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Jigs and Tools #1: A One-Handed Clamp with a Deep Reach

04-04-2015 10:15 PM by GnarlyErik | 2 comments »

Another Lumberjocker asked for plans for my One-Handed Clamp (Picture #1). So far as I know this type of specialty clamp was originally devised for building lapstrake boats. In lapstrake boats the laps are clamped together for riveting which requires reaching across the full width of the new plank with the clamp. But this clamp also comes in handy at times for other deep-reaching, and/or one-handed clamping needs. I decided to publish a copy of my patterns here for anyone who needs them. ...

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Card scrapers #1: MaFeBurnisher (scraper set up tool) Blog updated 4oct2010

10-04-2010 12:42 AM by mafe | 28 comments »

MaFeBurnisher BLOGscraper set up tool Ok I posted the project, and here are the blog, since there seems to be some wishes for that now… If there are wishes, I’ll make a work drawing with measures, but I think it’s quite ‘out the road’.(And thank you, I’m better today, so I could spend a little quality time in the work shop 2×40 min.). The project comes from different ideas I have seen around, and the fact I’m not all happy for my VERITAS...

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A glass top table with opposing arches

06-05-2008 01:46 AM by John Fry | 16 comments »

I call this the “Opposing Arches” table. This commissioned glass top display table, or buffet, is 50” wide at the base, 14” deep and 29” tall. It supports a piece of glass that is ¾” thick by 18” by 66”. The construction is shop sawn zebrawood veneers, laminated on two layers of 1/8” poplar bending ply, on a curved torsion box inner core. The curved members are then framed in sold quarter sawn sapelli. The divider box is shop sawn veneer, cut from a very fine grained piece of Macassar...

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12-01-2014 04:45 PM by kiefer | 15 comments »

Here is the blog on how I made the new vise in pictures and a SKETCHUP model that you can download and play with . SKETCHUP model was done by LUMBER PUNK /LUKE and he deserves a BIG Thank you from us for donating his time to create the model . a Big Thank you to Paul/Shipwright for the maquetry logo .Here is the video link .

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Inversions cutting board tutorial

09-15-2011 03:50 PM by jadams | 11 comments »

In response to some questions about how this pattern is made… I’m not sure if this is the only method, but here’s how I did it. Here’s the original project I posted: Hint: When you look at the board, long ways going left to right, every row is a different size, but every group of 2 rows are all the same size! Solution: First you rip strips like you would for a regular end grain board, but in a progression of widths from l...

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Open weave Lazy Larry #9: Out of the clamps.

08-04-2011 12:01 PM by degoose | 30 comments »

Well the glue has had time to cure… now to take the weave out of the clamps. A quick trip through the drum sander… Reasonable flat… now it is off to the bandsaw… onto a circle cutting jig.. A quick pivot.. Now we have cut all the corners off… there will be less to sand so back in the Drum Sander To show the colour and grain a little mineral spirits.. Tomorrow… a base and bearing… final sand and a few coats of poly.. Might use the Ear...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #9: Alternating the stripe.

12-08-2011 04:02 AM by degoose | 12 comments »

In my last post In the round the second pic shows a single stripe .. double chevron [second gen] ..This blog will show in part how this was done… To start make two grooves on both faces of a board… in this case virgin hoop pine…[virgin meaning naturally grown… not plantation timber] Inlay two different timbers… in this case purple heart And narra [new guinea rosewood]This is instead of one strip of timber between two others…Shown end on… I...

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

10-01-2012 09:13 PM 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

02-23-2014 05:32 PM 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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