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The ABCs of Table Saws

09-21-2012 09:00 PM by knotscott | 26 comments »

Making Sense of Table Saw Classifications - Buying a new table saw can be a little confusing to an inexperienced buyer. The models, brands, manufacturers, and types of saws are in a constant state of change. What was true just a few years ago may no longer apply, so it can be difficult to get reliable information even from seasoned veterans if they haven’t been keeping up on the trends. Even seasoned veterans may be surprised at how rapidly the marketplace changes. To help simplify your pu...

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New Home Workshop #10: Fun Addressing Another Little Annoyance

03-10-2018 12:45 AM by builtinbkyn | 23 comments »

Most of the brad nailers, staplers and pin nailers I have didn’t come with their own case – the majority of the Porter Cable – and they’ve been floating around the shop with no real home. So today I started a little project to get another woodworking fix lol Cut some dovetails to make a frame and mounted the guns to give them a handy home. I may or may not make a door to enclose and protect them from dust/chip accumulation coming off of the lathe, but this is cert...

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Octave Mandolin #1: Octave Mandolin build #1( Making the print)

09-03-2016 03:24 AM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Following up on my previous blog post.. In this short time lapse video I’m sharing the process I went through to make the print for this Octave Mandolin Build. Have a look here!

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1st Acoustic Guitar Happy-Fun Time #1: Introduction

09-01-2012 04:00 AM by Cosmicsniper | 5 comments »

Hello, Lumberjocks! It’s time to chronicle an actual project from me. I hope you enjoy the first of a series of blog posts about the construction of what I’ve always dreamed is the first of many acoustic guitars. BACKGROUND Long ago, perhaps 25 years ago in high school, my uncle, Roe, constructed a banjo and gifted it to my mother (yes, his sister). It was beautiful to me and though I never really learned to play it other than to strum open and barred chords, I greatly...

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Easy way to put your logo on your projects

12-23-2017 09:23 PM by stefang | 18 comments »

Every time I gift someone on of my projects I never sign it and everybody says I should. Well, I have a reason for not signing it. My handwriting is pretty atrocious. I thought about wood burning or a branding iron, but I don’t like breathing the smoke so that idea didn’t enthrall me, so after snooping around on the net I found a great solution. Two great solutions actually. The most important one was finding out that I could transfer photos printed on my printer. However, there i...

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A slight variation on Shipwright hinges

07-23-2014 02:18 AM by BobAnderton | 6 comments »

Shipwright showed how to make these cool integral wooden hinges for a box in this tutorial. I liked them a lot but it required planning ahead and cutting the hinge features in the back of the box before assembly. I wanted to be able to assemble a box and cut the lid off with the tablesaw and have the choice of making an integral hinge or using brass hinges later so I developed this slight variation. An example of the finished hinge is this pro...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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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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