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I'll get there yet! #1: I'll get there yet!

03-26-2015 09:19 PM by artsyfartsy | 1 comment »

Wow! It’s been an education trying out this new site. I just got on a couple of days ago and have been trying to start a blog since. This is my third try, LOL. Obviously, I’ve been writing stuff in the wrong places and couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t seeing anything. I finally figured it out, I think! I have to say that this is a great website so far and I keep looking at everyone’s projects. Wow, again! There is some fabulous talent out there. Hopeful...

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Clubhouse Pergola

03-26-2015 08:54 PM by Jim Jakosh | 2 comments »

This project started to be a pergola but became a full roofed area over the entrance to the office in the High Chaparral Park. We started it on Tuesday at 4:30 when the load of material arrived from Lowes ( it was supposed to be here at 9AM)and was finished at 4:00 on Wed with help from all the guys in the park. The design was done by Glen Schull from Minnesota. We had Lee, Gib, Jerry, Chuck and me from Michigan along with Kent from Nebraska and Ben from Wisconsin. I’ll not post this...

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File to knife... #2: Feeling good about the progress today!

03-26-2015 08:36 PM by MadJester | 5 comments »

Hey there everyone! Well…as I mentioned in the comment section of part one of this series, I took some files to a friends house and we annealed the handle portions, I cut a gigantic farriers rasp in half and annealed the handle portion on one of the pieces. Today I was able to get down into my shop and drill the holes! It was a little slow going with the smaller files, and the cobalt bits were useless…even with the temper gone from the steel. Surprisingly, the larger holes f...

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Scott and Jay's "Shop Time Throwdown" #9: My compitition isn't just using a CNC machine, he built the CNC machine!

03-26-2015 07:15 PM by MrToolHunter | 0 comments »

Jay had a rough-road this week while trying to get work done on his “Shop Time Throwdown” clock. He has chosen to build his clock from wooden gears, and while I am as obsessed with wooden geared clocks as the next guy it would never occur to me to start from scratch and design my gears without consulting the methods that clockmaker’s before me had used and perfected. But that’s how Jay rolls, and if it works my hat is off to him. In the video linked below Jay give...

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CUTTING THE PYRAMID PATTERN

03-26-2015 03:36 PM by kiefer | 13 comments »

Finally got some pictures taken of the cutting process so here is the promised blog .This is the is the cutter I use ( CMT box joint cutter set ) This is the sliding jig riding on the fence cheek ,glued and screwed together and nice and square to the fence with no play which is very imported.The cutter installed and tilted to 45 DEG. and a insert just for this cutting operation.Notice the pencil mark on the insert which indicates the setting of the fence for the first cut. The indexing...

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New tool has arrived

03-26-2015 02:08 PM by Matty272 | 0 comments »

Hi folks, I joined ages ago and posted a mallet I’d turned, but haven’t been particularly active in recent times; beyond looking at your inspirational projects, of course. Yesterday, I spent money on a new tool for my turning and it arrived today. Very speedy service. I bought this one:http://www.ukwoodcraftandcarbidechisels.co.uk/hexagonbarroundchisel.html and have given it a quick go on some cherry (from a friends garden) which has been drying out in my garage for over ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1523: New Updates and Free Pattern Available

03-26-2015 12:12 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I slept in a bit this morning. It is dull and grey and raining out today. But that isn't really a bad thing. Once again, I am beginning to see a small patch of what I think is 'grass' in the middle of the yard. While I realize that we have a long way to go, I know that it will be just a matter of time before we see our entire lawn and the huge banks of snow finally melt away. But at least it is a start.Typically, I don't like this time of year. It isn't because I don't...

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leafing work #1: Gold discovered at The Castle

03-26-2015 08:16 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

You may have seen the Mad Jesters Coffin post. Well I saw it and I was impessed. So a trip to the Art Factory was in order for some Gold leaf. I found also Copper and Silver as well. I opened the Gold pack for a practice run It is used with a bonding adhesive called size. I cut a small piece of wood drilled a hole in it and sanded it down to replicate a bullion Bar. The application of the Gold Leaf is reasonably straight foward, simply manipuating it onto the...

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Working with recycled timber #43: AKs ToolMakers Chest Door Panel Production and Final Assembly

03-26-2015 07:53 AM by robscastle | 0 comments »

The door panels were cut from the unusual featured timber supplied After selecting a section that I could get grain flow continuity across the panels I set to work profiling them. The rebate at the back was no real concern however the length of the front profile was I dont have a lot of small panel bits, in fact I have only one full size one which is scale wise way too big for a panel with the overall size about 320mm x 560mm.Its designed for front doors or kitchen cupboard doors a...

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How to Work on a Door Without Help

03-26-2015 05:24 AM by hjt | 2 comments »

Doors are not easy to work on. If nothing else, they are heavy – especially wooden exterior doors! Below is a simple thing I made to hold the doors on its side so I can work on the hinges. Painting a door is never easy either. No matter how long you let the paint dry, when you turn it over to paint the other side, the first side always gets marked up on the saw horses. Here’s something I saw in a magazine. Put two screws in the top of the door and one in the bottom...

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