Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'lexan'

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Small Projects #38: PC Router bushing storage box

02-11-2021 01:15 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Just bought a set of Porter-Cable router bushings. These are available from lots of vendors priced from about $10 to $50. Being the cheap illegitimate son that I am I bought the bottom dollar brass (not alum thank you) set. Apparently a major cost item is the lousy plastic storage box: The box doubles the cost! The set I ordered came in a plastic bag in a thin index card stock box, not really suitable for long term storage. This box isn’t much larger than the card paper box ...

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Old Projects #16: Self Centering Bits Storage Box

01-30-2021 11:41 PM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Got a set of self centering pilot drills in the other day. They were a good value but just came in a blister pack. Rather than let them rattle around and get damaged / dull / lost I decided to make a little 1-1/2” x 2-3/4” x 5” box to store them in. In my shop about all we discard is sawdust! I gathered some walnut and cherry scraps and came up with this: Nothing like a quick little project to give me a sawdust fix for the day. - – - – - – - – - - ...

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Small Projects #36: Caliper Storage box

01-26-2021 12:23 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Have a nice 8” digital caliper for 8 or so years. After much use the plastic clamshell case’s hinge started to fail and the case was cracking after a drop or two (oopsies). With nothing much else on my plate while waiting on router toys, I built this little replacement case for my caliper. Caliper Storage box Lid lock requires thin kerf blade for .093” lexan. The box is 12-1/2” x 4-3/8” x 1-1/2” with a 1” interior clearance. I used a ni...

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Small Projects #32: Lexan Lidded Smaller Drawer

10-21-2020 07:17 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Smaller drawers are handy, but they can be dust collectors. Here in Florida there is no end of small critters that would find a dark seldom used drawer as a good home. I have several cases holding several drawers the get carried around – not always right side up. To solve all of the above I’ve built a set of lidded drawers. I built two each of three sizes and added internal lexan dividers on the smallest for added storage variants. The drawer is essentially sealed with...

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Small Projects #9: Purpleheart Burial Flag Box

01-28-2020 12:28 AM by Madmark2 | 5 comments »

A veteran friend of mine, Bert, recently passed and I’m making a flag box for his burial flag out of purpleheart. While appearing simple to make, computing the dimensions from just the 17-1/2” side of the folded flag is a challenge. You have to take into account the diagonal lengths (the length of a 45° miter on 3/4” stock is 1-1/16”) The neat thing is that the three pieces:Pieces mitered, rabbeted and grooved. When stood together the pieces hold their form on th...

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WoodChick #5: Lathe Projects = A Deeper Involvement in Pen Turning--Stabilization and Casting

07-21-2017 06:05 PM by sfhipchick | 3 comments »

Years ago when I was actively turning pens, I eventually turned about 25 of them. (I have most of them and plan to photograph them once our photo studio is in place) All of them are wood of many varieties from more plain wood to heavily burled and spalted. One is segmented, and I experimented with slightly different shapes but I really like a “normal” looking pen, so I only did a couple of unusual pen turnings. The kits I used were mostly slimline, which I happen to really like be...

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Thien Seperator #1: Old Lexan

07-06-2015 12:48 AM by romanweel | 6 comments »

I may or may not do much in-depth coverage of this build…I don’t have a lot of pictures for it. But I wanted to share this little bit of advice that I wish I had found when I needed it. I had a piece of old Lexan left to me by the previous owner of my house. It’s almost perfectly sized to become the walls of a Thien tophat seperator, and it’s 3/8” thick. BUT it’s been sitting in the garage for who knows how long, and the backing paper on both sides ha...

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Vacuum series #1: Plexiglass Jigs

07-12-2007 09:06 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 19 comments »

I was thinking whether or not to make this a continuation of the veneering bog, however many items here have more to do with vacuum systems, than veneering. Hence a new Blog! Photo one is a Demilune Hall Table top jig. Photo two is a 30 inch long tee square which we use for biscuiting and routing duties. We make marks on the blue tape, were the biscuits go. When were done we replace the tape. Photo three is an 8” square that we use to biscuit cabinet sides on. P...

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