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choosing what is right for you #4: How many router bits do You really need- for newbies

12-12-2015 12:33 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 6 comments »

This is probably one of the most asked questions for those just getting into wood working. Obviously there is no real right answer. My self getting and choosing router bits is a simple enough decision to make. While in some some sense buying a 150 – 172 would over all have cost benefits in overall savings, other ways it would be a huge waste of money because my chances of using all of them would be slim. The best way at least for me when choosing a bit is I ask myself the following ques...

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maintence maintece and more maintence #1: My preferred rust removal.

12-11-2015 09:35 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 1 comment »

If you own any tools, you inevitable will run into rust at some point, or if you by a used rusty tool, removing rust can be difficult in some cases. Of course there are countless ways to remove the rust, all of them requiring some form or another of good ole fashioned elbow grease. I found in most cases what works well, is Wd40, 60 grit Aluminum Oxide sand paper, and a good palm sander. On my drill press this is all I used, these are the steps1st I took some disposable shop towels and wiped o...

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Product Review #1: Different Microphones I use in my videos

12-07-2015 11:17 AM by Mike | 3 comments »

Lately, I have been receiving questions about what type of microphones I use when I make my videos. It got me thinking about the sound quality and how I can improve it on the cheap. I picked up the Takstar SGC-598 shotgun microphone for $30.00 online and I wanted to show the difference between a built in camera microphone, an external shotgun mic, and a headset mic can make. While you might not think this is directly related to woodworking, a lot of people are now filming their projects an...

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Dust collection system made of simple and cheap details

12-05-2015 11:29 PM by mirock | 1 comment »

Hi there! This time I want to show my way to make dust collection hose of simole and cheap details. I used some items of sanitary engineering systems for connection tools to vacuum cleaner Here is the video: https://youtu.be/bEOQFTpCliY

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Building a marking gauge.

12-05-2015 06:31 PM by revieck | 3 comments »

In this video, I build a home made marking gauge from scrap wood. https://youtu.be/m5ehhwZaghU

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Butterfly Dining Table #6: Vacuum Press Veneering and Shop Sawn Veneer

11-30-2015 10:37 PM by Guy Dunlap | 7 comments »

This time I’m starting to make the top for the table. Since it’s going to have a solid wood frame around it, I need to use veneered panels. I show how to make shop sawn veneer and get it ready for veneering. Then I show how I glue it to the substrate, and how to use the vacuum bag to press it to the substrate. I had a lot of fun doing this as it is a new process for me. If you would like to learn more about the vacuum bag veneering process, I recommend going to Andy Pitts’...

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A book Shelf Like No Other - A Floating Book with a Hidden Compartment

11-30-2015 05:22 AM by Mike | 3 comments »

I was in need of a little shelf to hold an alarm clock in my guest room. I decided to make one out of an old book. The difference between this and other floating books that are out there is that this one has a hidden compartment built inside! I’ve included the build video if you’re interested in making one yourself. View on YouTube

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eCabinets cut list in excel #10: Convert numbers stored as text in your cut list with excel vba Part1

11-29-2015 02:09 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

In this video I will show you how to add some code to the import selected user form that will automatically remove all of the inch symbols from the eCabinets excel worksheets when you import them into a master workbook. Here is the link to check it outhttps://youtu.be/ZBkaauOG89M You can also Follow me onFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ecabinetstipsandtricksTwitterhttps://twitter.com/eCabinetstipsGoogle+https://plus.google.com/+eCabinetstipsandtricks

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Art Deco TV Table #2: Modeling for Shape

11-25-2015 02:55 AM by newTim | 2 comments »

Once I had the basic concept sketched out I needed to see the thing in the actual space. The height of the table is important for ease of use, aesthetic proportions, and to provide enough clearance along the sides to reach the chair controls. The angle of the table is important to set the angle of the chairs so they fit in the room. Yes, I actually set the chairs and divined the angle. Also important was the arc of the front of the drawers. So after making many real size 2D drawings I ...

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Butterfly Dining Table #5: Split Top Sliding Assembly

11-24-2015 11:27 PM by Guy Dunlap | 3 comments »

After the base assembly is complete, I start working on the sliding mechanism that will carry the split top. I use maple for some of the parts, and walnut for the slides that will be attached to the table top when I complete it. Although not very complex, it is a design that demands precision to work correctly. You Tube Link – https://youtu.be/KXypIMnhh3g As always, I welcome your questions and comments! To get updates of this build as I go along, please follow me on Inst...

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