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  1. Home made Disc Sander

    I wanted a way to sand outside corners smoothly and quickly. Looking through one of Danny Proulx's books I came across his plans for this DIY version. Went scrounging at my local machine repair shop for a used motor with the right RPM and found one for a bargain price. Everything else is 3/4"...
  2. Home Made RV Trailer

    Here I want to share with you a project I built several years ago. Recently, when I saw these pictures, I spontaniously said that I should share them with my LJ's friends. I made it from scratch, meaning that I started by purchasing 20' long 1-1/2'' X 1-1/2'' angle irons and 2'' square tubings...
  3. Handy Cheap Small Awl

    I turned these small Awl handles from scrap Oak. I use a type of 4mm wall tie that seem to be stainless steel and very hard. I have a few of these Awl's about the workshop. They are really handy and cost almost no money to make :) I have a tutorial on how I made these at Instructables
  4. Home made lathe - solid attempt

    So… I wanted a lathe, but did not want to buy one. Too cheap… So what does a person do? Make your own. I reviewed Matthias Wandel's and Ryan Nodwell's lathe designs on their respective YouTube channels and based on their approach I crafted my version in sketchup. Initially, I designed it as...
  5. Small Parts Holding Clamps

    Sometimes I use a miniature Jorgensen type clamp to hold small parts. Sometimes they don't feel quite right for what I'm working with. I came up with these for the price of a T-nut, a little allthread, a bolt or screw, a couple washers, ad a nut and some scrap plywood. Details for making...
  6. Shop Air Cleaner

    I acquired an older furnace blower saw it as a perfect opportunity to make my shop a little cleaner. The unit itself is pretty large at 33"x22"x19" tall. I have two 16"x20" filters on each side and the air blows out the top. I splurged and installed a one hour timer on it. It's mostly made out...
  7. Home Made 26" Drum Sander

    This is my latest shop built tool. Previously I built a motorized router table. As you may recognize, I shamelessly copied two other Lumberjocks JohnZ and TomT. In fact both John and Tom were kind enough to answer questions for me. Also Tom sent me some great bearings to use and John milled some...
  8. Shop Made Drum Sander

    Here is a project I've been working on for a couple of weekends. I have to thank a couple of fellow Lumber Jocks for the idea and the links to loads of online info. Thank you to "Yorkshirestewart" and to "blake" for your earlier project posts. This site had the most info...
  9. A Perfect Circle Every Time!

    This is the band saw circle cutting jig I just built, an overdue jig for my shop. Only a 16'' X 26'' and 16'' X 18'' pieces of 1/2'' birch plywood were required to build the jig, as well as a hardwood runner for it to register in the miter slot. It was straight forward to build using only the...
  10. Shop Made Pocket Hole Jig

    Wanting to try out pocket hole joinery, I bought a pocket hole jig of ebay for $12 and a $8 stepped drillbit from Sears. The toggle clamp is also a $8 clamp of ebay. Soon to find that clamping this jig to the workpiece every time was timeconsuming. So I made this jig based on the original Kreg...
  11. Pull Out Dust Bin For My Separator

    I finally added a pull-out bin for my Dust Collector Bin. One thing that I noticed is, although this system works VERY well, the dust and chips collected in the front left corner of the bin as seen in the 3rd picture. This was true even before I added the pull-out bin. The problem with that is...
  12. Router Parallel Mortising Jig

    Here's the mortising jig I designed to use in conjunction with a handheld plunge router. It was easy and straight forward to build with commun materials. Workpieces are secured between jaws and height adjustable external wings support the router while mortising. Find all construction details...
  13. Shop made Bandsaw

    Here is my homemade bandsaw that I built using plans form Matthias Wandel over at woodgears.ca. It took me a couple months of night and weekends to build it, and someday I'll add paint or varnish, but this thing is amazing! I've used it to resaw wood that is over 13" thick, and the throat...
  14. Shop Made horizontal slot mortising machine

    Inspired by Mattias Wandels multi slot mortising macine (www.woodgears.ca) I decided to give it a go. Had some parts laying around from an old edge banding machine that we disassembled at work a couple of years ago, and thought I could make use of this. I had a dual, crossing, linear ball...
  15. A Homemade thickness drum sander I built

    This is my first post here. I had been collecting information and reading different plans on building a thickness (drum) sander. I felt the need while working on a project that had to resaw thin materials and smooth them out. It is going to have a power feed conveyor. Anyway, the initial plan...
  16. oak display case

    This is a oak display case that i have made for my dad for christmas. He's really into metal detecting, and i thought this would be a nice idea to showcase all the rings he's found. It measures out 4ft long by about 2 1/2 ft tall. I mounted the ring cases at angles with picture rail and...
  17. V-Drum Sander

    My next project that I want to make are end-grain cutting boards. But I heard the horror stories of flattening them through the thickness planer. I needed a drum sander and saw a lot of plans for home made ones. I drew up some plans using Sketchup and started to build one. Picked up all the...
  18. Come on Summer

    My first chair. Adirondack. All cedar, no finish. I've never had good luck with outdoor projects in our weather. The plans came from Woodcraft. Full size, easy to figure out even for me. I liked the fact that the chair is adjustable for sitting or reclining. I wanted a drink holder...
  19. jacaranda bowl 2

    i made this bowl for a friend when they saw my jacaranda bowl 1 for a school project they asked if i would make them a bowl and this is it. i accepted a payment of a bottle of coke
  20. sailing ship!

    made from craft sitcks! blue nose sailing ship!
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