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Building Big Blue, a Home Made Wood Lathe

07-29-2015 02:34 PM by woodshopmike | 4 comments »

Some of y’all may remember the post a few years ago about the wood lathe I built. I’ve been meaning to write about the “how & why” of this project for some time and I finally got around to it! I talk about the motivation to build my own lathe, the expenses, design process, & of course building the lathe in addition to other things. Per the norm, the post can be found on my blog. I hope you enjoy the read!

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Hollow and Round Moulding Plane Build

06-22-2015 09:17 AM by Mattyboy | 5 comments »

After the frustration of eBay, Etsy and tool dealers, I decided to experiment with making my own hollow and round moulding (OK, I’m American but I like the Brit spelling better) planes. Some of you will think I’m a heretic for this, but I made pairs of #6, #8 and #10 by laminating parts together. I am writing this in the hopes it will inspire others to do the same. What follows is the sequence of a typical build. Since this is an experiment and I’m not trying to make p...

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #1: Self Centering 1/2" Dowel Drilling Jig for the Invisio - Hinge

05-29-2015 08:27 PM by Jerry | 29 comments »

Made from $12.00 worth of bronze bushings and a shaft collar. The shaft collar has a set screw that holds a 1/8” drill bit in place, so you would need to use 1/8” axles for your hinge pieces. The largest bushing has an inside diameter of 1/2”. The second bushing an outside diameter of 1/2” and an inside diameter of 3/8”. The shaft collar has an outside diameter of 3/8”, takes a 1/8” drill bit, and uses an allen set screw that takes a 1/16R...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #20: Veneering the lid and preparing the bandings

05-23-2015 01:18 AM by Patricelejeune | 9 comments »

Last time I posted I had glued down the boxes bodies with the inside already french polished I worked on gluing the marquetry panels to the trimmed to size lid My favorite moment is when you see it glued down right way up for the first time, it appears slowly while you remove the paper This glueing of the marquetry on both side had to be precise has they had to be perfectly centered as well as the right way up as when you open the box the owner will appreciate to g...

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Thorsen House Cabinet #1: Project Overview

11-24-2014 01:51 PM by EläväPuu | 2 comments »

Hello everybody! </drnick> This is my opening post on Lumberjocks with a new project which I have seen done several times previously. I can squarely lay the blame for this one on Joe McGlynn, whose own derivation of the Thorsen House dining room cabinet planted the seed for my own attempt. I’m aiming to document my thought processes and decision-making through this blog, so hopefully it should bring something new to the table other than snapshots of work in progress. As of writing...

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Wagon Vise #6: Threading the brass Nut

03-20-2015 09:36 PM by August McCormick Lehman III | 13 comments »

Here I'm tapping the brass but that's house in the wagon cradle !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/nlotdip.jpg! !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/nlj8feg.jpg!

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A Pair of Small Infill Smoothers #1: Let the games begin!

03-05-2015 03:29 AM by Ripthorn | 4 comments »

As some of you may have seen, I built a prototype of a small infill smoother (blog starts here). This went well enough that I decided to make one for myself from precision ground steel. Well, as it turns out, with the way lengths work for precision ground O1, I ended up buying enough for 3 small smoothers and 4 blades, which is perfect, since the prototype needs a blade. So off went my money and a few days later, a package arrived with the steel, some new drill bits, and a scriber. A go...

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Tools, Jigs & Fixtures #1: Incremental Circle Cutting Guide

02-01-2015 12:35 AM by bobkberg | 2 comments »

As I mentioned in my Cajon project post, I had some trouble cutting a circle to PERFECTLY fit the inside diameter of the drum, so I stopped for a couple of weeks to figure out how to cut exactly the circle size I wanted, and if too big, how to cut it down. I had been using a piece of melamine coated particle board with lots of holes drilled in it for many years and it worked just fine. But you can’t drill small holes right next to each other in particle board, ...

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G&G Blanket Chest Build #3: Making the template

12-24-2014 02:22 PM by Ottacat | 1 comment »

One of the interesting differences between Darrell Peart’s and Marc Spagnulo’s finger joint templates is that Darrell makes two templates – one for the back end’s and one for the sides, where Marc makes a single template. One Marc’s single template, one side is used for the back end’s and the other side is used for the sides. The reason Darrell uses two separate templates is that he makes the fingers 1/64” smaller their corresponding mating holes. Thi...

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Making New Cocobolo Handles/Totes and Knobs for my Hand Planes -A How To

12-23-2014 12:25 AM by BigRedKnothead | 26 comments »

I got a wild hair to upgrade the wood on my Lie Nielsen planes from the stock cherry to cocobolo. There’s always more than one way to get the job done, but I’ll share my way. There’s lots of good pics along the way to help. So here goes. Safety note: Most all of us are at least mildly allergic to rosewood and other exotics. Where a mask….or you’ll wish you had. Just drilling cocobolo makes my eyes and nose itch. The Handles: You’ll want some 1×...

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