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making the wobble chess board

03-15-2015 05:57 PM by Jim Sellers | 7 comments »

For anyone interested in how the board was formed. the pictures of the jig tells most of the story.I sanded the tops one by one with an abrasive wheel. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t do any sanding til I had the whole board glued up. Even though I had the tops pretty smooth, after it was glued up, I still had to sand again to make sure the seams and corners were all flushed up. I made a couple of sanding discs out of a plywood disc and different grit paper which actually worked much...

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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #7: Installing the Leg Vice and Finishing up.

09-09-2012 11:30 PM by shipwright | 23 comments »

The leg vice is so simple as to be self explanatory and its installation likewise, to the point that you can install it and uninstall it in less than a minute. This is nice on those occasions when you don’t want a vice in the way of your work table. For the above reasons I will keep the descriptions short and just show you some detail photos. This one is the fully operational vice. This one shows the assembly removed from the bench. You can see the mortise for the wedge has be...

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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #1: 80% Complete

01-03-2013 02:53 PM by grfrazee | 13 comments »

I was fortunate enough to be able to take off Christmas week and get a good start on my workbench. I’ve had the idea to build one in my head for a few months now, and have been slowly accumulating the parts and hardware necessary. My intention was to make it possible to take the bench apart and move it with relative ease since I will be moving it from my dad’s shop once I have a shop of my own (side note: apartments suck). I used southern yellow pine, special ordered from Men...

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Old woodworking vise

05-07-2011 06:45 PM by longgone | 12 comments »

Anyone know what this wooden vise might be used for? I was given this by a neighbor who had it in storage and said it belonged to his great grandfather. It is about 42” long and has the metal scissor extensions on both sides…therefore a long board cannot be inserted. the rhreaded screw is about 1.5” in diameter.It is kind of neat but i am not sure what to do with it.

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Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #2: Shop made disc sander lathe attachment

04-14-2013 02:16 AM by Woodknack | 4 comments »

I picked up some 6” psa sandpaper at the Borg, cut a couple MDF circles and attached them to faceplates. The stand is made from 1/2”x 3” black pipe and a floor flange. I found some 9” psa discs online so I can go a bit bigger.

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Wooden book keepsake box

02-01-2013 10:34 PM by Stevinmarin | 17 comments »

I guess it’s called a book box, but that sounds like a box for storing books. More on this project and plans available here.

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Grandpas Old Tool Box #1: Great Grandpa's Old Tool Box

08-15-2012 09:56 AM by harshest | 11 comments »

So I finally pulled out my great grandpas tool box from my grandmas barn and want to get it cleaned up but I would like some opinions on how to go about it. I am going to say that this is probably from the 1930’s or 1940’s. The tills had some finish nails and glazing points, so this was his tool box for finish carpentry. He was a general carpenter that later started his own general contracting business and built schools in the 1950’s and 1960’s in Norther Indiana and ...

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making speaker stands for my home theather (video)

06-09-2012 04:38 AM by timber715 | 6 comments »

had some time to make a 7min video of my speaker stand project. hope you like it….

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Gents saw handle remodel

05-10-2012 12:39 AM by andyboy | 12 comments »

Here is a quick look at a one of my student’s fitting his remodeled handle to his dovetail saw.

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Drill Press Tramming Jig

03-31-2012 02:07 PM by Stephenw | 5 comments »

I made this jig to adjust the drill press table perpendicular to the quill.    A dial indicator is bolted to the jig and it is chucked into the drill press. Zero the indicator on one side of the table. Next, rotate the chuck by hand and check the other side. If the table is perfectly adjusted, the indicator will remain at zero. If an adjustment is needed, move the table half the difference, zero the indicator, and check again. The table can also be checked front to rea...

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