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Let's Build an Infill Shoulder Plane! #1: The beginnings

04-03-2013 02:23 AM by Ripthorn | 15 comments »

Alright, so I planned on doing a multi-part series on building an infill shoulder plane, but then got going on the project, so there won’t be as many parts as I would like, though each part is likely to be long. So get out your notebooks and popcorn, and let’s start this thing! Introduction Let me first say that this is not my own design. I took a lot of ideas, inspiration, etc. from Jeff Wittrock at SMC. His great thread is here. This is my first infill plane, my first ...

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In Ceiling Air Cleaner #1: An air cleaner that you won't walk into...

03-11-2013 07:49 PM by chopnhack | 0 comments »

Well, it all started out with a trip to buy an air cleaner off of craig’s list some time ago. I saw a used Jet AFS-1000B for sale for about $150. After checking out the spec’s, I thought, gee, this would work great, 30×24x12, that’s not too big, I can find a place for it…. Drove about 1.5 hours round trip to discover that hey 30×24x12 is actually too BIG! I imagined myself hanging this thing near the step down that I have entering my garage and knocking mysel...

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Making the dw infills #1: Part 1 Envisioning and a bit of a Rant.

03-29-2013 09:32 PM by Don W | 13 comments »

Making an infill has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. Making tools to me is more of a hobby than the actual woodworking. If you are looking to build an infill, you’re welcome to follow me along. I’ll try to keep the blog as up to date as time allows and would love feedback from others taking the same path. The metal work of the infill intimidated me a bit and I’m not really sure why. I can weld, I’ve done my share of body work, gunsmithing and tin work, ...

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Free 18th Century Style 3/4" Wooden Rabbet Plane Plans

03-22-2013 11:37 PM by Caleb James | 7 comments »

So in the spirit of getting everyone in the shop and cutting up some wood I decided to post up a measured drawing of a 3/4” wooden rabbet plane in the 18th century style. It is all wood with the exception of the blade which is easily gotten from Lie-Nielsen here. It features a conical escapement and some simple embellishments that a hand plane, chisel, and #7 sweep gouge can handle. The plans are basic with a few things that can be easily changed if you like. Such as the bed angle...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #8: Cutting the Corner 45 Degree Angles

03-11-2013 04:58 AM by Boxguy | 21 comments »

A Quick, Accurate Way To 45 Your Corners If you build boxes at all, eventually you tire of cranking your blade from 90 degrees to 45 degrees and back…I did. So I built this simple jig, and now I can cut all 8 ends of a box accurately in about 5 minutes, AND STILL LEAVE MY TABLE SAW SET AT 90 DEGREES. Assumption: I am assuming that you have already laid out the board for your sides and have cut all four sides of your box to length. Short side, long side, short side, long side...

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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #22: The- To- -at & a Router Circle Cutting Jig...

03-02-2013 04:08 AM by DIYaholic | 5 comments »

I HATE moving the DC hose from machine to machine!!! One of these days (who hasn’t said that tooo many times?), I will be running 4” galvanized metal ducting throughout the shop. I’ve had the ducting for a while now, but am waiting to install it until my machine layout is better determined. I also need to do the obligatory HF 2HP DC Thien Top Hat upgrade. I already have the Wynn Environmental 35A-NANO cartridge filter. The DC upgrade will go a long way towards the “...

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I Love My Dewalt 735 Planer But......

02-28-2013 09:04 PM by lew | 19 comments »

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Dewalt 735 planer to replace my tired and worn Bridgewood Lunch Box planer. The Dewalt has features not found in the early model bench top machines and I love it. If there could be one improvement, it would be the location of the chip exhaust port. When the chip collection hose is attached, it constantly gets tangled with pieces moving on the outfeed table. I normally use a bungee cord to tie back the hose. Then a light bulb went on…. I had a 4...

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Riving knife retrofit for unisaw #1: Riving Knife retrofit for Unisaw

02-23-2013 01:30 AM by runswithscissors | 105 comments »

Like a lot of people, I wanted a true riving knife for my older Unisaw. I checked out the Bolt On Riving Knife (BORK) and realized it doesn’t maintain a uniform height relative to the blade, because it follows a bigger arc than the blade, being even farther out from the axis of the swing arm. Also, frankly, the means of attachment to the arbor doesn’t look very robust to me. I find this analogy useful for picturing the functioning of a true riving knife. Compare it to your arm. Your should...

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Dining Table and Chairs, Griffin Style Legs. #2: "Carving the Lower Flutes & Scrolls"

01-19-2013 11:54 PM by Dennis Zongker | 23 comments »

The first step in carving out the table legs I began with the side scrolls and front flutes at the bottom of the leg. Before I start carving I always hone or sharpen any knife I will be using that have any small chips in the edge. This will give you a nice clean smooth cut when carving. For the table legs I used Genuine Mahogany it is a great carving wood and I think it has a cleaner cut than basswood because of it’s tight grain. To layout the legs I made a drawing template out of a ...

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Marquetry Tutorial 101 ... Window Style #1: Marquetry Tutorial 101 ... Window Style

02-16-2013 03:07 AM by justoneofme | 18 comments »

Hi Lumber Jock Buddies! I thought it might be interesting for those wanting to dabble a bit with veneers, especially in the creation of Marquetry ... to pass along some (what I hope are) simple steps to follow, using a simple method I learned many years ago at the hands of a Latvian Master. By now you are all familiar with Shipwright’s fabulous Marquetry, and incredible cutting skill using his hand built Chevalet!! I hope Paul won’t mind me bringing his talents into my blog...

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