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New Woodturning Experience - the Good and Bad

05-17-2022 09:14 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I’ve put together a video of my first woodturning commission. This was a challenging project when I was newer to wood turning. Now that I’m more skilled, I’m sharing this video with tips on what not to do. There’s a mix of stain matching, finishing, layout, and turning in this video. I hope you enjoy it. Link to Video—>

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My Old Adirondack Chairs #3: Going to build Adirondack Chairs #19 and #20

05-13-2022 11:09 PM by oldguy2 | 2 comments »

Raise you hand you don’t like to sit in an Adirondack Chair ?? Please read on….And its time to get to the Shop and use Woodsmith plans issue #69 Adirondack Chair, Settee and Table on the cover.And I have the patterns on hardboard and paneling for the leg and arm, so the first steps were much faster now. Also I was able to make the arm support on card stock, and later I will make on cardboard ( thats anything I get my hands on about 10 inch by 26 inch, even a cereal ...

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A Spear and Jackson Mystery solved.

05-12-2022 04:52 PM by jonoseph | 3 comments »

I have an old Spear and Jackson smoother plane that had spells of working perfectly and then defying all my efforts to make it work . One problem was the depth adjuster would run into the back of the frog and the blade was still sticking out . The previous owner had the same problem as the brass adjuster was worn around the edges . If you are used to Stanley planes it remains a mystery . The solution comes when you adjust the frog which slides upwards as you move it back . Very like a Bedro...

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Better Shop Series #7: ULTIMATE Small Shop Dust Collection [TESTED]

05-12-2022 04:02 PM by TimberBiscuit | 4 comments »

Dust collection is super important in any woodshop. And I recently upgraded my smaller dust collection system. After getting it set up, I compared it’s performance to what I was using prior, a 14 gallon drum, a 5 gallon bucket, and a shop vac. Let me tell you, some of the results may shock you. Essentially, we are looking for a combination of hoses, vacuums, and cyclones that will most efficiently remove dust. In other words, which one will lose the least amount of CFM. I had high hopes fo...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #10: Drawer build, part 1

05-08-2022 05:28 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had aGulley-washer roll through…which sometimes means… That the Dungeon Creek will rise…this is also where the table base was sitting. Yep, Got it’s feet wet. Removed all the clamps, set the top and the base on the tablesaw, for now..Tried the drawer front for size…not quite…needed jointed down a bit.. As there was a “high spot” in the middle… High spot is now on the floor…test the fit, again.. I think that will do....

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #8: Mortises, lots of them

05-04-2022 08:57 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

I guess the socket a dovetail’s tail goes into could also be called mortise? Lunch was going to be way late, DoorDash foul-up….spent 2 hours in the shop, today….mainly beating on chisels, and trying to get saws to work… Had 2 sticks to work on….once they were cut down to the correct length… One will get stubby little tenons on each end…the other will get dovetail “tails” on each end After trying the bandsaw to see how well it cut...

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A Shaker Style Table, 2022 version #5: Working on that top

05-02-2022 02:32 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

When last seen, it was just 4 planks glued up.. Time has come to clean it up…and trim it down to size… Between a coarse belt on the sander, and this Stanley No. 6c….goal was to clean off the dried glue lines, and level a few ridges…Then trim one end square.. If I can’t take this to the tablesaw….a vintage saw and the rip fence can be used, instead…, the other end Had a blank for the bread board ends…was too short, but will help...

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How to Repair and Restore a Broken Antique Chair

04-25-2022 11:40 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

Here’s a special in-depth video about how to restore a broken antique chair. I show this project from start to finish and share various techniques along the way. From staining and finishing to woodturning and fitting replacement parts, you will be sure to learn a few new things. I’ve also included a sneak peak into an invention I’ve been working on for the past 3 years. Check it out! Video link—>

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Shop Tips & Tricks #30: Shop Tips and Tricks #27-B (Stop wasting paint!)

04-24-2022 08:19 PM by GnarlyErik | 4 comments »

As a child of a child of the Great Depression, I have a deeply ingrained respect for conservation of resources. I save the smallest bit of usable wood for example, never throw nails away after pulling any, sweep up my sanding dust for glue filler/expander and all sorts of things like that. Maybe I do go overboard with it, but the fact is I simply cannot bear to see anything go to waste. One thing which has always annoyed me is that it is next to impossible to use all the paint out of a ...

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A Shaker Table, 2022 version #8: Clean ups, details, assembly..

04-14-2022 02:50 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And maybe a coat of shellac to seal it up? Late night laundry detail…worked on the top.. Getting it all cleaned up…bread board ends needed to be leveled with the top…added a pair of screws from the underside….near the center line…gaps filled in…sanded smooth…let this sit until morning.. Need the bench cleaned off! So. a few tools had to get put away.. This needed to go back upstairs, and the battery into it’s charger.. This can...

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