• Plough and Rebate Planes: Tuning Your Instrument
    My recent blog post surrounding plough planes and the weaknesses I spoke of reminded me of the energy I put into writing Essential Woodworking Hand Tools. For that work, I wrote over one thousand pages, cut it to just under a thousand myself and then I and Joseph distilled (it’s called editing) that down further... Read the full post Plough and Rebate Planes: Tuning Your Instrument on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2023-02-08
  • Wille’s turning hooks and traditional Swedish turning
    I recently spent a delightful day working with Peter Lamb @gerrishisland at his lovely home in Kittery, Maine.  He wanted to get himself set up to turn bowls on an electric lathe, so we spent the day tinkering and turning.  For those of you who don’t know Peter, he is both a wonderful person and a fount of woodworking knowledge.  I think I first met him in 2015 at a course with Jögge Sundqvist up at Lie Neilsen Toolworks.  Peter was friends... Read more
    Source: Eric Goodson Published on: 2023-02-08
  • Tip: Kerfing without a Kerfing Plane
    Here is another short video of me with my funky hairdoo using a grooving plane also known as a plow plane or the English version plough plane, to plane a kerf or essentially a narrow… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2023-02-08
  • Exterior Sign in White Oak: Finished
    A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about carving this exterior sign in white oak. Since then, I’ve painted the leaves and letters, built and installed the cap, and finished it with exterior oil. Here’s a few shots from … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2023-02-08
  • John Wilson (1939-2023), the Shaker Box King
    John Wilson, who unlocked the mysteries of Shaker oval boxes for millions of woodworkers around the world, died on Friday, Jan. 27. He was 83. Wilson of Charlotte, Michigan, began his career as an anthropology professor, but then became a home builder and professional woodworker whose main line of business was building Shaker oval boxes...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2023-02-07
  • late start.....
     Had another wrench throw in on my shop time gears. This time it was due to my wife sleeping in late. She was up until 0200 working on some dead people stuff for a client so I couldn't go to the shop until she woke up. While I waited for that I whacked out two crossword puzzles and the daily sudoku. mahoganyIt pains me to do this but I sawed off a 14" long piece to get a blade out of... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2023-02-07
  • https://giantcypress.net/post/708535017513664512
    Japanese tools:Great toolsThe greatest tools... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2023-02-06
  • 59° swing......
     Yesterday the low temp in my part of the universe was -8F. Today when I went on my AM walk it was 24F (-4C). The high temp for today reached 51F (11C). That makes a low to high temp swing of 59F degrees. It was only a 33 degree range in celsius and doesn't sound as dramatic using it. I got two good walk in today. Both the AM and PM walks were averaged about 2 hours each. I think I... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2023-02-06
  • Bottlebrush Tree
    In October 2021 my neighbor wanted a Bottlebrush tree cut down and I was interested in the wood. So I offered to cut it down. As you can see, it had quite a lean to it. I was not concerned about hitting the house because it was fully leaning away from the house. I was […]... Read more
    Source: Timber Frame Tools Published on: 2023-02-06
  • Making a Bead by Hand Preview
    This is a preview video of a 25-minute video I shot yesterday of three different methods for making beads by hand. I created a preview video to give potential viewers a taste of what they… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2023-02-06
  • A Love Letter to Impact Drivers
    I made a comment on a recent post about how I ever managed to live without an impact driver for almost a decade of woodworking. I’d like to expound on that a bit more. As folks may know, I build a lot of workbenches. I haven’t actually built one for myself in a while. I’ll […]... Read more
    Source: The apartment woodworker Published on: 2023-02-05
  • colder than freezing......
     The arctic express arrived as the weather seers predicted. It was way north of 'a wee bit chilly' this AM. It didn't warm up much during the day and the last temp I saw was 17F (-8C) around 1300. It is supposed to warm up and be around 47F (8C) tomorrow but I'll wait without holding my breath. At least the wind didn't blow as hard as it did yesterday. what a crappy picThe temp when I woke up was 8F... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2023-02-05
  • https://paulsellers.com/?p=58517
    Recovery The opening days of my woodworking School and School Woodworking Part 1 How it all began What happened to the turned rolling pin I’ll never know. It’s 60 years since I first pushed the well-worn green button on that massive Dominion lathe in the school woodshop and watched the wood suddenly start spinning around... Read the full post on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2023-02-05
  • Chairmaking Video Trailer
    I decided to stay warm today in the house, rather than trying to get the shop warm. So I took this chance to go back to video-editing and made an actual trailer for my chairmaking video that shows some of the woodworking. (I had done two other excerpts – one 2 minute intro and another … Continue reading Chairmaking Video Trailer... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2023-02-04
  • arctic express.......
     It didn't get down to -6F this AM. When I checked it a little after 0600 it was 31F (0C). When I left from my AM walk it had dropped to 28F (-2C) and when I got back to the barn it had dropped some more to 21F (-6C). The walk was miserable. The hip didn't hurt as much as it did yesterday but the wind chill was brutal. It felt like it was a bazillion degrees below zero. The... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2023-02-04