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Dave's Wide Drum Sander Build. #11: Off to the machine shop... And the scrap bin.

05-23-2012 03:19 PM by dbhost | 0 comments »

So my pulleys came in last night, and they both are keyed. I installed the pulley onto the shaft for the motor, no biggie. Just had to tap it into place with the rubber mallet. The drum end pulley also has a keyway, but the smooth rod doesn’t. That bothers me, a LOT… I know it shouldn’t, but I am going so painstakingly carefully through this build that even that small detail is REALLY getting on my nerves… So a few calls made in my area to machine shops. I was actua...

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Greene and Greene Curio Cabinet #2: Planning for cloud lifts

05-03-2012 11:05 PM by DynaBlue | 2 comments »

The Greene and Greene cloud lift is a detail that really stands out on this cabinet and makes it different than many of the other Arts & Crafts cases that I’ve seen. They really add a nice dimension to the cabinet and make it a stand out piece of furniture. That said, they are not the easiest things in the world to create so here is how I went about making them. You probably noticed in the picture that all the cloud lifts line up around the cabinet and misalignment will rea...

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Building a drum/disc sander #5: Table assembly

04-06-2012 04:55 AM by WoodenSoldier | 3 comments »

Still working on the drum sander table. Coming along well, though I’ve broken a few taps and bits requiring me to scrap a couple of parts.So the table is two pieces of 3/4” MDF laminated together. I glued T-nuts into the sides to hold the side bars. One end of the table has a mechanism to adjust the tension on the conveyor belt. The side bars of the table are made from 3/8×1.5” aluminum bar stock. I machined the slot out using an end mill. The tension is a...

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dodoe tutoria from a PM

03-31-2012 05:52 PM by patron | 23 comments »

i got a PM yesterday from an LJ’er about a pattern i used on a gift box to schummie and as my server is punishing me again for talking with you all(it takes me 20 min to get on LJ’s now)i sent (well tried to) an e-mail with pictures to doe(don’t you know it won’t send)so i thought to do it here as i can load the pics one by one anywayand maybe some others might get some ideas from it_ doe sorry...

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Making Your Own Colored Paste Wax

03-26-2012 04:00 AM by gordon55 | 20 comments »

Hi, I’m Brian Miller professional wood finisher. Are you having trouble finding a colored paste wax for your particular project? Let me show you how to make your own colored paste wax out a of clear paste wax right off the shelf.

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Vacuum Frame Press/Assembly Table

03-14-2012 03:21 AM by Ger21 | 4 comments »

Since it may be another 2 years before I finish this, I can’t really post it as a project, so it’s going here.I’ve been using my Joe Woodworker vacuum bag and press for about 10 years on and off, and have done a lot of veneering with it. (See my kitchen in my Projects). But I’ve always wanted to build a frame press, to make it easier to do larger parts, and make sure my veneered panels were flat.At the same time, I’ve also always wanted an assembly table, as I t...

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How to Etch Brass

01-31-2012 06:41 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 12 comments »

Most all of my projects Have my brand on it in one place or another. Now, I don’t have a branding iron. But what I do have is a way of Chemically etching Brass plates with my logo on it. Here Is an example of one Now using the method I am going to show you, you can easily create custom plates as well for your projects. Not just logos but even plaques and signs.. Here are a few examples Here is how you can make an etched brass plate of your own….Now the first 2 vi...

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"New Adventure "

01-07-2012 10:48 PM by Dennis Zongker | 31 comments »

My bench can sure get messy and a bit unorganized but it is all part of the fun. I have been busy building three new jewelry boxes one with, one without marquetry, and one for a customer. Making three of them at one time is taking longer then I expected, but it is way more productive. I can’t reveal too much but thought I would share a few sneak peeks photos on what I am working on. I have been really enjoying this new adventure in my woodworking. Taking what I am building and putti...

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My Shop #2: Kerfmaker--Table Saw Set-up

09-26-2011 07:55 PM by Kent Shepherd | 13 comments »

There has been much discussion on the Bridge City Kerfmaker, but I didn’t find where it was used on a table saw without using a sled with a stop. I am sure I just missed it, but here is my version of the set-up. The Kerfmaker references off a stop on a fence, which works very well for a fence on a radial arm saw or table saw sled. But using the table saw fence to cut slots for my box bottoms and lids, I discovered there was not reference point for the Kerfmaker. I made a simple block...

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Homemade Drum Sander #1: Prototype Motor Lift

09-18-2011 03:57 PM by Jeremy Greiner | 8 comments »

The last cutting board (still working on the video) I did made me long for a thickness sander. I’ve been wanting to build one for a while with the spare motor I have. I spent a few days prototyping out a motor lift system for a drum sander and here’s the video of the results. I learned that I needed to use thicker rods, but otherwise the general idea will work. I need to figure out a better mechanism to hold the ball bearings, and I need to figure out what I’m going ...

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