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Spatula repair #1: Getting started

07-10-2021 05:11 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I have a spatula (or burger flipper) I bought decades ago that I really like. Not sure why, but the blade is heavy enough stainless that it works very well, both on a grill or in a cast iron skillet. It came with a plastic handle, and last week the handle snapped in half. First step was to remove the last of the plastic. A 1 inch wide wood chisel and a vise grips were the tools, and it came apart pretty easily, but the tang was pretty short. I took a piece of 3/8” square mild steel I h...

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Forge table #10: Wrapping it up

01-12-2021 07:12 PM by Dave Polaschek | 7 comments »

Today got the forge table across the finish line. I had a piece of aluminum diamond plate cut to roughly the right size, and today was the day it got attached to the table-top. First up was figuring out how to bend it. I settled on clamping the bent edge in my twin-screw vise, then using a little 2-pound maul to hammer the main part of the plate flat onto my bench. It went pretty smoothly, except on the first corner, I couldn’t figure out which way to cut off the metal for the corner, so I...

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Intro to metalworking video

02-10-2020 09:35 PM by Zengineer | 6 comments »

Brand new video hit the tube today, this time I lay out my 5 tips for better metalworking. These are the foundational skills you need to master to become a better metal worker! https://youtu.be/WndneGYkqq4

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Death by a thousand cuts: the demise of a favorite tool

06-15-2019 10:53 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

.Okay, yes this a weird post on a woodworking forum. But I swear I use this tool a lot in the shop, not that much on wood, but with wood, Cutting metal things to put on wood, cutting that difficult nail/screw that won’t pull out without damaging things. And I admit doing a lot of cutting of metal when I weld.. some of it incorporated in woodworking projects. All in all my grinder is one of the tools I don’t use all the time but when I do need it it saves a lot of work. Toda...

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Part 1: Tear apart, clean up, and sand prime and start paint on shell

01-25-2019 02:21 PM by Brandon | 1 comment »

I found this old Manning Bowman 4 1/2” bench grinder on Facebook marketplace. Guy was asking $30, we made a deal for $20. I really like the looks of it, and it works, and it’s small, so it wont take up much real estate in the shop. Right after I picked it up, I swung by old reliable HF for some parts and such. I picked up a new grinding wheel, a 6” (all they had) polishing wheel that I’m gonna have to cut down to 4 1/2” and a “sander base?” looking thing that I thought...

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Cheese Board and Hand Forged Slicer | Pt 2

04-09-2017 02:33 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

In this video I finish all the detail work of the cheese board. Using hand planes I get everything flattened. Then using a router table I rounded all the edges over and also cut a radius on all the corners. I wanted a way to hang this and drilled a 1 3/8” hole in the corner of the board. Next was hand forging a cheese slicer that was a learning lesson. I have never created an eye on an object, but think it turned out well. Let me know your thoughts! Don't forget to visit my channel f...

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Cheese Board and Hand Forged Slicer | Pt 1

04-08-2017 11:40 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I wanted to create a cheese board, but didn’t want it to be “normal”. I wanted to give it an extra touch and decided that I would hand forge a slicer for it. In this video I got everything roughed out and glued up. Hand forged slicer will be out 4-9-17. Subscribe to see all the latest.

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Drilling metal parts for bed rail and center beam #2: Thirty marks

04-07-2017 10:16 PM by MrLaughingbrook | 0 comments »

Today I made the last of the thirty marks needed on the center beams. Objective 1: mark for joining the two angle irons together to form a T with a centered series of equally spaced 6-32×1/4” flat screws.Objective 2: mark for joining center T beam to wood cap. I’m very happy with my learnings and results, so thought I’d share. With advice from others, thanks theart, Gil, and the internet I put together this kit and procedure. 1. Calculate fastener interval as lengt...

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!/4 inch thick metal banding

02-09-2017 09:51 PM by TrickyDick | 8 comments »

I am looking for someone who can make a steel/iron band for a dining room table I am making. Any ideas? It would be 2” tall 1/4” thick and 226 long. I want the metal to be stippled and rounded on outer edges. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Table Saw Modifications #2: Table Saw Enhancement – Attaching Extra Cast-Iron Extension Wing

01-28-2017 05:05 PM by TrentDavis | 0 comments »

I’ve created a tutorial for attaching an additional cast-iron wing to a SawStop table saw Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-attaching-extra-cast-iron-extension-wing/

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