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How to show off your project's movement with this free gif generator

02-03-2017 08:44 PM by woodshaver Tony C | 45 comments »

If you have a project that needs a video gif animation to show how your project works or show how your project moves this program will animate a video that you have saved to your computer. All you need is to make a short video of your project in motion and then save the video to your computer first. Then upload it to the Generator and play with the simple setting. The gif Generator is easy to use and there is no need to upload anything to YouTube or Flick. I put together this video below to e...

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Grandpas Old Tool Box #1: Great Grandpa's Old Tool Box

08-15-2012 09:56 AM by harshest | 11 comments »

So I finally pulled out my great grandpas tool box from my grandmas barn and want to get it cleaned up but I would like some opinions on how to go about it. I am going to say that this is probably from the 1930’s or 1940’s. The tills had some finish nails and glazing points, so this was his tool box for finish carpentry. He was a general carpenter that later started his own general contracting business and built schools in the 1950’s and 1960’s in Norther Indiana and ...

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Turning a Wooden Scoop #1: How I turn a sccop on the lathe

06-27-2015 08:55 PM by Jim Jakosh | 25 comments »

Candy, this blog’s for you!!!!!!!!!!!This is the process I use to turn a scoop from a wood blank on the lathe.I start by defining the volume needed in the the scoop. The formula is Pi x R squared x depth I planned on a 1/2 cup scoop and the volume of 4 oz is 7.218 cubic inches and I want the inside to be 2 5/8” So the formula is 3.1416 x ( 1.312) squared x depth = 7.218. The depth figures out to be 1.33” I start by drawing it out and then adding scrap wood in the area...

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Dust Collection Issues. #1: 100% improvement for $100 and a couple of hours.

09-07-2012 12:44 AM by shipwright | 22 comments »

Last winter Steve (kizerpea) posted this home built canister filter. It caught my attention because I had a large DC system in my Canadian shop that employed a bag filter. Having just done a canister conversion on my HF DC in AZ (how’s that for acronyms), I was all ears especially the part about using truck filters. .... FREE truck filters. It has taken me a while to get around to it but today I was at the point where that &%^$#&^# dust bag needed to be cleaned. I HATE clean...

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Disc sander ... plan B ... or is it C? #1: Disc sander - Temporarily on hold- updated 02/11/13

02-04-2013 06:42 PM by JoeinGa | 11 comments »

I STILL dont think I’ve got this whole multi-part blog thingy figured out yet. So here I am trying to see if I can actually make a “part 2” ... which should actually be part 3 or 4. Anyhooo…. I did manage to finally build my shop made disc sander. YEA ME! On the first attempt I was using a like-new Baldor 110v / 1725rpm motor but unfortunately I realized it was less than a quarter-horsepower, so it was WAAAY underpowered. In just trying to sand the edge of the ...

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tension the band saw (easy)

11-23-2012 11:09 PM by jumbojack | 9 comments »

Just had a brillant idea. Gave it a try. BINGO. One of my minor inconveniences SOLVED. I had several braces in the shop. This was one of the cheap ones.

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Small router plane tutorial blog

05-01-2011 01:37 AM by mafe | 44 comments »

Small router plane tutorialanother of my tool making journeys I have a Stanley and a Record router plane, but sometimes it would be wonderful with a small router plane, I have been looking at the Veritas small router plane, but thought it could be fun to make my own, so when I purchased some stuff from Lee Valley I also ordered a 9,5 dollar Veritas blade for their small router. This little blade has then been resting in my plane cabinet until I had the right idea for a design, at first I j...

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Quick, Cheap Thickness Sander for ShopSmith or Lathe #1: How little can I get away with building?

11-28-2011 02:48 AM by shipwright | 23 comments »

I’ve just returned to my winter home / shop in Arizona. At home I have all the tools and lots of space but here I have 1/2 a garage and a much smaller budget. That’s no reason not to have all the toys, you just have to be a bit more creative. What I need to go with the chevalet I built here last winter, to pursue marquetry, is a veneer press and a thickness sander. The press can wait until next week but the sander gets built now. Criteria:1) Gotta be cheap2) Gotta be precisi...

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Shopmade woodworking machinery #1: Shopmade oscillating spindle sander

06-29-2012 08:13 PM by corydoras | 17 comments »

Well, I have never blogged in my soon to be 40 yrs, so, I am stepping into new grounds here.I have a couple of project posts here on LJ of homemade tools and such.I am really into woodworking, and have been kind of since I was a kid.No serious woodworking until the past 3-4 yrs.but over the years i have made some furniture for nephews and nieses, and some for me.Kribs, rocking horses, high chairs, entertainment centers shelves and so on.Finally getting my own place and my own mancave in t...

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Workbench Build #14: Moxon 2... Adventures in wooden Handwheels

02-24-2013 12:31 AM by Airframer | 8 comments »

The last update was pretty brief and short of details so I hope to make up for it with this one. I just finished up 1 of 2 wooden handwheels for my Moxon vise. I decided to go with wooden ones instead of cast iron for 1 simple reason…. they would be free lol. Well sorta I did already pay for the wood but it is mostly made from scraps and a chunk of the padauk I bought to add contrast to the bench with. I cut the main wheel out on the band saw and used a hole saw set to cut out t...

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