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Ladder for Towels? #2: Beads....just...beads

04-16-2021 10:10 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

A late night return to the shop, I was just going to see about setting things up, and have it ready to go, this morning Best laid plans….. I figured a way to hold the treads/rungs safely to the bench…at least so two types of planes could work…solution? Was to drill a hole through each tenon. Hole will not show once the ladder is glued up..Gave things a trial run, as the underside needed a few swipes with the smooth plane, anyway. Might as well get things smoothe...

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Ladder for Towels? #1: Starting up

04-15-2021 09:09 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Daughter wants a ladder, that will be just to hold her towels….4’ tall…where she can lean it up against a wall, or even hang it up on the… Hauled 1 plank to the shop, it was almost 7’ long…only needed 4’ or so… Had to set things up like this, as there was a decided lack of room in the shop.. And the plank on the mitre saw was from the Miterbox Rehab…needed to trim one end of the long plank.. Due to splits showing up...

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Jefferson Bookcases #21: The home stretch?

04-10-2021 08:05 PM by Dave Polaschek | 20 comments »

Been a while since my last update. I’ve been busy building bookcases, turning bowls, and carving birbs. Plus it’s yard-work season here in New Mexico, and we’ve planted eight smaller plants and three trees already this year. Here’s what the stacks of cases look like today. There’s going to be one more stack of cases, and maybe two before I’m done. I have four boxes of books to unpack yet, plus 11 rows of paperbacks, each of which should get its own case. But I may donate som...

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a 21st century bench with engineered wood #13: top slab completion

04-05-2021 12:41 AM by metolius | 2 comments »

Step of completion for the top 1 – tail vise install2 – plane stop install 2 – alignment and bolting down3 – final oiling The tail vise is a rockler 9 inch vise. I described the initial fitting in an earlier blog entry in this series. I delayed installing it until the V-twin vise was installed and fitted because this vise is heavy and I needed to move the top around a bit for for fitting the V-twin. Its held by 4×3/8 carriage bolts through the top and a 3/...

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Shop stuff #207: Building a new outfeed table

04-03-2021 01:27 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Temporary….anything not meant to last. What is temporary? Well, everything if you wait long enough. But sometimes you just have to decide that “for now” is over and that’s usually when you’re tired of the compromises in your quick fix. That’s what happened to my table saw outfeed and now it’s time to remedy that situation.

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Milling Lumber from Arizona Residental Trees #5: Moving logs and new destinations on what I am milling. Opps No Russian Olive.

04-02-2021 03:11 PM by azwoodworker | 1 comment »

So my friend who’s a rigger stopped by to give me advice today on moving the logs around and it was simple. I need to use my winch set up that used to be on my trailer and cut out the dolly idea and just pull the log over to the 1-ton winch and I will also get another at Harbor Freight. (I know harbor freight but for 49 dollars it is worth it. I would never rig anything with any importance with it like Truss or anyone over something live. The one-ton is actually a 1/2 ton per the rigg...

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Milling Lumber from Arizona Residental Trees #4: Beautiful Mulberry bookmatched 2 in slabs cherry on a otherwise tough day.

04-01-2021 12:31 PM by azwoodworker | 2 comments »

Only one tree milled today. These logs are massively heavy to move about and now that Milling is going well. 7 to 10 minutes per cut, need to better work out moving and turning the logs. This Mulberry was heavy to the last cut. Milling on the ground is not good for my back nor best for the process, however, getting the logs up onto my Truss carriage took hours to do and move the carriage into a position where I mill. Might be time to really think out log moving as based on just mi...

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Milling Lumber from Arizona Residental Trees #3: Russian Olive and Mesquite have similar bark

03-29-2021 01:22 PM by azwoodworker | 3 comments »

Slabbed into First Russian olive or what I thought was Russian olive and was excited until I got to the next log of Russian olive and realized that what I had was Mesquite in the first log. OH well. I got all four cuts on the Russian olive to be straight and flat. The system is working well. Logs still unwieldy in moving. Did 1 1/2 logs today. Mesquite not straight but this would be good behind the couch or hall table.

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Renovating A Delta 34 410 Contractor Table Saw

03-28-2021 11:27 AM by Madoc | 0 comments »

Hello all! Kicking things off here with the renovation of the Delta 34 410 Contractor Table Saw I just picked up on Craig’s List. Cleaning it up will be the first order of business. Unsticking the blade angle gearing is part of that. The gearing can get to 45 degrees but only with lotsa torqueing it once past 30 degrees or so. That’s not right so I gotta dig in to the guts of it. Once cleaned up I’ll be checking its runout and making changes from there. I̵...

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Recycle a few scraps #2: Time for a PIP?

03-23-2021 05:24 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Been distracted the last few days…..working on building a metal shed out in the backyard….about the only wood working THAT involved…. Was cutting a couple 2×6 x 10’ treated planks down to 81-1/2” lengths….to go with the other 2×6 x 10’ planks for the base of the shed….Disston D-112, 26”, 7ppi…1927 saw… Managed to get the Cutting Board of of the clamps….sanded and planed smooth….a small can of varnish...

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