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Sketchup Resources #10: The Drill Guide

01-08-2013 03:00 PM by PurpLev | 4 comments »

I’ve had this one on the back burner for a …while… but with family etc never had time to finalize it properly until now, but am very excited with what this one can do. what is it? It’s a new plugin for SketchUp (no longer Google SketchUp as they sold it to Trimble). This one is for making/drilling holes. consider it a cordless drill or sorts combined with one of those shelving pins drilling jigs to align and distribute holes in a straight line at even spacing. ...

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Drum/Thickness Sander #2: The finally is almost here.

01-04-2013 09:21 PM by Don W | 24 comments »

So I started to discover, this thing is heavy, so mobility will be needed. A set of flippable casters were in order. One set on the back was enough. I can easily lift the front and move it around now, when the wheels are down. Lifted up on the wheels here: And flipped so the sander sits flat on the floor here: I also did some musical chairs with electric motors today. My brass wire wheel was on a 1 hp Northern Hydraulics motor. I switched that out for the fine wire w...

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Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench #1: Milling the pieces

01-01-2013 09:29 PM by lysdexic | 23 comments »

When I ordered the BenchCrafted hardware I also ordered the hardware for the Moxon vise. Not only was I inspired by BrandonW’s bench but also his Moxon vise. So, it has been sitting in my shop for about nine months. Brandon’s Moxon Vise The plan is to make a Moxon Vise Bench-top Bench because when I doing fine work I find myself slumping over for extended periods of time. That kind of zaps the fun of it after a while. Furthermore, I admit to being spoiled when comes to h...

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Artisans Quarterly Review #20: Artisans Quarterly Review - Volume 5 issue 4 - 2012 is now Released!

12-30-2012 03:00 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 0 comments »

Welcome to Artisans of the Valley’sArtisans Quarterly Review Volume 5 Issue 4 – 2012 http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/docs/ArtisansQuarterlyReviewVol5Issue4_2012.pdf Artisans Quarterly Review is released four times a year, and we periodically send out special announcements to keep everyone up to date. Each issue features a unique variety of articles, images, and events. We enjoy interactions with our clients, affiliated artists, and our suppliers. We welcome ideas and subm...

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Class On Kevin Rodel's Side Chair #2: The Back Splats

12-28-2012 03:58 PM by Grampa_Doodie | 5 comments »

The Back Splats Note: When I talk about the many parts of this chair, I name them as if I were sitting in the chair. Just to let you know where this class will be heading. I won’t be going into “great” detail on how to set up this tool or that tool. I also won’t be going too deep into the creation of each and every part. If I did…I’d be taking way too much of your precious time. Look at this class as a “tips and tricks that will hopefully make your chair building just a bit easier...

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Wing Boxes- A mini Tutorial

10-07-2012 05:44 PM by Andy | 17 comments »

I dont have time to write a lengthy tutorial but I do have a few photos and will write a word or two to help you get started. This style of box was first made by me using plans from the October 1997 American Woodworker and authored by Dave Freedman. I made a rectangle box about 12” long x 5 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” tall.I used miters for all the corners instead of butt joints as he shows. Nothing wrong with butt joints, they are what I used in the “Palm boxes ” t...

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The Ultimate Shop Made Router Plane #1: The plan, the parts, the prototype

12-15-2012 04:04 AM by Ripthorn | 16 comments »

EDIT: A lot of the pictures are too large. You can see them here So last week I was watching Tommy MacDonald’s series on his tool box. When he pulled out the router plane to clean up some dadoes, I figured I should look into one. After seeing the prices for them, I decided I would look into making one. There are plans all over the place for them: the $5 router plane, Derek Cohen’s old woman’s tooth, numerous projects here, and the list goes on. However, most people s...

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Easy Wood Tool Replaceable Cutter Heads

12-04-2012 08:37 PM by McLeanVA | 7 comments »

I am a huge fan of the Easy Wood Tool series and have really enjoyed using my full size Ci1 Rougher and Ci0 Finisher on spindle and faceplate projects. I guess the only real gripe is that the EWT cutter heads (while you never need to sharpen them) cost just under $20 each. So, I did some measuring with the calipers and some good old Google legwork and found that Byrd Tool makes a cutter head that is near identical to the EWT version at a fraction of the cost ($2.80 each). I’m sure...

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Roller Stand Modification #1: Modifying Rockler HD Roller Stand

12-01-2012 06:09 PM by bohnsai | 0 comments »

I recently Purchased the Heavy Duty Roller Stands from Rockler (the ones with the 3 rows of roller balls).I thought they were an absolute solid product and probably some of the best roller stands available but the tops were SO heavy, it was impossible to adjust their height in fine amounts. Since all of my equipment at the moment is at different heights, this was a problem. I wanted to add a type of crank mechanism that would allow the stands to function similarly to a screw jack.So I went...

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Artist Interviews for Museum Fine Woodworking Exhibition

11-26-2012 12:47 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 6 comments »

Hey Guys! Since my last post about showing in the fine woodworking exhibition with my Frank Lloyd Wright inspired prairie chandelier, the Museum of the Rockies has posted the artists’ audio interviews online. You will find them at the Museum of the Rockies website. To hear an artist’s audio recording, just click on their name. Each person tells a little about themselves and the work they have on display. Here is a list of the artists I am showing with at the Museum of...

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