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Making parts #1: Liberty Bell nib

02-13-2020 12:43 AM by Dan Krager | 3 comments »

This is a little project that takes advantage of my new to me metalworking capabilities. A few pictures along the way to making some Liberty Bell nibs and nuts. Not only are these hard to come by, they were made in an era where standardization was very local. Even matching the average of a range of sizes measured to a best fit international standard doesn’t make the nibs and nuts, new and old, interchangeable. The short of this is that while a new nib or nut might be close, the fit to...

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Curiosity made me do it #3: Harbor Freight Coupons? Come and get them:

02-01-2020 04:25 AM by CaptainKlutz | 2 comments »

Don’t know where to stick, so here it is: If you need Harbor Freight coupons, check out this user supported Harbor Freight Coupon Database: https://www.hfqpdb.com/ Can search any/all coupons available from Harbor Freight.Really nice when you want a free tape measure, and you get in mail is free flashlight. :-) They even have an app for your phone!So you can sit in a favorite reading spot and search coupons for your next trip. Then store a shopping list of coupons in your sav...

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Cut List and Layout Diagram Resources #1: Sketchup, OpenCutList, and Workshop-Buddy.com - Three Tools that Ace the Optimization Process

01-29-2020 09:30 PM by Jerry | 7 comments »

If you’re like me, it’s always a challenge to get the most out of your wood, to find the perfect layout to only use what’s necessary to make your project. CutList for Sketchup has been around for a long time, but it’s never been ideal from my perspective. There is another extension for Sketchup called OpenCutList. It takes a little effort to learn how to use it and to configure it, but once you do, it’s like hitting that big red easy button. It generates a ...

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How to Get Free Hardwood - no cutting trees :)

01-28-2020 01:55 PM by Steve | 8 comments »

Lumber companies quietly throw away a ridiculous amount of wood every week. Why does no one know about this? How do you get some of it? See answers to both at Free Hardwood

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Workshop operational tips. #17: Cleaning a Cleaner.

01-28-2020 11:14 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, You may be wondering what this is all about, however, if you weren’t following the bouncing ball you may have arrived here before the drinks refreshment cart. For those that are now perplexed, may I suggest you peruse my blog about Stupid Ideas/Buys on Bricking up a house-vac. However, with this offering… You get to kill two birds with one stone... and by that I don’t mean a bloody big stone on two tiny little birds…You get, a Stupid Ideas/Buys instalment (elsewhere). ...

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Distributing Lumber

01-22-2020 11:42 PM by Will11 | 2 comments »

I have been milling redwood in Norther California for a while now. I have a large amount of stock but very few outlets for the lumber. I am wondering if anybody has experienced this before. If so, what type of cut did you find the most desirable and who did you distribute the wood to? Currently I sell to a fencing company and that has been a very good outlet. The only problem is that they insist on ConHeart clear lumber. I have usually some knots and sometimes sapwood but the wood is beaut...

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Small Shop build in AZ ( from moving it?) #11: Lets See it...What there?

01-20-2020 12:00 AM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

In the January day of sunshine I got going and put up all I could of the Rellectic insulation rolls and that made a difference. These photos were taken with the doors almost closed to stop the light from the west. On the 8 Ft. wall I have the wall bench not for building but tool setting and later behind this will be OSB painted white and a high shelf at 5ft the top header is at 6 ft. I have wire shelf for the material to keep an open look. I think from the door to the wall bench will ...

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Small Shop build in AZ ( from moving it?) #10: Lets See it...What there?

01-19-2020 02:20 PM by oldguy2 | 1 comment »

In the January day of sunshine I got going and put up all I could of the Rellectic insulation rolls and that made a difference. These photos were taken with the doors almost closed to stop the light from the west. On the 8 Ft. wall I have the wall bench not for building but tool setting and later behind this will be OSB painted white and a high shelf at 5ft the top header is at 6 ft. I have wire shelf for the material to keep an open look. I think from the door to the wall bench w...

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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #5: Painting with a Lathe.

01-08-2020 10:08 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 2 comments »

Boys and Girls, We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas of the past (so far)…. Created these ”buffing wheels” out of paint rollers to use on the lathe, The one at the front has some splattering of wax that took me minutes to distribute in patches. The other 2 have never seen any action. They were created for a Jet mini-l...

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Workshop operational tips. #16: Quick connect "Dusty" extraction.

01-08-2020 04:55 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 9 comments »

Boys and Girls, If you tend to share your 100mm diameter dust extraction between your machinery, you may find these 100mm DWV PVC Standard Pan Collar fitted at the action end of the hose handy. and just slip over the 100mm “machinery” outlet, You may need to “cheat”, When you start with a new one, You may need to use a bit of effort, but they will loosen up. Afterwards, even as they loosen up, the suction will keep them attaches as they ...

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