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Daily(ish) Blog #1: 180819 Shop Blog

08-19-2018 01:20 PM by Rob_s | 0 comments »

New… Old Yankee Workshop If, like me, you grew up in the 80s and 90s watching Norm and his ilk on PBS, but then got into woodworking in middle-age 10 or 20 years later, you might be surprised to learn that the world has moved on. What was New Hotness of woodworking in 1988 may well be out of date 30 years later in 2018. Attachment methods, tool technology, and other techniques may have changed. You owe it to yourself to get caught up, and I haven’t found a better way to do that than Yo...

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Figure 8 reviews

08-18-2018 07:38 PM by Printmaker99 | 2 comments »

Hello all LJ members,I’ve just bought figure 8’s at Woodcraft and on the first attachment…the screw broke off !!I had installed another pack of 8…and needed 4 more. However I did not save the package to buy the same ones.A close friend of mine bought me 4 packages from Woodcraft…and frankly they are crap !!The thickness is skimpy and the countersink is almost none.Can come one recommend a heavy duty fig. 8. ?The thickness is .110Now I have to carefully chisel out the broken...

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Shop Built Carnival Game

08-18-2018 03:38 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

This game was popular at the school carnival this year. View on YouTube

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Shop stuff #134: The OTHER saw bench.

08-17-2018 07:11 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I got a question on my second saw bench. The first one I built was the one from Billy’s Little Bench and I have used it on just about every project I have done after that. I have used it for other things too. The second one I built is of my own design to help out with some of my physical short comings. That, and it is always nice to have a second one for working long stock. Some folks just use some sort of prop at the other end of long stock, but this one serves in other areas too....

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Starrett Combination Squares #1: Interchangeable blades

08-17-2018 03:15 PM by Joebe1 | 3 comments »

I bought a 12” Starrett combination square a while back. I’ve had other brands but decided to spend the big bucks on this one. I love it! But I rarely need the full 12” blade. Is the 6” blade interchangeable with the head from the 12” square. I would think so but wanted to see what fellow lumberjocks say. Thanks.

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Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #14: Grandsons Leaving..So here's What !

08-17-2018 10:56 AM by oldguy2 | 5 comments »

Today is not such a great day in the Shop. The boys leave their long vacation. Here are ideas and things to be aware of from 7 weeks here. Have more the one Vice..( I try not to use profanity anyways…its tough not to..) but they boys usually had a board in a vice and drilling or measuring and just doing. Hand planing was practiced to get a bevel on one box and it helped, it is a skill. we could all get fast at it. Drilling…look out the magic of a smal...

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SpeakEasy #1: Skewer Board

08-16-2018 09:03 PM by AAWW2005 | 1 comment »

Hi all! Yup, I’m still around and working with wood! A local bar which my daughter just happens to bar tend at asked if I could build them a 2 Skewer Boards for hors d’oeuvres. They sent a picture of an example of what they’re looking for an as you can see from my work, I can’t do simple and basic. I have their company logo and will be doing an intarsia version of that as their board. Watch for updates!

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Shop stuff #133: Roubo build part 5

08-15-2018 11:27 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Reaching and recognising my skill limitations with hand tools, I resort to the tried and true. You have to know how to pick your battles sometimes. I thought I was beat, turns out I just needed a break to rethink the situation. Not everything turns out as hoped, but success is where you take it. View on YouTube

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Craigs List

08-14-2018 04:02 PM by recycle1943 | 7 comments »

can be your friend.Because I’m in the habit of buying and selling almost anything, I ended up with a set of tires 265/65R18 that would go on my truck. The good thing is that they had 7/32” tread left on them. New is 11/32” so they still had 20,000 plus miles on them. The bad thing is I didn’t need them as I just bought a new truck.I had them listed on craigs list for several months for $200. Got a lot of tire kickers (lol) but no sale. A couple days ago I decided...

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I'm still here.. again..

08-14-2018 09:18 AM by darkmyble | 8 comments »

Hi folks.. well i write this in considerable discomfort and pain. Unfortunately an old wound opened up allowing a staphylococcus bacteria to enter the soft tissue of my lower left leg. It festered away in my leg causing, at first, a minor bout of cellulitis. It was treated with three weeks of antibiotics but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. On the 3rd August i was rushed into hospital with sepsis, almost slipping in sepsis shock my temperature was 40.1 and suffering from tachycardia t...

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