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Moravian Workbench #12: Tool Storage

06-20-2020 01:26 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

Although this Moravian workbench is meant to be portable so it can go to a job site, it also can serve as a dedicated workbench in your shop. It is incredibly sturdy and the splayed out legs really resist racking. I plan to use mine as a dedicated shop workbench, although, I may take it to a job site if I am helping friends and family with a special carpentry project. So I made the drawer and shelf so as to be removable to maintain the portability. I am partial to keeping a set of tools...

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Norris A5 Restoration

12-05-2019 11:35 PM by Brit | 21 comments »

After looking for many years and losing many auctions, I finally won a Norris A5 smoother for a reasonable price. I knew it needed a lot of work, but at least it looked doable. It turned out to be a rollercoaster ride with a number of heart-stopping moments. Here are the seller’s pics (not the clearest photos) so you can see what I started out with. Once I hade it in my possession, the first thing I did was clean the wood with 0000 steel wool and Liber...

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DIY Pry Bar Storage

10-09-2019 06:30 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

This storage solution is very simple and easy to make. It can be adopted for lathe tools, screw drivers, and basically any tools that is longer and skinny. Best part about this project is that is can be made from scrap and is mobile is made with the french cleat system like I did. Check out the video and hit that subscribe button. View on YouTube

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One Car Garage Shop Tour

05-02-2019 03:52 PM by Not Here | 1 comment »

I recently moved from Virginia to Oklahoma and am beginning to set up my shop in the 3rd bay of a 3 car garage. Here is a video of what I have so far. Let me know what you think. https://youtu.be/YCotMv07h5o

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Shop jigs #1: Wheel making jig number 3

10-14-2018 03:37 AM by htl | 13 comments »

This is wheel jig number 3. Make sure your eyes are rested and you have your reading glasses handy it’s a long one. Here’s the kind a wheels I can make with this jig. I seem to never quit finding I need to adjust my jig for different sized wheels, and have been building more modern cars that use small wheels even though they are not small models.The case in point was my last build a Mustang, I blow up the plans to be twice as big and the wheels were still under 2̶...

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How I decide if I need to buy more tools or not

08-08-2018 09:42 PM by Out_In_The_Shop | 8 comments »

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Table saw bogging down

07-25-2018 08:36 PM by chadham | 2 comments »

Howdy, I’ve got a Rockwell 12/14 tablesaw. Great saw, but I just swapped out a temporary 5HP motor that was on it to a 7.5 HP. After I made the switch I powered it on to run a test rip on it with some 8/4 stock. And it didn’t make it past 2” before bogging down. Strange for a 7.5hp motor. And thoughts?? Thanks in advance

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Shop Thoughts

04-02-2018 08:55 PM by IantheTinker | 4 comments »

Recently I have not been spending as much time in my shop as I used to. I have no great reason for this other than I had already finished my box for the 2018 Boxswap and I hadn’t gotten around to starting a project that I find a tad bit intimidating (mostly because I attempted the project once before and botched it a good bit). However, I began the project the other day and have found success thus far, so I am feeling good. I am also wanting to try a project I found in the Small Shop magaz...

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Tools #1: 18th Century Striking Knife

03-22-2018 07:35 PM by ElroyD | 6 comments »

One of my long-term goals as a wood worker is to create an 18th Century shop for myself. One of my other hobbies is reenacting, where I take part in events replicating and remembering life during the American War of Independence. Specifically, I belong to a unit that bases our impression on the men that lived and fought in and around the Lake Champlain region of Vermont/New York during the year 1777. In addition to battle reenactments, we also occasionally do “lifestyles” event...

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More tools in the shop #2: New Additions and Wiring for new machinery

03-02-2018 11:30 PM by Plasmon360 | 0 comments »

Before reading some of the electrical work I wrote in this article, please note that I am not an electrician and have no suggestions to anyone. This post is to document my experience and is not a “how to” post. As stated in my last post, I acquired a table saw (unisaw) which turned out to be a great deal. Following that I also got a heavy duty chisel mortiser, planer, and jointer from the same seller (they seem to be a good deal). I will write about them in detail in later post...

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