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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 Siteshttp://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm lumberjocks blogs...

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Kiefers Little Tapper build

10-01-2014 02:38 PM by kiefer | 24 comments »

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/106249Here 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 http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright 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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dw- Plane notes from the field #3: dw's Plane Resource sites

06-28-2011 02:46 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with most of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, It is NOT a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. Please take a look at my blogsPlane Restoration How to Tips for Setting up a bench planeAnd many more General:The mother of all Stanley information http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.htmlhttp://www.cs.cmu.edu/~alf/en/antique-tool-faq.txt ...

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Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #1: Introduction

06-02-2009 05:19 AM by MattD | 6 comments »

I’ve recently begun to move on with building a traditional wooden yacht tender. Boatbuilding has always been fascinating to me as a type of woodworking and I’d like a new boat for next year. This is mostly a learn as I go project. I’d like to connect with others that are interested with boatbuilding (and could maybe offer me some guidance too) Selecting a boat Before choosing a plan, my basic requirements were that it would be built traditional wooden lapstrake constru...

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Build a Twin Screw Vise

10-11-2013 01:04 PM by GarageWoodworks | 1 comment »

In your pile of scrap wood hides a Twin Screw Vise! Build one.  Watch the video here.  

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Fibonacci Mosaic box #1: Design and piece cutting

09-15-2013 03:32 PM by BritBoxmaker | 14 comments »

This is a real-time blog, that is I am blogging as I am working on the project. As it is my own design I respectfully request that anyone wishing to copy it waits until I have posted the finished project. I’ve made this design using part of the Fibonacci series of numbers; that is specifically 1,2,3,5,8, as proportions for the parts of this mosaic box. It’s going to be an EZ Mitre box so here is the plan for the initial board Starting at 1 for the diameter of the centra...

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