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Shopsmith Restoration #9: Electrolysis for Rust Removal

04-27-2010 09:33 AM by PG_Zac | 14 comments »

This series has been quiet for a while, as I’ve been buying replacement parts off eBay and dealing with several small(ish) technical issues. The members of the ShopSmith owners’ forum have been extremely helpful. My thanks to the LJ members who pointed me to that forum. Here is my experience with removing rust by Electrolysis and I’m sure that many LJ’s can benefit using this technique for tool restoration. If you have any questions, just ask and I’ll do my...

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Man Builds Noah's Ark to the exact scale given in the Bible

12-17-2009 02:54 AM by Scott Reavis | 11 comments »

This is really cool. http://www.cephas-library.com/noahsark/manbuildsreplicaofnoahsark.html

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New shop lighting

09-03-2009 03:45 PM by Don Butler | 24 comments »

The nature of present day lighting has been irritating me for some time. The standard in woodworking shops has seemed to be fluorescent lamps. I have a couple of those fixtures near the tablesaw. I don’t care though, for the kind of light at the work and I don’t like the cost in energy. Lately I’ve been all worked up about being green. I really would like to see some advancement in LED lighting, but I haven’t seen anything that seems practical and I’m runni...

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Slice and Dice

06-08-2009 05:44 AM by closetguy | 10 comments »

A while back someone asked a forum question about what everyone does with their scrap wood and cutoffs. The overwhelming response was for inlay pieces, or firewood. I also do the same thing, but last fall I gathered up some scrap and made up bookmarks for gifts at Christmas. While doing this I sort of got carried away with it. Making bookmarks are like making cutting boards. It’s not difficult and its fun experimenting with different designs and wood types. With glued up blocks, it’s ...

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DIY Cyclone Dust Collector

07-18-2009 06:40 AM by SimonSKL | 51 comments »

Inspired by Jeff’s (Jcoulam) homemade cyclone dust collector, I decided to make one just like his. This blog is written to show how I built it. At a local home center, I purchased one 8”x24 metal duct, a 5-ft 2” PVC pipe, a 2” PVC elbow, and two 2” couplers for about $18. The first step is to make the cone. I tried to twist the metal sheet into a cone but just couldn’t make it look right and managed to get a small cut in my hand in the process. Ou...

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