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  1. shop storage box/silica

    In the continuing story of using my scrap buy and my shopsmith shelf was a fail. I bought a craftsman tool chest for the accessories. Tool chests need silica bags to prevent rust has been my policy for years. So after Christmas I have been a collector of more silica bags from boxes and gifts...
  2. Custom made from pine Armoire

    This was started as a project to store a 7 foot tall custom made $5,000 dollar full size Santa Claus for my employer. I used Autocad Inventor to design and configure it to fit the Santa for storage. The shelves are removable to be replaced with normal shelves when the Santa is out on display...
  3. "Gothic Cat Carving"

    When I first started carving ten years ago. I spent most of my time sharping my carving gouges. On this "Gothic cat" I diden't use any sand paper. I was really trying to make it look like old world style of craftsmanship. By showing the carving marks that gouges leave. This "Gothic cat face was...
  4. Domino Table with Pyrographyc Art.

    This is my secon Domino Table, Another style. 30" x 30" and Foldable Metal legs for easy storage.
  5. Another BS Box

    In between projects while glue and varnish is drying, this is a little BS box for a friend who has a beach house made as an A frame. The house is right on the Gulf of Mexico near the town of Surfside. I've spent a lot of time there fishing and beer drinking. Thought he should have a box like the...
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  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I live at the coast about 20 km from the sea (about three and a half years now) I haven't done much in my shop for the past couple of months (sometimes life gets in the way of woodworking). The other day I wanted to cut some boards and noticed that my table saw had become quite rusty. Round...
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Outdoor storage - Jointer Background: I bought a used General International Jointer in the summer of 2017. I don't have room to keep this inside my shop. The surface around the shop is gravel which makes it very hard to roll anything around. I decided to keep the jointer permanently outside...
  8. Blogs
    Cast Iron Tool Rust Prevention with Polyurethane, Penetrol and an Important WARNING! DON'T MISS THE WARNING AT THE END OF THE VIDEO! Well, it took an entire week to get here, but we are finally applying a couple rust-preventative treatments on my Shopsmith jointer. Since we first talked about...
  9. Blogs
    Outdoor Storage - Table Saw Disclaimer: I'm not writing this to encourage anyone to store their woodworking tools outside. I'm writing this to document a 1 1/2 year long experiment. If someone else runs out of indoor space and is forced to store something outside, perhaps this will help...
  10. Woodworking Skill Share
    Since I moved to my new shop, temperatures here are very very high and humid, I have a TS cast iron problem. It builds very easily rust on it and needs constant cleaning. I'm tired of cleaning it every week or so and i need some advise on how to remove the rust and keep it from rusting. I have...
  11. Hand Tools
    Hi Fellow Lumberjocks, I need a bit of help and this place has tons of smart and ingenious people =). Here's my question: Fighting rust is always on the top of my mind when it comes to preserving the investments I have in my hand planes, chisels, and other expensive woodworking toys. I've...
  12. Hand Tools
    I'm not sure what gave me the idea to do this, but I've been spraying WD-40 on a terry cloth and using that to lubricate the soles of my planes, and to wipe down my tools after use. From years of using WD-40 on my mechanics tools, I'm quite confident it prevents rust. From several months using...
  13. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Sadly, I am having to leave my beautiful shop in northern Illinois because we are moving to Seattle (into a temporary rental house). Eventually, I'll get a new shop, but in the short term (6-12 months) I won't have much of a shop so all the big machines (tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, drill...
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