Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tip'

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Easy Drawer Rebuild to Fix Ikea Style Drawer

05-30-2020 06:56 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

A customer brought me a broken drawer. It was made of particle board – not good for repairing. I made this video to show how to rebuild a drawer as simply as possible while still using reliable construction methods. The purpose of showing this is to encourage people to repair their broken furniture instead of throwing it I the landfill. I hope this is useful for a few people and may also help you learn how to build drawers for new furniture. Video link—>

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Shop stuff #189: Fancy root veggie bin part 3

05-23-2020 12:57 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Oh my! A lot of work to get very little done. Mistakes are made and not for the last time. Oh well, we work our way through them. This series contains measurements and descriptions and suggestions of alternate methods so you can build this thing yourself. It is a pretty long and detailed series, but I hope I am editing enough to make it entertaining. I think every woodworker will have experienced some errors in their work. I wanted to convey the same situation and not have this series ...

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How to Buy a Wood Lathe & Related Tools

05-17-2020 03:10 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently met with Mike Waldt, a Woodturner from the UK and we made a video together to provide advice about how to buy a wood lathe. This was our first time putting together a video where we have a discussion about tools, so let us know what you think so we can figure out if this is a useful format for viewers. Thanks. Scott Link to YouTube Video—>

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Workshop operational tips. #19: In a Tight Scrape.

05-14-2020 12:42 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 8 comments »

Boys and Girls, Just in case you find yourself in a tight spot, this little gizmo may get you out in a scrape. I needed a scraper small enough to scrape the inside of the windows of one of my model toys a while back, after finding that sandpaper was altering the general shape too much. I used the “normal” card scraper sharpening technique to prepare one of my paint scrapers.In operation on pine, walnut, hard maple,(actually that was a lie as I went and bought a new one to conve...

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Grinding jig #1: Build your own Tormek equivalent SVG-38 jig

05-10-2020 04:23 PM by Pheroz | 1 comment »

I am in the process of creating my own Worksharp sharpener. I have carved wood in the past, and wanted to improve my sharpening system. Presently I am using low, med, high diamond stones. In gathering the parts need for the DIY worksharp parts and in carving the Tormek jig SVG-38 was essential . I could purchase it, but my late dads voice kept bugging me ” ... have you tried it ”. So here I am venturing to the challenge of making my own SVG-38. I started of by designing...

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Shop stuff #188: Fancy root veggie bin part 2

05-08-2020 06:20 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Getting the side panels finished up. Also giving suggestions on alternative things you may want to do as I go along. Yup, it’s fancier than need be for its intended purpose, but hey, why not? I’m enjoying the process.

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Metal Bar Clamps

05-07-2020 06:11 PM by BuildItYourself | 1 comment »

HelloToday I would like to present how I made a clamps for the workshop.

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DIY circular saw guide

05-02-2020 01:09 AM by woodify | 1 comment »

Thanks to social distancing I was not able to help the home center employee measure the cuts for my 6 sheets of plywood. Instead of risking the employee making inaccurate cuts I took them home whole. I made a circular saw guide to help make accurate cuts. I should have made one years ago. It’s much easier than using a straight edge with a circular saw.

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Don't Do This - Bad Woodworking Repair!

04-26-2020 04:33 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I’ve heard it many times… what separates a bad woodworker from a good woodworker is how well they hide their mistakes. Repairing furniture is a great way to learn how to hide woodworking mistakes. I just published a YouTube video showing a bad furniture repair, how to take it apart, and how to fix it. Here’s the before and after photos. Link to Video—>

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Best way to sell Walnut, oak, and honey locust slabs?

04-24-2020 08:38 PM by MitchellM4 | 5 comments »

I had a good amount of wood milled in January. I have some time to do woodworking but not enough to get to all the wood that I have. I have black walnut, oak, and honey locust slabs. I am just wondering what the best way to sell it is so I don’t let it go to waste. I am located in Nebraska. Sorry if a post like this is not allowed. Thanks in advance!

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