• Free Plans for No.18 H&R
    Today I spent the day correcting the half set of the Hollows and Rounds plans.  In later issues I will write a step by step on how to make these wonderful moulding planes.  Like anything the first time around you may find it a little difficult.  I highly recommend you practice first with some pine and start off with the round.  You don’t need a complete half set, but if you can afford the irons it sure is a fun ... read more
    Source: Journeyman’s journalPublished on 2017-08-20
  • binder box is done……..
    Like blogging about the finishing cabinet being done and not done, I'm doing the same with the binder box. It is complete with the exception of getting a few more coats of finish on it. I learned a few things with this box and when I make some more I'll do better. I will definitely be making more boxes this way.I had some big plans for the doings in the shop today.  I started a new project and I had ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-08-20
  • More of the Same Only Different.
    I had been struggling for a week with what might turn out to be one of my more interesting blogs. Then I read a new blog from an unusually perceptive blogger that, while not changing the premise of my post, is causing me to rethink the presentation. I’m going to move on and revisit it when I get a clue, In the interim, I thought I would share some recent pictures of variations on familiar topics. First, sidelock chests. I ... read more
    Source: The Furniture RecordPublished on 2017-08-20
  • Installed Planing Stop on The Portable Bench
    Today I installed a planing stop and drilled the dog holes for the holdfasts. Those two are the last jobs other than installing the vise. ETA for the vise screw Is sometime Tuesday, until then I'm pretty much dead in the water.Thinking I was going to be moving most of the bottom group of lumber in the wood storage pile to get to the wood for the vise chop. I had MsBubba standing by with gloves on her hands to ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2017-08-20
  • Update on Hannah’s Progress
    Hannah has been working with me since December for a day or two a week and then working in the classes we have too. She has just finished the construction of her home workbench, which she started two weeks ago. This one flows my latest pattern and dismantles for her to transport it as she … Read the full post Update on Hannah’s Progress on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2017-08-19
  • We Who Are About to Bore
    A straight and square board, surfaced on all four sides is a thing to behold. When it’s 7 feet long, 11 inches wide and 2 inches thick, it’s down right beautiful. And that’s what I did over the weekend. It may be poplar, but soon it will be a Roman Workbench. Like any pretty board […] ... read more
    Source: The apartment woodworkerPublished on 2017-08-19
  • Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture’ Headed Our Way
    We’ve just received word from the bindery that the deluxe edition of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making” will leave New Mexico on Monday morning and should arrive in our warehouse on Tuesday. Once it arrives, we still have to manufacture a custom shipping box for the book, which should take only a few days, and then start boxing up all the pre-ordered copies. As soon as we have a shipping date, I will announce it here. ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-08-19
  • binder box lid work…….
    I spent some time thinking about the box and how clever I was when I came across a potential problem. I had drilled a 5/32 hole through the hinge arm and into the box for the tube. This way I wouldn't have to drill another 1/8" hole and possibly do that off center from the tube. The problem I saw was that I had to saw the tube into two pieces. One for the inside of the box and another for ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-08-19
  • Outdoor Kitchen with Bar
    The outdoor kitchen's bar is finished. Not a lot of time do do anything but post a couple of photographs....Gotta go to work in a couple:MsBubba did a great job on the bar tile.ken ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2017-08-18
  • 1860’s Sawmill & Cabinetmaker shop
    This past week while camping I toured an authentic 1860's pioneer village in the area. We camp in the same area each year and try to visit Upper Canada Village while there. With each visit I learn something new or pick out a detail I missed on previous visits. One favorite stop is the authentic sawmill which continues to produce boards this day. Most of the wood is used within the village. Watching the water-powered bandsaw in operation continues to ... read more
    Source: The Refined EdgePublished on 2017-08-18
  • Crucible Dividers: a Tool and Totem
