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Cole-jaw extenders #2: Making the extender segments

04-13-2021 09:54 PM by BuckeyeDennis | 2 comments »

These jaw extenders are so easy to make that they hardly need any instructions. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. Cut a square piece of plywood to the desired extension-jaw diameter. This will be the diameter when the jaws are closed. Lay out centerlines, diagonals, and the OD. With the jaws fully closed, clamp the chuck and cole-jaw assembly to the workpiece, aligned as shown. Transfer the jaw-extender mounting holes to the workpiece using a transfer punch. ...

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Small Projects #43: Kitchen drawer replacement

04-11-2021 11:30 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

Fall 2019 I replaced the old, black slab, kitchen doors with nicer farmhouse doors with bead board inserts. Then Jan 2020 had a MI and then C19 hit and the drawers got put on hold. SWMBO wanted “farmhouse”. Just now (Apr 2021) trying to update the drawers. They’re black slabs with cheap white plastic pulls and the fronts are inseparably attached to the cheap 1/2” plastic coated MDF boxes. Old “bottom dollar” non-wood, stapled drawer. I neede...

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Camera left on during cleanup and long overdue power tool maintenance

04-05-2021 01:20 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

This is nothing spectacular. I just let the camera roll as I talked about an overdue checkup of the shop. Today I did some cleaning and some long overdue power tool maintenance. Mostly it was cleaning and the maintenance was checking to see if any adjusting was needed on a jointer and planer. I did a complete greasing of the sawstop innards according to the sawstop video, which I provided a link if anyone uses the PCS. It’s actually a fairly straightforward job if you’ve got th...

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Hi I would like to introduce myself

03-18-2021 11:55 AM by MarvelWoods | 7 comments »

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I am excited to join this forum. Besides my “about me” section of my profile I would like to see how of help to anyone who may be interested in the exotic woods that I have. As well as any questions that may arise about wood preparation. I own a top of the line vacuum wood kiln that was developed by Den Socling from PCS Vacuum Kilns. This has given much information about what it takes to dry wood in a heavily controlled environment and so forth. Don’t h...

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A Project for March #5: Dovetail time

03-10-2021 05:57 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

First, I needed to lay out all the parts as to what goes where…. 2 sides, a back, a front and a drawer front….was trying to wrap the grain around all four sides, and even the front of the drawer…right side? Close? Left Side? A bit better….Single Brain Cell Sketch Up Plane decided there will be through dovetails on the corners, needed to get the toys out for that sort of thing.. Things to do layouts with, a saw, and a mallet to drive a few chisels… ...

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Small Projects #41: Crosses -- More Easter Gifts -- Rosewood, Zebrawood, Cherry, Yellowheart, Purpleheart

03-08-2021 03:09 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

This was an Easter gift for a nice little old Italian widow I know. It came out so well I had to make another one for SWMBO. Then another for a neighbor and another … six so far! Rosewood and zebrawood The “standard” proportions are that the cross bar is half the height, centered 1/4 of the way down. The material was ripped to 1-1/2”, resawn on the TS to 3/4” thick and then cut to length, 15” and 7-1/2”. This used over 22-3/4” of a 24&#...

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How to Make Wood Wedges and Shims Safely with Power Tools or Hand Tools

03-07-2021 06:02 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Here’s an instructional video on how to make wood wedges and shims. It also covers some unsafe practices I’ve seen on the Internet. Link to video—>

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Harbor Freight Pressure Pot/ Vacuum Chamber.

03-01-2021 04:41 PM by revieck | 0 comments »

In this video, I convert a Harbor Freight paint pot into a pressure pot and a vacuum chamber for resin casting.

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Shop stuff #204: Fighting bad installation manuals

02-27-2021 03:05 AM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

I’m on a new project in our new home. This time I am installing a bathroom. It’s below grade and below the waste plumbing so I had to buy a very expensive macerating toilet with a pump on it to handle the waste water. With all the money these things cost you would think that they would have had someone with some technical writing skills to do the manual. But no, not these guys. A short gloss over of things is all they give you and even that is incomplete and vague. Join me a...

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Carving a traditional Bellamy Eagle #1: Wings & head

02-23-2021 01:29 PM by bbrown | 3 comments »

Part 4 of my blog series on the carving, gold-leaf gilding, and painting of a 19th century style Bellamy Eagle is now available here. Thanks for checking it out. Sign-up for updates as I complete the eagle. I will have further upcoming blog series documenting my 18th century furniture projects as well. I post my pieces on “ in beautiful seaside Camden, Maine. World-class instructors lined up for summer/fall 2021. Spots still available. Maine...

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