Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

1,365 posts, 45 followers and following 337
Dec 2014    Watertown, Wisconsin    Website

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A Wish for you!

HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all of you dads out there. Also to the single moms that are doing the fathers job too. Its early but I personally am going to be extremely busy this weekend. So once again HAPPY FATHERS DAY. Be safe and enjoy your day.

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A new blade invention

here is a video for a new blade invention us woodworkers. Watch the video and then come back here and lets discuss what we saw. Im going to re watch this so I get a really good understanding. However, I think its a great invention.

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Crazy Window

So what do you think of this Crazy Window? What do you think made someone build it this?

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Jeff Vandenberg

Brass Screws

Woodworking Brass Screws Brass screws — they’ll drive you nuts. You have to be careful installing brass screws because the brass is soft, at least it’s a lot softer than steel screws we’re used to. So it’s easy to strip the slot or twist the...

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Wood fillers

Wood Fillers (copy right handyman magazine) There are two kinds of wood fillers — hardening and non-hardening — It depends on what you need to fill and the finish you’re using. If the project is going to be stained, then fill the nail holes...

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Woodworking Drawbore Joinery

Woodworking Drawbore Joiner (as noted workbench magazine copy right) Workbench Magazine featured two projects that were joined using an “old fashioned” technique: drawbore joinery. They used it to join the parts of a screen door, and to join...

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Woodworking Oil Stains

Woodworking Oil Stain (workbench magazine copyright) There are lots of wood stains on the market these days — gels, water-based — but the bread and butter in my shop is oil-based stain. Nothing fancy. Just your basic off-the-shelf stain that’s...

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Figuring Board Feet for New Woodworkers

Figuring Board Feet (workbench copyright ) Unlike softwoods, which are sold in standardized dimensions, hardwoods are sold in random widths and lengths. So to tell how much wood hardwood boards contain, they are measured in board feet. “Board...

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Buying Hardwoods

Buying Hardwoods I think the biggest trick to buying hardwood is to take your time. A process; it’s like a beauty pageant — except the contestants are pieces of lumber. For the preliminary round, each piece is quickly judged for color, grain,...

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Shelving Spans for Bookcases

Shelving Spans for Bookcases(copy right handyman magazine ) If you’re designing a cabinet or a bookcase, what’s the greatest length (span) a shelf can be without an objectionable sag? There are four factors to consider: 1) how the load is...

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Types of Lumber/ How to Tell

Lets review the types of lumber, flat sawn, riftsawn, and quartersawn. What do the names mean, and how do you tell them apart, and why should you care? The key to telling the difference is “reading” the end of the board. What you’re looking for...

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Ever have a Questions about Titebond Glue

If you ever had questions about the titebond glues here are your answers. This come directly from http://www.titebond.com/frequently_asked_questions.aspx What is the best way to disassemble a glue joint? The key to the disassembly of glue...

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Pallet wood builds

Has anyone started the pallet wood build yet. I have my pallet but im being pulled in ten different directions. Im hoping to get the build done before the dead line.

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card scraper sharpening

So a while back I bought a card scraper. Two weeks ago I bought a burnisher Rockwell 65. Now I have been watching many YouTube videos on sharpening the card. I tried one suggestion and it failed. So back to YouTube I went try the next. Humm...

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micro woodworking

Is there anyone in this group that does micro woodworking? Questions I’d like to ask are… what kind of tools do you use? How complex is it? What kind of market is there for your projects? If others have questions to add please do so. I find this...

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Burning in balm

Burning in balm, I have never heard of this or what it is for. Sounds very interesting. I added the description & picture from Rockler.com. What I’m looking for is you guys and gals to tell me more about this if you have done this work /...