    During the day, I hold a pair of our Crucible dividers and rub them like a worry stone or a rosary as I write, think or ponder my path forward at my workbench or my laptop. The curves and chamfers of my dividers – I own only one pair – are as familiar to me as my wife’s hands or the tote of my Lie-Nielsen No. 3. The weight is reassuring. The stiffness of its hinge is something I ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Dugout Chair Step 2: Lose 200 Ugly Pounds
    I can roll this rotted log around my driveway for the dugout chair. But danged if I can lift it by myself. So the next step is to start chainsawing away the majority of the bulk that is not part of the finished chair. With my tiny 16” electric chainsaw I spent a good hour wasting away the first two kerfs on this chair. This activity attracted the attention of […] The post Dugout Chair Step 2: Lose 200 Ugly ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2017-08-18
  • The Roubo Frame Saw – Part 2
    Part 1 of this series was about making the frame for the Roubo frame saw kit I had purchased from Blackburn Tools.  Today I'll write about my experience with the saw so far.The completed Roubo frame sawIt would be nice to have had a woodworking mentor to learn from.  But lacking that, the best way to learn is by doing.  There are techniques in using any saw that may not be readily apparent.  For instance, when using a hand saw ... read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shopPublished on 2017-08-18
  • 5 Questions on Vintage Saws with Niles Krech of Kennebec Saws
    Restoring a Vintage Hand Saw Starts with a Straight Saw While I was filming some lessons for my soon to be released Orientation semester at The Hand Tool School, I took a break to work with Niles Krech of Kennebec Saws to film a saw sharpening video. Niles has been sharpening saws for a while and learned under Matt Cianci. For the past year he has been restoring hand saws almost exclusively for Hand Tool School members and he ... read more
    Source: Renaissance Woodworker BlogPublished on 2017-08-18
  • STL 144: MDF Benches and missing handplanes
    Plus, Ben, Matt, and Anissa discuss their favorite furniture makers, rules for the shop, All Time Favorite Tools and FWW Articles ... read more
  • HANDWORK Vol.1 Issue II Out Now
    HANDWORK is an amatuer woodworking magazine written for all amateurs and professionals alike.  It focuses on handwork and not machine work.  Its filled with modern and historical articles dating back as far as 1889. Free to download from megasync Vol.1 Issue II ... read more
    Source: Journeyman’s journalPublished on 2017-08-18
  • A New Thing
    This evening (8/18/17) from 4 – 7 pm the North Carolina Furniture School will be having an open house. The address is 503 Second Street, Ayden, NC 28513 If you’re in the area I encourage you to come by, meet Stuart (the proprietor) and check out his collection of new and vintage machines. Even for die-hard hand tool folks, there’s something cool about 70 year old table saws. Stuart also has a full stock of well seasoned lumber at ... read more
    Source: The Daily SkepPublished on 2017-08-18
  • interlude
    interlude: Peter Follansbee, saying this better than I ever could:Like I said, I can get past a lot of stuff. But…not racism. Not Nazis marching in the streets of 21st-century America. That shit doesn’t fly. Everyone should be against that…none of this “many sides” crap. So…in the hopefully unlikely event that some of my readers are sympathetic with the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, etc that were on display down in Charlottesville this past weekend, – if that’s you – please ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2017-08-18
  • binder box……
    Tonight I worked on finishing up the binder box. It wasn't the scheduled lead off batter but my order from McMaster-Carr was waiting for me when I got home. UPS usually comes closer to 1700 or later. I'll take the early delivery as it means I'm one step closer to have this box done. Tomorrow I should be able to finish it and bring it work for monday.????? I noticed this last night just before I left the shop. I thought the ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-08-18
  • E-Mando now complete and ready for sale
    If you’ve been following the blog you would have seen my new electric mandolin being built. It’s now complete and currently available at a price of £800; this includes an Ashbury gig-bag but shipping is extra. The full spec and contact details can be found on my web-site.Here’s the obligatory video, followed by some rather smashing photos! ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Welcomed into Their World
