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Recycle a few scraps #2: Time for a PIP?

03-23-2021 05:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Been distracted the last few days…..working on building a metal shed out in the backyard….about the only wood working THAT involved…. Was cutting a couple 2×6 x 10’ treated planks down to 81-1/2” lengths….to go with the other 2×6 x 10’ planks for the base of the shed….Disston D-112, 26”, 7ppi…1927 saw… Managed to get the Cutting Board of of the clamps….sanded and planed smooth….a small can of varnish...

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A case for spraying finishes #2: Fuji LX-20 HVLP Gravity Feed Gun

03-16-2021 04:54 PM by pintodeluxe | 0 comments »

How has this gun been hidden from the woodworking industry so well? It’s marketed to the auto industry, where it’s apparently a hit, but I couldn’t find a single mention about the LX-20 on woodworking forums. I use it with satin lacquer for topcoating my furniture projects, and the finish it delivers is incredible. The atomization is so fine, you don’t need to touch the second coat at all. I used to wet sand my topcoat for a smooth finish, but since switching to th...

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A Project for March #9: Almost done

03-16-2021 01:47 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Set up a sander, to remove burn marks, and overlong dovetails… Made sure this table was square to the platten,,,, Burn marks on the lid are gone. Clamps on the drawer are too. Sanded the corners smooth, all four of them, and tried a dry fit into the case… Didn’t want to shove it all the way in…in case it gets stuck….there was an issue, though….bottom of the drawer was a bit too long…needed trimmed down a bit…we have ways.. Juni...

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More Adventures into Woodturning 2

03-14-2021 12:37 AM by MrWolfe | 5 comments »

My PM 2014 shipped almost 7 weeks sooner than WoodCraft said it would. Which is great, except that I had planned on creating an outdoor workbench on my deck. That was one of the factors that steered me towards the PM 2014 along with many more reasons. It is small enough to set up and tear down in 15 minutes. One thing I had to do last week was shore up part of the deck I intended to use as a work area. I also put a 12’ x 12’ roof centered over the workbench I was going to build. T...

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Small Projects #40: Easter Shrine

02-28-2021 03:31 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Friend of SWMBO is nice older lady who is quite devout. Thought this would make a nice gift for Easter. Bought a nice 9” tall statue of Jesus and wanted to put it in a fancy box suitable for table display. I just got the Fast-Joint Mini set up and dialed in. This was going to be a test of the jig. 9” H x 3” W x 2” D statuette with customized engraved plate. Easter colors are purple and yellow and it just so happens I just got some yellow heart and I inventory ...

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Dealing with a blank wall #10: Almost done,handles, latches, and and a stain

02-21-2021 02:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had a series of tasks to do….remove the clamps from the doors…drill 2 holes for the two knobs… Glue and clamp into place…and let sit a while. In order to install these mounting brackets… I had a problem, again… Bracket at the bottom was easy enough to do…pilot holes, even. Towel rod was a bit in the way, mehBut to do the top bracket…inside the case, underneath the top of the case… The drill will not fit here. So, while t...

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Small Projects #37: First Fast-Joint Mini - jig storage box.

02-07-2021 04:04 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

I got the Fast-Joint Mini jig (review HERE ) in and working the other day and thought what better first project than a storage box for all of the jigs bits and bobs? The complete, assembled jig consists of the following: Lots of oddly shaped bits. By stacking I was able to reduce the interior space required down to 8-1/4” L x 4-5/8” W x 4-1/8” H. With the sides 1/2” thick and the ends 3/4” the outside dimensions for the sides is 9-3/4” and 5-5/8”...

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Benches #1: Blue Stain Pine Bench

02-05-2021 05:15 AM by JohnnyCanuck | 6 comments »

Making a little bench for a mountain house in CO. Simple…just a 2 in. plank of blue stain pine over carbon steel legs. Legs are bar stock – 2.0 in. wide x 1/4 thick. I’ll attach via two lag screws dipped in wood glue. Sanded via hand. 80/120/150. Applied two coats Watco Danish Oil (Natural) about 2h apart.24h after 2nd coat:48h after 2nd coat. I’ll apply Watco Wipe-On Oil-based poly next.

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Box for a Combo Plane #6: Lid installed, and a PIP ?

02-03-2021 11:45 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, first…those two packages… has the Long Rods… Still not quite as long as the later models, but these are almost double the length I had. Yes, they do thread into the main stock’s body….later models, the rods just slid on through. The other package? Contained the Main Body Depth Stop…..I can live with the threaded version just fine….the OEM Non-threaded ones are a bit hard to fine….and $$$ to get….These two packages gave me...

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Milling Lumber from Arizona Residental Trees #1: Afghan Pine or Aleppo Pine thoughts on milling and use.

02-01-2021 10:30 AM by azwoodworker | 0 comments »

Hi, was doing some research on the slabs and boards on the trees I have been milling over the last few years and came across a post on Aleppo or Afghan pine that I remember seeing when I milled my first Afghan Pine but did not have much to add. Not much else was added since so I thought I’d give some conclusions after drying and building with it. I know Aleppo Pine and Afghan Pine are different, but many people use the names interchangeably. I’ve milled and dried Afghan pine over the last 4 y...

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