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Circle Cutting Jig ( for the bandsaw) #1: The urge for greater accuracy

02-06-2011 08:32 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

This is my second attempt at this blog after loosing the first two thirds last time, whilst blogging. Is there a size limit on blogs I wonder (Martin)? I digress. My first circle jig (Version 1.0) worked fine but lacked positioning accuracy. So on to version 2. The materials for this jig were pretty much what I had on hand. Chipboard (they throw away half sheets of 10mm stuff that comes in with deliveries where I work), Beech, 8mm threaded rod, nuts, washers etc. The idea for the jig is...

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$5 Incremental Stop Block

01-01-2011 07:00 PM by SPalm | 58 comments »

I think this is pretty cool. It is more than an incremental positioner. It is a removable stop block that can be replaced exactly where it was, or any distance from that original spot. The increment is every 1/32 inch, with micro adjust. I am still playing with the idea, and would appreciate any comments.. .OK, the threaded rods on top of the fence and inside the stop block do not move. The threads on them just lock into each other, and then the plastic bolt is tightened. The threads j...

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rosewood / curly maple /purpleheart / lacewood #3: operating in a vacuum !

10-07-2009 06:49 AM by patron | 44 comments »

now i am glueing down the inlay , using west epoxy .the problem being that i don’t like puting things ,( like bricks , paint cans , bucket s of sand or water ) ,and i dont have enough wood to make cauls .so back to an old trick i learned in the fiberglass boating world . as i think in a vacuum , it’s only natural to work in one too ? so here it is ...a vacuum is not pressure , it is the absence of pressure .when they went into space , it wasn’t like going down deep in ...

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Sawstop and Router Cabinet / Infeed Table / Outfeed Table Project

10-19-2010 12:56 AM by zzzzdoc | 471 comments »

At the very start, let me give all the credit in the world to Tedth66, whose project this is totally based on, and who has been graciously providing guidance as I build this. This is a modification of his design, adding a few details, and making it work for my shop. I have a 2 car garage / workshop that is tremendously space challenged, so I need to be clever about every square inch. On top of that, I enjoy modifying designs and making them work custom for me. So when I saw Ted’s ...

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MY DREAM SHOP ...sigh.

12-29-2010 07:58 AM by Blake | 30 comments »

I write this blog with a heavy heart. Two years ago I met a fellow woodworker, who had moved from Colorado to Santa Cruz to live out his dream of setting up his dream shop and building fine furniture in California. We hit it off and became great friends. We have actually been working together and talking about woodworking ever since he moved here. We had talked about the possibility of combining our shops, and a few months ago out of nowhere he said “ok, lets just do it.” I ...

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Great Woodworking Videos #1: Amazing Videos of a Master Japanese Craftsman at work

12-27-2010 06:39 PM by Blake | 41 comments »

I was clicking around the net when I came across these videos. They are some of the best videos I’ve ever found of a real Japanese craftsman using traditional techniques to build a project from start to finish. In this series of 5 videos he builds a beautiful small chest of drawers (most likely a jewelry box) using only hand tools. I am in awe at how the techniques he uses are so simple yet so effective. I wish I spoke Japanese. If anyone could repost these videos translated to engli...

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A gift #1: A free 'woodworking' tool for my friends at Lumberjocks

12-24-2010 08:16 PM by bluejazz | 11 comments »

I am relatively new around here and thought I would share something I find useful. I have built a webpage that employs google’s site searching code and allows you to do google searches that searches only woodworking sites. The site is : http://sandbox.wgcinc.com/Wood/GoogWoodSearch.nsf/Start?Open The site is very simple, just select the type of search you are interested in (Suppliers, information, or Plans)Type in your search criteria just as you would any google search. The di...

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RIG - A - JIG

12-23-2010 05:26 PM by patron | 21 comments »

recently i was asked to figure out a way to mountunder table hinges and stopsfor a series of square tables to round folded wings (4 each).when the wings were folded upthey had to lay flat to the underside flushwith the table top(no room for crumbs or crud to gather)so had to be inset to bothhere is the generic jig i came up withwith the top and wings upside down and a business card in between themfor spacing i cut out the hinge profile (twice)and registered the jig to the corners of the topwi...

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Crafts Shows R Us #1: Part 1

10-28-2008 04:21 AM by closetguy | 6 comments »

I keep getting a lot of private messages from Lumberjocks asking questions about my boards and selling at shows so I decided to start talking about my experiences this year and maybe it will help those who want start the show circuit or are trying to decide if it’s for them. I consider myself a newbie at it since I just started this year and I know there are a lot of jocks that have been doing shows for years, so I don’t intend to write a “how to” guide, but document my journey into this car...

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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #28: Progress on the Super Sled…………and the Super-Sizer Panel Sled is finished

11-15-2010 03:21 AM by Jim Bertelson | 37 comments »

I finally got the super sled miter arms done. I still have to make the guard and a T-track mounted flipping stop block. I really don’t see those as being very hard to do. But I can’t work in the shop any more this weekend. I over did it yesterday and worked there again today, and my wrists are complaining. And I have surgery in the morning. So done for the weekend. That is why I know I will never be a heavy hand tool user. Power, any time it makes sense. So here is the sled, at this ...

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