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Sanders

02-28-2010 06:58 AM by kosta | 3 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I wanted to do a blog post on sanders because I have gotten a lot of questions about them. There are basically 3 sizes of sanders hand sanders, benchtop sanders, and stationary sanders. Hand sanders include palm sanders, random orbit sanders or ROS, detail sanders, and belt sanders. Palm sanders vibrate back and forth and you can get in corners with them because the bottom of the sander is a square shape. Random orbit sanders spin and vibrate and you get a really polishe...

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Old School Mortised in Butt Hinge #4: The Montage: part two the Fixing

02-27-2010 06:05 PM by Waldschrat | 2 comments »

Door fits, hinges ready, so far we’re smiling! everything 5 by 5 Now, we just have to fix those hinges. Yes, now accuracy is of greatest importance. This is the time where we have one shot (again!). So we have to insert the hinges again and turn the door on its face (the outside) so we are looking at the rebate side. We then using a pencil make a mark on the back side how far the hinges need to be, take the hinge out and line up the mark with the edge of the frame (inside). ...

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Old School Mortised in Butt Hinge #3: The Montage: part one the Fitting

02-27-2010 04:59 PM by Waldschrat | 5 comments »

The Montage, (building in and mounting for those who are curious what “Montage” means) of a butt hinge door. I like to use the word Montage, because it comes off the lips easier and is a great general term used to describe, all “on site” work, mounting, fixing, cleaning up , whatever necessary to complete the build in. Just a personal thing probably… anyway, this is about mouting in, aligning and fixing the door with a butt hinge. In the last blog we covered...

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Adventures in Starting a New business #1: Before the beginning

02-27-2010 03:54 PM by TwistedRedneck | 2 comments »

Well, been thinking about it and now I think it is time to take that first step. Pimping woodworking skills out that is. I have had experience owning and running my own business as a Truck Driver and my parents have experience owning and operating a multi county Ambulance service so I think I have the knowledge that is needed to start a new venture like this. I found a book at Goodwill specifically for making money with woodworking that I read and it helped supercharge my desire to follow ...

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Tool Life Episode 22

02-27-2010 01:38 AM by kosta | 0 comments »

In this episode I talk about the shoe rack that I am working on. Then I talk about sanding.

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Mahogany Kitchen Stool Project #5: Laminating Seat Back and Back Rest

02-27-2010 01:03 AM by sras | 7 comments »

Once I have my strips sanded to thickness, I can cut them and get the five pieces I need for gluing. I have enough material for six so I’ll have a strip left over. There are a couple of cases where I ended up with damage on part of a strip and that sixth piece was nice to have. First, I sort my six long strips and find which end I want to have in the final part. I look for color, grain direction and any character that I might want to have on the outer faces. Then I mark for cutting. ...

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First Walnut Table HELP ME!!!!!

02-26-2010 11:44 PM by nattnaifeh | 7 comments »

I have a Walnut table top I have put attached to the frame. What are your thoughts for a finish, what should I use. I don’t want to worry about water spots or something warm being put on it and the finish peeling up. This is really far out of my league I have never built anything like this I just need some great advice please!!!![IMG]http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/nattnaifeh/table2.jpg[/IMG]http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/nattnaifeh/table2.jpg

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Episode 55 shoe rack part 2

02-24-2010 03:51 AM by kosta | 2 comments »

In this episode I cut the dados on the sides for the 4 shelves. Then I cut the 1 in strips that are going to be on the back of each shelf to stop shoes from going over the back.

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table project

02-23-2010 09:32 PM by Tony | 5 comments »

Hello everybody, my wife asked me to make a dinning room table simuliar to one at applebees. I’m curious if i could some i deas or even some pointers to get some things i need. The table she wants to be is 48’’ wide by 84’‘long with one or two leafs to take out. The table is gonna be made from black walnut. Where could i get the slides for the table to pull apart. thanks for the help. tony

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How To Get Precision

02-23-2010 02:31 AM by NBeener | 6 comments »

I found this article, the other day, and keep coming back to it—both literally and in my mind. Figured I’d share it. I plan to keep all of this in mind as I begin my 2nd night stand…. Maybe others have similar suggestions for increasing precision…. — How to get Precisionby Bob Smalser — Make a story stick for each project. Record the measurements of L, W, H and internals on one, unchanging stick. Your project stock should be kept on a...

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