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  1. Bar Gauge - 2018 Layout and Marking Tool Swap

    For my swap item I made a bar gauge inspired by the WoodPeckers OneTimeTool bar gauge. I used 303 stainless 3/8" solid round bar for the rods, there are 6 at 12", 2 at 8" and 1 at. 6" plus the two fixed 6" bars. Each end of the bars was locked into a collet on my lathe, faced, chamfered, center...
  2. Maple Burl Bowl #95

    This was turned from a piece of maple I brought south with me. This piece cracked through the first tenon I tuned on it and it hit me in the shoulder and flew all the way to the wall when I cranked up the speed. That tenon was punky to start with. When it got to final shape I noticed a crack...
  3. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Hi all you Lumberjocks out there, it's been a while, nice to see ya! Long story short - I'm moving to the greater Austin area sometime between August & October. My wife is finishing grad school and accepted a job at the Children's Hospital in Temple, TX. We'll most likely live in the...
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    Howdy all. I have a Router Boss 470d for sale. If you don't know what it is, it's similar to a woodrat, but with different/arguably more features. I bought it used not too long ago and spent some time fixing it up, but it turns out all I want to do is work wood by hand these days, so I'm...
  5. Joinery
    I'm building a quarter sawn top that will be 15" wide by 96"long. It is of quarter sawn oak and I'm starting with 6/4 rough materials that when finished, it will be planed to .87 thick. (+/-) All of my stock is between 10" and 12" wide so there will be a glue joint to get the 15". For...
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    Templates and Jigs Templates and Jigs Whenever we do a project that has the potential to be built again, or if the design is somewhat difficult, we'll spend the time to build a jig. This is a process that pays back big dividends, and has been practiced for hundreds of years. In the...
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    Walnut Wood - I just need to know... Does anyone else - when working with black walnut - think it smells delicious? I just want to eat it whenever I'm cutting it. I was recently cutting out a ball blank from a glue-up of walnut, maple, and wenge, the latter two of which don't really have a...
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    Carcass Design (which saw to use to cut the box?) My mom is doing some amazing bead work. one time when I went with her to the beads store, I saw a small box/cabinet that the store used to store (no pun intended) the beads in, and thought it would make for a great way for my my to have all her...
  9. Blogs
    Design I recently took up wood turning as the next step in my wood working addiction, turning has been extremely fun but costly. As I have been turning every log I could get my hand on, I have had a real hard time doing small vases and hollow forms. I have looked into buy some hollow form tools...
  10. Blogs
    Part 1: Guided knife sharpening jig - a mix of woodworking and machining After lurking for nearly a decade, I figured I'd start to share a project or two. I've gotten a lot inspiration by reading through forum content over the years, so hopefully I can help spur others along in their creative...
  11. Blogs
    BIG UPDATE II----SHOPMADE HELICAL CUTTERHEAD IT'S DONE!!!!!!!! I am editing the final video of the machining process…. I have completed final stages of machining a custom helical cutterhead for my DeWalt 733 Planer. The design is what I came up with from looking at other companies' designs...
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    BIG UPDATE III----SHOPMADE HELICAL CUTTERHEAD Well, it's installed in the planer. Watch the videos below to see how things turned out. I still haven't finished editing the machining video, but I'll get to it. See my first Topic SHELIX CUTTERHEAD and Part I and Part II of this blog entry...
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    BIG UPDATE----SHOPMADE HELICAL CUTTERHEAD I have completed preliminary stages of machining a custom helical cutterhead for my DeWalt 733 Planer. The design is what I came up with from looking at other companies' designs. This is what I created in my CAD software. Here is a video of the...
  14. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    After a recent post it seems like there are other folks around here that do metalwork and machining as well. I think it would be interesting to see what everyone is doing on the 'dark side of the force'. What are you guys machining? does it tie in to your woodworking work? if so how? what are...
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