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John White's new-fangled workbench #4: Everything but the trim?

01-24-2008 06:11 AM by ben | 11 comments »

Well, this baby has already been put to use. It’s actually been in this condition for 2 weeks, but I hadn’t gotten around to snapping the pics. It’s functionally done, although there are 4 small things I will be doing before calling it done: 1. Drill the speed-pin holes in the face-clamp bars (was planning to do it tonight, until I realized I don’t have a large enough bit for drilling metal). 2. Add a planing hook. That should take all of 15 minutes....

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Holtzapffel workbench project #7: building the twin screw vise

10-07-2008 02:57 AM by martin007 | 15 comments »

Hi all Well, I couldn’t afford the 350$ + for the wooden screws, and I didn’t like the look of the black plate on the veritas twin screw vise. So I built my own using 2 tail vise screws (40$ each) First I built the big wood pieces that will old the metal nuts. I didn’t want to use through bolts and opted for a drawbore mortise and tenon attachment. I used the smallest bit that I could for the hole, The screw is 1 1/16 and I used a 1 1/8 bit. I found It helps...

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Building a new workbench #10: Time to install the tail vise

03-17-2009 02:43 AM by Loogie | 5 comments »

For the tail vise I chose the Jorgensen 41012 quick-release vise. The vise comes with lag screws to attach it to the bottom of the bench, but I decided to thru-bolt it to the bench for increased security. To mark the holes for the vise I flipped it upside down on the top of the bench and marked the centers for the holes, but this location deosn’t take into account the fact that the face of the vise will be mortised into the end of the bench in order for it to be flush, so I then moved t...

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Stone Inlay - a tutorial for the "Birches" #2: Playing with Stones

11-11-2010 02:41 AM by swirlsandburls | 9 comments »

Welcome to the second installment! I had some pieces of leftover marble from a flooring project the former owner of our house had left behind. Just a word here on minerals and stones. I never buy pre-crushed stones. They are too uniform for my taste. I use a very large granite mortar and pestle to reduce the raw stones and minerals before sifting. I also use bonsai soil screens to sift into six or seven general sizes and hand-pick the pieces I want. For an overview of minerals in the...

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Table saw sled

11-07-2010 07:05 PM by Stevinmarin | 19 comments »

I decided to make a new sled. One that addresses some problems I had with my old one. Mainly, it’s much smaller and lighter.

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

09-21-2010 09:14 PM by mafe | 43 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker: I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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Workshop Build #24: Wall - Mounted Bins

08-18-2010 04:44 PM by ~Julie~ | 11 comments »

I posted a question in the forum section here two months ago asking what others did for organizing all their screws, hooks, etc. in their shops. Some people suggested buying plastic bins, others said use jars or bags. I had a plan in a magazine full of shop storage and tool cabinets put out by the Woodsmith/Shop Notes people and so I decided to make my own. Unfortunately I felt like one of Santa’s elves with the assembly line of parts. It seemed to take forever to make all the b...

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Sketchup Plan of the Dedicated Mitre Sled for the Tablesaw

07-15-2010 01:14 AM by Bob Simmons | 10 comments »

Woodworking plans are great for the woodworker as they help you visualize the material that you need as well as give you the necessary layout. A 3D model of the dedicated mitre sled is now available for download. It can be downloaded at this link. Google offers free accounts if you do not already have an existing account. Keep in mind that the dimensions and the layout of the runners may vary for your tablesaw. Also, use the available materials that you have and customize the sled t...

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1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome #5: Top, Bottom, Now I Need a Middle

04-11-2010 01:31 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Well, Good weather, good time to get finished up on some more. I mated the extension table to the saw top today. I used 3/8×4” lag screws on the mating edge itself. Added 3” deck screws through the angle iron and into the top. Very nice and flat with a good seam. OK, time to get the fence mocked up. I took the T part of the fence and threaded in some nylon set screws, these can be used to square the fence and make sure it is perpendicular also. I can see me ne...

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Jigs... #1: Log Sled for Bandsaw

02-10-2010 06:24 AM by Hoakie | 8 comments »

One of the reasons I got my Rikon 14” Deluxe was to mill small logs into lumber and bowl blanks. In order to do this safely it is important to keep the log steady while pusing it past the blade. Here is my version of a log sled that I built for it 1) The base is 3/4” BB Ply. On the top I have placed two Incra tracks to help adjust the depth of cut. 2) I have added a runner to the bottom to ride in the miter slot on the BS. (it also fits in the slot in my router table ...

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