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The Flip Side of Woodworking...

04-07-2008 09:25 PM by jcees | 14 comments »

Okay, here’s one of the most useful jigs that I’ve ever made. And if I lost i tomorrow, I could build another in about fifteen minutes. I’m not going to include any dimensions as you should make one to fit your own situation. I made this up obviously with scraps. If I made it out of anything else, it wouldn’t work any better. When I build things there’s always some small parts in need of a little fitting. Viola! I frequently use this #7 r...

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Dye / ageing with; tea, vinegar and steel wool - for wood types with no or low tannins

05-18-2015 07:39 PM by mafe | 42 comments »

Dye / ageing with; tea, vinegar and steel woolfor wood types with no or low tannins. I have seen some wonderful examples of dying wood with vinegar and steel wool, but this was on wood with natural tannins like oak. I wanted to age some pine and this has none of that. So when my friend Thy and I talked about it the other day here in my shop it got me thinking…A fast web tour gave quick results, the tannins can be found in black tea and there were plenty examples of this recipe....

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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #14: New Drill Press Table

08-17-2013 02:16 AM by MT_Stringer | 6 comments »

For several years, I have had a small bench top drill press. I made a table for it out of 3/4 inch plywood. It worked OK, but just wasn’t as good as could have been. When I upgraded to my current drill press, I transplanted the table and sold the other press to a friend. Since I am building a rolling stand for the drill press, I decided to upgrade the table also. I chose the plan from Shop Notes Issue #94. Features of this table include the following: large work surface (15×...

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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #11: Face Frames and Drawers, Oh My!

07-15-2013 05:25 AM by MT_Stringer | 11 comments »

I finished up the basic construction on the miter saw station and put it in service. I am loving it. Using pocket hole construction, I built face frames for both of the lower cabinets. Note: All of those clamps might be overkill but they kept my stuff where it was supposed to be. Next it was time to build the drawers. Actually, there are two trays and three drawers. I set up a dado blade on my table saw for a 1/2 inch cut. That allowed me to do two operations: ...

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Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel box #3: The grand finale and a blast of a confirmation.

06-03-2014 01:16 PM by mafe | 41 comments »

Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel boxThe grand finale and a blast of a confirmation. Part three:In the process of making of a Jewel box for my sweet daughter Mathildes confirmation. Time to continue the Jewel box tour, last time we ended with lots of bamboo nails, glue and a Jewel box in clamps, so I guess there are no way back.As some og the comments suggested, this blog is a World record in number of Pictures and if I had put just one more Picture in it, I guess we could have called i...

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Reading PDF files on a Laptop

03-17-2010 05:30 PM by SPalm | 19 comments »

I many times download pdf files for later viewing. When I am at home using my laptop, I am usually sitting on the sofa. If I am cruising the web, I have the machine on the coffee table. When I want to relax and read for a while, I grab the laptop, sit back, and put my legs out. This particular laptop has a fairly wide screen and pdf files are tall and skinny. In printer talk this is: Screen = Landscape mode, Document = portrait mode. I can not read the documents very well if I view a wh...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #4: Veneer Press Screws for $4.50

03-04-2014 09:05 PM by shipwright | 25 comments »

When I built my small veneer press in Green Valley I made six holes for screws, like my bigger one at home but only installed four screws because they are expensive and I wasn’t sure I really needed six. Then I stole one to make my Miter Jack. That left me somewhat deficient in veneer press screws so I decided to try something I have been thinking about for a while now. I remember looking at the $6, six Inch “C” clamps at HF and wondering how hard it would be t...

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Stickley / Jeff Jewitt Arts and Crafts Finish

04-15-2013 01:24 AM by pintodeluxe | 14 comments »

I wanted to recreate this Jeff Jewitt finish from Fine Woodworking #157, however the article didn’t list which formula was used. I consulted with Jeff, and it was Transtint Brown Mohogany dye, followed by McCloskeys Walnut stain. McClosky no longer makes stain, but sold to Valspar / Cabot. ---So I set out to make a sample board to achieve the rich, dark color I was after. ---The top colors are stain only, the middle colors are dye first then stain, and the bottom color is dye only. ...

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Can Acetone or Mineral Spirits be used to wipe down a sanded project prior to finishing.

01-27-2015 07:02 PM by Eddie Elizondo | 14 comments »

I just got thru making a Guitar stand and after sanding I would like to get all of the dust off of it. I don’t want all the fine dust to ruin the finish and I heard that either Acetone or Mineral Spirits can be used to wipe down the project with a rag. Has anyone used this method or know if this is a good process.

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Quick Links to Knotscott's Reference Blogs

01-23-2015 02:07 PM by knotscott | 10 comments »

This blog contains updated links to my reference blogs on table saws, saw blades, router bits, and planes. It’s intent is one-stop shopping without the need to sort through the myriad of ramblings and project entries in my main blog list. - The ABCs of Table Saws (a tutorial on table saw classifications, differences, and features) - Tips for Picking Saw Blades - Bargain Saw Blades - Extending the Rip Capacity on a Table Saw - Strategies for Choosing Router Bits (a begin...

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