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Redwood doormat

03-26-2011 12:46 AM by Stevinmarin | 21 comments »

Hey, who wouldn’t like a new doormat? This one is 27” x 18” and 1.5” thick. You can make it with one 2×6 board, 8 feet long.

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Woodworking vacation tidbits #1: Setting up a hand plane

05-26-2008 01:04 AM by Betsy | 7 comments »

So here’s my first installment of some of the various tidbits I learned at Kelly Mehler’s hand tool class this past week. Hopefully I will do justice to what I was taught. As disclaimers are becoming popular—- here’s mine—- this works for me! Setting up a hand plane is not so hard once you do it a time or two, or twenty or forty. But it is doable. I’m skipping the sharpening information right now and going straight to set up. So I am going to assume a...

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Hand Plane Restoration #3: Stanley Bench Plane

10-30-2007 09:23 PM by David | 16 comments »

Stanley Bench Plane Restoration UPDATE PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET My Stanley Bench Plane restoration project is progressing well. All parts have been cleaned of rust using the electrolytic rust removal process described in the prior blog entry. I was really impressed with how clean the parts were after the electrolytic de-rusting process. As a reminder, this is NOT a plane with intrinsic collector value. I am restoring this “user plane” to be used on my bench...

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Table Saw Mobile Workstation #6: Finishing up

05-26-2008 02:35 PM by Greg Wurst | 20 comments »

Here is the last segment on my mobile workstation. Overall I’m very pleased with it, but I would definitely make some changes if I had to do it again (due mainly to my screw-ups, not a problem with the design). First, as many of you know a typical contractor saw has a large number of gaping holes that make dust collection difficult. I used some 1/8” hardboard and magnetic vent cover sheets to block most of the holes. The back’s attached with velcro so it can be removed...

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