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Grandson's Coffee Table #6: Worked on the top

12-14-2018 09:06 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Drawer works….time to work on the top.. Edges needed jointed….but…there was something else needing worked on.. If it is this bad on one face, imagine what the other face is like….calls for a different kind of jack plane.. So, what is so special about this old Corsair C-5? Set up as a “Scrub-Jack” has a huge mouth, and an 8” radius to the iron…First, I needed to “cut some corners” 2” radius curves….and, si...

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Grandson's Coffee Table #5: Drawer done

12-13-2018 07:18 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Going to be a short episode….rest of today’s misadventures will be in another blog…Jigged things up…Stanley 45 set up for 1/4” x 1/4” grooves.. Got the sides and the front grooved. Wide fingers on the front will hide the grooves in the sides… Took three tries to get this cut correctly 1) long enough, not square, nor wide enough, 2) long enough, square, too wide…3) long enough after trimmed, square, just wide enough..Where the back meet...

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Laser Engraving on the Jersey Shore #1: Anybody want to partner up?

12-13-2018 10:18 AM by njdave | 2 comments »

I used to operate a Laser Engraving business from my garage here on the Jersey Shore (Freehold). Most of my items were for Sports Teams where I would engrave varies sizes of imported Polish Wooden Boxes…. sometimes directly into the wood, sometimes with gold foil and sometimes in conjunction with various acrylic plates (that I engraved and then pasted to the inner lid). We also engraved on glass, aluminum dog tags, drum sticks, baseball bats, clocks, etc. My equipment was a couple of...

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Winchester Lever Action Rubber Band Rifle. The Build #2: Thicknessing and cutting The solid blank

12-13-2018 02:22 AM by anthm27 | 10 comments »

Spending time laying out yesterdays 2 templates really paid off. This morning I,d realized that they where 2 inches too short. Anyone familiar with the plans will know it was an easy mistake to make. It was all a bit confusing and I spent the first part of the morning making sure I had things correct and writing a step by step process of exactly what I need to do to get this solid rifle blank done properly. I don,t own a thicknesser or a router table so I needed to thickness my stock using...

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House Addition/Renovation #7: Insulating and final demo (I think)

12-12-2018 07:16 PM by Tooch | 8 comments »

So after a few weeks the windows and new back door finally came in and we were able to get the big holes in our house filled in. This meant we could get the mechanicals put in the walls and insulate around them. We had a minor setback of needing to get a mini split system put into our 2nd floor master suite, which set us back about $4k. Apparently our furnace was big enough to go upstairs but our ductwork was not. Here’s a view of the inside of the new bedroom. Notice...

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Working with recycled timber #88: Mower shed repair work

12-12-2018 06:43 PM by robscastle | 15 comments »

In Dec 2013 and again in Aug 2014 I built two “Mower Sheds” from recycled materials.They all faired reasonably well and considering my construction skills at the time most of the weathering was attribuited to poor design on my behalf in the first place. The first shed that had plain butt jointed roofing was rectified by covering with a rubber mat. It needs a complete rebuild but to simply weatherproof in the short tem that was the temporary fix. The second shed had a pl...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #96: Progress: Raised Dog Bowl Holders

12-12-2018 05:17 PM by Paul Bucalo | 2 comments »

I promised my youngest daughter for Christmas raised dog bowl holders for her two dogs. These are based on plans from Build Something. I posted in an earlier blog entry the prototype I built using vinyl-laminated chipboard and pine studs for the legs. You can see it in the picture, in front of the unfinished units. You may notice the two new units are longer and wider (an inch both ways) than the prototype, which was designed for a smaller bowl than I am going to use. Originally, I was...

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Grandson's Coffee Table #4: A start on the drawer

12-12-2018 12:06 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had to haul the last 1×6 x 6’ plank to the shop…5 hours later, swept the shop, called it a day. Dust collector? I let the dust settle out onto the floor, sweep it up into my DUST PAN, and dump that “dust collector” into the shop’s trash can….and, when THAT get full, I empty that into the firepit, light a match…maybe roast some hotdogs.. Anyway…removed the clamps from the glue up….no creaks, no cracking sounds….must have...

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RECALL #27: Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems

12-12-2018 10:49 AM by lightweightladylefty | 1 comment »

Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard:Recall Date: December 11, 2018Recall Number: 19-045 Recall Summary Name of Product:Quick change jaw chuck systems Hazard:The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: RefundConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled jaw chuck systems and contact Penn State Industries to receive a full refund of the purchase price. Consumer Contact:Penn State Ind...

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Winchester Lever Action Rubber Band Rifle. The Build #1: Templates

12-12-2018 05:51 AM by anthm27 | 14 comments »

I figured I would have a go at building one of these Winchester 1873 rubber band rifles. The project is inspired by these two lumberjocks projects and The plan for mine is to do it in solid of Ash with Walnut Barrels, Lever and Trigger. I,m doing mine to be more as a wall mounted room feature rather than a kids toy. I kind of want it to be special hence doing most of it out of a solid piece. Anyways today for...

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