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Forge table #3: Cleaning up the top

10-06-2020 05:04 PM by Dave Polaschek | 14 comments »

This morning I decided it was time to get the top of the table a little closer to done. I started by sawing off the excess on the ends. Next up was scrubbing across the grain to even out the slight undulations where I had clamped the board together. Forgot to take a photo. Oops! Once that was done, I started drilling the holes for the legs. I want them to go through the center of the battens, about two inches from the edge of the table. They’re going to be straight vertical, with so...

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Forge table #1: Oak top

10-04-2020 07:21 PM by Dave Polaschek | 15 comments »

I bought a little forge for the shop, and it arrived last week. Hoping to use it for the knife swap that’s just begun. One of the things I’m short on in my shop is flat surfaces, so I decided to build a little table for the forge and associated tools to sit on (the anvil will hopefully get a stump). I dug through the pile of wood, and found a chunk of 7/4 oak, already planed smooth (so 1½ inches thick), that’s 6½ inches wide and 4 feet long. I decided a table top 16×18 inches or so...

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Odds 'N' Ends #5: Clean Tools are Happy Tools

01-26-2016 08:29 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

It is a good idea to clean your blades every once in a while. I try to do it every 6 months or so, unless it needs to happen sooner. We had a rare winter rainstorm and it blew open my workshop doors, drenching everything, so I also cleaned the rust off of my cast iron tabletops. Enjoy! Clean Your Tools!

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Dave Plays with Wood Turning #3: Playing with a Top

12-09-2015 01:36 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I do not own an actual lathe, but I lashed together something some months ago to play with [link]. With Christmas approaching and no idea for my nephew, it occurred to me that a top might be a good gift. I well remember and have rewatched Steve Ramsey’s video where his lathe gave him a hard time when he was trying to make a top. I decided that maybe, just maybe I could manage to make one with my improvised wood turning device. [Below] I glued up four pieces of 3/4 in. oak to make the...

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Fliptop Tool Stand Video

10-01-2015 05:16 PM by GodofBiscuits | 6 comments »

I created a video showing the construction of a Fliptop Tool Stand I built for my planer and oscillating spindle sander. My shop, like so many others is inside a small two car garage with some days feels like a one car garage. Space is not something I have a lot of and because the house I live in is a rental and only temporary, I can’t build cabinets like I’d like and or don’t want to put in the effort to build something that I’ll just have to remove and take apart whe...

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Easy DIY Wooden Kitchen Countertop

05-15-2015 08:27 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Redoing little parts of our house, we decided to do an ebony stained wooden counter top. After removing the counter, the pieces were cut individually. They were all glued on. A 1 1/2”x3/4” piece of pine was nailed to the front edge of the counter to give it a thicker look. Stain was then applied after some sanding and filling in any gaps or holes. When the stain was dried approximately 6 coats of poly were applied and let cured before anything was placed on top. View on YouTube

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trying to re-invent the top

05-24-2014 01:51 PM by Jim Sellers | 6 comments »

You can’t appreciate this toy unless you see it in action. I hope the link works. It’s my first ever youtube video and the first video ever shot on my iphone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JclY0Ho9dC8&feature=youtu.be I started tinkering and playing with this idea a couple of years ago and just decided to take it back off the shelf. The kids might not want to put their video games down long enough to try and master this simple toy but I would set the age range from 6 &#...

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Top Tool Tip #1: Top Tool Tip - Feeler Gauge

04-14-2014 05:08 PM by Josh Hall | 0 comments »

Check out my latest blog post on how to use a feeler gauge to help improve the quality of your furniture, click the link below. http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/top-tool-tip-feeler-gauge.html Hope you enjoy Josh Hall

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shop projects and upgrades #4: slow rise to a top

02-28-2014 03:52 AM by jacob34 | 1 comment »

I finally got back into the shop on my bench build. I have been sidelined for awhile with a bum elbow and well snuck down into the shop anyway. Shhhh do not tell my wife. I was going to make the front six inches or so five inches thick and decided to make it all the same at the last minute. So after a table saw mistake of which I am still not sure what I was daydreaming about when it happened, I ended up with my boards thickness planned to a little more than 2 3/4”. I have 1...

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Workbench build 2013 #7: Top Installed

08-29-2013 11:49 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

This workbench has came a long way. Started off by ripping down 2×8’s for the legs and the stretchers, then hand to mortise out the legs, create half blind dovetails and I’m finally at the top of the bench. In this video I show how I chose to mount the top of the bench so I can keep everything portable. I also cleaned out the shop a bit and placed the bench in its resting spot. Still lots of cleaning to do in the shop, but the bench is ready to go! Check out the video on YouT...

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