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Holtzapffel Workbench – The top comes together!

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So it’s been a long time since my last post, had a bit of down time where I went on vacation and did odds and ends but I’d been making slow and steady progress on the top. I can’t believe…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Building the top

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This post is just to share some top building pics I’m using a 9’ straight edge to joint the boards for the top. I usually use this for cutting sheet goods to size as I have a jig that locks…

Google Groups KillFile 3.5.1 Released

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There was a bug in the new script that messed things up when you drilled into a thread, Tim caught the bug and I’ve gone ahead and updated the script, so please update to Google Groups KillFile 3.5.1

Google Groups KillFile 3.5 Released

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So Tim has been kind enough to address a number of bugs and add some great new features to the KillFile. When you bring up the KillFile you can now “Click X to reanimate the dead” “Click Y to edit…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Slow Going

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So it’s been pretty slow going as of late. The top is proving to be trickier than I’d anticipated. The main issue is being able to effectively mill such large pieces. I got hung up trying to flatten the faces…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Making Progress

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I’ve been making slow but steady on my bench. After getting my jointer knives sharpened I set about milling the stock for the legs. I’d noticed my dust collector wasn’t running as well as it once did and wondered were…

Google Groups KillFile 3.4.4 Released

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Tim kindly posted a fix to a bug whereby if multiple entries in your killfile matched a post then it wouldn’t display any posts below the multiply blocked one. You can download the updated script here Google Groups KillFile 3.4.4

Holtzapffel Workbench – Yup, that’s sharp!

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So I got my jointer blades back from the sharpener, Standard Saw Works, and they did a great job. It’s a cool store too and one of the storefront window displays is full of old wooden planes (I didn’t get…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Time to head to the sharpener

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So this afternoon I tried to shimmy my blades around a bit so that the notches in my jointer blades would offset one another. Here is a pic of the knives in question. Well the results were less than satisfactory…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Lumber Acquired

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Made another trip to PALS for the rest of the lumber, and seeing as my lumber rack isn’t wide enough most of it is on the floor or just propped up at the moment. Here’s all the 8/4 stock waiting…