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Shop stuff #161: Roubo vise completed

06-06-2019 04:07 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I built and installed the anti-racking device for the vise. I went kind of old school on it. It was easier than I thought. A couple of mortises, some holes and away we go. Now that the vise is functional it will soon be time to get into the final details of getting it all glued up and completed.

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Bill Kappel starting Maloof style rocking chair class #3: murkiness exposed about the Maloof rocker

06-03-2019 02:51 PM by bkap | 3 comments »

Some murkiness exposed about the construction of the Maloof style rocker by Bill Kappel Murkiness would be an operative word because a good deal of construction detail is not clearly stated or reviled about this style rocker. Even Sam Maloof did not give full details for some of the fowling; seat creation, leg joints, leg shaping, arm attachment, back-slat mounting, headrest and runners.I have placed an where new information has been inserted. I had an operation a short while back and du...

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Workshop operational tips. #5: Safety in the Shop #1: Go - No Go indicator for the Band Saw

05-30-2019 07:27 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 9 comments »

Boys and Girls, I got inspired by J’J’s handy hint in his blog Gauges in the Shop #1: Go - No Go gauge for Lathe Chuck and thought I might share this simplified indicator I use on my band saw. It consists of a hunk of red coloured MDF though you can paint it any colour if you are colour blind as long as it’s not invisible ink and manages to annoy the hell out of you when dangling in your sight, It is attached to the my tension handle of the BS, by twine throug...

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Gauges in the Shop #1: Go - No Go gauge for Lathe Chuck

05-28-2019 01:05 PM by Jim Jakosh | 10 comments »

I use this gauge a lot so I thought I’d share it with fellow Lumberjocks that turn on the lathe. I was is Quality Assurance for most of my working life and we had many of these attribute gauges in the shop to quickly tell if something is within acceptable range . They were typically hardened a ground steel gauges but this one is plastic and replaced the wood one I used for years. I have watched a lot of demonstrators putting a tenon or a mortise on a piece before loading it into a chuc...

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Chair Repair with Epoxy Glue & Vector Clamping

05-28-2019 01:50 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently repaired these unique chairs that don’t have stretchers. The construction demands solid joints and it took Epoxy glue and vector clamping to put these back together in working order. Here’s the video to watch the process:

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Curiosity made me do it #2: Used Power Tool pricing (AKA Is this tool a good deal?)

05-24-2019 12:43 AM by CaptainKlutz | 1 comment »

There are hundreds of threads with folks asking about used tool pricing. Getting tired of posting same information over and over in threads, so decided to list all here:What is Great price on used tool?What is Good price on used tool?What is Fair price on a used tool? All these are hard to answer. Let’s discuss some areas that impact tool pricing. Condition:Condition is important. Every tool is unique in the use/abuse, maintenance, and/or refurbishment; that defines the cond...

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How to Pull Brad Nails and Finishing Nails

05-17-2019 10:25 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 5 comments »

I thought I’d share some trade secrets about how to remove brad nails and finishing nails. These are a real challenge to pull out so I show 4 examples of how to pull out these nails to share some knowledge. I hope you find this helpful. Scott –

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Latest Q&A about the Mandocello build.

05-14-2019 10:43 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Since the early stages of building the Mandocello I have been adding Video Q&A to my YouTube Channel to allow the questions and answers to reach more people. At that point in time, My webpage was still far from it’s make over and this Blog was not in the back of my mind yet. But since there is a lot of information share in response to those great questions asked by the same people following this build, I thought this will fit right in with the tip and tricks Blog post. Some of the t...

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Have you heard of "vector clamping"?

05-11-2019 11:02 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 9 comments »

Vector Clamping is a new term I recently learned. When I clamp odd shapes, such as a pedestal table leg, there isn’t any natural way to clamp the parts. I make cauls using softwood to create a clamping surface so I get force applied in the right direction. I explain this and show 2 examples in this video to share how this works.

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Shop stuff #158: Roubo bench part 12...Veering away from tradition with the long stretchers

05-10-2019 12:14 PM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Back to the bench build. This time I am putting the long stretchers on the base. I am also taking the path less travelled and making the bench my own by doing the joinery a bit different. I wanted to continue on with making the bench my own creation, while still respecting the overall form and function. View on YouTube

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