• ‘I Don’t See that Going Anywhere’
    Roger and his partner Dan Richfield. If you frequent Lie-Nielsen Toolworks events you may have run into Roger Benton. He is one of the show crew that demonstrates Lie-Nielsen tools and lifts large crates of tools at the end of the show. When we travel to do shows we get to catch up with people like Roger whom we haven’t seen since the last show. It’s sort of a Carney thing. One of the many things Roger does to make... read more
    Source: Lost Art Press | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Spinning Wheel Maiden repair
    This is a maiden from a Canadian Production Wheel and had been previously repaired.  It was repaired with hide glue but the small bamboo skewer just wasn’t big enough to reinforce the joint. I had to remove a nail holding the stub of the tenon on the end of the off-side maiden.  Instead of making a new maiden, I decided to use a shouldered tenon and make it match the original.  With the nail removed I could remove the stub... read more
    Source: Full Chisel | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Turning Chisel Handle Replacements Video
    A few weeks ago I turned some new chisel handles I needed to upcycle an old wooden plane into new life. We made a video to show how and have a second video soon for how to fit step-fit the tang into the handle. Here is the link for YouTube. Hope you enjoy it. We have another planned for a turned hexagonal handle soon too. The post Turning Chisel Handle Replacements Video appeared first on Paul Sellers' Blog.... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ Blog | Published on 2014-08-21
  • French Oak Roubo Project in 2015
    The Brothers Abraham have announced – finally – the second French Oak Roubo project Nov. 8-14, 2015, in Georgia. Check out the announcement here. If you missed out on the one last year and you want an awesome French bench, don’t miss this one. Eventually all our backs will give out. The event will be in the same place with the same assistants (me, included) and the same incredible machinery. Registration opens Sept. 2, 2014. — Christopher Schwarz Filed under:... read more
    Source: Lost Art Press | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Libby Schrum in the New York Times
    I’m happy to report that friend-of-Furnitude Libby Schrumgot a great feature on her bench 'Siblings' in the Home and Garden section of today's New York Times.  Nice ink, Libby!  See my post on her work here.... read more
    Source: Furnitude | Published on 2014-08-21
  • And the winner is ..
    Mr. Buhl put this together for me and I love it!... read more
    Source: She Works Wood | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Mark Your Calendar: French Oak Roubo Project Part Deux
    The arrangements have been made. Contracts signed. Wood procured. We've even struck a deal with the local meteorologist to all but guarantee comfortable weather.The French Oak Roubo Project will happen again the week of November 8-14, 2015.We've been working out many details over the summer and can say with assurance the following:1. The original crew will be back. Chris Schwarz, Don Williams, Raney Nelson, Jeff Miller, Ron Brese, Will Myers, and Jon Fiant will all be back. Of course Bo... read more
    Source: Benchcrafted | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Ladder making workshop
    The Heritage Crafts Association have opened bookings for the ladder making workshop which I will be leading along with Robin Wood after our two-day 'apprenticeship' with Stanley Clark. Continue reading →... read more
    Source: Steve Tomlin Crafts | Published on 2014-08-21
  • A Card Catalogue – Part Three
      Hey folks! Thanks for stopping in again. I’m here packing up the summer shop and making the last of our days out here on the Coast. So much to do and so little time~ We’ll make the most of it !     Thanks... read more
    Source: The Unplugged Woodshop | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Be Amazed…
    Be Amazed???Here in Northwest Arkansas, a group of corporate benefactors including Walmart and theWalton Family Foundation, have invested in a new children's musuem called the Amazeum. The idea of it is as follows: From their earliest days, people inquire, explore, and soak up ideas, and they thrive in environments rich with stimulation. From childhood, they gather information that will guide them throughout their lives; they never stop asking questions, and they depend on everyone around - parents, friends, community-to join... read more
    Source: Wisdom of the Hands | Published on 2014-08-21
  • The 9 Principles of Hand Tool Storage, Part 3
    My kids – even the 18-year-old in college – do not want their meats to touch their starches or vegetables. And so we have divided plates for them – just like at the school cafeteria. If they keep this habit up, I’m sure their weddings will be interesting, but I’m not one to mess around with their personal way of organizing their world. So this is my way of saying […] The post The 9 Principles of Hand Tool Storage,... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine Weblog | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Ken Hawley, MBE 1927-2014
    Ken Hawley MBE, probably the most important figure in modern tool history passed away on August 15th, 2014. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ken and his work, Ken ran a hardware store in Sheffield starting in the 1940's. To have a little interest in the store window he put a few old tools on display. Over the years people, retired craftsman, widows, etc, would stop by and offer their no longer used tools to Ken. He became... read more
    Source: Joel’s Blog at Tools for Working Wood | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Roman Woodworking by Roger B. Ulrich…..
