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Moravian Bench Reimagined #2: Why A New Bench Now

09-20-2019 09:13 PM by MagicalMichael | 2 comments »

I am very fond of my workbench. It is an old friend, and like all old friends I don’t dwell on their shortcomings. I have spent many, many happy hours with this bench and have learned many things (i.e. have made many mistakes while at it.) It has served me well and when I finally decided to build a new bench I assumed I would build another Scandinavian bench, probably modeled on the Frank Klauz bench rather than the Frid. My early workmanship left much to be desired, but still the bench ...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #26: Naturally Grown Wooden Crooks and Knees

09-11-2019 08:33 PM by GnarlyErik | 1 comment »

The subject of wooden ‘crooks’ (naturally grown ‘knees’) seems esoteric today, but some people may be interested. After all, when we allow all the ‘old school’ crafts and skills to be forgotten, they will need to be re-learned if they’re ever needed again, won’t they? Old School boatbuilders usually called grown crooks either ‘crooks’ or ‘knees’, and used them extensively as knee brackets and bracing to strengthen and reinforce ‘joins’ of two components which meet a right angle...

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Shop stuff #170: Some drawers for the vanity.

09-08-2019 12:50 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

One of those projects that got put to the side while other things were going on. The bathroom renovation I started last year is still not complete, but every now and then I get a bit of time to do a bit more on it. Earlier this summer I found a few days to get the drawers done for the vanity build. I milled up the wood from maple for the sides, used plywood for the bottom, and of course, used cedar for the fronts to go with the cedar cabinet. I also cut the centre panel from the same boar...

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Usability #1: Messy Shop Tour! One-Handed Approach, Horizontal Work Surfaces, Organizers, Drawers

09-08-2019 01:11 AM by Keith Kelly | 1 comment »

A YouTube viewer dubbed “Fearsome Warrior” recently asked some questions that prompted this video. He asked about: Horizontal surfaces Large drawer handle openings Lathe drawers Organizer holder So I used this to kick off my Workspace/Workshop Usability series. https://youtu.be/I6gWumuGfRw View on YouTube I have a LOT of videos in the lineup for this series, and will try to keep up with them here on LJ.

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How to make a circle cutting jig fully adjustable quick and simple

08-26-2019 03:09 PM by BenhamDesign | 4 comments »

I needed a circle cutting jig for a project, and decided I wanted to make one that is adjustable to whatever size I needed, I also wanted one where I didn’t have to drive a nail or screw into my work as the pivot point. It works great and was relatively simple to build out of scrap plywood laying around the shop. Watch how I built it on YouTube It has incremental swing arm, a non-destructive way to attach it to your material, and is fully adjustable to dial in the exact radius yo...

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Shop stuff #169: Mobile Home Skirting My Way

08-24-2019 01:38 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

I have not been releasing a lot of videos lately. I’ve been too busy. A huge job overview and how I did it, and the reasons why. I hope the information comes in handy for someone. Small homes are becoming more popular. I have lived here for 17 years and we have made improvements on a continuing basis. Just like you would on a traditional home. View on YouTube

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Fixing my obsolete ryobi miter saw blade guard

08-19-2019 01:08 PM by moco27 | 0 comments »

I’ve been using an old ryobi ts1340 10 inch miter saw for years. It’s lightweight and dependable. I had a friend of mine try and change the blade while I was working on the roof. He didn’t know what he was doing and took things apart that shouldn’t have been apart for a blade change. He didn’t get it back together right, made a cut and cut off the bottom half of my blade guard. The saw was dangerous even after the guard was properly placed on the saw since...

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Fixing my obsolete ryobi miter saw blade guard

08-19-2019 01:08 PM by moco27 | 0 comments »

I’ve been using an old ryobi ts1340 10 inch miter saw for years. It’s lightweight and dependable. I had a friend of mine try and change the blade while I was working on the roof. He didn’t know what he was doing and took things apart that shouldn’t have been apart for a blade change. He didn’t get it back together right, made a cut and cut off the bottom half of my blade guard. The saw was dangerous even after the guard was properly placed on the saw since...

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Shop stuff #168: 1910 Disston rip saw

08-09-2019 02:35 PM by JimDaddyO | 7 comments »

Sometimes you just get lucky. I found this one at a yard sale and was unsure of it’s date of manufacture, but I find out over the course of bringing it back to usable condition. This beauty was in pretty good shape for its age and now it can get back to doing what it was meant to do for another long while. View on YouTube

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Building a Floating Mirror Frame from Walnut

07-19-2019 08:39 PM by BenhamDesign | 3 comments »

For this build the client wanted a custom walnut mirror frame built that would look like it is floating off the wall. To accomplish this I made an inset inner frame on the back to make it stand out.I wish I had a better picture of this but the lighting was subpar, along with my subpar photography skills, this is what I got. Watch me build this floating mirror Frame Video Recap Mirror ScriptToday I’m building this mirror frame for a client that wanted it to appear like it was floati...

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