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American Made #2: Sharpening Table Saw Blades with the Pros - WD Quinn Saw Co

07-30-2017 08:01 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

I went and visited a local saw shop W.D. Quinn saw a few weeks back and watched what it takes to sharpen a saw like a pro. They have been in business since 1903 but have kept ahead of the game and have a truly state of the art facility with MONTROUS machines flown in from Germany to keep them on the cutting edge (cheap dad joke aside) Check out the video of the walkthrough of their sharpening process. Enter the giveaway of a fresh new special edition Wood Work LIFE combination blade if y...

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Toy Chest Build #2: Making the curves and glue up of the panels

07-07-2016 09:24 PM by 7Footer | 3 comments » Part 1: Thanks for watching, I hope you like it! Disclaimer: I’m not sure but I’d imagine there will be some Safety Sally comments about the placement of my stop when I’m cutting the tongues. Please trust me, I’m comfortable and know the limits of my saw and I respect it, in this situation it was acceptable because I was taking off such a small amount of material

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Shop Remodel #37: Last puzzle piece again, the fifth corner ;)

01-21-2016 12:13 AM by bearkatwood | 4 comments »

Uh-Oh. I know I said yesterday I got the last piece of the puzzle, then I get a package today. It was something I ordered two months ago, but Lie-Nielsen had trouble with a batch of bronze so they scrapped a line and had to remake them. It is always fun to get their packages, I get to catch up on the haps of Portland, ME. I got my new scratch beader and it looks nice in its’ new home. I will make a holder for it one of these days. Always one tool away fro...

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Shop Remodel #36: sexy legs!!

01-19-2016 02:00 AM by bearkatwood | 10 comments »

My legs have curves!! I got all four legs turned today. The leg with the vise is a tricky one. I wanted it to still have the barley twist so I turned it and then routed out a chunk. I filled that routed out section with wood and then I will rout that out again to accommodate the leg vise hardware. First I turn the legs round using my mill and a two inch flat bottom bit. Then I swith over to the two inch barley twist bit. The mill has a complex set of gears that...

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Shop Remodel #35: All about that base!

01-18-2016 12:53 AM by bearkatwood | 1 comment »

Which came first, the mortise or the tenon?Well for me today it was the tenon. Where we left off my dog and cat were at it again Well our undefeated chunky weight champion is still on top, and I can’t get her to find another place to hang out. I had the legs done and I worked on the stretcher for the sides. The bottom ones were easy, they were just 4” wide and straight. The tops were a bit more complex and needed to have a step to keep the two thicknesses even, bu...

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Behind the scenes of my shop and YouTube channel #1: An Interesting Time...

01-05-2016 04:23 PM by CharlieK | 8 comments »

I started my website and posted my first YouTube video about 7 years ago. Over that time I did what I could to maintain them and keep them fresh, but there are only so many hours in the day. Consequently,I maintained the site fairly well, but I didn’t do much on YouTube. Honestly, I didn’t get in the shop as much I wanted to either. I recently retired from my job of 31 years. Now I finally have more time, there is STILL never enough time, but I do have more time for some of...

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Shop Remodel #23: Look Boss, De Plane

12-22-2015 02:23 AM by bearkatwood | 9 comments »

I am making a separate plane till to go with the set in progress, but I wanted to have my most used planes close at hand in the cabinet. I also have a few that I have acquired that I would very much like to refurbish and use. So today I worked on the Plane till that would go into the cabinet. I started out by taking a picture of the cabinet, the planes I wanted in there and using photoshop to conjure up a likeness of what it might look like. I had a large piece of maple left ove...

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Shop Remodel #19: Bats in the Belfry

12-16-2015 01:10 AM by bearkatwood | 3 comments »

Old man winter done kicked me in the caboose, but I managed to drag my butt to the shop and schlep some wood around. I spent Sunday hanging lights I bought an a school remodel sale and now have the sun set high in my rafters. I ended up hanging four of these bad boys and they really brighten the place up. While I was up there hanging these 40lb beasts I thought of that song bats in the belfry, in the shop, boiling society :) I found all kinds of goodies up in my long term wood stor...

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Stanley 45 box #3: Preparing the Mitred Corners

10-08-2015 10:36 PM by Mitch Peacock | 6 comments »

If you remember, I left off last time, wondering whether the old pine boards were wide enough for the Stanley 45 to stand up in the box. Well, thankfully they were. Mind you, it was so close that I couldn’t plane all the slight dings out for fear of the lid not closing. Having decided on mitred corners, my first job was to shoot the ends square – an easy few minutes at the shooting board with my no.5-1/2. My shooting board fence is fixed, and half the year it seems to need a sh...

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Beginners Start Here!!! #1: Day 1 Woodworkers Please Start Here

09-04-2015 06:57 PM by TObenhuber | 3 comments »

When I sit back and dream of all things woodworking this image is what I see. Credit to Nick Offerman’s Woodshop (If you haven’t checked it out you should. Very cool dude!!!): But my reality is: I’m sure you can see a...

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