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  • TIMBER FLOOD

    ON THE 21ST OF JANUARY 2008 TIMBER FLOODED THE SMALL SEASIDE TOWN OF WORTHING WEST SUSSEX ENGLAND. 2000 TONS OF MIX TIMBER MAINLY 6 X 2 INCH HIT US.AND BUILDERS FROM ALL OVER THE UK LANDED IN THEIR VANS TO GET FREE TIMBER. BUT THAT WAS WASTED JOURNEY...
    Posted to dust by DUSTY MILLER on 07-06-2009
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  • Tool News - Zip Sand-Block

    Ali Industries has released a new sanding product that combines the convenience of sanding with a spong and the performance of sandpaper. The Zip Sand-Block sanding sponge is made with a premium quality grit and backing, which means faster sanding than...
  • PUB TABLES

    TWO TABLES I MADE FOR COUNTRY PUB HERE.JUST GOT TO BE SANDED THEN STAINED BEFORE TRANSIT. ME SITTIN AT TABLE.
    Posted to dust by DUSTY MILLER on 07-05-2009
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  • TOOL STEEL

    SOME OF THE COBALT TOOLS I USE TO TURN PLUS SOMETIMES I USE THE ZEUS BOOK FOR FINER GRINDING FOR INTRICATE TURNING ITS THE IDEAL TOOL ROOM BOOK.THIS VERSION IS 1976 MAYBE THEY UPDATED A NEW ZEUS.BUT THE BOOK IS VERY HANDY IF YOU COME ACROSS ONE.
    Posted to dust by DUSTY MILLER on 07-04-2009
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  • OAK POT

    HAD OFF CUT OF OAK 3 INCH X 2 1/2 INCH MADE THIS SHAPE IN 2 CUTS ON LATHE USING A 4 INCH PIECE OF TOOL STEEL WHICH I GROUND TO THE PROFILE OF POT. THE LID WAS THEN PARTED WITH A TURNING TOOL,THEN TURNED INSIDE HOLLOW.FINISHED WITH FINE WIRE WOOL AND POLISHED...
    Posted to dust by DUSTY MILLER on 07-04-2009
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  • AW Extra - Adjustable Workbench

    Adjustable Workbench The coolest bench ever: It changes size before your eyes! By Tom Caspar My workbench has always been the heart of my small shop. When I made it years ago, I outfitted it with a good face vise, an innovative sliding tail-vise and a...
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  • Garage-Friendly Assembly Tables

    Efficient storage is important in my garage shop, so after use, my assembly tables tip, fold, clamp and roll. Each table has one apron-mounted caster ($7 at a home center) and a stabilizer. I used two sheets of 3/4-in. plywood to make the tabletops and...
    Posted to Woodworking Shop by American Woodworker Editors on 07-02-2009
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  • Changing of the Guard

    After years of use, I could hardly see through my tablesaw’s guard. While at a car show, I heard that polish for renewing aluminum wheels also worked to clear up old headlight lenses—so I tried it on my saw’s guard. After two applications...
    Posted to Woodworking Shop by American Woodworker Editors on 07-02-2009
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  • Small Parts Drying Rack

    I made this rack so the finish on my small projects would dry without leaving marks. I cut strips off of a 3/4-in. board with my tablesaw’s blade tilted 30 degrees. For each new strip, I just flipped the board and moved the fence over 1/2-in. Then...
    Posted to Woodworking Shop by American Woodworker Editors on 07-02-2009
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  • Shoot from the Blue Line

    I use a piece of painter’s tape to mark dadoes when I assemble cabinets. Then I know exactly where to shoot nails or install screws. There aren’t any pencil lines to sand off when I’m finished–I just remove the tape.
    Posted to Woodworking Shop by American Woodworker Editors on 07-02-2009
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  • Handy Clamp Storage

    I store my clamps under my assembly table so they’re always right where I need them. I made a frame to hold the clamps and attached it to the table’s base. The frame is made of 2x10 lumber with a 3/4-in.-thick back, so it’s sturdy enough...
  • Home Woodworking.

    I am a "Home Woodworker" building all kinds off things and safety was for sissies. I allways said "it wiil never happen to me" , was I wrong?
    Posted to Riaan Nel by Riaan Nel on 07-01-2009
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  • CANDLE HOLDER

    OFF CUT OF TREE ELM WOOD. MADE INTO CANDLE HOLDER USING MY OWN HAND MADE TIP TOOLS AND WIRE WOOL WITH BEES WAX TO FINISH THE PIECE I HAVE OVER WILL MOST PROBABLY TURN INTO SOMETHING AT LATER DATE.GIVES ME SOMETHING TO DO WHILE SORTING OUT WORKSHOP.
    Posted to dust by DUSTY MILLER on 07-01-2009
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  • ROBIN HOOD STATUE

    ROBIN HOOD STATUE NOTTINGHAM!
    Posted to dust by DUSTY MILLER on 07-01-2009
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  • ROBIN HOOD BOW AND ARROW

    TO DAY I HAVE MADE AN ARROW THRU LOG AND BOW SIMILAR TO THE OTHER ONE I MADE.THIS ONE IS FOR THE TOURIST BOARD HERE IN NOTTINGHAM/SHERWOOD FOREST AS YOU MAY REMEMBER THE MOVIE ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN? I LIVE 2 HOURS FROM NOTTINGHAM AND THATS WHERE...
    Posted to dust by DUSTY MILLER on 07-01-2009
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