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

63 days ago 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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my first blog ever/ how I made the round box.

660 days ago by Jim Sellers | 8 comments »

Due to popular demand I’m attempting my very first blog for those who wanted to see how I put together my round box. I’ve had a couple of 30” sections of a column left over from a remodeling job I did over 10 yrs. ago. I always knew I’d find a use for them. First step is to rip them in half. I’d recommend a sled or an extra rail on the table saw to ensure straight cuts. They’re too thick and need to be thinned down. The best way I’ve found to do this is to use your table saw as a planer....

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Shop Stuff #5: Machine Cut Through Dovetails

151 days ago by SPalm | 28 comments »

Simple, Fast, Easy, Thin Pins, Variable Spacing, Looks Hand Cut, Simple Set Up, Tastes like Chicken. I have been playing around with dovetails for the last couple of weeks. I have tried many methods of making them, as complete hand cut ones are just too much work for me. I own a commercial Leigh dovetail jig but I have never been happy with the look or the futzing that it took to set it up. So this is what is working for me, all ideas are cobbled together from other designs. I cut the pins...

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wood tick tools #6: Detailer & black oxide

197 days ago by woodtickgreg | 1 comment »

This is a batch of chisels I made because I needed a detail chisel. I made these from 1045 cold rolled steel. Here’s a few pics of the process. I also grind the tips back and sand them well so they are smooth at the tips and there is plenty of clearance for the carbide insert. There are no cnc machines in my shop, just me turning handles on my old machines and machining to the lines I laid out on the stock. All the tools drilled and tapped for the screw that holds the...

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light bulb moment

206 days ago by patron | 11 comments »

mads just posted a great project and blogon a simple marking gauge to mark any board into two equal parts http://lumberjocks.com/projects/94497 http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/39123 this got me to thinking about how to do even more this way so i went into the shopand came up with the same concept to mark into 3 or 4 equal parts it is very simplejust divide the space (from the stops on the ends) into what ever you want to (you can do this as many times as you want) here is w...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #5: Step by step...

985 days ago by degoose | 11 comments »

This post documents the step by step in creating a 2nd generation board.. Striped board… cut at 50 degrees. Flip every second piece left to right… After glueing up the chevron pattern… cut through each down facing [right to left] stripe… at the centre at 25 degrees… Now flip every other piece end for end and glue up again… Now cut to shape… In this case the one on the right…

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Making Bench Dogs

249 days ago by Marty Backe | 6 comments »

Here’s a short video that I put together, showing how I made a handful of new bench dogs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ePNfWy52k

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Open weave Lazy Larry #1: Ripping the stock.

1106 days ago by degoose | 12 comments »

I am about to make an open weave Lazy Larry…similar to this one. I have ripped some Tasmanian Blackwood into the required strips….. these are just over 600 mm long and 50 mm by 20 mm For our American cousins… 2 feet long and 2 inch by 3/4 inch.. Tomorrow I will be ripping some thin stripes of Huon Pine and Tasmanian Blackwood to make the accents… Strips will be only 3 mm thick [ 1/8 inch] The background will be Huon Pine….. cut into 50 mm squares̷...

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Shop Notes #3: "No End In Sight" The documentary.

305 days ago by vipond33 | 20 comments »

This is a trick that many, if not most of you, already know. But it’s a good one and bears repeating. Quite recently I read this: “but I am still working on trying to make a box with no start and no finish and thus far have only been able to wrap my boxes on three sides”. (noted on KK’s fine project). The process has been around for a long time, but I remember independently figuring this one out a while ago and thinking what a smile it would bring to the aver...

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Shop Stuff #2: Fingernail Gouge Sharpening on the WorkSharp

428 days ago by SPalm | 22 comments »

While learning to turn, the tools in use eventually need to be sharpened. I looked at various jigs, holders, and solutions for sharpening. I own a WorkSharp, but I thought that I would not be able to do it all on this machine. But I have made a series of jigs, and am now able to sharpen all my major tools with it. First up is the trickiest one. The hardest one to do is the Fingernail, or spindle gouge. Tormek and others have bars that slide out and pockets that hold the handle. I just...

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