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Better Shop Series #6: Who Said These Aren't Woodworking Tools?!

04-28-2022 04:02 PM by TimberBiscuit | 0 comments »

Who doesn’t love new woodworking tools? Not all tools are made equal, but I bet you haven’t tried all of these tools yet. Check out the tools I use in my woodshop that were not made to be woodworking tools but are great to use in the workshop. Think along the lines of blue painter’s tape, which you see me use in every video, and it is a versatile tool to keep around. I also love these tools because they don’t break the bank, and you probably already have many of them l...

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Blog Post Index #2: New Blog Index #2

11-03-2019 01:29 AM by htl | 5 comments »

New index page.I’ve seen the need to build a new index as I’ve added quite a few new projects so hope this is helpful. Start here with a step by step of how a scratch build model is made.https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/117561Many of these links cover more than one page so be sure to hit the next link to check out the next page in the blog. There is a hundred ways to do any thing but this is what I used at the time with what tools and knowledge I had at the time.Be sure ...

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PigSty productions shop tips and hacks.

10-19-2018 09:20 AM by revieck | 0 comments »

https://youtu.be/zwC96wX-PsY In this video, I share some shop tips, to make work a little easier.

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Five Projects to Help Kids Learn the Craft of Nailing

07-25-2017 11:09 PM by Jack McKee | 2 comments »

Looking back at the first year I taught woodworking my main mistakes were making projects too difficult and assuming kids could use tools, at least a little. Wrong. Most kids had never picked up a tool, and the ones who had really didn’t know how to use them. Nailing is a perfect example. Kids emphasize pounding, which is not surprising. They don’t pay attention to where the nails go. There was never a thought to drilling a pilot hole first (how would they know) and when they tried to nail ...

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small projects #2: A week of Learning from mistakes

05-15-2017 08:41 PM by oldguy2 | 5 comments »

And how many projects break in one week? I am up to three. The dog ramp had been ok ( that’s not the dog opinion of course ) but as things worsened the old dog needed it more so the lever action of the support leg just ripped away and down went the dog and the boards. Lucky it was at home and no injury. My design hmmm. Now just a small rubbermaid step and she does great. I had to lead her up the ramp anyways. The trash can lid was next and made from 2×2 was not h...

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Need Some Expertise and/or Tips and Tricks. - Stabilizing

04-08-2017 08:21 PM by SawMueller | 1 comment »

As the pictures show, I have some gorgeous wild olive wood in desperate need of stabilization before it can be used. The 3rd picture (darker color) is a thin piece I’ve soaked in minwax wood hardener. The results were less than inspiring, as the wood is still quite soft and flexible. Please help me give this beautiful wood a chance at becoming a project! Sizes of the pieces range from 2×4x2 all the way up to 8”-10” diameter x 14” tall.

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A Day in my Summer woodworking class

02-19-2017 05:58 PM by Jack McKee | 4 comments »

A Day in my Summer Shop Class Below are three pictures of the shop I used for 20 years. The first is on the left of the shop as you are looking into the garage/shop, then center, and right. I liked having the space open to the outdoors. You may notice the steam engine on the table in the first picture. When I started teaching I was doing a science class and a woodworking class. The kids from the science class saw the woodwoking and said, “we want to do that.” And the woodworking...

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Video: Chip Carve Smooth Curves & how to avoid chip out

01-04-2017 02:20 PM by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

I hope you learn something by watching this video!

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Making all wood folding knives #1: The first twelve parts

04-27-2016 11:53 PM by poospleasures | 6 comments »

Several of you have asked for instruction for making the all wood folding knives I,ve been doing for a number of years. Hope I can give that instruction through this blog series. If to many get fed-up with this please let me know to stop. Starting today 4/27/16 we will begin. It would probably be a good idea to have a folding pocket knife handy to be able to look to see the pieces we are talking about. I will be making three knives at this time. #1 is choosing the material. You can make the ...

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What to look for when purchasing a great table saw

11-13-2014 01:53 PM by PowerToolsPlanet | 0 comments »

One of the many pieces of equipment that you’ll want to buy as a homeowner, no matter how long you’ve owned your home, is that of a table saw. At first glance you may not know what to do with one of these, but if you sit down and think about it, you could use it for a wide number of projects. In fact, millions of projects become possible if you simply have this in place. From cutting, sanding, and a variety of other little things, you could have a great deal of power in your garage if you sim...

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