     Editor’s Note: Robell wrote this post several weeks ago, soon after he came up to help with the Nicholson bench build. Because I’ve been out straight getting Issue Three ready, I haven’t had a moment to put this up on the blog until now. Mike and I loved having Robell in the shop with us and we look forward to the next time he can come up. The following are Robell’s reflections on his time working with us.   It ... read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazinePublished on 2017-08-18
  • Repairing Drawers
    FIG. 6. TESTING RUNNERS FOR WINDING. This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press. Runners. Generally the remedy is fairly obvious for worn runners—they are just replaced. It is merely a matter of removing the old ones, cleaning off any dried glue, and fitting fresh ones. There is one snag to look out for when there is no groove into which they fit. This absence of groove means that the exact position has to be measured, and ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Dugout Chair Step 1: Get it Out of the Truck
    After picking up the rotted stump for my dugout chair, I parked my truck in front of my shop and then went inside to ponder: How do I get it out of the truck? Sure, there are lots of redneck methods involving wax paper, Wesson oil and chains. But I wanted to avoid damaging myself and trashing my truck. I could rent a forklift or other machine to make it […] The post Dugout Chair Step 1: Get it Out ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2017-08-18
  • New Title Locked In. THE LOST SCROLLS OF HANDWORK
    THE LOST SCROLLS OF HANDWORK will be the new title for our magazine. I paid for it this morning. All the words won’t fit in one line and would look silly if it did. So I will break it up and have “The lost scrolls of” on top of “HANDWORK.” So HANDWORK name lives on! Where there is a will, there is always a way. Tomorrow at midnight the second Issue will be available for download.  You may find grammar ... read more
    Source: Journeyman’s journalPublished on 2017-08-17
  • The Joy of eBay
    The Motorhome is in the shop for it's annual fluid change and prep for the Oregon trip and of course the camera battery has died and the charger is, you guessed it, in the Motorhome.  Long way around to no photos with this post.I seldom buy off eBay because, let me count the reasons, burn rate, hidden defects, hidden defects, and burn rate. I've been looking to add to my firmer chisels, both bench and paring. Just because I do ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Learn to ‘Sharpen This’ – or Any Other Tool
    Lie-Nielsen Toolworks has just posted its fall schedule of Hand Tool Events – eight free events held all over the country where you can learn to sharpen any woodworking tool from people who are eager to teach you. The Lie-Nielsen crew won’t try to sell you anything – this is not like going for a test drive at a car dealership. Instead, they will take as much time as necessary to show you the basic principles of sharpening and ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Send Off Shaving Bowl
    Next week, my son will be going off to college for the first time, so I’ve made him a practical gift as he heads to the dorm.  In his brief shaving career, he has become accustomed to lathering his face with a brush loaded with soap from a wooden bowl. I carved the one we use now nearly ten years ago, and it makes a lot of sense.  No more buying, and throwing away, can after can of aerosol ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 2017-08-17
  • For All to See
    After clearing a few little projects around the home, I turned back to the ash sitting bench I’ve been [slowly] making.  The design includes a 10° rake on the back legs and that means one thing: angled mortise and tenon joints.  One of my favorites.  But that’s not what I’m here to talk about.  I’d […] ... read more
    Source: The apartment woodworkerPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Disposabilty, the Culture of Uncare and Uncraftsmanship
    Of course you can’t uncare because  ‘uncare’ is not a verb, and generally we use ‘uncaring’ as the typical adjective. But I used uncare to encourage you to think about something that has increasingly troubled me and it ties in I think with the loss of crafts posts I posted on recently. Uncraftsmanship is not … Read the full post Disposabilty, the Culture of Uncare and Uncraftsmanship on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Success Isn’t at the Bookstore or the Museum
    When my first book, “Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use,” was released, I played a game that many first-time authors play. I looked for my book on the shelves of any bookstore I visited. After a few years I gave up. I’ve never seen the book for sale anywhere except online. But I do have something else that I’ve decided is better: Hundreds (maybe thousands) of photos […] The post Success Isn’t at the Bookstore or the ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2017-08-17