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Tool Life Episode 23

03-20-2010 03:22 AM by kosta | 0 comments »

In this episode I talk about the shoe rack. Then I talk about dust collection.

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Episode 58 shoe rack part 5

03-18-2010 04:12 AM by kosta | 1 comment »

In this episode I glue the 1 in strips to the back of each shelf. I decided not to glue a 1 in strip to the back of the top piece because it didnt look right.

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Sketchup Shorts #6: Compound Angle Cuts

03-17-2010 06:02 PM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

I just posted this as a comment/response on another thread but figured this might be something that others could find useful. so here goes. This short tutorial shows one way to create a compound angle cut on an edge of a 2×4. this can translate to any other situation where a compound angle is needed: I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle: I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and usi...

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Making Candy #2: Bits and Pieces

03-16-2010 03:32 PM by Andy | 11 comments »

When I started out to make the candy, I thought I would just simply cut up my scraps and sand them smooth.This worked for some pieces, but I soon found that a more systematic approach was needed for consistancy.I wasted half a day making pretty pieces, shaped all willy nilly that were impossible to fit into the tray without leaving gaps everywhere. I did think about bedding the pieces in a liquid resin, but figured it would either set up before all the pieces were in, or flow over the rim whe...

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Making Candy #1: Making Candy Intro

03-15-2010 10:03 PM by Andy | 10 comments »

I am starting a simple blog on how I made my candies for the box called “Eye Candy” This will work as a blanket answer to all the questions I have recieved on this. Its pretty obvious that they are no more than glued up woods of contrasting colors, but this will give insight on how I did it.I am working on pictures at this point and some will be posted in the next chapter, hopefully tonight. So follow along if you are interested.Also, I want to thank everyone again for voting and ...

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Good Quality Hand Planes On a Budget

03-15-2010 05:31 AM by knotscott | 16 comments »

In recent years there’s been an influx of imported lower priced value hand planes hitting the market. Some are decent, some are marginal, some are a waste of money. In the lower price ranges, most newer planes use lower quality metal on all components, thinner blades, thinner castings, and poorer machining techniques. With an upgraded aftermarket blade, and some fettling, some of the low cost new planes can be made into useful tools, but many are an exercise in futility and frustration. Even ...

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Episode 57 shoe rack part 4

03-10-2010 05:57 AM by kosta | 7 comments »

In this episode I glue up the shoe rack. Then I used mineral spirits to clean up any dust or glue squeeze out.

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Works for me #6: Blade Cleaning

03-08-2010 07:06 PM by Dave Owen | 8 comments »

This morning I cleaned one of my table saw blades, so I decided to write a little blog about it. For any of you who don’t have a favorite blade cleaner – and for those who want to try something different, here’s a suggestion. The product I’ve used for years is “Lestoil Grease & Stain Remover” (a product of the Clorox Company). Some of you old-timers like me may remember their advertising jingle from years ago – “It’s so easy when ...

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Step by Step Acetate Pen Turning #2: Turning the blanks

03-08-2010 09:56 AM by FrankoManini | 0 comments »

The last entry in this series closed with the blanks setting overnight for the epoxy to cure. After this is complete, the ends of the blanks need to be squared to the same axis as the brass ferrules. This is achieved using a drill that is sized to the inside diameter of the ferrules, which is topped with a 4 winged cutter head. The drill is square to the cutter head, and the ferrule aligns the bit to the axis. Don’t overdo the drilling here. You can inadvertently erode the ID of th...

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Storage for this old house... #5: Saw is back.. Temperatures are back . . Lets go Shelves and glue up.

03-08-2010 04:41 AM by RichClark | 0 comments »

Been gone for a bit and my last post was really venting cause I has so much momentum going into this… Carcass is done and fitting the front… BUt here is catching up to where I am now… So We Left with some side’s dado’ed and ready to do something with… First I cut the Shelves to Width, (They are gonna be “PROUD” of the front of the case so that I can trim them to fit later so they are like 1/8ish bigger). Then I made a flipper For m...

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