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Blog series by flink updated 04-30-2008 06:16 PM 5 parts 14341 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Cool Websites for Woodworkers

04-23-2008 02:41 PM by flink | 11 comments »

I today discovered Cian Perez’s page, The Index of Fossil-Fuel-Friendly Woodworking Knowledge. This site is chock full of links and articles on using hand tools. A page is also available for power tools. Cian has gathered information from numerous sources and archived them for our reference. If you need to know something about hand tools, from using them, to who makes them, this is the spot to start.

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Part 2: Ever Wonder How To...

04-24-2008 12:39 PM by flink | 3 comments »

Many excellent woodworking videos. I stumbled on this link for this site on, from a posted link on creating a solar furnace from coke cans (that garage gets cold in the winter). Once I found the tool stuff, this is the first video that caught my eye: Cutting Inlayed Dovetails using the Leigh D4, by Al Navas I have a D4, but haven’t tried doing anything fancy yet, but maybe at lunchtime…. The tutorial is three videos. I also noticed David Marks and Wood Wh...

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Part 3: Etching Brasswork from Using Photocopies of Anything!

04-25-2008 03:14 PM by flink | 2 comments »

Hi There! I for one, really like the way brass looks with a rich background of mahogany or dark oak. I also love engraved brasswork. This morning as I drank my morning six-pack of diet coke, I was checking my regulars and came across a link to a person who does steampunk stuff and had a procedure to do brass etchings of anything you can photocopy. It’s relatively simple, and can be done with materials you can get at the borgs. Below is the photocopy “negative” (le...

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Part 4: Creating a powered, positive pressure, filtered air-mask

04-30-2008 05:54 PM by flink | 5 comments »

Like many of you, I’ve looked at the Trend and Triton powered air masks. And like many of you, I decided to make do without one because they are fairly pricey. Well, today in my travels I found a link from a steampunk site (yes, my old hp laptop is going to become wood-clad and steam driven very soon) for a DIY powered mask. This is another Jake Von Slatt project. He used a car air filter, though I think I am going to use a cabin air filter since almost all of them are HEPA rated ...

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Part 5: Woodworking, DIY video rentals

04-30-2008 06:16 PM by flink | 4 comments »

Just another thing I discovered this morning. Netflix sucks for woodworking videos. Smartflix (found via Make Magazine's website) many on a variety of topics. Turning, carving, cabinetry, you name it.

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