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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #5: Mortising Piano Hinges In a Box (An Easy Method)

05-31-2012 03:07 AM by Boxguy | 16 comments »

Overview: In the last blog I detailed how to separate the top from the box and how to start with a long piano hinge then size, cut, polish, round, crimp, smooth, and paint the hinge so it will fit any size of box. In this chapter I will explain how to install a piano hinge in a box. We will go through how to mortise, fit and fasten the hinge. The essential tools are: router table, small try square, vix bit, drill and impact driver. If all goes well, it should look like this when you ar...

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Replacing Start Capacitor on Delta 50-763 Dust Collector

01-11-2013 12:50 AM by ToddinNH | 0 comments »

Recently my Delta 50-763 dust collector stopped working. When I turned on the power all I’d hear was a loud humming noise but no motor revolutions. After doing some research and speaking with the folks at Delta we determined it was a bad motor starting capacitor. If you’d like to learn more about how to replace it please check out an article I wrote on my own site.

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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 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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