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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #3: Suck it and See...

10-18-2011 05:18 AM by jeth | 0 comments »

Now on to the inner/upper 5 gallon bucket which will serve as the secondary container between the separator outlet and the vac fan/motor assembly and also form the roof of the separator chamber. It will sit about 3 ½” above the baffle formed in the base of the blue bucket. I cut the hole for the exit tube with the largest hole saw I had which was almost big enough, then some emery cloth wrapped round a fat dowel to open it up to a tight fit around the tube.You can see the bottom is n...

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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #2: Bits in the Middle..

10-18-2011 05:02 AM by jeth | 0 comments »

Ok, so I got the top section sorted in Pt.1 now on with the separator chamber itself… -I knew I wanted a rectangular side inlet and had worked out the size and aspect ratio so I proceeded to cut the inlet hole (Forstner bit and chisel) and drop slot (Router) into the outer/lower bucket. The idea here is to make the airstream entering the chamber hug the outside wall to help induce the vortex action which separates material from the air. This effect is increased by making the area close...

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Tenons on the Router Table

10-17-2011 10:50 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 6 comments »

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Winterizing The Workshop

10-17-2011 06:52 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 6 comments »

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Workbench #12: Bench Dogs

10-17-2011 06:16 AM by CartersWhittling | 4 comments »

Hello. This weekend had I finished up my tailvise and made the bench dogs for my bench. I am currently making up a video to show you the tailvise, so when that is done in the next day or two I will post the finished vise. I made one dog for each hole in my bench. Aswell as a special dog that fits in the first hole in the tailvise for when I need to clamp work that would be to short otherwise. I have a thin strip glued with the grain in the opposite direction to give the extension...

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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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