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Laguna 1412 Bandsaw Mods and Musings #2: Dust Collection Mods

12-07-2020 04:12 AM by pintodeluxe | 13 comments »

YouTube 1412 Bandsaw Mods So I have been enjoying my Laguna 1412 bandsaw, and tinkering with a few useful modifications. The stock dust collection on the 1412 is really fairly good compared to other stock saws. It has one 4” dust port in the lower cabinet. It cleans a lot of the dust away, but there is still a good sprinkling on the outside of the saw with extended use. I have a three-pronged attack to improve dust collectio...

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Stickley Quadralinear Leg

06-21-2020 11:32 PM by 489tad | 10 comments »

From a Robert W Lang’s More Shop Drawings For Craftsman Furniture, there is a section on how Stickley used the Quadralinear leg to achieve quartersawn on all four sides. I used it on my chair. The article states when stacking quartersawn on two sides and laminating the other two sides there was discoloring in the wood from staining or fuming. Stickley could easily machine this joint in his factory. Lang shows a process using the table saw. I followed the process on my Morris Chair and ott...

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Etching your own copper panels #1: Intro.

10-25-2016 07:28 PM by splintergroup | 7 comments »

I’ve been meaning to do this tutorial for some time now, so let it begin…. Etched panels add another dimension to woodworking projects. The great thing is you can create a panel with most any image, no “talent” required. Some examples of copper. The first image has the copper cleaned and then protected with lacquer, the next two have a patina applied before sealing. You can use most any material, if you can find a way to etch it. Metals are a no-br...

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How to make an Arts and Crafts style lamp shade #1: Some initial thoughts

11-28-2018 10:39 PM by splintergroup | 11 comments »

I’ve had reasonable success selling Arts & Crafts style lamps and currently I am making another set.One of the challenges with these lamps is building the shade. There are a number of angles and dimension to consider and any error in one of these parameters will alter the parameters of every other piece. When making an A&C style lamp, you build the lamp body and you build the shade. Each is about the same amount of effort. I thought a blog post would be a good way for me to coll...

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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 80 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Lock Miter Router Bit Setup

08-09-2017 06:36 PM by Rich | 23 comments »

There was some discussion about lock miter bits on Rick M’s Deals thread. I didn’t want to muck up his thread with off-topic conversation, so I am tossing this out there for anyone who is not certain about setting up lock miter bits. First, a diagram (the numbers shown are for the Infinity Lock Miter Jr. Router Bit item #55-502). Note that the markings are for reference only and, particularly in the case of the fence location, don’t precisely represent the actual set up....

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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #20: Automatic Blast Gates

04-25-2018 05:45 AM by copythat | 6 comments »

I bought the iVac Pro system last November and hooked it up to my Laguna pflux cyclone. I finally have the blast gates and transmitters hooked up to my new CNC and sliding table saw. Both machines are now fully automatic and all I can say is wow!The blue tape on the ceiling is an area I plan to install an air hose reel. I still need to tidy up some of the wires and ground the whole system. And I need to get my shop organized! I wasn’t sure where to connect the transmitter ...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #15: Crest Rails

12-29-2017 04:28 AM by TungOil | 8 comments »

The next component to be made is the crest rail. This part has a complex profile as well as a curved face and back, making it a bit more difficult to fabricate. I begin by laying out the part on all of the faces of my poplar setup piece. The order of operations is critical for this part to assure that everything comes out as accurate as possible. I begin by cutting the mortises. The two mortises in the ends of the piece are easily done using the Leigh FMT jig, as are the two cent...

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Class On Kevin Rodel's Side Chair #1: Introduction

12-26-2012 05:34 PM by Grampa_Doodie | 6 comments »

This class will show you the steps that I took to build this really beautiful side chair designed by Mr. Kevin Rodel. Here’s a photo of just some of my chairs sitting around our kitchen table. I’ll be sharing several good things (and a few bad things) that evolved down in my shop while building ten of these gorgeous chairs. Hopefully you will walk away with a handful of tips that will make your chair building session a much more pleasant experience. I learned an unbelievabl...

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