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From tree to lasting memory #2: From tree to lasting memory #2:

07-13-2011 04:40 PM by gpastor | 2 comments »

Making the decision to save this tree was an easy decision. What came next was the hard part. How do I cut up all this wood? So I began to look into this dilemma, fortunate for us we live in a time that information is abundant through the Internet. My first stop was at http://www.diybandmill.com/ this website was very helpful. Here I found hundreds and hundreds of examples of people building their own sawmills at a reasonable price. For me this is a doable project but as I look deeper into s...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #4: Sanding and Polishing the body and metal parts

01-11-2011 09:43 PM by Dan | 12 comments »

In my first blog of this series I talked about removing the rust using Evapo-Rust. The following picture shows my Stanley #4 after it was soaked over night in Evapo-Rust and washed and scrubbed clean. I have polished and sanded the sides a number of different ways. I have done all by hand with folded up sand paper and sanding blocks, I have used my dremmel tool with different attachments and I have used my drill press with wire brush. I find all of these to be way to time consuming. I fin...

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Discovering Spokeshaves

06-26-2011 09:47 PM by Paul Sellers | 25 comments »

I picked up my first spokeshave to work with in 1963. In two years time that will be half a century ago. I was 13 years old when I made this bookshelf. The shelf joints are dadoes and the sides are glued and screwed to the shelves and then pelleted (plugged US) with pellets hand cut with a 1/2” chisel from the same wood. I don’t recall my being that good at woodworking, but something synchronised in my being and I chose that year that I would spend the rest pf my life worki...

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New Workshop Construction #1: New Workshop Construction - Part 1

06-25-2011 12:17 AM by JKBogle | 10 comments »

This is part one of the construction of my new 16’ x 20’ workshop. This project has been in the planning stage since last fall. The theme of this build is to save money and build wisely. I have had many opportunities over the past 6 months to get some good deals on building materials and am now able to put them to use. The shop will be a combination of wood and metal stud floor joists, structural metal stud wall framing, exterior grade gypsum sheathing, fiber cement siding a...

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Adding on to the shop #1: Week 1

06-24-2011 06:01 PM by wdkits1 | 4 comments »

Being in my shop for 10 years and relying on small electric heaters for heat has really been a pain so I have finally gotten around to building a room on the back that will be used for the heating system and the dust collector..It’s a small addition (6’x12’) but will be big enough for my needs. With the help of my youngest son and his friend to do most of the grunt work of digging footings, pouring bags of concrete, toting brick and mixing mortar I got the piers done. ...

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