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Lighting for Wood Cabinets in My Jack Daniel's Bar

04-10-2021 03:40 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Cabinet lighting for wood cabinets can be challenging, especially when there are wood shelves. See how to light up a cabinet with wood shelves to provide a nice glow. I also give a tour of my Jack Daniel’s themed bar, which might give you ideas for building your own bar. Video Link—> The existing cabinet lighting in my bar display cabinets have failed so I’m replacing them. About 15 years ago I installed LED rope lights, which were a...

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Shop stuff #207: Building a new outfeed table

04-03-2021 01:27 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Temporary….anything not meant to last. What is temporary? Well, everything if you wait long enough. But sometimes you just have to decide that “for now” is over and that’s usually when you’re tired of the compromises in your quick fix. That’s what happened to my table saw outfeed and now it’s time to remedy that situation.

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Chisel Rack - Super Simple Solution

03-28-2021 08:23 PM by Doug | 8 comments »

Hello everyone, I don’t know about you, but, when I need to solve a problem I look for a simple practical solution. The problem: how to store my chisels so they would be easily accessible. The solution: a small tray and a couple of drywall screws. I attached the tray to the wall. And then simply slid my chisels into the slots of the tray. It was that simple! I could have made a proper chisel rack and I still might but like I say in the video I’m a l...

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Hi I would like to introduce myself

03-18-2021 11:55 AM by MarvelWoods | 7 comments »

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I am excited to join this forum. Besides my “about me” section of my profile I would like to see how of help to anyone who may be interested in the exotic woods that I have. As well as any questions that may arise about wood preparation. I own a top of the line vacuum wood kiln that was developed by Den Socling from PCS Vacuum Kilns. This has given much information about what it takes to dry wood in a heavily controlled environment and so forth. Don’t h...

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Lathe Tools

03-14-2021 01:43 AM by MrWolfe | 1 comment »

One of the coolest things about the lathe is the ability to turn handles for your tools. Here is a Swan Neck Hollowing tool I made the handle for on my Rikon 70/100 This is a cheap scraper that I reshaped for hollowing bowls. I will probably refine the shape and make the cutting part a bit smaller. And this is a texturing tool. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but it is an easy build and uses ball bearings, a rare earth magnet and some inexpensive 1/8” burrs I bou...

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A Project for March #5: Dovetail time

03-10-2021 05:57 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

First, I needed to lay out all the parts as to what goes where…. 2 sides, a back, a front and a drawer front….was trying to wrap the grain around all four sides, and even the front of the drawer…right side? Close? Left Side? A bit better….Single Brain Cell Sketch Up Plane decided there will be through dovetails on the corners, needed to get the toys out for that sort of thing.. Things to do layouts with, a saw, and a mallet to drive a few chisels… ...

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Lego Robotics Table

03-07-2021 08:33 PM by woodify | 2 comments »

We couldn’t get into the school and use their robotics tables this year because of COVID so we built a Lego robotics competition table in our basement.

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How to Make Wood Wedges and Shims Safely with Power Tools or Hand Tools

03-07-2021 06:02 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Here’s an instructional video on how to make wood wedges and shims. It also covers some unsafe practices I’ve seen on the Internet. Link to video—>

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Shop stuff #204: Fighting bad installation manuals

02-27-2021 03:05 AM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

I’m on a new project in our new home. This time I am installing a bathroom. It’s below grade and below the waste plumbing so I had to buy a very expensive macerating toilet with a pump on it to handle the waste water. With all the money these things cost you would think that they would have had someone with some technical writing skills to do the manual. But no, not these guys. A short gloss over of things is all they give you and even that is incomplete and vague. Join me a...

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Workshop operational tips. #31: Quick Eze (for threads) without antacid.

02-24-2021 03:04 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 4 comments »

Boys and Girls,When I need a quick ease I don’t mean antacid tablets... or even a booty call (hmm, better forgo the picture)… I’m referring to quick unthreading of lengthy threaded bolts using a quick release mechanism. I have two basic bits of equipment at my disposal, Rockler slip knobs (did a review on these). Push Button Nuts. Both can be viewed in this video.I use these predominantly on jigs, But can be used anywhere I need a quick one handed releas...

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