    I've finally finished reading this book. Although it wasn't what I expected, in retrospect it is a very well written and researched book.  I think I was expecting too much from this book and I did come away a bit disappointed in that respect. How many tools are there that over 2000 years old that you have ever seen? Roman woodworking goes back over 2500 years so there aren't a lot of examples of it or tools used to do it neither. The... read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Jointer-planer combination machines, part 6
    This final installment in the series will discuss changing blades in the Hammer A3-31 and some summary thoughts on jointer-planer combo machines. [The entire series can be viewed here.] With some jointers and planers, changing blades is a tedious chore. Long ago, I struggled with the old spring-loaded jackscrew system on a jointer. Brutal. By contrast, changing blades on the Tersa cutterhead that was in the Inca jointer-planer was almost unbelievably easy and fast. The OEM system on the Dewalt... read more
    Source: Heartwood Blog | Published on 2014-08-21
  • Reminder: Midwest Wood Sale this Weekend
    Come to Cincinnati this weekend to scarf up the wood that is left at Midwest Woodworking at a significant discount – 25 percent off the already-low prices for solid wood and 40 percent off veneer. Midwest is located at 4019 Montgomery Road in Cincinnati, and the sale will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring cash or check – no plastic. I’ll be there to scrounge up some pine, mahogany and sapele for some future commissions. If there are... read more
    Source: Lost Art Press | Published on 2014-08-21
  • the joined chest project, part the next
    back to the week that was…when we attempted to make 10 or 11 joined chests in no time at all. Knuckleheads.  after all the riving and hewing; we hauled some of the stock into town to begin the task of planing it into boards. I’ll just bop the pictures in, then add whatever I can remember about it. Here’s Steven planing just like I showed him…   Roy was astounded at the amount of shavings produced by working green wood... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notes | Published on 2014-08-20
  • the joined chest project, part the next
    back to the week that was…when we attempted to make 10 or 11 joined chests in no time at all. Knuckleheads.  after all the riving and hewing; we hauled some of the stock into town to begin the task of planing it into boards. I’ll just bop the pictures in, then add whatever I can remember about it. Here’s Steven planing just like I showed him…   Roy was astounded at the amount of shavings produced by working green wood... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notes | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Making wooden ladders
    This month I was invited by the Heritage Crafts Association to take part in their efforts to preserve the craft of making wooden ladders. I travelled down to Northampton with fellow greenwood worker and HCA chair Robin Wood to learn to the craft of making ladders from Stanley Clark who made ladders until the trade ceased in the 1960s. Continue reading →... read more
    Source: Steve Tomlin Crafts | Published on 2014-08-20
  • OBG Raises Questions and Provides Answers
    Made Possible by Old Brown GlueI developed and used Old Brown Glue nearly 10 years before I began selling it to the "public." That was almost 15 years ago, and I was naturally concerned about how others would be able to use this glue and what questions they may raise.  Since that time this glue has been used for making American Indian rocket ships, artificial kidney stones, as a bonding agent for exterior sprayed finishes, applying veneer to 10' tall... read more
    Source: WPatrickEdwards | Published on 2014-08-20
  • “How to Build a Guitar in 3 Easy Steps” Infographic from M&M Tool Parts
    I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but I have ZERO musical talent (ever hear me attempt to “sing” on the show? Not pretty!) The next best thing for me might be making one instead. But where do you start? Looks like the folks over at M&M Tool Parts have been asked this question before. That might explain this great “How to Build a Guitar in 3 Easy Steps” infographic they posted recently on their blog “Shop... read more
    Source: Matt’s Basement Workshop | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Stick Chair Build – Materials, Tools and Timeline
    It's weird how time flies.  only a week or so to go before our Great Welsh Stick Chair Extravaganza in Denmark!  I had intended to drag out a whole series of blogposts intended more than anything to help me organize my thoughts, but as I am not one who normally does so well with organizing and planning things, we'll just cram all those thoughts into this one blog post.18th Century child's painted 5-legged stick chair made from oak and elm.Photo... read more
