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Rabbet Plane build #1: Do-overs

07-27-2017 09:56 AM by Jackdaw | 0 comments »

It seems that this may be one of those projects where I do everything twice. I cut out and finished a new body, the first one I mis-cut and didn’t leave enough metal for the handle. I cut out the handle from some nice mahogany and I had mis-cut it as well. Grr. Hopefully the Department of Redundancy Department will be closed down now! The 45 degree slope on the handle, that crosses the squares on the graph paper, provides a bed for the blade. I made the handle as though, well, it jus...

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Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #15: Slow but steady resumes! -- resin and final chine log fitting

07-27-2017 12:52 AM by AlTriolo | 1 comment »

We glued the keelson in place 2 and 3 days ago. (No pic.) Now, some of the most difficult work for the hull is now behind us! We finished cutting and shaving the frames to receive the keelson, and this includes the stem. We are quite pleased with how it came out. Along the way we found that I mismeasured a frame! I was using a 48” ruler and the measurement should have been either 23.5” or 24.5”. Well, because the ruler is marked 1-48” in both directions, ...

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Make your own - shop aids, tools, jigs #2: Drill press table for Wen 4210

07-26-2017 11:48 PM by curliejones | 1 comment »

I bought small bench top drill press a couple months ago to dedicate to “wood only” drilling and with hopes that I could affix a drill press table with fence. I was pleasantly surprised when I unpacked the drill press since there was virtually no measureable runout at the 1/2” bit just outside the chuck, the laser was spot on, and it ran very smoothly and quietly. I had a drill press table that I had recently built but found that I was having to remove and replace it freque...

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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #4: The tray ends

07-26-2017 01:16 AM by Tony Ennis | 1 comment »

Here are the sides, solid pine (delicately sawn from a 2×4), and recesses cut for the handles. You can see a keeper sitting in position. 1/4” plywood sides will be glued to the ends of each matching pair, and then this assembly glued to a plywood bottom. That will complete the tray’s outside and it will technically be functional. What’s next is to for each end piece, drill pilot holes for the mounting screws (keeper plate outer holes) and 7/16” holes for the l...

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Woodworking Skills & Stuff: #12: How to coil a band saw blade without looking like an idiot.

07-26-2017 12:05 AM by StumpyNubs | 8 comments »

There are lots of ways to do it, but this is the fastest once you get the hang of it. View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Five Projects to Help Kids Learn the Craft of Nailing

07-25-2017 11:09 PM by Jack McKee | 2 comments »

Looking back at the first year I taught woodworking my main mistakes were making projects too difficult and assuming kids could use tools, at least a little. Wrong. Most kids had never picked up a tool, and the ones who had really didn’t know how to use them. Nailing is a perfect example. Kids emphasize pounding, which is not surprising. They don’t pay attention to where the nails go. There was never a thought to drilling a pilot hole first (how would they know) and when they tried to nail ...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #1: Getting Started - Design and SketchUp model

07-25-2017 10:53 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

My youngest daughter asked for a computer desk for her 17th birthday. Well, it was last week so I’m already behind. She wanted something that had Japanese influences. After looking at countless pictures over the past several months I was looking at a side table on Kevin Rodel’s website and she saw it and immediately decided that was the look she wanted. The table is described as a “contemporary Asian inspired Arts and Crafts with roots in several old masters”. ...

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Toy costruction #144: #2 Cattle car Sliding door build #3

07-25-2017 09:18 PM by htl | 4 comments »

Need to finish it up and make the sliding doors. From looking at the finished pictures I may go back and sand the doors down they seem to be a little thick.And may even split them to make two smaller doors would look much better.

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Wegner inspired dining chair #6: And then the final, real chairs

07-25-2017 09:06 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 6 comments »

This whole series have all the time evolved around making a set of dining chairs out of two large slabs of European elm that was sawed at my mothers farm and stored, first in their barn, and then in my workshop. Having gotten the design (nearly finished) in the previous posts this is about making the final chairs.If you have not already, see the project post here Cutting up the timber was quite a challenge. The trees had been felled because of an attack of Dutch Elm Disease and parts of ...

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Fordson super dexta wooden model #26: Rear axle, chapter 18.

07-25-2017 07:38 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

Pictures below are from the making of the rear axle of the Fordson Dexta. 5 10 15 20 25 30 Thanks for watching.

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