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Motorized Router Lift - wiring video

1976 days ago by John Nixon | 7 comments »

Hi Everyone, Over the weekend, I made two videos on how to do the wiring for my Motorized Router Lift. If you were thinking of making one for yourself, this video series should help you along a bit. The electronics are pretty simple, so don’t be intimidated. I also show how to make a cool looking and functional control panel for the Motorized Router Lift:

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Holtzapffel workbench project #7: building the twin screw vise

2118 days ago by martin007 | 12 comments »

Hi all Well, I couldn’t afford the 350$ + for the wooden screws, and I didn’t like the look of the black plate on the veritas twin screw vise. So I built my own using 2 tail vise screws (40$ each) First I built the big wood pieces that will old the metal nuts. I didn’t want to use through bolts and opted for a drawbore mortise and tenon attachment. I used the smallest bit that I could for the hole, The screw is 1 1/16 and I used a 1 1/8 bit. I found It helps...

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A 10,000 Projects Challenge to Debbie, Video

2124 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain | 38 comments »

Debbie challenged me to a Video duel. Pardon my stuttering, & stammering, because I’m just a Lumberjock, & I don’t care. Notice the Lumberjocks T-shirt, my PC camera shows a mirror image, & I can’t figure it out. Don’t forget to watch MsDebbieP’s happy dance. Also Martin’s Happy Dance.

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LumberJock's Wood Library

2262 days ago by leonmcd | 8 comments »

The LumberJock’s Wood Library is a collection of blogs written by LumberJocks about their hands on experience working with different woods. You are invited and encouraged to contribute to this Wood Library. See the How to Contribute section immediately after the Wood Library – Charts and Tables links. The Wood Library is included in the STICKIES so you can get to it from any page. LumberJock’s Wood Library Blogs BasswoodBeechBloodwood EbonyBoxwoodHickoryHollyMaho...

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Building The Holtzapffel Workbench #1: Finding the lumber

2375 days ago by Mike Lingenfelter | 13 comments »

Well I started the first step in building the Holtzapffel workbench. I went out last weekend and picked up some Douglas Fir for the bench and started to mill it up. I choose Douglas Fir for a couple reasons. First it was pretty cheap, I only spent about $150 on the lumber. Secondly, its a stable and stiff wood, which is good for a bench. It is also pretty hard for a “softwood”. I also used Douglas Fir on the small bench I built as a sharpening station. I like how it turned ...

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View GaryK's profile

Amazing face in veneer

2249 days ago by GaryK | 37 comments »

I was working on a new project when I layed out a bookmatched veneer and right there in the middle was a smiling face staring out at me. It’s 2 1/4” tall. What got me most were the pupils. The veneer is Indonesian Madrone burl. ..

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Episode 4 shop safety

2269 days ago by Kaleo | 11 comments »

Here is a little video on shop safety. I hope you take lots of notes, because the info comes very fast. Since the video is only 1 minute long. Check out more at my blog, Kaleo's Workshop

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Things About Tools... #1: i am in the market for a few new tools...

2268 days ago by Michael Hacker | 3 comments »

well i for one plan on using my economic stimulus package to stimulate the woodworking community, and plan to buy a few tools. today i picked up a good old steel shovel with a wood handle and a damn fine looking hoe for only $4.00!! its tough to find a good hoe these days for $2 and this one had a very nice fresh coat of paint on it, the gentleman selling it took his time. in fact all his rakes, shovels and hoes looked great standing tall on the side of the road… its what got me to stop...

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Tool Care #1: Oil Applicator

2279 days ago by Mike Lingenfelter | 7 comments »

A while ago I posted a message about cleaning and taking care of your tools. In that thread MyronW talked about making an oil applicator out of PVC pipe. It sounded like a really good idea and I have been planning to make one for a while now. Well I finally got about to making something. I think it’s a little different than what MyronW talked about but still made out of pipe fittings you can get at any hardware store. I used black ABS instead of PVC, but I don’t think it really matte...

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Homebuilt CNC Router #1: A Journey

2470 days ago by SPalm | 28 comments »

After posting my Woodworker’s CNC Router in the projects section, I received several requests to show how I made it. I debated whether to post something here or just send them off via a bunch of links. I decided to show you the journey that I took over several years and ended up with the machine that was posted. So here goes. Do you need one? No.Should you build one? Probably not.Have I done anything useful with it? Not really.Is it cool? Oh yeah. In 2004 I stumbled on an Inte...

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