    Source: Toolerable | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Confession
    Lack of blogging confession? Ack, take that as read. (Hello to anyone still out there, by the way. Clearly I still aten't dead.) No, this is something that's been weighing on my mind since November, and now that September is nearly here, I feel the need to unburden. It's simple really, and goes something like this: Old catalogue covers make great fodder for homemade custom made notebook covers.... read more
    Source: Musings from the Workbench | Published on 2014-08-20
  • to awaken the love of learning…
    Learning is the human being's most vital function, and the thing most natural but for the beating of the child's heart. And yet, in schooling due to the undue emphasis on standardized testing, we immerse children in boredom.The following video from Khan Academy would lead you to think that the important love of learning takes place away from the screen and outside the classroom, and you only discover that it is an advertisement from Khan Academy when in the midst... read more
    Source: Wisdom of the Hands | Published on 2014-08-20
  • The History of Wood, Part 16
    Filed under: Personal Favorites... read more
    Source: Lost Art Press | Published on 2014-08-20
  • corner cupboard II pt II…..
    I got the color scheme from the wife for the shed. All the trim work and the door are to be white. The siding is going to be the same color as the house is. I have some white paint that is left over from painting the fence but I didn't use it. I found out where it was, looked at stupidly, and decided to pass on it. I need to refresh myself and do something other than working on... read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Back to a Slightly Flawed, Six-pronged Friend
    I have concluded that the surface-mounted tee-nuts (item 94122A200 from McMaster-Carr) are difficult to break, but they do break at the collar if you tighten their mating bolts too much. So I removed these 14 tee-nuts from my knockdown Nicholson bench. When it comes to a workbench, nothing should be light- or medium-duty. I replaced them with an old standby for me: the six-prong steel tee-nut for wood, also from McMaster-Carr (90975A163). These are less expensive – $13.72 for a... read more
    Source: Lost Art Press | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Knockdown Bench: Good News and Bad
    The knockdown bench right before I drilled the holdfast holes in the benchtop. Here’s the good news: The bench is assembled and works well. I’ll explain the construction details in the coming days. And the bad: I destroyed one of the knockdown fasteners tonight. I tightened one of the 3/8” hex-head bolts that fastens the top, and the head of the bolt began to spin freely. Nuts on the tee-nut. The collar of the tee-nut had ripped free from its... read more
    Source: Lost Art Press | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Area Plugs
    How you doing? It’s late notice but… You’ve got your tomatoes in; you’ve done your mock fantasy football draft; you’ve pretended the sink wasn’t full of dishes… What to do? Well, in less than two hours The Cooking Channel’s, MAN FIRE FOOD will be featuring the fabulous Paula Marcoux and her new book, Cooking With Fire. See Paula work cooperatively with fire in a way heretofore unseen since Jimi Hendrix went nuts on his guitar! See how the cinematography of Savory... read more
    Source: BLUE OAK | Published on 2014-08-19
  • The 9 Principles of Hand Tool Storage, Part 2
    Before we launch into part 2 of this series, allow me to ask a question. Do you enjoy looking for a tool that you cannot find, but you saw just a couple days ago and you have looked for everywhere? If you answered “yes,” then you don’t need to read this article and can return to the eternal game of Where is My Tapered Bung-hole Reamer? For the rest of […] The post The 9 Principles of Hand Tool Storage,... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine Weblog | Published on 2014-08-19
  • Edale
    A couple of weeks ago I got back from another wonderful Spoonfest. The problem with teaching is that there never is enough time to talk and carve. I taught a lot of sharpening workshops, gave a sharpening talk and sat in the spoon chair, and then drove home.Among many people from all over the world was Phillipe Steele from the States who has set up the Spooncarving, Green woodworking and sloyd Facebook page. Years ago I sold him a spoon... read more
    Source: Sean Hellman | Published on 2014-08-19