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New Workbench #2: Tail / Wagon Vise Design.

09-14-2011 04:35 AM by Letorix | 7 comments »

Well figured it was time to start understanding and designing the tail vise. I have this model:http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004875/7533/WoodRiver-Large-End-Vise-Slide.aspx Instructions for it are here. http://www2.woodcraft.com/PDF/77A41.pdf Here is what I have so far, wondering if a 12” end is a bad idea, also thinking I may be able to shorten it up some.Also thinking about the over all height, I see other benches where the vise is taller than the height of the table t...

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( Less Than ) Ultimate Miter Saw Station #1: Building the Box and Shelf

05-05-2014 05:46 PM by pintodeluxe | 16 comments »

Well, after wrestling with boards at my miter saw on my last project I decided I needed some improvements. This is what I came up with. It is the “Less Than Ultimate” Miter Station.----- It was inspired by the Ultimate Miter Saw Station in the June 2010 issue of Woodworkers Journal.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LmSVvOnxsI-----I built a plywood base to support the tables, and topped it with a Melamine shelf. I made the plywood box 5” tall, so it would have some beam s...

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #12: Making Tea Box Dividers Of Venetian Blinds

04-26-2014 09:22 AM by Boxguy | 25 comments »

How do you install a grid work inside a tea box so it looks like this? Here is what the lift-out grill work looks like inside the tea box. This is what the lift-out grill work looks like outside of the box. The small compartment to the left makes a chain pocket so the stop chain doesn’t get tangled with the teabags... Why use Venetian blinds for lift-out dividers? By the time you plane, sand, and finish slats to make dividers inside boxes you have a lot of time and ...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #1: How to price your woodworking to make a profit (and sell it)

05-30-2013 10:25 PM by huff | 22 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 1 So where do you begin to answer such a simple question; or is it that simple? I’ve heard this question asked so many times and I’ve heard so many one liner’s for an answer:• “Know your market”• “You can only sell it for what the market will bear”.• “I sell it for enough to support my hobby” • “It’s just a hobby, so what does it matter as long as you at least cover your material cost”.• Cost of materials x 2.• Cost of...

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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #6: Leather Upholstery

03-24-2014 11:12 PM by pintodeluxe | 33 comments »

I took a leather sewing class to learn how to make the Morris chair cushions. -----The seat cushion and the ottoman cushion require web frames. Here I am milling the half-lap components for the web frames. -----Web frame assemblies are glued together. The seat frame should be sized 1/4” smaller in all directions than the opening in your chair, to allow room for the leather and two layers of batting.-----Corner blocks are added to the large seat cushion for additional strength. -----I...

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The ABCs of Table Saws

09-21-2012 09:00 PM by knotscott | 30 comments »

Making Sense of Table Saw Classifications - Buying a new table saw can be a little confusing to an inexperienced buyer. The models, brands, manufacturers, and types of saws are in a constant state of change. What was true just a few years ago may no longer apply, so it can be difficult to get reliable information even from seasoned veterans if they haven’t been keeping up on the trends. Even seasoned veterans may be surprised at how rapidly the marketplace changes. To help simplify your pu...

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