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Tip of the day! Use a push stick!

01-17-2013 02:59 PM by OregonBurls | 32 comments »

THE ART OF NOT TAKING A TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM!Yesterday I awoke out of my daze of admiring a quilted maple block with a shocking sensation and blood everywhere. The dull blade on my bandsaw did not help and using my hands to push the beautiful block through didn’t help either. Simple word of advise which many of you can attest too. Keep your tools sharp and use a push stick! Lets say it all together now! Keep your tools sharp and use a push stick!Keep your tools sharp and ...

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Power Tools #1: Shopsmith Mark V Restoration

11-24-2013 02:54 AM by Jerry | 31 comments »

Please don’t laugh, I know all of you out there have “real” power woodworking tools. I could not afford the stuff I wanted as I’m just getting started, and I thought a used Shopsmith might be a good way to get going fast. So I bought this 1954 Shopsmith Mark V on Craigslist for $200.00. After I got it home, it promptly started making all kinds of terrible racket, and I discovered that I had bought $200.00 worth of junk, well almost. I found a place where I cou...

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Which One Would You Keep

10-19-2008 04:36 AM by Grumpy | 30 comments »

Here are a few Christmas/birthday presents just completed.The dilema is which one would you keep for yourself (if any)please let me know what you thinkYou can pass your vote 1 to 10 or 11 if you would not keep any.The wood is all from Australian eucalypt burls. Pens are either blackwood, myrtle or camphor laurel. The bases are either blackwood or myrtle.The finish is wipe on poly on pens & bases. Number 1Myrtle Number 2Myrtle Number 3Myrtle Number 4Myrtle Number 5Myrtle ...

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Shop made drum sander with a difference

02-19-2011 01:58 PM by BigTiny | 29 comments »

Like many other LJs, I’ve dreamed about having a drum sander in my shop. Also like many of us, I have the usual problems, lack of funds and lack of room. While doodling on a few ideas of how to build one that would fit my shop, I was suddenly hit with this idea… I have a lathe; why not build my sander on it? It has a good motor, the bearings are already set up for heavy side loads, and since it will fit on my lathe as an accessory it won’t take any more room. I fi...

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screwdriver #1: Admit it, fix it, and move on... (now with pix!)

03-04-2007 05:11 AM by scottb | 29 comments »

First the bad news, just after my Bro-in law rec’d his homemade 6-in-1 mahogany screwdriver for christmas (and my nephew asked if he was really going to use it) it broke. Apparently the fact that I made it was a miracle, as I misjudged and left the wall closest to the business end very thin. First attempt was only a success in working out all the details in getting it on the lathe, and then off in one piece. Another second and It would have exploded on me. Like any good customer ...

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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #19: This TOOL GLOAT will turn heads!!!

02-14-2013 01:01 AM by DIYaholic | 29 comments »

I’ve been scouring CraigsList, for over two years now, in an attempt to outfit my embryonic work shop. I have been fortunate enough to have found a lot of great deals…. DeWalt DW735 thickness planer: $100.0015 Jorgensen F-Clamps: $5.00 ea.Ridgid OSS (NIB): $90.00 Those are but a few of my CL finds that warrant a gloat. I think my latest tool aquisition just may be my best one yet!!! The seller stated in the CL ad, that they were downsizing their shop. Which is ironic beca...

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Making a 3/4" bushing for my router....Way outside the box!

05-31-2017 03:35 AM by woodshaver Tony C | 27 comments »

I’ve been waiting and waiting for a guide bushing set that has a bushing to fit a 3/4” bit through it. It’s been 14 days now and it still hasn’t showed up yet. The other day I was straining my brain a bit while watching TV .. well the TV was on but I wasn’t paying much attention to it. Because I was thinking about how I could make a bushing for my router to fit a 3/4” bit. I came up with this idea. I only took a few photos of what I did so you’ll have...

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Toot, Toot, Tootorial #2: How to make a whistle on a lathe

05-08-2010 09:11 PM by Mary Anne | 27 comments »

TOOT TOOT TOOTORIAL TWO This time, we’re going to turn a whistle on a lathe. I will be including some beginner level information since a few of the people who showed an interest in this project are novices. Besides, I think it is a great beginner project; it requires no parts or kits, just a chunk of wood, your lathe, your tools, and you. Please use all safety precautions you have available! I can’t think of any good stories to start with this time, so let’s get right toot it. Th...

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Experimental segmented turning

03-17-2019 02:28 PM by stefang | 27 comments »

I turned some narrow disk shaped weed vases from solid birch quite a few years ago. Early last year I decided to do some segmented turning again after a lapse of a few years and I thought it might be fun to try a segmented version of those disk shaped vases I had made before, but only out of pine since this wasn’t a keeper, and no finish was applied. I didn’t have my wedgie sled built yet to cut the segments on the my table saw so I had to use my band saw instead with an improv...

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Lathest Addition to the Shop...

11-04-2007 12:13 AM by Dorje | 26 comments »

My wife bought me this Jet 1642 EVS lathe last month…I love it! She really likes bowls – thank goodness! She didn’t think that I should get the 14”er that I had been planning on for the past year or so… The first day that I went out to play (set it up and turn it on), it wouldn’t run! Turns out that it wouldn’t run off of the GFI circuit that runs to the shop…I had to run a new standard circuit out there from the panel in the house ̵...

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