Machineshop benefits in woodworking

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Blog series by hobby1 updated 08-05-2018 03:44 AM 12 parts 13093 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Repairing an old "Craftsman", heavy duty belt sander.

04-19-2015 02:42 AM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

This guy I do woodworking jobs for, now and then has a machining project that needs to be done, in this case it was his main belt sander, he uses all the time, was need in repair. It had an unbearable amount of vibration, and he asked if I could take a look at it, and see what can be done. Once I showed him the problem, I suggested a repair I could do for it, using my hobby benchtop machineshop tools, and he agreed to it. It was a weekend project, friday and part of saturday. Vide...

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Part 2: woodworking bandsaw repair

07-18-2015 06:23 PM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

Hi everyone, here is another homeshop machining project, used for woodworking. I’m doing a machining project, repairing my benchtop bandsaw, the factory belt cog wheel rotted out, and broke off the bottom blade wheel. Its made from some kind of resin plastic. I’m making a new one made from aluminum bar stock. here is the link to the series. Have fun in the shop…

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Part 3: making the maple solid wood handles

04-30-2016 11:13 PM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

I’ve been building my own plunge router base from scratch for my bosch colt palm router, Ive finished all the machining of the mechanical and metal parts, and now I’m starting the woodworking part of this project, I’m making the main handles and the tightening knobs from maple solid wood. This video I’m making from scratch the main grab handles, and shaping to final contours and attaching to the base. ————&#...

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Part 4: demonstration of shop made plunge base

05-02-2016 06:27 PM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

Hello, I’ve been working on my plunge router base, for my bosch colt palm router, and it is now completed. here is a quick 4 min. demo. of it being used in making a plunge groove in a piece of stock. Also: here is some pics of the completed project. This was all made from scrap material, and the main cylinder, is made from some 3” aluminum round bar I have in my metal bin, so nothing was purchased for this project...

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Part 5: some workshop aids for clamping and guaging

06-20-2016 02:59 AM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

Hi guys, While I was waiting for lumber to come in, to continue working on a present job, I decided to take the time in my basement machineshop to design and protobuild some woodworking shop aids. This is what I came up with.————————————————————————————————- Clamping guage:

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Part 6: veritas "bench anchors" my shopmade version.

07-12-2016 12:48 AM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

Hi everyone, I needed some of those veritas bench anchors, for my woodworking bench, so using my hobby machine tools I went to work building my version of there design for these bench anchors. Here is the video. have fun in the shop.

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Part 7: modifying my harbor freight workbench vise and adding clamping capability.

09-28-2016 12:09 AM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

I am making some clamping brackets that work like the jerguson style bar clamp brackets, to be used on my woodworking bench, I can’t use the already made jerguson clamp adjustable bracket, because it will interfere with the benchtop that I want to use it on, so I made my own style of clamp brackets. have fun in the shop…

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Part 8: converting a cordless screwdriver into a cordless drill.

03-13-2017 01:26 AM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

Converting my harbor freight cordless screwdriver into a cordless drill, machining a set of collets and a collet adaptor, to hold regular drill bits of small sizes, for doing pilot hole drill work. Here is the video build of it. enjoy.

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Part 9: (woodworking tooling) Mystery machining project #3

03-16-2017 07:58 PM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

Another tool made to be used for woodworking.

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Part 10: (Woodworking jig) Mystery machining project #2

03-17-2017 03:15 PM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

Another project I did for my woodworking. enjoy.

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Part 11: moulding cutter form tool made from a chisel

08-10-2017 10:44 PM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

The form tool is an old chisel, with the bead details machined into it. This is a machining video, I’m restoring an old piece of furniture, and the moulding on top needs to be replaced, so I needed to make a form cutter to match the original moulding, its two beads side by side inset into a piece of one inch wide by 7/8 inch high piece of walnut. have fun in the shop.

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Part 12: one piece router template guide fabrication

08-05-2018 03:44 AM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

My 1970’s craftsman router template guide bushing broke, I never knew it was 2 pieces spot welded together, it finally broke under use, so I decided it is time to fab. out my own version and make it a one piece unit. Here is the machining video Have fun in the shop.

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