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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’erhttp://lumberjocks.com/Doeasking about a pattern i used on a gift box to schummiehttp://lumberjocks.com/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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