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Columbian vise dating?

06-06-2022 11:40 PM by Waterlog2 | 1 comment »

Small but mighty 6” Columbian woodworking vise (6CD). I am trying to find approximate dates for when this vise was manufactured. Can someone help or point me in the right direction? Just for something a little extra, I would like to hear if there is a preferred material like leather or a species of wood people like to use to line the inside jaws of a vise like this. I am going to mount it on a tabletop bench work that I can take with me on the road. I have used cocobolo before but it is so...

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Homemade band saw mill #1: Planning and calculations

05-31-2022 10:43 AM by Pedrito | 3 comments »

After retire and moving permanent to south Mexico, I got interested in the fantastic hardwood existing in Mexico. The most common are Tzalam, Che-Chen and Zapote. Density of Pine is 0.35, compared to 0.85 for Tzalam and Che-Chen and fantastic 1.04 for Zapote. I fast found that very often the wood is cut with motor saw and when cut with band saw, the wood is not cut according to some kind of existing standard dimensions. This means when I buy wood it comes in variation of thickness and widt...

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Journey into Woodturning #92: Mushroom Nutcracker

03-08-2022 01:55 PM by MovingChips | 2 comments »

This project was a suggestion from a friend who saw an imagine somewhere. I thought, yeah I could do that. Then I thought some more, that’s actually going to be a challenge. I was determined to make this happen, success or fail. First I needed to find the right wood, at the right size. I ended up with cherry for the base, maple for the top and padauk for the spindle/threaded crusher. The cherry base came together quickly and easily. Beautiful wood to work. However the tap for threading ...

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Wisdom from The Wood Doctor about Why Woodworking Projects Break

03-05-2022 04:03 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I had the pleasure to collaborate with Gene Wengert, aka The Wood Doctor, on a video where we talk about the 10 reasons wood furniture breaks. I guarantee you will learn at least 1 new thing from this. It’s packed with knowledge about wood and how to avoid making woodworking projects that break. Link to video—> https://youtu.be/14P5MJ7W4C0

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Journey into Woodturning #91: Mystery Wood

02-01-2022 03:48 PM by MovingChips | 1 comment »

This project started off as a mystery. Not only did I have no idea what I would make from this piece of wood, but I have no idea what the species of wood is. I knew it would be hard, based on the weight of the lumber. Also knew it was going to be round. I started off thinking it would be a simple round noodle bowl. Small thin base, almost a bead. Outer shape of the bowl would be semi circular or basically a half a ball. The inside would match the outside. After I started, I turned a sma...

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Journey into Woodturning #90: Failure to Success

01-25-2022 03:06 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was based on grabbing a piece of wood and saying, what can I make with this. I had no idea what the end result would be, nor the beginning. I simply turned it round and went from there. I thought about using this wood before, but felt it was a little punky in the corner through the center. I decided, what the heck, lets give it go. The Claro Walnut is beautiful, but the punky sap wood is horrible. (At least I think it was the sap wood.) The contrast between the soft and hardwo...

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Journey into Woodturning #89: Candy Dish from Macassar Ebony

01-18-2022 03:04 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was based on grabbing a piece of wood and saying, what can I make with this. The wood I grabbed was Macassar Ebony. It is a very dark wood with even darker streaks. It didn’t take long after starting to work with the wood to realize the hardness of the species. The design was to make a wide rim shallow bowl, from the 2×6x6 piece. This wasn’t a huge chunk of wood, but it would end up looking great. I tried to put a nice flowing swell from the base to the top that flared ou...

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Journey into Woodturning #88: 1st Cup

01-11-2022 03:06 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was on the books for a while. I decided it was time to crab a piece of wood and turn a cup. Sapele was handy and so I got to work. Roughing the round wasn’t hard and once secured in the chuck I grabbed the forstner bit to hallow the inside. This was the toughest part of the project. I slowed the lathe. I sped it up. I gently advanced the bit. The wood was tough on the end grain and started to smoke or it would bind the motor. I don’t know if its dull bits, hard wood, me or the...

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Journey into Woodturning #87: Gel Bead Pot

01-04-2022 03:01 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was based on a suggestion from a subscriber. They stated that they make the potpourri pots on the lathe too, but use Gel Beads. I never heard of Gel Beads and looked them up. I grabbed a piece of Wenge and got to work. I have to back up a little and apologize for not putting out a video or completing a weekly project, last week. Right before Christmas (Dec 22 or 23) my PC where I do all my editing for the YouTube videos decided it was time to retire. I cannot complain about th...

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Journey into Woodturning #86: Outboard Turning

12-21-2021 12:31 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was something in the plans for a long time. To maximize the size of the bowl I knew I would have to utilize the outboard turning of the midi lathe. That and I would like a large piece of wood too. I managed to get my hands on a decent size chuck of Hububalli. I never heard of this wood, but hey why not give a go. First thing I needed to do was get my hands on the extension set. The box came with a 10 inch bed extension, tool rest extender and a thread extender. I took off the ...

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