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Third cholla bowl #1: Building the blank

05-06-2022 05:01 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Started making the pieces for another cholla bowl this morning, and figured there’s been enough interest in what I’ve done that I should write it up. The first step is building a base on a faceplate for my lathe. I’ve been aiming at bowls that are 6-10 inches in diameter, so I generally put a pine 1×6 on the faceplate, and then put a couple pieces of 1×6 across that to get up to the size I want. Then I cut it round-ish on the bandsaw, and turn it round (and about 10 inches in ...

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Keen Kutter K5 plane

04-04-2022 02:56 PM by Buddy3k | 4 comments »

Can anyone help me with assembling of a Keen Kutter K5 plane. I took it apart to clean and could not get back to it quickly. Im new to wood working and don’t have a lot of experience with planes. Not really sure how to set it up either. Any help would be appreciated.

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Baby bow saw #3: Wrapping it up

12-27-2020 09:37 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I got the bow saw completed today. I still want to decorate it, but it’s together and functional now. First on today’s menu was getting the arms shaped. They don’t really need to be thinner, but making them a little thinner will make the saw more comfortable to use. I used a drawknife to get the other dimension thinned down and smoothed. With that done, I mixed up some epoxy and glued the pins into the handles. Then some quick chamfering on the corners of the arms, mostly...

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Roubo-ish work bench #3: Stretchers

05-14-2017 04:18 PM by galooticus | 2 comments »

Ah, stretchers. These were made from douglas 4×4s—the B-stock pieces that didn’t make the cut when laminating the top. Compared to the leg-top tenons, this stage was a breeze. As I mentioned in the last blog post, I ditched my old bench and am working entirely on the new bench from this point on. First things first, I put in a single dog hole so I could make use of a hold fast. This is the first time using anything other than irwin quick clamps for workholding. So muc...

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Shopfox W1755S Jointer #1: Arrival, assembly and testing

01-22-2016 03:44 PM by bbasiaga | 3 comments »

I got a big boy jointer! After much research, consideration, advice from fellow LJs, I finally got a full size jointer. Previously I had been working on a bench top Shopfox Jointer, still available for sale through Grizzly and stocking Shopfox dealers. It was a great tool. The beds were flat, the fence had a tiny twist but still gave good results. It was a full 6” wide and, though it was a lot of work, you could even adjust the tables to be perfectly co-planar. No real complaint...

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Delta 40-601 speed control rotor repair #1: How do I remove the speed control rotor hub

11-09-2015 01:34 PM by LFB | 2 comments »

I have the problem described by Mr. Unix, a shattered speed control rotor on my 40-601 Delta Scroll Saw. I understand how and can make the replacement rotor that he developed. However, the axel on which the rotor hub is secured appears to be pressed into the cast iron housing of the saw. Moreover, the axel has a gear mounted to it. Finally, I am uncertain whether I have the skill or tools to remove the axel. Consequently, do you have a sequence or method to remove the axel? I apprecia...

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How to Make a Ball-Jointed Doll in Wood

10-27-2015 06:37 PM by Donna Menke | 5 comments »

At long last, my latest booklet, How to Make a Ball-Jointed Doll in Wood, is finished and available. After a year of trials and errors I have made a darn good set of plans and instructions for my 7” ball-jointed doll. The booklet is 48 pages long- more a mini-book than a booklet- and has 120 full-color step-by-step photos as well as 6 pages with full-sized plans and assembly diagrams. Go to my web site to order your download: www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Grizzly G0452P Jointer Set-Up #4: Serious Fence Issue

07-19-2015 07:25 PM by ERQ | 5 comments »

When assembling the fence for the jointer, you need to place the fence on the table in order to have clearance to insert and tighten the screws holding the fence bracket to the fench carriage that rides on the “ram” (the rack-and-pinion steel post): I noticed upon installing the fence, that there was a lot of play in the fence, but that the default position it wanted to settle at was with pretty uneven gaps at the infeed table side vs the outfeed table side, even with the i...

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The Saw #2: The Beginning - Legs, Flip, and Fence. plus tips.....

02-26-2015 04:47 PM by Mike C. | 1 comment »

As I wait for a friend to help me flip the table over, I get to the assembly of the legs. Note: If you don’t do a lot of squatting exercises, be prepared, you will be doing 24 reps for all the screws that go into the legs. Here are the legs assembled. All and All the legs go together real well, very little manipulation. Another note: if you want the leg protectors on the bottom of the legs (they are plastic), now is the time to put them on !! I opted not to use them and use rubber s...

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Five years later, Workshop Remodel. Going from pretty to functional #9: The Assembly/Outfeed Table

04-23-2014 01:53 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

I’ve been using the assembly table in the shop for a little while now. I made the murphy bed and a couple other items and it came in handy. I like it.Please realize that my idea of an outfeed table as a combo assembly/outfeed table is a preference of mine and not necessarily of others. I downgraded from a woodworking bench with vices and such to this after I found that I needed outfeed and assembly capabilities more than a workbench. I use a combination of hand and power tools. I use po...

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