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Workshop operational tips. #18: Scrollsaw Ease for Arthritic Knuckles...

02-15-2020 10:31 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, Another plagiarised idea expanded, though I cannot find the offering, I believe Steve Good had a hand in it somewhere. I was sick and tired of having arthur gnaw at my knuckles every time I tried to swing my Excalibur (scroll saw) in a deftly duel with a lance (piece of wood). I initially purchased a set of these round knobs for my Excalibur scroll saw, to facilitate my grip, only to find them not that much better than the original ones for the final tightening of ...

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Curiosity made me do it #3: Harbor Freight Coupons? Come and get them:

02-01-2020 04:25 AM by CaptainKlutz | 2 comments »

Don’t know where to stick, so here it is: If you need Harbor Freight coupons, check out this user supported Harbor Freight Coupon Database: https://www.hfqpdb.com/ Can search any/all coupons available from Harbor Freight.Really nice when you want a free tape measure, and you get in mail is free flashlight. :-) They even have an app for your phone!So you can sit in a favorite reading spot and search coupons for your next trip. Then store a shopping list of coupons in your sav...

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Foot Stool #1: The Top

07-10-2019 08:34 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi all, I have been asked by my wife to make her a small foot stool and I had some hardwood offcuts floating around so here it is.The off cuts were in the shape of a triangle so I used a gum leaf as a template to make a cut out design before joining the two pieces and carved in a section for some gum nuts which I will fill with epoxy.I just brought some Record carving tools so I thought I would it would be nice give the edges a bit of scolloping so I tried my hand at that, I like the look ...

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Curiosity made me do it #2: Used Power Tool pricing (AKA Is this tool a good deal?)

05-24-2019 12:43 AM by CaptainKlutz | 1 comment »

There are hundreds of threads with folks asking about used tool pricing. Getting tired of posting same information over and over in threads, so decided to list all here:What is Great price on used tool?What is Good price on used tool?What is Fair price on a used tool? All these are hard to answer. Let’s discuss some areas that impact tool pricing. Condition:Condition is important. Every tool is unique in the use/abuse, maintenance, and/or refurbishment; that defines the cond...

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Toy build #1: Tow trucks from scraps

04-02-2019 03:42 PM by ralbuck | 3 comments »

Hi All the link is to all the pictures that I took while building 4 toy tow trucks from the scraps around the shop and the firewood plie. https://transfernow.net/17k2i1k6e4jt There are a lot of pictures here; but they do have a preview. Anyone wanting any more information; please email me and I will happily provide it. As always ideas and suggestions always appreciated Thanks.

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Plans #2: Gatto Plans truck build

03-13-2019 01:12 PM by GaryCN | 13 comments »

working on the Gatto Plans Dump truck

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Foley Belsaw 435 Scroll Saw base upgrade

03-11-2019 12:04 AM by That_Weird_Uncle | 0 comments »

I picked up a late 80’s Belsaw scroll saw for 50 bucks on craigslist. I lost my before pic so i nabbed this one just so you can see the base. My saw needed some electrical work the hosing was cracked and i like to add a modular momentary switch socket so you can simply plug a footswitch into it and go if you want to use that instead of an on/off switch. Ill be doing a seperate update on the saw refurb. The other big gripe i had with this saw was the base is made of two large piec...

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Adding LED Lights to Your Tools

02-11-2019 07:13 PM by Matt Snyder | 7 comments »

Having good focused lights is essential on many tools and often your shop lights just don’t cut it. Adding an LED light on an adjustable neck is cheap and easy and, with a little modification, you won’t have to use up any more outlets. I bought four of these lights on Amazon for $10 each They have a magnetic base so they can attach to your tools and give you the light you need where you need it. Modifying them to use your tool’s power is fairly simple. First cut off the plug a...

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Heron intarsia #1: Heron (Day 1)

12-21-2018 06:34 PM by Woodenmadedesigns | 1 comment »

A little late to start a Xmas present but there were too many other projects getting in the way. This may end up being a Valentines present by the time I’m finished but I’m sure my wife will understand. Credit to Judy Roberts for the plans. I just started this today and will hopefully post regularly as progress is made. Thanks in advance for your comments.

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How I made #11: Floor Lamp with LED Light

10-26-2018 12:23 PM by WoodenWorldDenic | 6 comments »

It all started by asking myself how to use a walnut board with a natural edge, which left from some other project. I wanted to put a plexiglas between two such boards, but I later changed my mind and decided to use only one board, because it seemed visually to me more tempting. For the light source I used a LED strip that illuminates the side of the plexiglass, giving an interesting visual effect. The ability to adjust the intensity and color of the light is convenient for obtaining the appro...

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