Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'speed'

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Work(shop) in Progress #17: Sharpening Station

10-28-2011 09:04 PM by PurpLev | 4 comments »

When I started working with bladed tools (chisels/planes/etc) I wanted a sharpening system that was on the cheap, small and storable and versatile. I chose to start with the scary sharp, and used sand papers from 100grit (rough shaping and cleaning nicked blades) to 2500 for final honing and green compound for touch ups. I added the Veritas MK-II honing guide and was using it for reshaping/resestting blades and honing them through the grits. While this method worked for the time I wanted s...

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NEW FEATURE: Sliding Comments To Speed Up LumberJocks Browsing

07-17-2010 02:00 PM by Martin Sojka | 45 comments »

I’m proud to announce one of the greatest LumberJocks upgrades ever. Technical and user experience implementation raises the bar again and it also solves quite a few site bottlenecks with ease. These bottlenecks were the main driving force behind this upgrade but I’m very excited with how this makes LJ easier and faster to use. It even brings sort of artificial intelligence to your browsing experience here. Hope you will find it a pleasure to use down the road too. So first let...

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Sketchup Resources #7: Another Joinery Plugin - Presenting M&T This time around

06-23-2010 03:45 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

Next in line, the WWX M&T Plugin is now officially available! I’m happy to finally bring this new plugin to a polished state. here is a quick preview of what the plugin looks like, and what it can do: The plugin is available here: WUDWORX plugins page Where you can also find a tutorial page which shows how to install, configure, and use the plugin. the Tutorial can be found here: WWX M&T Plugin Tutorial Page Special Thanks to Jojo and DaveR for providing feed...

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Updating my mini-lathe

09-29-2007 06:04 AM by Sawdust2 | 8 comments »

Going back a week or so I posted that I wanted to make my old Carba-Tec a variable speed lathe.I had contacted the manufacturer and they confirmed that to upgrade with a new motor would cost more and be less efficient than a new lathe.Another LJ pointed me to eBay where someone sold a variable speed device for between $19-24 plus shipping.Rockler wanted $34.98 for its variable speed plug.The old motor was 1/6 hp, 2.5 amps, 1725 rpm and 25 years old. So this is what my old buddy looked like...

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