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14ft Prospector Cedar Canoe #1: The Beginning

03-26-2017 06:10 PM by ashgrove | 5 comments »

Here is the beginning of a new 14ft Prospector Cedar Canoe. Below you will see the creation of the frame and the start of the application of cedar strips.

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Fordson super dexta wooden model #1: Steering gearbox 1/2 chapter 8

04-02-2017 08:03 AM by Dutchy | 9 comments »

I have promised to make a blog of the Fordson Super Dexta building process. From this tractor there is pattern with you can find here. This blog is starting with the most difficult part to make. The steering gearbox. In the pattern this is chapter 8. x Thanks for watching.

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Cedar Strip Canoe Build #1: The Wood

12-12-2015 11:25 PM by farmerdude | 14 comments »

I am building a canoe for my sister’s boyfriend. He wants a sixteen footer. I am going with the Wabnaki model from Gil Gilpatrick’s book. I’ve never done a blog before and am not real good with computers, but I will do my best. I’m going to start off with just a few things and if I see there is interest in this blog I will continue until it is done. So if anyone out there is interested just post and let me know and I will continue. So, first pic. is the white cedar I b...

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Loader wheels with a heavy profile

01-30-2017 03:57 PM by Dutchy | 14 comments »

Some time ago after I finished my scrapper I promised to make a blog about how I had made the wheels. Till now I was busy with other (wood) stuff, but this morning I made such a wheel and took some photos from it. The pictures aren’t from a high quality, but in this case it is less important isn’t it. Some of you understood how I had made this heavy eguiment wheels. So this blog is in the first place more for the one who didn’t understand and had to wait such a long time....

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Jigs and Tools #2: A Bee's Knees Wood Bender Thingy

11-29-2016 11:31 PM by GnarlyErik | 10 comments »

In a long career, I’ve used all sorts of rigs to bend wood, from steam boxes, steam jennies, wood boiling rigs, rosebud torches played on wet rags and heat guns. Some time ago I built myself a propane fired steam-box for bending things like boat frames and plank ends. But it is so big and gawky it mostly just serves as merely another shelf in my garage workshop. I’m on a kick building stringed musical instruments right now, which requires bending extreme curves in thin and narr...

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Spinning wheel #1: Let the head scratching begin!!

08-10-2016 01:21 AM by Alongiron | 3 comments »

I have not posted for awhile. Been busy with having Grand babies and birthdays and upcoming Wedding and house flooded. Anyway… I have started an heirloom project for some close friends of ours…A spinning wheel. Lots of turned cherry and lots more to go. I will post progress pictures as I move along. Toughest thing I have attempted to make…ever!! Thanks to my good buddy Jim Jakosh for helping me with the hub Working on the tension screw and carrier pin St...

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Toy costruction #86: diesel locomotive 1.5

07-28-2016 09:49 PM by htl | 20 comments »

Been liking the looks of the diesel locomotive for a while so it’s time to build one.I have no where to put it lol but just want to build it and won’t be happy till I do. So here’s the diesel locomotive plans I found and using for the build.I blow this up on the printer till the wheels were 1” then I knew the train would be on scale with my other cars. An after the build note.The train turned out a little small next to the cars I have built so the engine must use...

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Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

09-10-2011 02:48 PM by Don W | 19 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. My Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying threadAnd Andy's Saw Talk A MUST SEE Andy's Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video Other Reference Sites lumberjocks blogs...

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Kiefers Little Tapper build

10-01-2014 02:38 PM by kiefer | 24 comments » is the the build process of the little tapper that I use.I start by sourcing most pieces I need from the scrap bin and cutting them to size .Next I mark out the centre layer of the head and cut it into three pieces using my sled on the table saw .Note the little handy bevel gauge that my buddy Paul made for me and it is just a great little tool .If you look back in my projects you will find the post of my sled http:...

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The Basement #42: Building ZCI's with a homemade pin router for the '113 TS

05-21-2014 10:07 PM by JL7 | 14 comments »

This has been on the list for awhile now. I’ve built ZCI’s in the past from Oak and Masonite but overtime they have issues. I got my hands on a Leecraft ZCI for my Craftsman 113 TS and was blown away at how nice it was. So all the design credit here goes to Leecraft, here’s a picture: The Leecraft doesn’t use the front hold down screw that comes standard on this saw, rather, they use 2 horizontal screws (one in front and one on the right side). You tweak...

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