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How to make a dovetail marking gauge

12-15-2012 05:43 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

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Grinder and Beltsander Setup Gauges

02-14-2018 06:59 AM by Kelly | 3 comments »

When you sharpen your own chisels and wood turning knives, you’ll find it necessary to set your grinder or sander support table to different angles for different tools. Of course, you’ll find it necessary to repeat the previously set angle, to avoid removing valuable steel from the tools, and to get consistent cuts. Setting up a tool rest of a grinder or belt sander to grind a specific angle presents a challenge because you can’t use triangle templates (see first photo), angl...

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Shop Tools #8: Today's Finds - August 12 2007

08-14-2007 04:22 AM by WayneC | 12 comments »

Yesterday was the monthly antique sale here in Sacramento and my daughter and I went shopping. It is a good family outting. I’ve gotten in the habit of sharing what I find on these outings, so here are photos of this months finds. I try to purchase things that I can use and avoid collecting for collecting’s sake. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes I am not. I have been looking for a jeweler’s frame saw for a while. They are useful for handcutting dove tails. I&...

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Angle Iron Dovetail Marker

06-21-2016 06:05 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Make a dovetail marker that will last forever….or close to it. Please subscribe and hit that thumbs up button. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9FCdJkWYjc

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New toys from Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo

11-14-2007 05:55 PM by Nils | 4 comments »

On Saturday I went to the Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo, California. I dragged along a friend who’s done some woodworking (he’s taking a class at the Palo Alto Adult Ed, which apparently has an awesome shop) but who didn’t want to buy anything. I made up for this by spending my entire budget. I had a list of things I “needed” – and I kept pretty close to the list, although my dollar didn’t stretch as far as I’d hoped it would. Anyway, here’...

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3 Shopbuilt Brass Tools

01-31-2015 12:14 AM by Dave Rutan | 11 comments »

One of my great weaknesses is brass. Another is shop made tools. I like the look of brass, especially when it has aged. I must have a steam punk side that is trying to come out. I made these 3 tools out of brass. The square and the Fibonacci gauge can certainly be made of wood, but the gauge is so esoteric it just seemed like it would be better in brass. The square I made partly as an experiment, partly because I needed a small square and begrudge the $8 or more it would cost in stee...

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Reviews - Tools #2: Router Depth Gauge

10-22-2007 01:24 PM by Dekker | 2 comments »

I got this tool last year as a freebie when I made an order from Rockler, and I just tossed it in my router table and promptly forgot about it. But now that I needed to do some precision router table work, I finally got a chance to use it, and so I’ll give a bit of a review. Though I’m sure there are other examples of the same concept, this one can be gotten from Rockler for $5.99. Though they illustrate the gauge being used directly on the router, it is also useful for ...

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Steamed Cherry Display Shelf

05-13-2007 04:24 AM by David | 13 comments »

I thought I would share the progess of a couple of cherry display shelves being built for some close friends in Central Oregon. This will be used to display works of art in thier gallery. I am using steamed cherry and pocket screw construction. This a follow up from a previous post on using the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig system. I am taking a break from work and the shop spending Mothers Day weekend in Sisters, Oregon. Final sanding and finish await me at home. Cherry top with first coat of tung...

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Making a Marking Gauge

10-12-2015 12:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

Using up some scrap and creating something useful for the shop. A marking gauge is a great tool to have in any shop.

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