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Going Galoot #5: I came, I saw . . . . . .

03-28-2014 02:14 AM by JayT | 16 comments »

Shop’s Log: March 27, 2014 Part of going galoot involves finding quality hand tools. While there are now some manufacturers making high quality hand tools (Lie-Nielsen or Lee Valley/Veritas, for instance) there are also a tremendous amount of vintage tools that make great users if you are willing to put in a little work. I have refurbished squares, adjustable bevels and a ton of hand planes, but was now ready to move on to another vital tool for the galoot ….... hand saws. ...

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Carving tools #9: Sharpening on the go - small tin of what you need.

06-02-2016 11:54 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Sharpening on the gosmall tin of what you need. I like to bring this small tin when I leave the workshop with sharp tools.More precise when I bring carving tools and a knifes on the go.It just joined me for a travel in Turkey and will again this summer. Yeps nothing fancy, just a a small mint tin. Here next to a Turkish pocket knife. Now open, you will be surprised how much a small tin can hold.What you see here are a flat and a round leather strap for honing. Finger protector (in...

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Pergola

12-23-2015 11:31 PM by Kevin_S | 2 comments »

I recently completed this pergola shown here in its mostly completed state.I’m happy with the way it turned out, but having gone through the experience, there are some things I would do differently. The legs are 4×4 treated fir wrapped in re-sawn cedar. I should have just used solid cedar posts and come up with a different way of achieving a similar look. It would have been much easier and probably not much more expensive.These pictures show the details.Each 4×4 is wrapped in eig...

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making the wobble chess board

03-15-2015 05:57 PM by Jim Sellers | 7 comments »

For anyone interested in how the board was formed. the pictures of the jig tells most of the story.I sanded the tops one by one with an abrasive wheel. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t do any sanding til I had the whole board glued up. Even though I had the tops pretty smooth, after it was glued up, I still had to sand again to make sure the seams and corners were all flushed up. I made a couple of sanding discs out of a plywood disc and different grit paper which actually worked much...

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Drum sanders #1: Supersander - answer to so many LJ's questions.

03-05-2015 05:06 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Supersanderanswer to so many LJ’s questions Hi guys’ girls. During these last years I have been asked again and again what was this drum sanding thing I often use for shaping. Last it was our friend Kiefer, Klaus that send me a email and here are my best answer. Ladies and gent’s this is the Supersander.Or just a sandpaper on a foam rim, placed on a plastic core.No magic just soft surface rotating sandpaper.And I love it.Even mounted it in my drill press at time...

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Dead blow mallet (finally made me one - laugh) blog.

02-03-2015 10:32 PM by mafe | 29 comments »

Dead blow malletfinally made me one! I remember years back when I started out on this wood journey, I saw a picture of a DIY dead blow mallet and was really fascinated, bought a small pack of lead beads and put it on my once to do list… Years later now I found that pack of lead beads and decided I had to finally make it, not because I needed one, but because it was a dream back then and it made me kind of travel down memory lane to make it into reality. Once I looked into it again...

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Shop Built Clamps

07-02-2012 04:52 PM by Dave Rutan | 15 comments »

Lately I’ve been looking around trying to find inexpensive ways to make clamps to use in the shop. I think of my purchased commercially available clamps I own two 3 foot bar clamps and three Quick Grip clamps, plus two old c-clamps. Bar Type Clamps: The first information I found about making your own clamps was Alex Harris’ video. <iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/OQFVzq41zFA” frameborder=”0” height=”315” width=”560R...

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Ruler stop (nice and cheap) blog

09-02-2010 11:51 PM by mafe | 17 comments »

Ruler stop – nice and cheapAnd fits your ruler with guarantee..Ok That’s a promise, so I better keep it! You need: some scrap plywood, scrap hardwood, a thumb screw (or bolt), and a threaded insert (I used 5mm). Here is the result, so now it’s up to you if you want to follow… Find a piece of scrap hardwood.Make a size that fits your ruler plus a little on each side, and a depth that match the insert plus a little extra (I’m metric, so I will spare you the meas...

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Drill press table and much more! #2: Making the vacuum hose holder (diy) blog

08-20-2010 12:54 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Making the vacuumhose holder!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… So this is the result! Just to make it easier to understand where we are going. First cut some scraps up in good sizes, and thickness… At least a little wider than your vacuumhose, you need two pieces. Bore a hole that match the size of the hose in one, and a hole that match your drillpress colom in the other. This is a hole!!! This is som...

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Drill press table and much more! #1: Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig (my tour de table) Blog

08-20-2010 12:17 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… Ok some of you allready have seen my drillpress table, but since I like to shoot photo, and some more has come, I have finally finished my material for the blog (Some will say finally!!! This guy has writing fever, the truth are that I have been down with a throad infection, so I could not be in my shop). To my buddys, thank you for your patie...

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