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Hand Tool Display Wall

03-16-2020 01:36 AM by Jeff100 | 8 comments »

So is it just me or when I hear the words “self quarantine”, I also hear “Perfect time for a big shop project!!” I am in deperate need of a new tool wall. The last one was just a pallet hung up on the wall with screws and nails hanging what all i could fit. Well, as the collection of hand tools grows, the wall needed to get bigger and better organized. And so it begins, Here’s roughly what needs to get hung up, all in specially designated holders ...

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Coronavirus has hit me

03-09-2020 03:31 PM by Rearviewmirror | 8 comments »

No, I’m not infected. My wife wanted two pieces of old cheap furniture refurbished and painted in trendy colors. Not a problem! Sanded them down, and went to buy the painting materials. Spray paint was easy enough, as were drop cloths, gloves and tack cloths. Just needed something to protect my lungs. Orange store had…zero. The entire section was completely empty. Blue store had…3m refills. That’s fine, I’d gladly drop the money on a higher quality reu...

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Making Wood Replacement Parts

03-07-2020 10:36 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I recently had a customer bring me a chair to repair. It had a missing stretcher, but I didn’t worry about it since I added a lathe to my workshop last year. I also have a lot more confidence now in matching stain… and this one was spot on… the customer couldn’t pick out which stretcher I made for the chair. You can watch the process on my latest YouTube video. I make these videos to share my knowledge and teach others how to repair furniture. I hate to see woo...

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Fixing loose chair joints

10-12-2019 11:07 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I thought I’d share some knowledge on how to repair chairs properly. I’ve seen so many failed repairs, that I hope this helps people learn do fix chairs the right way. I’ve seen hot glue, screws, nails, and glue applied to the lip of joints – none of these work. I dedicated 20 minutes to show how to do this the right way. I include tips on glue, cleaning up joinery, clamping, and disassembly. I hope you find this educational. Scott https://youtu.be/XSVGLTpCMHo...

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Kerf-Mounted Corner Brackets for Legs - A Repair Story

10-05-2019 11:58 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I was familiar with leg brackets or kerf-mounted corner brackets or leg braces… they go by a few names. But when I had a piano bench brought to me by a customer, I was puzzled by what went wrong. These are normally bullet proof ways of connecting table legs to tables… so why did it fail? It turns out, someone had repaired this before, likely several times. I had to undo the mess by re-milling a part and properly gluging it in place… I’m surprised how many people ...

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How to replace a broken chair leg?

09-21-2019 01:20 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I had a customer bring me back a broken chair that I had already repaired. At first my heart stopped thinking I had failed my customer. Upon inspection, the chair leg broke in a different spot… the solution… build a new chair leg. I’m sharing this video to show you how to replace a broken chair leg. I hope you find it useful. https://youtu.be/ckUcecfQRb8

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Fixing my obsolete ryobi miter saw blade guard

08-19-2019 01:08 PM by moco27 | 0 comments »

I’ve been using an old ryobi ts1340 10 inch miter saw for years. It’s lightweight and dependable. I had a friend of mine try and change the blade while I was working on the roof. He didn’t know what he was doing and took things apart that shouldn’t have been apart for a blade change. He didn’t get it back together right, made a cut and cut off the bottom half of my blade guard. The saw was dangerous even after the guard was properly placed on the saw since...

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Fixing my obsolete ryobi miter saw blade guard

08-19-2019 01:08 PM by moco27 | 0 comments »

I’ve been using an old ryobi ts1340 10 inch miter saw for years. It’s lightweight and dependable. I had a friend of mine try and change the blade while I was working on the roof. He didn’t know what he was doing and took things apart that shouldn’t have been apart for a blade change. He didn’t get it back together right, made a cut and cut off the bottom half of my blade guard. The saw was dangerous even after the guard was properly placed on the saw since...

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Mitre Box, a rehab story #4: Finally...done

08-07-2019 01:38 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Ok..turned the frame over, cleaned out around where the King bolt’s threads come up through….and soaked those for a day….Knee rehab was rough…came home and took a nap…..Next morning,,,tried again….hmmm,getting fed up….grabbed the hammer, and hit right on the head of that bolt, 6-8 times. Had to drive the tip of the BIG screwdriver into the slot, added a pair of visegrips to assist…Uuuuummpf With a loud ” Creeack” bolt came loose...

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Mitre Box, a rehab story #3: New wheel, still soaking

08-05-2019 11:35 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

New wheel was installed, and put to work.. PITA to change out. Plastic tub for parts was brought down to the shop.. got the stock rests all cleaned up, and shiny…which left two pointy screws to do.. Called stock holders, they have a pointy end, that will grip a board into place, while you saw away..Into the tub these go. The 2 catches from the tops of the guide assemblies, are cleaned up, and re-installed, they also have a patent date stamped into them “10-5-09”...

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