Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'homemade'

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Getting the Most out of your Shopsmith #18: Homemade Thickness Sander; lathe-mounted or Shopsmith mount surface drum sander

10-12-2020 07:41 PM by MyGrowthRings | 2 comments »

Building a surface sander for your Shopsmith (or any wood lathe) is a pretty simple and straight forward project. Several people here and on the Shopsmith Forums and in the Shopsmith Owners Facebook Group have shared their versions, so I figure it’s time to share mine. I started with the basic design shared in R.J. DeCristoforo’s version of the book “Power Tool Woodworking For Everyone” (PTWWFE) but after building a segmented ring pro...

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Woodworking Project #3: My DIY mini wrkbench

11-14-2019 05:42 PM by fatmansat | 0 comments »

Hi guys,in the end I managed to build.It was at least a year since I bought Veritas’ carpenter’s vice. I finally did it. My mini workbench.This is the video waltrought:

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Shop-built bandsaw sawmill #3: mobile frame all welded up! - July-August 2017

09-04-2017 11:02 AM by Sodabowski | 6 comments »

Hi guys, The holidays have been a mix of cleaning, finishing the bedroom, and general sorting out of stuff, among which getting the workshop in more of a workshop state than it was so far! I also bought me some big boys machinery, namely a really big drill press (blue thing on the picture) and a XY table (the red thing on the picture), so now I have a metalworking mill for things to come. Here’s how I left the sawmill this time : This part of the sawmill build was so critical ...

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Shop-built bandsaw sawmill #1: the plan

06-30-2017 08:23 PM by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Hi guys, After visiting Les fils de J. George several years ago for the first time, my vision for a homemade bandsaw turned into something more sophisticated than the existing stuff. So I started making plans and brainstorming around the idea of the “Bandsaw Sawmill 2.0”. Seeing the “scie au bois montant” at George’s, which is a traditional saw cutting into a stepwise climbing chunk of wood, and which produces cuts of utmost quality without tearing the fibers,...

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Wooden Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 #1: Google Sketchup and Design

01-05-2017 10:28 PM by TObenhuber | 0 comments »

Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...

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How I built My Pocket Hole Machine (NOT KREG STYLE)

08-24-2016 02:18 AM by Wes Harville | 5 comments »

During the Winter of 2000, I worked at a cabinet shop while in college. My introduction to pocket hole joinery was using a Porter Cable Pocket Cutter. Since then, I have been spoiled and have hated using Kreg jigs due to the tear out on the hole and the angled pilot hole that makes it hard to keep the surface flush . So I decided to build my own pocket hole cutter based on what I remember of the Porter Cable version I used 15+ years ago. Here is a link to the video

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Slow Days at the Shop. #8: My Version of the Chisel Plane

04-24-2016 08:13 AM by fatman51 | 5 comments »

Admittedly, Tow Mater chairs and well executed portable work benches are both more interesting and practical than my fancy decoration but I am always happy when I build a tool that is received well by my woodworking peers. This chisel plane project is particularly special to me because where I have had several occasions to want one, I have never been willing to purchase one, nor had it occurred to make one until I saw that several other Lumberjocks have made their own and done a nice job o...

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Home Built 13" Jointer #15: It's running...

04-22-2016 12:40 AM by Ger21 | 8 comments »

I finished painting the lifting nut assembly, and installed it. Here’s a view of the entire parallelogram assembly. And a view from under the infeed table. I was originally going to bring the cord out through the cabinet, but couldn’t come up with a good clean method that was easy. So I ran it up under the outfeed table, and needed a way to secure it.I picked up a cord grip and scrap piece of aluminum angle. I had to use the CNC to make the hole big enough, as...

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Home Built 13" Jointer #14: Table Lifting Screw - Nut Assembly

04-18-2016 12:32 AM by Ger21 | 5 comments »

This morning I set out to build the nut assembly that raises and lowers the infeed table.I started with a piece of Delrin rod that I thought was 1.5” diameter.Holding it with a handscrew, I marked the center and drilled a 3/8” hole through it. I then took a cutoff piece from the screw to make a tap. I chucked it in my drill and while spinning, ground a taper on the disc sander. Then used an angle grinder to cut a rather sloppy flute in it. Then chucked the tap in the...

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Home Built 13" Jointer #13: Table Lifting Screw

04-16-2016 01:42 AM by Ger21 | 1 comment »

Just spent 2 hours getting the lifting screw installed. I’m using some 1/2-8 acme, so I don’t have to turn it a million times to raise and lower the table. After cutting it to length, I needed to turn it down to fit into the bearings. Since I don’t have a metal lathe, I made a jig to do it by hand. I made this when building my CNC years ago, so didn’t have to waste time building the jig this time. The jig is a simple plywood box with a 1/2” bearing on ea...

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