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Adding leg levelers and casters to a table

04-05-2011 08:51 PM by Bhaupt | 3 comments »

The objective here is to have 1 1/2” of leveling adjustability as well as being able to transport table on casters. The way I decided to do this was to have ladder casters extend downward with toggle clamps during transit. For the smaller tables I used 5/16 rods attached to a 2” wheel. For the 800# table I used 3/4” x 4” lg. ss standoffs for the ladder portion attaching to dual 2” casters. I needed to provide laterial support for the ladder/standoff...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #1: Intro and first step of cleaning & rust removal

12-29-2010 11:51 PM by Dan | 8 comments »

There are many good blogs, articles and web pages out there that give you all you need to know about restoring old hand planes. Most of what I learned I got from other peoples advice. Even though there are many resources out there for restoring planes I found myself learning new tips and tricks from each and every one of them. I decided to do a series of blogs on my methods for restoring planes. Most of what I discuss you may all ready know from reading other blogs and sites but hopefully I c...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #1: Part 1 - Restoring a Brace to 'Like New' Condition

08-15-2011 10:41 PM by Brit | 62 comments »

In a recent tool gloat, dakremer showed off three lovely braces he’d purchased and said “Now I just have to learn how to restore this kind of thing”. WayneC was first to congratulate him and then proceeded to drop me in it (only joking) by saying “Brit has lots of experience in restoring braces”. Later in the comments dakremer said he would love to restore at least one of them to like new condition. Always a sucker for punishment, I agreed to do a blog on restoring a hand brace and I’ve...

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Building My Shop Before Retirement (the beginning) #2: Shop After Retirement #1

04-21-2011 08:35 AM by pjones46 | 25 comments »

Ok here we go. If you look back to the Beginning most of the walls were up but still lots to be done. This first shot is ater the exterior was completed, my litle truck and my other pal, Ivy. Overall size 24’ x 36’ with a full second floor. Two oversized doors 8’6” x 10’ for deliveries etc. and lots of natural light with oversized windows. My wife and I unload the trucks and push the wood up to the second floor. The next shots are of the second f...

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Split Roubo Workbench #16: Leg Vise - The Chain Leg Vise version.

07-17-2012 08:26 PM by lysdexic | 31 comments »

Jim (Boatman53) has come up with a new/old way to keep the leg vise parallel without the need for a pin. Disclosure: There is no monetary or financial benefit on my part. Also, this is not a review or endorsement. I plan on doing a objective review once I use it for some time. If you have questions that you would like to ask Jim directly you can email him at chainlegvise@gmail.com. Ancora Yacht Service ———————————R...

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Circle Cutting Jig ( for the bandsaw) #1: The urge for greater accuracy

02-06-2011 08:32 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

This is my second attempt at this blog after loosing the first two thirds last time, whilst blogging. Is there a size limit on blogs I wonder (Martin)? I digress. My first circle jig (Version 1.0) worked fine but lacked positioning accuracy. So on to version 2. The materials for this jig were pretty much what I had on hand. Chipboard (they throw away half sheets of 10mm stuff that comes in with deliveries where I work), Beech, 8mm threaded rod, nuts, washers etc. The idea for the jig is...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #3: Making a new tote.

06-03-2011 02:26 AM by Don W | 24 comments »

Today I decided to make a new tote for a plane. This is the first tote I’ve made, so I learned a few things, and I know there will be more. Here is the steps I took. First i downloaded the templates from Lee Valley.I then glued to to the blank and cut it to size. Make the grain parallel to the bottom of the template. I then drilled the holes. Make sure you drill it before you cut it out. First the tote top hole, then I drilled the through hole. I drilled from both sides first, the...

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$5 Incremental Fence

01-31-2011 04:25 AM by SPalm | 21 comments »

I used threaded rod as a rack to make a fence positioner. This is the same basic concept I had used earlier for a stop block which supplies 1 click every 1/32 of an inch. The threaded rod does not turn, other than a half turn for micro-adjusting. I still consider this a prototype, so I used bolts for construction which allowed me to try different options. I am in the process of reworking the router wing on my tablesaw, and this will be part of it. The whole assembly locks into place in one ...

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Curved Doors; Raised panel & Six light glass #1: Finished product

07-01-2008 02:47 AM by Les Hastings | 14 comments »

Let me start off by saying I’ve been absent a while from Lumberjocks, been really busy the last couple of months. Working seven days a week again, yeap its no fun! I’ve had a number of Lumberjocks ask me to do a blog on curved doors,,,,,,,,,Well here it is! We’ve been building another kitchen in the shop, its just about complete. Lucky for you that are interested it has curved doors, two different kind of curved doors. A pair of rasied panel doors and one single six ...

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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by trifern | 53 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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