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Adjustable Height WorkBench - EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS

12-31-2017 12:10 AM by CharlieK | 7 comments »

An Adjustable Height Odyssey – Why I built this workbench, and HOW IT WORKSCharlie Kocourek How it All StartedI had a few problems with my first workbench. It was too low for carving or for detail work, it was too high for assembly, it was also too high to sit behind my table saw, and it was difficult to move around. It was anything but ergonomic! After some thought, I concluded that an Adjustable Height Workbench could solve all of these problems. I then searched the int...

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Making a Small Wooden Box #6: Confessions of a Box Maker

09-12-2007 09:49 AM by Don | 18 comments »

Quote Bwillie: ”Looking at these dividers reminds me that I always struggle here to get the dimensions spot on. Especially since I use felt on the ends that touch the sides of the box, I have to account for those. Usually on every box on some portion of the dividers I compound an error, and before I know it, I’m all out of whack.” When I read this comment in my last episode in this series, it caused me pause. What Bill was describing was exactly my experience; small errors comp...

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Circle Jig

09-18-2012 10:07 AM by bigchopperoo | 5 comments »

It another work week and I’m sure you all could use a smile. So here is a simlpe circle jig you can make. Plus check out the differnt ending to this video.

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Intarsia Basics #1: Introduction and Invitation to All.

03-18-2012 10:53 PM by KoryK | 41 comments »

Hello to all and all are Welcome, Intro: Hi, my name is Kory Kiker and a couple of weeks ago Ms. Debbie contacted me about conducting an online class for those interested in learning the art of intarsia. I was very excited about the chance to share a few things I have learned in the last three years of doing intarsia art. Before intarsia I did a lot of wood carving so I hope this helps give each project more depth and definition. I will tell you now that most of the things I’ve lear...

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French Polish Simplified

01-27-2013 07:05 PM by blackcherry | 10 comments »

One of my favorite finishes is the classic French Polish technique, the use of shellac and a lubricate in a hand pad wiping on method. Now I’ve seen plenty of ways to go about this technique from melting down shellac flake and thinning with cutting medium, so over the years I came up with a procedure of my own by trail and error and have simplified this technique to my own liking and so I would like to share with any of you who would like to try this out. So I would like to post a blog...

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Leatherwork #1: the mandatory pencil case

10-27-2012 09:58 PM by Sodabowski | 10 comments »

Fed up of carrying my pencils in the basic, cheap, crappy chinese plywood sliding top pencil case…Found a scrap of thick pigskin leather at work for 1€, the color was not uniform and the veins were visible, which I absolutely LOVED. Grabbed it fast and ran away with it. I knew I would turn it into a pencil case, but I needed the kick to start it. This is the model I started with, changing it to account for the thickness of my leather: no outer rims, no liner :) http://sewmamasew.c...

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Paint Can Bead Maker

02-17-2012 03:33 PM by 489tad | 3 comments »

The last time I needed beads I had to find someone to turn them for me. Well thanks to LJ’s daKremer and David William Bethune blogs on bead makers I was able to make them myself. I used the beads on the ends of necklace hooks for my Regifted Jewelry Box. I don’t have a motor hanging around but I do have a drill press. A unused paint can served as the container. A plywood disk with treaded rod shaft would spin in the paint can. I made the disk so it would just fit into the c...

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Guitar Stand

10-15-2007 04:12 PM by douglbe | 3 comments »

This isn’t much of a blog, but here are some drawings (for those who were interested) with the dimensions for the guitar stand I posted a few weeks ago.

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Shop Storage #4: Sandpaper Storage

01-30-2012 12:21 AM by ChunkyC | 8 comments »

Who has enough, right? I’ve been in need of sandpaper storage for a long time. I must have 20 different designs in CAD that I’ve made, none of which I really cared for. So the last design I came up with I decided that no mater what, I was going to stop obsessing over the “perfect” design and just build something. Nothing special but it has some “flexibility” that I like. Each drawer can be “reconfigured” by moving the dividers around. It ...

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Tap and Screw Jig Tutorial #2: Starting the Tap

01-18-2012 06:27 AM by CartersWhittling | 33 comments »

Hello. I have finally put out the second installment of the tutorial. I had to break up the video into two sections in order to fit it onto youtube. In this part I begin work on the tap by making the guide block my friend Chris Legendre designed. The lumber you want to use for the guide should be a hardwood at least 2” thick. Depending on the size of screw you will be making the block can be 3” – 6” wide. It only needs to be surface on one face and one edge. Then...

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