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A Wood working road trip #1: Piatt Castles in Ohio

09-22-2019 08:20 PM by leafherder | 5 comments »

Hi Lumberjocks, I took some inspiration from my Lumberjocks Buddy and went on a Mark Wilson style caper yesterday – a roadtrip to the Piatt Castles in West Liberty Ohio. Two grand 19th century mansions built by a set of brothers. Stopped my little red car at Mac-A-Cheek first Before you get excited my little red car is the Honda on the left – not the bright red sports car. Both castles are constructed of limestome which was quarried on the property, but being lumberjocks...

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Super easy way to make a drawer

06-09-2019 04:27 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

This is a very simple way to make a drawer. All parts are cut already which helps cut down on time to make it. View on YouTube

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Jigs #1: Shelf Pin Hole Jig

04-05-2016 10:56 AM by Kelly | 0 comments »

As those who have dealt with it know, keeping all four sets of shelf pin holes at the same height as their counterparts is critical, and can be difficult, without a jig. You can buy some nice jigs downtown. Alternatively, you can make your own using aluminum, acrylic, wood or even temper board or peg board. The thickness of the jig will determine the results you get using self-centering bits. For example, a piece of 1/8” thick aluminum will allow the bit to go 1/8” deeper th...

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Getting Clean Cuts in Melamine

05-07-2012 08:50 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 39 comments »

Melamine is notorious for chipping out when cutting. In this video I share my tools and techniques for creating clean cuts on both sides of melamine. The blade I use in the video is a Freud LU97R010. It makes the cut on the back side as clean as on the top side. The images of the cuts in the video are of the backside of the material where chip-out tends to occur. (I did not make that clear in the video.) In Part II I will show you how to apply edge banding. This is not just instr...

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Workbenches and Work Surfaces #1: Standard Workbench

11-04-2010 06:52 AM by Obie | 3 comments »

I have been in the process (for a few months now) of building a general purpose workbench.I work on the computer and usually “play” on the computer so I have hard time prying myself off it and getting anything done. Well, the cooler weather here in Phoenix is helping. I based my design on the workbench featured in Wood Magazines Best-Ever Workshop Jigs, Tips, and Ideas 2010 pg. 86 – 88. In retrospect, I wish I had followed their plan exactly and used a solid core door ...

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Teardrop Camper Rebuild #1: Gutted, flooring, and beginning cabinets

04-14-2010 02:59 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 16 comments »

I’ve begun. This build could probably work in the sister site, Home refurbers but it’s a trailer and most of it is wood with some cabinetry so here it is. Besides it’s what I’m doing now. The wife and I will be using it to do a complete loop of the US on the cheap, beginning in late August with no time limit for return. We’ll hit the federal and state campsites and see America’s wonders. Awhile back I blogged about the acquisition of a “Little Guy ...

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #24: Corner Cabinets Part 2: It all starts with rough lumber. Sigh....

01-05-2010 06:25 PM by gizmodyne | 2 comments »

I ripped and rough cut up my old fir beams. We had to take this picture several times to get a shot where I wasn’t making the angry woodworker face. My poor little 10 amp Black and Decker circular saw was not cutting it. The blade kept coming loose (that’s bad). I eventually switched over to my Craftsman 11 amp and got the job done. I start by surveying the board with my metal detector. Usually I spend a few hours pulling nails, but a I am getting impatient and there were s...

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The Straightedge (video) #1: Working with Melamine

12-09-2009 02:16 AM by Brian Havens | 15 comments »

This is a re-edit of the video that got me started doing videos. Unfortunately I knew very little about shooting and editing video at the time. In fact, I shot the video with a web cam, so the video quality is poor in parts. The re-edit gives it a nice face lift, but perhaps in the future, when I run low on topics, I can re-shoot the video. (Full steam ahead on Router Inlay!) Here is the link: Working with Melamine

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The American Craftsman Workshop Update Sept '09

09-09-2009 07:32 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 23 comments »

I hope that everyone had a good finish to the summer by spending quality time with the family over the long Labor Day weekend. My wife, Rita, and I went kayaking with friends on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers here in Montana and we covered 17 miles between the two trips. Bald eagles and other wildlife were abundant and the scenery was – well it’s Montana so it was beautiful! My apologies for not being very active this summer here at LJ and for the lack of providing real...

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #21: Custom Refrigerator Panels 1

04-16-2009 05:21 PM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

The Hole in My KitchenFor the past two years we have lived with a hole in the wall of the kitchen where the fridge was. I was going to turn this into a pantry, but we decided to put the fridge back in. We found a fridge that would accept custom panels. It is 36” wide. and only 24” deep to the doors.We had to cut back one stud in the wall to accommodate the depth and reinforce the floor for the weight, but the hole/nook is ready for the fridge. DesignI drew up several design...

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