Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'jigs'

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Workshop operational tips. #31: Quick Eze (for threads) without antacid.

02-24-2021 03:04 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 4 comments »

Boys and Girls,When I need a quick ease I don’t mean antacid tablets... or even a booty call (hmm, better forgo the picture)… I’m referring to quick unthreading of lengthy threaded bolts using a quick release mechanism. I have two basic bits of equipment at my disposal, Rockler slip knobs (did a review on these). Push Button Nuts. Both can be viewed in this video.I use these predominantly on jigs, But can be used anywhere I need a quick one handed releas...

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Workshop operational tips. #30: Crank Up your Tracks

02-21-2021 09:18 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 4 comments »

Boys and Girls, I often think I should keep my mouth shut, but then I start thinking (yeah… occasionally) that there may be a few woodworkers out there just starting off and have not read through all the past tips here at LJ. While all the veterans yawn ho-hum, to others this may be so obvious it is overlooked. If you like to use t-tracks and like me, choose to crank them up to white knuckle torture levels, you may often find a t-track in one hand and a work bench / jig in the other....

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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #21: Splitting headache in splitter setup…

02-29-2020 03:03 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 5 comments »

Boys and Girls, We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)…. To be fair to any product(s) mentioned, this is not a review per-se, but my impression, be it through bad judgement, misuse or just too much cheap vino. When I bought my contractor’s tablesaw all those many years ago, it came with a detachable blad...

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1933 Ford Fordor Sedan #2: Spoked Wheels are my first challenge

10-08-2019 10:34 AM by crowie | 13 comments »

Spoked Wheels are my first challenge but thanks to Dutchy’s blog I have a jig… I had to do the centre’s twice as I was using too large a bamboo skewer.

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Shop jigs #5: Wheel Making Part One Rim Making Jig for my Wheels.

01-31-2019 08:43 PM by htl | 8 comments »

It seems I need to add some info to my Rim making jig as I took pictures but really never spelled it out step by step. so! First of all this is what we’re after. Now how do we get to this point.I like to use bought wheels for my rims as they are made of maple and can be shaped quite nicely, maybe that’s why the wheel makers use it, plus they already have a nice shape and at Hobby Lobby their pretty cheap for the 1” & 1 1/2” wheels. 1. We need a base, I...

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Christmas Gifts #4: Picture frames are harder than I thought...

01-04-2019 12:08 AM by HandyHousewife | 3 comments »

My parents just moved into a new house, so for a Christmas/Housewarming gift I thought a pair of picture frames in purple heart (purple is my mom’s favorite color) would be just perfect. What I didn’t know was how difficult making a perfect set of frames can be. Nor how long it can take to make them. Since I’m supposedly a millennial, I did what millennials do—watch YouTube videos to figure out how to make them. “Woodwork Web” and “Fix This Build T...

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Rivet Nut...! What...? How...? Where...?

09-25-2018 02:13 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 21 comments »

Boys and Girls, While window shopping in my local men’s shoe shop (tool shop), I came across what looked like a more user friendly pop rivetter. After some dumb questions, I was informed it was a Rivet Nut Setter. Qué…???... I asked the salesman to speak into my good eye. He informed me it was a tool for inserting metal threads into thin metal (sheet metal) using a pop rivet principle. Now I’m not here to spruik a brand (that’s why it’s here and not under Reviews) but to make ...

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How to Make Knobs for Shop Jigs

06-28-2018 10:20 AM by Dan Thomas | 4 comments »

My YouTube video shows how to make knobs for shop jigs. It’s geared to the newbie woodworker (of course), but probably anyone can benefit from it. “Detailed, step-by-step instructions. Why spend money to buy knobs for shop jigs? This is how I make my own knobs. I show you 5 different knob shapes, and a couple of different attaching options. And I even take a stab at putting a finish on one knob.” View on YouTube

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05-26-2018 05:17 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Got a new table saw. This is very nice and a great new addition to the shop. It has a good weight to it so it won’t move, but light enough to move if needed, also the folding up and rolling aspect. Check out the video and hit that subscribe button. New things coming up! View on YouTube

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Table Saw Sled with small parts hold-down

01-26-2018 02:13 PM by CampD | 3 comments »

I’ve finally, I say finally utilized my YouTube channel. I’ve been taking Vid’s and pic’s of my projects for years but never really took the time to learn to edit and produce a worthy video. I tried to get my Electrical Engineer millennial Son whose extremely versed in this process to help the old man out, but, some of you may know how this goes. You see, I’d much rather be in the shop than take the time to learn a new program or even doing office work (like typi...

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