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Flat Edge from Wonky Boards

01-23-2018 05:24 AM by IantheTinker | 2 comments »

I have a few pieces of oak that are roughly 3×4” and 5’ long. The are well seasoned and have lots of twist and bend in them. I wanted to cut them down and use them as trim in some upcoming projects. My method for doing this was to clamp a straight edge to them and make passes with a circular saw, gradually getting deeper each time. My blade couldn’t cut deep enough so I would the flip it on it’s side, set up the straight edge and cut along just deep enough to reach the end of my previous...

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Hand Tool Shootout | Preparing Rough Sawn Lumber by Hand vs. the Machines

05-20-2017 06:06 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

My usual routine is somewhat hybrid, I typically do the bulk of the removal of material with the jointer and planer, then square it up at my cross cut sled, and finally remove the scallops from the planer with a smoothing plane, and shoot the ends to final dimensions to fit. But for the purpose of demonstration, I prepared these two overly dry (20 years in a barn) air dried Walnut by hand and then with my machines to see how long each process took. End of the day 7 minutes with the machin...

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Shop Made Square

08-04-2013 03:38 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 8 comments »

I’ve had a hard time drawing lines across some 2×10’s recently. I made my own square out of wood. I don’t know if it will stay true, so this is a test. Please comment if you’ve made an all wooden square and let me know your outcomes. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

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Spline Cutting Jig

12-31-2011 09:10 PM by Karson | 18 comments »

I have seen a few spline cutting jigs here on LumberJocks. I was trying to think how I would use such a jig. I ran across some Freud blades for a skill type saw that are 7 1/4 wide and 1/16” thick. They were made for the battery skill saws where you don’t have a lot of power. So I decided to put that blade on my table saw. I measured the max cutting height with that blade and it’s 1 5/8” so I knew that if I used 3/4” ply for the base and depending how I ...

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