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Simple Jigs and Techniques #1: Simple Precision Arc Inlay Jig

06-20-2012 12:44 AM by shipwright | 24 comments »

I had the need this afternoon for a way to cut a curved groove for a veneer inlay. It needed to be absolutely accurate and easy enough that even I couldn’t screw it up. A half hour later I had this little jig. I thought someone else may find it useful. The first photos are self explanatory and show the simple construction and assembly of the base and pivot arm. The featured performer is one of my personal favourite Harbour Freight tools, the trim router. In the next photo ...

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wedding box build - tutorial

06-12-2012 07:48 PM by patron | 25 comments »

i recently built a box for rivergirlto be given as a wedding present http://lumberjocks.com/projects/67292 as i had recently done a tutorialabout some design and cutting techniques http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/29227 that was fresh in my head and i used it for this box to make things easierrather than cut each part separatei started with some 5/4 black walnut and maple stock and double taped them together on edge and them cross cut them into blocks(no real size just...

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Router Marquetry

10-23-2010 08:05 PM by shipwright | 17 comments »

I hope this hasn’t been covered before. It is a technique that I designed myself but it can’t be original. If you’ve looked at my projects you’ll know that I like to play with veneers and inlays. The way I do it is a little different. I use a standard cheap ($30 ) router inlay bushing set, but instead of spending a lot of time “grounding out” the field piece I cut both the inlay and the field out of thick (1/8” +or-), shop-cut veneer. This is where th...

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Handplanes #6: #7: confused? - good!

06-06-2012 10:17 PM by PurpLev | 19 comments »

So this is Post #6 in this series, but it’s about the #7… Still confused… oh boy. I guess I could rearrange the posts on this series to match up with the plane numbers, but that means that I’d have to post 110 posts in this series if I ever want to mention the Stanley 110 plane… maybe I’ll just keep it simple and as is :) This post is about the #7 hand plane (Stanley #7) which is a jointer plane. it is the longest of the more popular hand plane (aside...

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Drill press table and much more! #4: Drill press turning (making a plane knob) Blog

10-07-2010 11:51 AM by mafe | 22 comments »

Drill press turning Making a plane knob on the drill press challenge. Last week I needed a knob for a fence I was making for my no. 3 and 4 planes, and was ready to go to the lathe.- But decided to challenge myself by making it on the drill press, with the simplest means I could find (yes I’m a child).I also took pictures as I went along so I could share it with those who don’t have a lathe. This was how it turned out. A piece of wood, if you don’t happen to have a piece ...

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How to make a endgrain tumbling block butcher block board!

08-12-2009 12:13 PM by degoose | 50 comments »

Hi guys ,, I had a request to make a tutorial with regards the endgrain Tumbling Block Design.First off,.., You need to decide the size of the blocks…. for this example I used 1” stock… Or something similar.. actually just over .. once dressed. Set the blade of the table saw to 60 degrees.. a bevel box makes this simpleI use the INCRA fence system so it is easy to rip bevels off side of the blade.Once the bevels are ripped measure the length of the bevel and move the f...

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The Basement #29: Shop Vac - Cyclone and Cart

05-27-2012 07:11 PM by JL7 | 10 comments »

Always working on the dust issues in the basement…...... Love the Fein vac – Klingspor was selling the Turbo II for $100 off list a few weeks ago, so just couldn’t resist and the Super Deputy is just a sweet addition. The reviews are accurate on this one – it works great. Just hate dragging around all the hoses and crap…....you know what I mean….... This is just a 2×4, a bunch of scrap wood, and the old metal base off of the dust collecto...

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Double Tumble Cutting Board

05-31-2011 03:11 AM by SPalm | 38 comments »

Or maybe I should call it Two and a Half Steps. Anyway, I cannot believe that I am building another one of these, but heck, they are so much fun. This is a continuing saga of endgrain geometric boards using three contrasting woods. A light color, medium color, and dark wood selection are jointed and planed to the same thickness. I started by tilting the blade to 60 degrees and ripping an edge on all three boards. I then moved the blade over about an inch and ripped again creating a sma...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #1: Part 1 - Restoring a Brace to 'Like New' Condition

08-15-2011 10:41 PM by Brit | 59 comments »

In a recent tool gloat, dakremer showed off three lovely braces he’d purchased and said “Now I just have to learn how to restore this kind of thing”. WayneC was first to congratulate him and then proceeded to drop me in it (only joking) by saying “Brit has lots of experience in restoring braces”. Later in the comments dakremer said he would love to restore at least one of them to like new condition. Always a sucker for punishment, I agreed to do a blog on restoring a hand brace and I’ve...

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Sawhorse "The Ultimate Folding Sawhorse" Shopdog

05-09-2012 05:02 PM by steliart | 11 comments »

Check out this sawhorse design video. I think you will find it at least very interestingCLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

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