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

691 days ago by shipwright | 21 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

540 days ago 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)

613 days ago 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

1186 days ago by mafe | 40 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?

975 days ago by shipwright | 20 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

760 days ago by corydoras | 13 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

521 days ago 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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EZ Mitre #1: Update - Using router bits

1171 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 10 comments »

Since the original EZ mitre blog there have been variations added. To formalise the adding of new and/or additional methods to the technique I will add updates for now and re-release the whole thing if I ever get time. The main reason for this update is, as has often been asked, ‘can this technique be done using a table mounted router and ‘v’ groove bit ?’ Up until now I have been reticent to suggest this but I have just this week discovered router bits that are up ...

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The EZ mitre technique

1464 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 72 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! #6: Lathe bases done!

1092 days ago by FreddyS | 4 comments »

Hi again, this weekend I managed to finish all the bases for the headstock, tailstock, tool rest and an extra horizontal drilling table I will add to the mix, some photos: I changed the tool rest arm design to match the hardware I already had (threaded knobs and JCBC allen bolts) and to make it a little bit more versatile, here is my version: Tool rest base and arm close up: So far everything looks good: There’s a lot of table saw work to be done the next wee...

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