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$5 Incremental Fence

01-31-2011 04:25 AM by SPalm | 25 comments »

I used threaded rod as a rack to make a fence positioner. This is the same basic concept I had used earlier for a stop block which supplies 1 click every 1/32 of an inch. The threaded rod does not turn, other than a half turn for micro-adjusting. I still consider this a prototype, so I used bolts for construction which allowed me to try different options. I am in the process of reworking the router wing on my tablesaw, and this will be part of it. The whole assembly locks into place in one ...

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Evolution of a Shop #24: A couple of shop helpers

09-13-2011 03:28 PM by Cory | 4 comments »

I thought I’d post these two little shop helpers I recently made up. The first is something most have seen, but maybe a newbie can get some use out of it: A sandpaper cutter. I’m lazy, so I find myself using sandpaper longer than I should because cutting it to fit my sanding blocks is a bit of a pain. I got fed up with my own laziness and made this super simple sandpaper cutting jig: It’s simply a piece of plywood with a hacksaw blade. The blade is raised up off ...

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Weekend Pen Assemble Press

05-24-2012 01:23 AM by Owlcroft | 3 comments »

I have been using a Rockler Pen vice I bought when I first started making Pens. It is an adequate pen vice for drilling blanks; but a poor substitute for a pen assembly press. I knew there had to be a better way without spending a lot for one of those on the pen making web sites. So I did a little web search to find shop made pen assembly press plans. I found a lot of shop made pen presses, but none had easy to follow instructions with measurements. I finally ran across a pen assembly ...

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Making a Lamination Style Wearable Wooden Ring! With Inlay!

02-15-2013 06:08 PM by WoodenFrog | 50 comments »

Hi Everyone, this is my first time trying to do a blog. So please bear with me, I’ll do my best!I have had a lot of request to do a blog about my rings, I do 2 kinds of rings. The Lamination style and the Bentwood style, this blog is on the Lamination style. This ring is made out of Cocobolo, Brass and has a Mother- of-Pearl inlay. I start out with 3 thin squares of Cocobolo, about a 1.5”, I have a thin sheet of brass that I cut about the same size as the wood. I lay them out to o...

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Routed Out Serving Tray

11-26-2012 03:25 PM by ~Julie~ | 15 comments »

I decided to use some of my wood stock to make some trays. I started with a piece of wood that I needed help identifying and had help from fellow lumberjocks to do that. It turned out it was birch which I planed down and cut to the size of 25” long x 7 1/2” wide x 13/16” thick: For 3” at each end, on the underside of the piece, I routed out a depth of 5/16” using a bowl bit: (This was cleaned up afterwards with a sander.) Here you can see the profile ...

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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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Cherry Mallet

10-08-2012 04:19 PM by terryR | 10 comments »

Hi everyone…as I’ve said before…you can blame the appearance of this cherry whacker on the new Mallets of your Dream thread. I’ve been using a stick of black walnut found in the firewood pile as a mallet for a long time…sap wood on one side, heart wood on the other…really sucks as a mallet. So, why not carve a new one? I have terrible joinery skills…but love to carve…so a one-piece mallet was my dream. At least, for the first try… I literally tripped over this huge ch...

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Truing a table saw arbor to perfection

08-29-2012 04:55 AM by vipond33 | 12 comments »

Following up on a post by MrRon concerning “Concerns regarding saw cutting accuracy” I thought I would show anyone interested how to achieve pretty close to zero run-out on any table saw equipped with a pressed on or integrally machined flange. It’s worth doing. For this is the tool that for most of us makes or breaks the accuracy and satisfaction in our machining. If you run high quality blades (from any manufacturer) then this simple operation will enable you to get th...

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Photo Carousel / Candy Dish

08-29-2012 09:03 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 3 comments »

This weeks Project is a great little Photo Carousel / Candy Dish It is made using Mahogany and Maple it displays 4 photos and holds a lot of candy A great weekend project and a project that would make the perfect holiday gift or a great gift for any occasion. And Congratulations Eric Rusch AKA Woodwrecker for winning the WWGOA DVD!

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Half-Lapped Dovetailed Picture Frame

08-10-2012 12:05 AM by GarageWoodworks | 7 comments »

Enter the picture frame contest here: There is still time. See the other entries! (and NO, I am not entering my own frame – not that i’d win.) Make a picture frame with very strong half-lapped dovetails at the corners.

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