19: The Art of Middles of Symmetries

11-20-2016 03:12 PM by GnarlyErik | 3 comments »

I don’t know why I did not think to include this as a part of my blog about centerlines since it is very closely related. I will call this notion ‘The Art of Middles of Symmetries’.  Simply put, all symmetrical shapes by definition have a ‘middle’, or centerline. Stating that notion as a corollary to centerlines, you might say: “All symmetrical shapes have an EXACT middle centerline.” Take advantage of this simple fact by using it when laying out ...

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5 Knives #1: 5 Knives part 1

09-14-2012 11:12 AM by AJM | 3 comments »

Part 1 The knives arrived.. this is my first blog and i thought it should be a useful one.I am making 5 knives I have a photo of the materials i will use in the first few. I will try and take a lot of pictures to explain what i am doing, so first picture is gathering equipment . As you can see it is chaos.. I have epoxy, tap and die (spelling) set files 3.5mm drill shiny bolsters. 2 carbon 3 stainles steal blanks. a few thin slices of curly birch some apple wood and elk horn. 1...

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Quick Tips #3: Cutting Curves With A Wide Bandsaw Blade

06-20-2015 06:49 PM by Matthew Morris | 3 comments »

Watch this video on YouTube: Sometimes I find my Bandsaw Blade is too wide to cut the curve on my piece. In this quick tip I show you a way to get around this problem. Want to know more?Follow the shop on Instagram us on Facebook the website

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Layered epoxy inlay #5: A yellow eye and more carving

01-08-2012 05:56 AM by JoeyG | 3 comments »

Welcome back, I got the eye sanded down and it looks pretty cool except for the air bubbles. I knew I couldn’t get through without a few big ones. I rushed a little to much when I applied the epoxy. I will take care of it later.It will probably get filled in with another color but if I don’t like it I will just carve it out again. So while me and my family were out running around today we went by one of the big box office supply stores and I finally picked up some carbon pa...

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Making a Side Table my Own Way #1: Designing

07-30-2012 02:40 AM by ~Julie~ | 3 comments »

Many years ago I went to an auction and bought some 14” tall wooden legs. I think I have 14 of them, which is an odd number, but anyway, this is what they look like: Now, the problem with these legs is that they are round at the top, not square. Most legs have a square section at the top to which one could attach flat boards to be the apron, or skirt. So, for me to make a side table I cannot just nail or screw these legs to a flat apron. PLUS, the fancy rolls at the top would get ...

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So you want to go pro #11: Ah Gypsies in the Air ?

01-16-2008 03:08 AM by odie | 3 comments »

If you have ever paid close attention to the way an arts and craft show looks, you have to be thinking what a bunch of gypsies. You don’t see the half of it. You should see us when we set up and tear down. I fondly call everyone there a bunch of gypsies and it’s catching on. I will tell you, I have never run across a greater bunch of people in my life. There isn’t any of them that wouldn’t give you the shirt off their backs to help you succeed. But at the same time, I have never run across a ...

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Beall Polishing System #3: It does polish wood

01-04-2014 01:46 PM by PASs | 3 comments »

I was talking about sanding mops and other things and only referenced that I’d polished things with it. On all these pieces my finishing regime is the same: 1. Sanded to 320 grit. I don’t have anything finer that I care to use on a piece that’s going to be polished, and I’ve found that 320 grit seems to be perfect for getting a smooth finish. (Side note: I’ve polished some unsanded surfaces. It doesn’t smooth them, but it will polish the high spots. )...

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