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Building a Benchtop Shave Horse

04-04-2020 01:45 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Last weekend I shared a video on making a spokeshave holder. This weekend, you can see my shave horse build. I have a small workshop, so I use a benchtop shave horse that works just as well as a traditional shave horse, but it doesn’t take up a lot of space in the shop. YouTube video – https://youtu.be/qz09xpYA6g8 Plans are available at https://homeimprovementwoodworking.square.site

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Radial Arm Saw Upgrade

03-31-2020 05:54 PM by JimChrisawn | 0 comments »

Hello allI apologize for being away so long. I have had a really bad time of it with my health. (A hiking accident that ended with a broken neck and later Three heart attacks) Making it back though and wanted to share a recent project that might be of some interest. I bought a DeWalt 7790 12” Type 9 Radial Arm Saw recently at a school auction(10.00). Needless to say it needed some TLC. Mostly cosmetic, however the table was junk and needed replaced. I build a Mr Sawdust table to for ...

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Wood Plug Tips

03-21-2020 12:44 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I recently repaired a hutch with dozens of wood plugs to remove. I put a video together all about wood plugs, or Bungs as they’re referred to in the shipbuilding industry. I show how to make your own wood plugs and how to properly trim them down. https://youtu.be/BeKOu7ng-HE

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small workshop ideas #12: More than you think in a Shed Shop..ccnt.AZ

03-17-2020 03:42 PM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

Spring Break and Thanks for the Extra Shop time. So more to unpack from our move here at New Years. How much can an 8×16 Shop take? I am enjoying every minute of get all i use into this space. Only some extra in the garage. I raised the 8 ft. wall shelf up, 5 inches its 12 in wide to get boxes inside it. and still not used well the space underneath. I added shelves 8 inch wide above the workbench…its on wheels..so not losing bench workspace but most proj...

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Making Wood Replacement Parts

03-07-2020 10:36 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I recently had a customer bring me a chair to repair. It had a missing stretcher, but I didn’t worry about it since I added a lathe to my workshop last year. I also have a lot more confidence now in matching stain… and this one was spot on… the customer couldn’t pick out which stretcher I made for the chair. You can watch the process on my latest YouTube video. I make these videos to share my knowledge and teach others how to repair furniture. I hate to see woo...

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Mandocello build series #18: Gibson style Mandocello Full build

02-29-2020 01:34 AM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

over a year ago I started my florentine style Mandocello based on prints that I’ve presonnaly made. so to be accurate I’ve started this build when I started gathering information about this instrument, size, dimentions, scale length, pro and cons etc… so in reality, I’ve been working on this baby for over 4 years. well last week I’ve finally did the final setup and call it a wrap. I’ve just finished the editing on the full build and i’m happy to sh...

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Fixing a Broken Jigsaw

02-27-2020 10:20 AM by PeteCollin | 5 comments »

Hello All,One of my favorite, most used tools broke. It’s too old to find a part. So I engineered a fix, and it worked!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIIvYzwNsBk

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #110: Variable Thickness Anti-Racking Gadget

02-26-2020 01:29 PM by retired_guru | 8 comments »

I probably already posted this find a long time back. For those who are not inclined to sift through a hundred or more blog entries to find out, here it is again. It’s a cheap, very useful tip, and I think worth mentioning (~ again). —————- The end vice on my Harbor Freight Windsor workbench racks whenever I clamp a board off center in the jaws. I found (I can’t remember where) this easy to make gadget that works perfectly at eliminating rac...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #109: Using Drill Press Clamps in Workbench Dog Holes

02-26-2020 01:02 PM by retired_guru | 9 comments »

A while ago I was at a Harbor Freight store picking up some 6” F-clamps when I came across their Pittsburgh 9” Drill Press Locking Clamps. An idea came to mind, so I picked up two at the price of $8.99 each. Sure enough, when I got home and tried them out in the dog holes on my Harbor Freight Windsor workbench, they fit perfectly. I’ve recently drilled out the dog holes to the standard 3/4” size, and they still work just as well. Obviously, the threaded ends aren...

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Workshop operational tips. #18: Scrollsaw Ease for Arthritic Knuckles...

02-15-2020 10:31 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, Another plagiarised idea expanded, though I cannot find the offering, I believe Steve Good had a hand in it somewhere. I was sick and tired of having arthur gnaw at my knuckles every time I tried to swing my Excalibur (scroll saw) in a deftly duel with a lance (piece of wood). I initially purchased a set of these round knobs for my Excalibur scroll saw, to facilitate my grip, only to find them not that much better than the original ones for the final tightening of ...

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