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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #1: Getting Started...

10-17-2011 12:06 AM by jeth | 1 comment »

Having spent the last couple of months getting the workshop sorted and installing new equipment my next big need is some form of dust collection and/or control. Unfortunately the process has left me flat broke , really :( … So the other day I was pondering a future solution and wondering how I would cope till I could afford one and I decided to just get something together with what I’ve got for now. I already had a Ridgid shopvac and I had read online about the Thien separator c...

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Incra Double Dovetail Project #5: The Tray Bottom

10-16-2011 10:11 PM by SPHinTampa | 4 comments »

In my last post, I finished cutting the double dovetails … sorry for the passive aggressive parting line. It was late and I was tired. Now I will put the finishing details on the tray. The only 1/4” plywood that I have in the shop is a piece 13”x72”. My tray is 14 1/4” wide. So this is an opportunity to create a composite panel as a tray bottom. It will look like this: First I cut the center panel on the table saw. Then I cut the outer...

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I think I finally whipped the snipe...

10-12-2011 09:01 AM by lilredweldingrod | 21 comments »

I’ve been trying to get rid of the snipe from my Grizzly 12 1/2” planer. When David visited last year, we adjusted on the inlets and outlets and everything else. Then later there was some discussion on LJ’s about adding sticks on the sides of the boards to be planed. I had an abundance of 1/4” thick pine stickers for stacking my lumber. I tried these on several boards but continued to get snipe. Well to day I figured out my problem I think. I cut new stickers from p...

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Milling Lumber (grudgingly) #6: Lessons Learned

10-12-2011 02:50 AM by MoshupTrail | 7 comments »

Lessons Learned – Milling Logs Safety First. You will want to wear good leather gloves, eye protection, and steel toed shoes. If the shoes have a metatarsal guard they will be better. You probably WILL drop at least one board on your toes during the day. Also, I highly recommend wearing a respirator. The mill makes a lot of fine dust, and certain woods can be very irritating. I used a good quality paper respirator and it made a big difference. Don’t wear really loose clothing t...

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Computer Keyboard #2: Major woodwork complete

10-11-2011 09:36 PM by Wes Grimes | 1 comment »

I finished all the holes and routed out the back cavity of the keyboard. I am working in sanding each of the holes currently. Then it is time to stain it and finish the keys. I still have some of the round ones to rework, and I have not started on the rectangle ones yet. I decided that I am going to use dowel rods glued inside of the keys then glued to the existing keyboard keys for mounting. I will take some detailed pictures and post more on that when I get there…

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #4: Shape the body

10-11-2011 04:49 AM by RandyMorter | 0 comments »

The final shaping of the body is done using a band saw, router, and sander. First I laid out the taper of the sides. Either way the cuts are done means that the flat surfaces will be reduced after one cut or the other, and it will also be harder to lay out the cuts because the lines need to be drawn on non-flat surfaces. I decided to cut the side tapers first thinking I could use double sided tape to re-attach one cut out to help preserve a good flat surface. I didn’t end up followin...

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #3: Cutting the tail slot

10-11-2011 04:21 AM by RandyMorter | 0 comments »

On the first one of these I made, I cut the slot at the rear (for holding the tail) on the band saw. But that was because I didn’t have a table saw that I liked to use. So, I decided to try the slot on the table saw. The tail and all wing pieces will be out of 1/4” thick material. I have a Freud thin kerf blade installed, which cuts about a 3/32” wide kerf, and didn’t want to bother installing my dado blade. Two passes of the thin kerf is less than 1/4”. I ...

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #2: Layout and drill holes

10-11-2011 04:01 AM by RandyMorter | 0 comments »

When I made my first one of these I created templates out of some hardboard. I used them to lay out the hole locations (except for the hole for the propeller which I just center on the front end). I set up my new (at the time) Grizzly Drill Press Table Top to align the fence and stop for the cockpit holes. I drilled all of the front holes on each of the 5 pieces using a 7/8” Forstner bit, drilled to 1-1/8” deep from the top. Then I repositioned the stop for the rear cockpit and...

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #1: Initial Body Glue-up

10-11-2011 03:15 AM by RandyMorter | 2 comments »

I made a toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane for one of my grandsons in early 2011. My other daughters said they wanted me to make one for each of my other 5 grandsons so in September 2011, once it started getting cool enough in my Phoenix, AZ area garage, I started on a batch of these toy planes. I’ve posted my SketchUp drawings for this project at: http://www.PoppaVein.com/Files/Woodworking/StearmanPlan.zip Note that the SketchUp design is not complete – I may update it...

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Workbench #11: Tail Vise Has Begun

10-10-2011 04:59 AM by CartersWhittling | 10 comments »

Hello. Since my 7th workbench post I got the shoulder vise done and started work on the tailvise. This is a picture of the vise from underneath. I have the bench top upside down while I am working on the tailvise. I first tapped the nut in the endcap for the vise. If you look at blog post #10 you can see me making the nut for the tail vise at the end of the video. You can see the 1 inch deep notch cut above the nut which allows for the covering of the tailvise to slide over. A...

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