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  • The Science Behind Epoxies
    Woodworkers know that epoxy is a strong adhesive, a great gap filler, an excellent crack repairer, and even a durable coating. What makes it so effective? It's all about science,…... Read more
    Source: Fine Woodworking - "Hand Work Hand Tool Blog" Published on: 2019-11-12
  • screwy weather.......
    Yesterday I thought the cold was here to stay. This was the weather I remembered growing up. Having cold and snow before thanksgiving was a given. It was up in the air whether or not the ponds froze sufficiently to skate on. Usually after thanksgiving all standing water was frozen. Today the temp topped out at 61°F (16°C). I should have known better, this is New England. Weather subject to change every twenty minutes. I had a good day in... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2019-11-12
  • Moravian Tail Vises Available
    Believe it or not I have finally got another batch of tail vises close to shipping. They should be ready late this week or early next. I know some of you have been on the wait list for several months, I apologize for the long delay. There has been simply no time to devote to... Continue Reading →... Read more
    Source: Eclectic Mechanicals Published on: 2019-11-12
  • Picture This CXXXIX
    I previously mentioned Hepplewhite’s (circa 1787) design for full extension wooden drawer slides. Tomorrow, November the 13th, Christies are auctioning a circa 1765 dressing commode with full extension wooden drawer slides in their London rooms. The commode, lot 217, is … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Pegs and 'Tails Published on: 2019-11-11
  • The Misner Book Stand – Part 3
    I love the classic thumbnail decoration. Consisting of a vertical gouge strike followed by a tapered slicing cut, it’s most likely the easiest of all to carve. The resulting waste resembles, you guessed it, a thumbnail. A line of thumbnail cuts makes for quite a distinctive decoration. An even more dramatic pattern is a series […]... Read more
    Source: An Unplugged Woodworker Published on: 2019-11-11
  • giantcypress: This has become a bit of a tradition here at...
    giantcypress: This has become a bit of a tradition here at giant Cypress. This is one of the best Veteran’s Day songs, ever, even if it was written for Australia’s version of today. God bless our vets, all of them.... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2019-11-11
  • Moravian Tail Vise
    I'm not a fan of tail vises, wagon vises, end vises, or what have you. I think for the most part they are too much trouble to install and too little used once installed. Now for the eating crow part. I've been looking at the wagon vise Will Myers has developed for his Moravian workbenches and I may change my mind. I've ordered one for the next build.Here is a link: Will Myers wagon viseken... Read more
    Source: I'M A OK GUY Published on: 2019-11-11
  • Today is Remembrance day.
    Please take the time to reflect on those who gave their lives for us.It really a pittance of time ...BobRCAF veteran 1976-2013... Read more
    Source: The Valley Woodworker Published on: 2019-11-11
  • George Leaves…
    …Me in Good Stead It was a sad day for all The day George left the workshop was filled with much well-wishing but it was a sad day and especially so for me. Until now we had both ridden our bikes out of the yard and on up the cobbled streets to see who gave… Read the full post George Leaves… on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2019-11-11
  • the cold has arrived........
    Supposedly we had a frost last week but I didn't see it or any evidence of it. Today there was no frost forecasted but I saw it. All the car windshields on the road this AM were all covered with it. For the 3rd day in the row it never warmed up and it was jacket weather all day long. We are getting dropping temps not only during the day but at night too. Temps will be in middle 20's... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2019-11-11
  • Make a Carved Oak Box; at Lost Art Press Dec 9-13
    There’s a nearly-last-minute opening in the final carved oak box class for the year – I’m returning to Lost Art Press for a small class (6 students) in making these boxes. There’s few versions in my book Joiner’s Work and this class will follow much of what’s in there – but there’s always more … Continue reading Make a Carved Oak Box; at Lost Art Press Dec 9-13... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2019-11-11
  • Dave's Shaves Dogbone
    I made the shave cutter sharpening jig because the Dog Bone jig from Dave's' Shaves was on back order with no projected delivery date. I got it today and it is much nicer than the one I made.Here it is with a shave cutter installed:After sharpening, a quick shave to see how it works. Couldn't be better.Works in the Tormek and I expect any of the side clamping jigs. I put it in the Tormek just to see if it... Read more
    Source: I'M A OK GUY Published on: 2019-11-10
  • Clean & True Critical Surfaces of a Jack Plane: Part 2
    My normal schtick on fixing up an old jack plane goes something like this: Me (showing a jack plane to someone across the room): “Hey, does this sole look flat to you?” Student: “Uh, I guess so?” Me: “Then it’s … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2019-11-10
  • Master to Master Interview
    I returned to teach at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis recently.  I have been asked to teach there for several years now and it is starting to feel like a second home.Marc has created the largest woodworking school in America and is celebrating 25 years in business. It is expanding every year and he continues to offer new and exciting classes with amazing teachers.One way he supports and promotes his teachers is to ask them to sit down... Read more
    Source: WPatrickEdwards Published on: 2019-11-10
  • Misc. Stuff
    Will Myers is giving a talk about Moravian workbenches to the Triangle Woodworkers Association in Cary, NC on the 19th of this month. Wish I could be there.The boss comes home Friday, it will be good to have her home. Sweet Maggie Dog and I have missed having the old gal around telling us what to do. Among other things 😇. The kitchen is ready for inspection, office and bath to go.Had a bite on the bench the other day,... Read more
    Source: I'M A OK GUY Published on: 2019-11-10