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Etching your own copper panels #1: Intro.

10-25-2016 07:28 PM by splintergroup | 2 comments »

I’ve been meaning to do this tutorial for some time now, so let it begin…. Etched panels add another dimension to woodworking projects. The great thing is you can create a panel with most any image, no “talent” required. Some examples of copper. The first image has the copper cleaned and then protected with lacquer, the next two have a patina applied before sealing. You can use most any material, if you can find a way to etch it. Metals are a no-br...

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Bridge City Tools: TenonMaker TM-1 #1: My New TenonMaker TM-1

10-22-2016 04:57 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I ordered a Bridge City Tools TenonMaker TM-1. It arrived yesterday. It is a small device. I am still trying to get experience with it. I was also interested in ordering their KM-1 Kerfmaker tool, but it was not in stock, or not a stock item. I believe customers must indicate that they would order this tool if Bridge City Tool made another production run. However, I am not sure if they are going to make the Kerfmaker again. Since I am left wonder on this subject, I am going to attemp...

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ShopNotes Complete PDF Set

09-09-2016 06:22 PM by Edwardnorton | 19 comments »

I am always browsing the internet since I am limited on what I do. I recently discovered that one of my ShopNotes PDF files was damaged. I have been told that ShopNotes is no longer in publication so I figured I could find a copy of my original files on eBay or something. Well I came across a site that advertised ShopNotes complete collection series. Firefox prompted me that the site is to be untrusted and I damn near did not proceed but I remember that Firefox also told me that Lumberjock...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #1: Getting on Target

07-19-2016 02:57 AM by JayT | 8 comments »

During the 2015 Plane and Spokeshave Swap, I built a couple of what came to be called Transitional Infill Shooting Planes. A few people asked for a blog, but there weren’t enough pics to really document the build, so it wasn’t done. Well, after completing a few other projects, I decided to build one more and will try to do a detailed enough blog that someone else could follow along and build their own shooting plane. Lets get started. Gathering materials. First thin...

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Plywood Chevalet #2: Working class chevalet, now operational

07-04-2016 11:25 PM by shipwright | 12 comments »

The plywood version of my chevalet de marqueterie is now functional and the new owner loves it. It performs the keyhole test perfectly with no adjustment on the horizontal and vertical adjusters, is solid as a rock, and doesn’t even look too bad. I will hold off posting it as a project until Kendra finishes hammer veneering it with 1/16” Khaya however. For now, here are some “finished” photos. The clamp on the carriage is because we plan to veneer the arm and carria...

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Machineshop benefits in woodworking #4: demonstration of shop made plunge base

05-02-2016 06:27 PM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

Hello, I’ve been working on my plunge router base, for my bosch colt palm router, and it is now completed. here is a quick 4 min. demo. of it being used in making a plunge groove in a piece of stock. Also: here is some pics of the completed project. This was all made from scrap material, and the main cylinder, is made from some 3” aluminum round bar I have in my metal bin, so nothing was purchased for this project...

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How to Stabilize Spalted Wood #1: Building a Pickle Jar Vacuum Chamber

01-23-2016 02:48 AM by bondogaposis | 3 comments »

Spalted wood is beautiful stuff, most woodworkers will agree to that. However it has its drawbacks due to the spalting process is caused by fungi attacking the wood cells. Spalted wood is essentially partially decomposed wood and therefore has soft spots and ink lines and spongy areas that make it unsuitable for some uses. I have some spalted apple that I want to use for tool handles, in order for this beautiful wood to hold up to the abuses I put my tools through I will have to stabilize ...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe - Spindle Pulley Rebuild

12-14-2015 04:15 PM by denverdan | 3 comments »

The Delta 46-715 lathe is a beast with over 300 pounds of woodturning machine. However, it has two Achilles Heels. The Spindle Pulley and Motor Drive Pulley. These pulleys are called Reeves Drives and they enable the operator to variably change the speed of the lathe while its running.(For an interesting brief history of Milton Reeves, The problem is…Break one of these pulleys and you’ll quickly discover they’re obsolete. We...

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Japanese tools #1: Japanese hand plane KANNA setup

07-29-2011 01:30 AM by mafe | 28 comments »

Japanese hand plane setupFitting, tuning and sharpening. If you are looking for ‘ready out of the box’ just leave this blog now!This blog is for those who want to understand their tools, to trim, adjust and become the master of your tool.It is not a show off, not a tool gloat, but two basic Japanese hand planes going from useless to being used. Reading Toshio Odate‚Äôs inspire ring words in his book ‘Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use’ where ...

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Making an infill plane #1: The beginning

10-05-2015 07:37 PM by Longcase | 2 comments »

I am in the process of making a set of three shoulder planes , those being 3/4”, 1” and 1 1/4” wide.After doing quite a bit of research I finally decided to base my design on the Spiers shoulder plane. I used Solidworks to design the plane, Now the Solidworks file was transfered over to the waterjet and the side plates were cut out of 3/16” cold rolled steel plate. Next the plates are ground perfectly flat on the surface grinder. Now I had to ...

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