Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'repair'

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How to Properly Repair a Wobbly Chair

04-12-2019 12:51 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I do a lot of chair repairs, so I thought I would share some knowledge from my experience on how to take apart and glue up a wobbly chair properly

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Pedestal Table Leg Repair with Vector Clamping

04-05-2019 09:29 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

Have you ever used “vector clamping”? In a recent table leg repair, I didn’t have anywhere to secure the clamps because the table legs were curved. I made up a caul to apply even clamping pressure exactly where I needed it. I cover this in a video showing the repair process. Let me know what you think with a comment. Thanks, Scott.

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How to Remove Broken Dowels

03-28-2019 11:28 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

In the past I’ve struggled to remove dowels, but in time, I’ve developed a few techniques. I thought I would share them in a video for others to use. Let me know what you think

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Having a win with a broken thicknesser

06-08-2018 08:34 AM by Woodworkingbythebay | 2 comments »!! About 3 weeks ago a purchased a second hand Ryobi thicknesser (one of the green ones) model RAP1500G from a bloke who said it hadn’t done much work. Unfortunatly for him when he tried to give me a demonstration the drive belt perished and the high adjustment sounded like a broken coffee grinder. I ended up buying it for a heavily discounted price of $75. Here in Australia these planers retail for $549 so ...

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Can You Fix This?

04-20-2018 01:25 AM by Kelster58 | 29 comments »

I teach Industrial Arts at a small school in Pennsylvania. We have a wood shop teacher, a metal shop teacher, and I teach Computer-Aided Design. We try to have students begin their projects in the CAD lab and then take their plans to the shop for fabrication after they have planned and done some problem solving in the CAD lab. I also teach safety and introduce hand tools to all the 8th graders in my school. My 8th grade students get to use some tools and the drill press to make a car powe...

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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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Adventures in Lutherie #15: Methusela

02-07-2018 06:48 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I resurrected this 1/2 size violin that I pulled from our bone pile. It just needed everything aside from the scroll, neck, fingerboard, and body. I scavenged parts from our used items, including a set of strings.

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Motivation for a bandsaw tune-up

12-26-2017 12:21 AM by WhattheChuck | 6 comments »

LJ Gang— I’ve been doing a bandsaw tune-up, and thought I’d post the end result to motivate folks that might have been putting this off. Uh, like yours truly. These are a test dovetail corner I cut to see how it all worked out. And here is a 7.5” resaw veneer I also managed to make. Pretty awesome! This bedeviled me forever—the ability to do this. What did I do? 1. Changed both top and bottom bearings ($80)2. Added an aftermarket Kreg fen...

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A Twist on The Wood Whisperer Crosscut Sled Slot Repair

10-17-2017 05:14 PM by Rich | 3 comments »

I needed to repair the slot on my crosscut sled (actually three of them) after aligning my table saw. The blade widened the slot enough that the zero-clearance feature of them was gone. I decided to give The Wood Whisperer's epoxy fix a try. After doing the first sled, a small parts one I wouldn’t mind re-making if this screwed up, I found that the bottom of the slot was perfect because the tape held the epoxy perfectly level, while the cleanup on the top surface (where the boards ...

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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