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Scraps to Beads

10-16-2010 01:13 PM by Filinvested | 20 comments »

I’ll try to explain how I did this project:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38288 1. I take a cutoffs, which just can’t to waste 2. Cut them into small pieces, not necessarily cubic: 3. Disks we need: 40, 120, 320 sand paper and wool disk 4. A tin and PVC stripes for soundproofing: 5. My driil. It can work for hours at speed ‘C/D’ (i have been told it could be problem for drills). 6. An IKEA stool and milled groove in it for the tin. 7. The...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #3: Some of this wood is pithing me off!

07-09-2011 02:34 AM by RS Woodworks | 9 comments »

Ah the pith. That very core of the tree, that for some reason, is remarkably unstable in use as lumber. The inclusion of the pith in some of the beams I have obtained all but ruins an otherwise solid thick chunk of wood. It really pithes me off. All kidding aside. I can probably still make some good use out of these beams, even the ones with the pith in them, with some thought into my cuts. I was contacted last week by an old woodworking acquaintance, Maxwell. He told me he saw my b...

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my attempt at a Maloof style rocker

01-15-2011 07:14 AM by Paul | 27 comments »

We all love this rocker and so I though I’d have a go at one.My wife and I have a house with a nice size porch and so we went out and bought these cute to be assembled rocking chairs to sit on out there. They are the most uncomfortable chairs I have ever sat on in my life. After 15 minutes in them I have to get up and move around to get the blood moving again. They look nice from the street and accent the front of the house but that’s about it. With the shop calendar clear, I have...

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Top Secret....Rocker for my Wife #10: Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me

04-15-2011 07:13 PM by bues0022 | 4 comments »

Well, it happened again. I don’t know if I’m too optimistic, trusting, cheap, or stupid. After my earlier troubles with getting wet wood, I found a different person that cuts wood. (earlier guy kiln dried, the put wood back outside, uncovered, which ended up sucking up lots of moisture again) A coworker heard me complaining, and gave me a friend’s information. I called him nearly three months ago, told him my problems I’d had with wet wood, and he told me not to worry,...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #1: Intro

06-16-2009 03:49 PM by Andy | 37 comments »

Updated 1/15/12 How to make an Art Box by Andy Campbell Safety Be safe! Guards, etc…may not be visible in the pictures. This is written for woodworkers of all skill levels.But, please keep in mind that this is not woodworking #101. I am writing this in a step by step manner that should be easy for a beginner to follow, but some basic understanding of tools and terminology is required.I ask that the more advanced woodworkers be patient and not be offended. I don’t wish to test your...

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Making a Small Wooden Box #7: The Fiddly Bits

09-18-2007 09:46 AM by Don | 21 comments »

When I get to this stage of a project, I have to work hard at not becoming impatient and rushing the final details. If one is not very careful, it’s here where everything can go pear-shaped. In this episode, I have finished the wood with a three coat shellac base and a light sanding with very fine wet & dry between each coat, and then four coats of sprayed clear lacquer, again rubbing out each coat including the final coat. (I should also mention that I had previously pre-finishe...

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home made over arm dust collection #1: Assembly instructions for my over arm dust collection.

08-15-2010 04:57 AM by ABrown | 8 comments »

Bear with me this is my first blog. I’ve had a few comments on my homemade over arm dust collection on my Ridgid tablesaw. First off I’ll tell you why I made it, I was just plain tired of being covered up with saw dust when I used the saw. Now I’ll tell you how I made it and give you some part #’s in case you want to make one for yourself. Here’s parts you will need:One T-connetor Rockler#88527I had some 4” flex hose laying around, in case you don’...

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Evolution of a Shop #9: Mobile Carts...A Godsend in a small shop

05-12-2010 04:40 PM by Cory | 10 comments »

I still park a car in my shop, errr garage, so I have to be able to move things around. Mobile carts and workstations are essential for me. Here are a couple that I’ve built. They’re all works in progress and I’m continually changing them. Planer/Air Compressor Cart: This cart used to house my CMS, but I built a dedicated bench for it and freed up this cart. The planer sits on top and my compressor is in the bottom. I lined the inside of the compressor...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #1: Conceptual Design 1 - feedback appreciated

05-27-2009 11:37 PM by PurpLev | 21 comments »

So after we've got the bowling alleys. now it’s time to put them to to use (not really ‘now now’ but … you know what I mean). So, I really would like to make this one a keeper, and not have to redo this bench unless I really fancy it in the future with lots of extra time on my hands and nothing better to do with it (hence – not likely it’ll happen), and in order to do that, I figured I’ll make this one as close as I can to the ‘ultimate’...

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Jointer Setup

05-06-2010 04:11 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 18 comments »

I find that the jointer is one of the most complex tools to calibrate. But if you ever used one that was out of shape, you know exactly why calibration is critical to your success. I hear from so many woodworkers who think their jointing problems are due to technique, when in reality, its the jointer itself that’s presenting the issues. Its a two-part process that starts with leveling the infeed and outfeed tables and making them coplanar. Next, you need to adjust the knives in...

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