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My Long Wait for a Workshop #5: Home Made Air Filter

04-26-2011 05:24 PM by JWags | 13 comments »

Hello again, Just finished my homemade shop air filter. I had to change my original plans, which were to hang it from the ceiling. That’s because I also wanted a washable filter, to keep down on the ongoing costs. So here was the final criteria: I needed a blower that would draw and push at least 800 CFm, a primary filter that would catch up to 5 microns, and a secondary filter that would catch 1 micron particles, and not be cost prohibitive. Plus – it had to be quiet. S...

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Heart vase

01-28-2013 06:49 PM by hairy | 2 comments »

I’ll fast forward through the stock preparation. I have 2 blanks, identical in size. They were cut from a board. I marked how they came off the board to get the best grain match. I’ve seen this method used on rectangular boxes. I marked them to maintain that match. I marked the center on a piece of printer paper. I made several copies. I put the inside and outside dimensions on the paper. I drew half of a heart, then I used carbon to make a mirror image . If you’re be...

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12-14-2012 03:02 PM by Sam Shakouri | 16 comments »

I would call this project ” From Flat Blank ( 25mm thick ) To 100 mm Deep Bowl”. It maybe ready early next year as I am very busy at the moment. I had some rough idea about it but I decided to try it for the first time. It can be segmented or made of one solid piece of timber of your choice, also, it can be round or square. Here, I am going to show you the first steps befor geting it ready for the lathe to finish it.For that, I made a plywood tool r...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #5: Finally....

06-04-2011 11:19 AM by degoose | 18 comments »

Finally I have made some progress on the first lesson…enough said… watch the video........The finished component pieces ….shown at the end of the vid dry fitted.. [note that there are no gaps.. this will make for a good glue up..] have the following dimensions: Outer… 65mm wide and 40 mm wide [2 5/8 in and 1 5/8 in]2 Inner… 65 mm wide [2 5/8 in]Centre .. 65 mm wide [2 5/8 in]All pieces are dressed to 45 mm thickness [1 3/4 inch]My timber selections were Golden...

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Easy Wood Tool Replaceable Cutter Heads

12-04-2012 08:37 PM by McLeanVA | 7 comments »

I am a huge fan of the Easy Wood Tool series and have really enjoyed using my full size Ci1 Rougher and Ci0 Finisher on spindle and faceplate projects. I guess the only real gripe is that the EWT cutter heads (while you never need to sharpen them) cost just under $20 each. So, I did some measuring with the calipers and some good old Google legwork and found that Byrd Tool makes a cutter head that is near identical to the EWT version at a fraction of the cost ($2.80 each). I’m sure...

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How to make a wooden ring

08-09-2012 12:40 PM by robbiethewood | 5 comments »

here is a video that i made about making a wooden rings from apple wood LINK

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From board to bowl #1: 12" Scroll Saw Bowl Blank

01-21-2011 03:21 AM by SASmith | 20 comments »

This blog will show how I make a 12” bowl blank from 1 BF of lumber. Cut a 12”x12”x3/4” square and draw an X from corner to corner to find the middle. Using a compass draw a circle in the middle of the board the size you want the bottom of the bowl to be. In this case around 4”. Draw concentric circles spaced the thickness of the board (in this case 3/4”) Drill 1/8” holes at 45 degrees on the 4 inner circles to insert a scroll saw blad...

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Shop Made Lathe Bed Extension

01-26-2012 12:37 AM by CartersWhittling | 8 comments »

Hello. I have wanted to have a longer lathe for a while, and I could foresee the need for it in some future projects. Then someone wanted me to make something for them that required me to turn a couple things longer than my 14” Jet mini lathe could handle. So I decided to get a bed extension. I had already tried turning them on my spring pole lathe which is longer, but turning dry hard maple is near impossible on one, particularily going from square to circular. So I looked online...

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my first falling blocks #1: my first tumbling blocks

01-18-2012 12:14 AM by Philzoel | 6 comments »

Started this project in early Jan when i saw them by degoose. Made this drawing immediately to see if I could figure the angles. 60 degrees () to make 6 sided figure was the clue. 360/6 = 60. Took me awhile and drawing the box in bottom right of this drawing. Next hurdle was how much wood of each type (color)? In The drawing top middle, shows board 1.6” thick. Cut on 60 with all sides equal to hypotenuse. in this cause sine 60 = 1.6/x or x= 1.85”. all sides need...

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My attempt at a 3D cutting #1: 3D Cutting Board Inspired by SPALM!

01-13-2012 11:14 PM by RetiredCoastie | 22 comments »

Quite awhile ago SPALM posted his project for a 3D cutting board: the more I followed his progress the more I wanted to build one myself and thanks to SPALM’s ripping jig and his idea I began building. Along the way I found myself in need of various clamping jigs that would make this project as easy and as accurate as possible. The journey begins:I built the ripping jig that Spalm built and ripped my stock with the blade set at 30 deg. using sc...

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