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Stickley Spindle Dining Chairs #1: Beginning the cuts for the raw pieces

12-23-2012 08:39 PM by Philfranklin | 24 comments »

Having made a couple of prototypes from Robert Lang’s plans I embarked on the ambitious journey of building a complete set of 8 chairs; 6 side chairs and 2 arm chairs, along with the Stickley #599 Trestle Table. I thought it might be helpful for those who wanted to know about building this unique chair design. The first image is of a raw “blanks” for the back legs. I oriented the quarter sawn face on the sides, and prefered veneering a quarter sawn face on the front a...

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Curved balancing bottle holder pattern

11-27-2013 08:40 PM by CalgaryGeoff | 14 comments »

I’ve Searched for a curved balancing bottle holder pattern online without success. So here’s one I use. It’s from a wood working magazine and printed on 8 1/2×11 paper. Hole size is usually 1 3/8” for 750 ml bottles. Width can vary from suggested 1 7/8” to whatever you like. I’ve gone with 3” here.

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Shop Storage #4: Sandpaper Storage

01-30-2012 12:21 AM by ChunkyC | 8 comments »

Who has enough, right? I’ve been in need of sandpaper storage for a long time. I must have 20 different designs in CAD that I’ve made, none of which I really cared for. So the last design I came up with I decided that no mater what, I was going to stop obsessing over the “perfect” design and just build something. Nothing special but it has some “flexibility” that I like. Each drawer can be “reconfigured” by moving the dividers around. It ...

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Quick, Cheap Thickness Sander for ShopSmith or Lathe #1: How little can I get away with building?

11-28-2011 02:48 AM by shipwright | 23 comments »

I’ve just returned to my winter home / shop in Arizona. At home I have all the tools and lots of space but here I have 1/2 a garage and a much smaller budget. That’s no reason not to have all the toys, you just have to be a bit more creative. What I need to go with the chevalet I built here last winter, to pursue marquetry, is a veneer press and a thickness sander. The press can wait until next week but the sander gets built now. Criteria:1) Gotta be cheap2) Gotta be precisi...

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Combo Drum Sander #2: Thickness reducing sander

03-13-2011 12:21 AM by tyka | 11 comments »

Hi folks. After some design changes and fine-tuning the drum sander is finally completed. Here’s a point by point description covering some of the steps I feel important to take on this project. Pictures should help where I’m not so clear. I will post the surface sanding option, some dimensions, and final comments in Part 3. Here it goes….. hope you like it. Main Body: Made with ¾” maple veneer plywood and solid maple for the pillow block base. Assembled first with pocket screws to check t...

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Combo Drum Sander #1: Concept and making the drum

02-20-2011 06:48 AM by tyka | 11 comments »

This is my first blog and I hope it will go over well. This sander was inspired by models on the Internet but mostly by Blake: and by Bob: I would like to thank them both for their posts. Without them this project would have been very difficult to complete. Concept: My intentions are to make a 20” +/- wide drum sander that will easily switch from thickness to surface sanding. I would like to be able to reduce stoc...

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Seeking Info on homemade Bandsaw Tension Quick Release

01-25-2008 08:11 PM by Blake | 8 comments »

Somewhere, in some magazine (probably Shopnotes) I remember seeing a homemade version of the Carter Bandsaw Blade Tension Quick Release pictured here: Does anybody know where that article is? Can you scan and post the photo/description? Has anyone tried this? Does it work ok? Is it worth the trouble? The Carter version is about $150 bucks. I’ve reached my spending limit on my bandsaw restoration. Thanks!

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Thicknessing drum sander - shop made

02-25-2008 11:09 PM by YorkshireStewart | 59 comments »

I’ve had a fancy for a thicknessing sander but a 10-20 inch model costs the equivalent of $1000 US over here and there’s no way I can justify that sort of spending so I looked into making one of my own. There’s no shortage of help to be had on the world-wide-web. The links I found useful include: Dominic’s Woodshop Kawika Ukulele Sander Ray Lanham Woodcentral Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Mother earth The Woodshop Art Herrick Luthiers’ Friend Nick’s drum S...

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Drum Sander #1: From Micro to Macro

05-13-2010 09:40 PM by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

Having thoroughly enjoyed making the Little Bess Ring Box, the smallest project I’ve ever made in boxes, I have decided to go to the other end of the scale. I’ve always hankered after a Drum Sander but could never afford the £500+ price tag. I idly tapped ‘drum sander’ into the search box and found that not only was I not alone in not being able to afford one but that there was a solution. Build you own. There are numerous ideas out there but the soundest seems to be ...

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Lumberjock Reading List - a compilation of formal LJ Reviews and forum comments #1: What happened........why am I doing this?

12-03-2009 03:18 AM by Jim Bertelson | 22 comments »

By some kind of accident, you know, totally addicted, bumbling through the new LJ posts in the forum some Saturday morning, coffee cup in hand, bleary eyed, about 0613 hrs…......not truly a senior moment….certainly might meet the definition, however….....because the subsequent decision is supect, and with some circumspect analysis might be a candidate for further critical investigation….....especially considering the predicament, with which I have now, in all innocence...

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