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Part 3 of table repair is on YouTube

EXTRA, EXTRA, WATCH ALL ABOUT IT! Just uploaded Part 3 of the Table repair/ refinishing. if you haven’t seen part one or 2 hurry up to my channel and get started. Please Subscribe, Like and Share. Thank You!

Shaker End Table #5: Aprons Repaired and Completed

So the first thing I did was to repair the tenon mistake from several days ago. After the glue up, I continued cutting the tenons using the Skew Rabbetting Plane. Unfortunately, I found that the plane’s fence kept coming out of...

Learning veneer #6: Problems Repair

I got some shop time last weekend and decided to do some more veneering. While working on my last panel for the veneer box, I messed up with the scraper. That should be an easy repair: I was a little upset and decided to leave the panel...

FANTASY MARQUETRY #10: Repair Work

Today was mainly devoted to repair work. I had a lot of bad cuts due to the pattern coming loose (my fault). Repair method I found that the easiest way was to take a ‘rubbing’ from the empty spaces in my temporarily assembled picture. The...

Drum Sander speed control repair #1: I need help to identify a component on speed control circuit board

My drum sander’s conveyor recently quit. We were able (with help) to narrow down the problem to a component on the speed control. My husband said he is willing to attempt to solder on a new component (a new circuit board is over $240) but after...

Drum Sander speed control repair #2: PTL! It works!

I can’t express how thankful I am for all the help in getting my sander’s conveyor running again. Living in the middle of nowhere, I was unable to find a vendor for the bridge rectifier within an hour of here so I ordered one (actually two)...

A few hand tools......

My interests involve working both metal and wood. Unfortunately, my woodworking space is in the laundry room. Currently a disaster due to the shop reorganization caused by the purchase of another lathe (and its 9 foot long bench) last December....

Workshop Tour

It seems that workshop postings have slowed down considerably since Steve posted his. I can’t compete with his, but I’ll show (parts of) our workshop anyway. The main portion of our shop is on the lower level. I chose to utilize the space...

Work Bench Build #15: Update

Here’s another ten items finished, only about a dozen to go. Roubo Work Bench “to do,” list and, assembly order. ^ ^ equals completed work. ^ ^ ^ ^ Clean and dust workshop. ^ ^ ^ ^ Research styles and types...

Marquetry Jewellery Box #15: Top Sand Shading and Assembly

Warning: Lots of photos! Here’s my setup for sand shading one piece at a time. The marquetry has been preliminarily assembled on sticky shelf paper, a sheet of thin acrylic covers most of it, and the sand is hot. I remove one piece,...