• productive day.......
    Had a good day in shop in spite of having to leave for a medical appointment. I almost missed it too because I was in a zone in the shop when I noticed the time. The woodworking was flowing and the hernia and hematoma were a dim memory. Nothing hurt and everything was going my way. I couldn't get the same groove back again when I got home. But I still got a lot done and it has been a... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2020-10-28
  • Website Changes
    Maybe it was the approach of fall and the transformation it brings that got me moving on changing my online situation. Two websites was one more than I needed! I started my website (davidffisher.com) at least ten years ago (I … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2020-10-28
  • Daybed: Shaping the Platform
    All of that fussing around with making those clamps has finally gotten me ready to get started in earnest on my next project: a daybed/”couch”-like thing for an area of the house that currently has zero furniture. I had a … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Galoototron - Woodworking with Hand Tools Published on: 2020-10-28
  • Backing up for a head-start – Windsor chairmaking
    I assembled my 2nd shaved windsor chair of this century last week. I first wrote about it here – https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/shaved-windsor-chair-take-2/  (all that nonsense I blathered about grain direction, ray plane, post & rung compromise is out the window. Drew Langsner set me straight after that post.) This chair survived assembly, barely. I remember reading  a … Continue reading Backing up for a head-start – Windsor chairmaking... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2020-10-27
  • New in the Store: The Chairpanzee
    One of the (many) barriers to making staked furniture or chairs is wrapping your head around the compound-angle geometry. And then figuring out how to execute it at the bench. The new Crucible Chairpanzee ($16 plus shipping) does the trigonometry for you, allowing you to translate rake and splay into sightlines (which create your layout...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-10-27
  • Update on My Book- Essential Woodworking Hand Tools
    My Book, Essential Woodworking Hand Tools, is now out of stock everywhere, but thankfully it is in the process of being printed as we speak! We are expecting new stock in a few weeks so, at least to begin with, the only place to buy it will be directly from us. If you’d like to… Read the full post Update on My Book- Essential Woodworking Hand Tools on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-10-27
  • More experience with using end grain to guide skewing a hand plane to reduce tearout
    A little while ago I wrote about reading the end grain of a board to tell me how to skew a plane to avoid tearout. I made a video as well. I’ve been using this technique more, with a lot of success. Here’s an example.I needed to mill up more 1x2 stock because I had to rebuild the sides of the Enzo Mari bookcase I’m working on, because I messed up the spacing of the shelves. Part of this process is... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2020-10-27
  • “When You’re Confident”
    “When you’re confident everything is perfectly lined up, scribe the angles with your knife. Several gentle and progressively deeper lines are better than one deep line. Do all the right sides first, then come back for the left sides, as you did with the sawing of the tails.More... Read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazine Published on: 2020-10-26
  • Disston D-23 Crosscut Handsaw - Part 2: The Rehab
    This is part 2 of the posts about a Disston D-23 crosscut panel saw that I found at a garage sale a few years ago.The handle was scraped (including the crud inside the carved leaves) and sanded and given a few coats of BLO/turpentine.  It looks pretty good now, and I'm guessing the wood is apple.Handle removed and partially scrapedThe handle darkened quite a bit with the oilThe brass saw nuts and medallion were cleaned up with a wire wheel... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2020-10-26
  • Quran Stand
    Made from American red oak. I’ve never had the pleasure of working with this beautiful wood before as it’s an imported species and very expensive in Australia. As always everything is entirely handmade. I added… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2020-10-26
  • Classes at the Storefront
    With woodworking schools opening across the country, we are asked almost every day when we will resume classes here. Here’s the deal. We plan to wait until there is a safe vaccine for COVID-19. There are several reasons for that decision. Classes here can be physically strenuous because of the handwork. Students sweat, huff and...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-10-26
  • Our wedding
     Yes, we finally got married despites all the evolving changes due to Covid-19 and last minutes paperwork's SNAFU.  Which continued upon our return from our short honeymoon.  Apparently we forgot to signed a sworn declaration of our intend to be married.   So we did afterward, got to keep the paper trail in due form :-)The other hiccups were about, proving both our former spouses were dead.  For which, one required a death certificate, with out one it is apparently easier... Read more
    Source: The Valley Woodworker Published on: 2020-10-25
  • Making My Way
    I’m currently in the middle of making two toolboxes, to replicate the building of one completed by Joseph and I in 2003. It’s not a small amount of work to make two in tandem, but necessary in the preparation of the video work we need. I rip-cut my components on the bandsaw and by hand… Read the full post Making My Way on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-10-25
  • The Mortise and Tenon Joint in Woodworking
    This is an excerpt from Issue 10 of "The Lost Scrolls of Handwork" magazine.... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2020-10-25
  • Hannah, Sketches, Life, Work
    Hannah is a detail person. She’s focussed on different points of view and made sketches of where she intended and intends to go. This is her first real, independent furniture design and I thought you should see it. Please remember that this work was all handwork and includes for the main part at least using… Read the full post Hannah, Sketches, Life, Work on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-10-24