Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'jigs'

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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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Kitchen table

09-30-2017 08:24 PM by AandCstyle | 17 comments »

Apparently, LumberJocks is adding links to advertising that I didn’t include. The only links I added in this blog are on the word “design” and “Talarico Hardwoods” Obviously, we wanted a great looking table so after a bit of searching, I found a design= that we both like. I have read about Talarico Hardwoods and since we are relatively close, I thought it would be a fun trip to see what he has to offer. OMG!! I was in heaven, a kid in a candy store, what c...

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Five Projects to Help Kids Learn the Craft of Nailing

07-25-2017 11:09 PM by Jack McKee | 2 comments »

Looking back at the first year I taught woodworking my main mistakes were making projects too difficult and assuming kids could use tools, at least a little. Wrong. Most kids had never picked up a tool, and the ones who had really didn’t know how to use them. Nailing is a perfect example. Kids emphasize pounding, which is not surprising. They don’t pay attention to where the nails go. There was never a thought to drilling a pilot hole first (how would they know) and when they tried to nail ...

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