• one more day.....
     I came awfully close to getting all the planes done but the last one bit me on the arse. I had a few primer holidays peeking through the topcoat that I had to cover. The rest of the clean up went off without any other hiccups. Boys and girls, the finale will come tomorrow on this batch of planes. RML shavingsThis is the other #4 (Lakeside) and I got RML on the first try. Wispy came on the second one. #3 type... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2022-08-12
  • Movie Night: 1935 Chairmaking Film
    This delightful 1935 film documents several aspects of the chairmaking trade in Great Britain with a knowledgeable narrator and some great shots of people at work in the forest and the workshop. Titled “Chair Bodging and Chair Making in the Chiltern Hills,” the film begins in the woods as bodgers break down tree trunks into...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2022-08-12
  • What Matters Most
     Day in and day out my parents said to me, “The forest is our life.”... Read more
    Source: Wilson Burnham Guitars Published on: 2022-08-11
  • Calculating Radius of a Cambered Iron
    So you want to add a camber to a plane iron and don't happen to have a round object with the curvature you're looking for.  In this post, I'll use geometry to figure out the radius so you can draw the arc with a compass.  I know, for some people I'm overcomplicating this, but for this analytically minded woodworker, it works.This came up for me last week when I did some maintenance on a wooden jack plane.  After sharpening many,... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2022-08-11
  • ‘Sellers Roof’ Workbench – a Bench Worth Making
    This workbench was made according to Paul’s design, which is based on the traditional English Joiner’s workbench. Paul encourages all beginners in hand-tool woodworking to make a workbench very early in their journey, if not as a first project. It’s a rite of passage, to use his own words. Of course, it always takes some […] The post ‘Sellers Roof’ Workbench – a Bench Worth Making appeared first on Paul's Apprentice.... Read more
    Source: Paul's Apprentice Published on: 2022-08-11
  • Issue 13 T.O.C. – “From the Ashes: Examination of a Mid-19th-Century Worktable”
    This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Thirteen. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is come.  The subscription window which includes Issue Thirteen is open now. To get Issue Thirteen when it ships early October, you can sign up for a subscription here.  If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to Grace at [email protected] Keep in mind though,... Read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazine Published on: 2022-08-11
  • it broke.....
     The weather, and more importantly, the heat wave is gone. It rained overnight and the temp today got up to 84F (29C) with low humidity. Quite a difference from the past week. It was supposed to be overcast and rainy too today but by mid morning the sun came out and stayed. The temps are forecasted to stay in today's range and lower until friday after next. I'm sure Mother Nature ain't done toasting us yet.  crackI have a crack in... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2022-08-11
  • Guyatone LG50 Project: 9
    I’m starting to feel like I’m on the home straight now. Some real progress has been made on the “Navatone”.  The neck has been fitted and glued on, the two-way truss rod fitted and the fretboard glued on, the pearloid position markers made and inlaid and last but not least fretted. And all that is condensed into this 10minutes of video!... Read more
    Source: A Luthier's Blog Published on: 2022-08-11
  • Picture This CXLVII
    All right sleuths; let’s be having your opinions again please. Fig. 1. (Box House) Fig. 2. (Box House) Fig. 3. (Box House) Fig. 4. (Box House) Fig. 5. (Box House) Fig. 6. (Box House) As per usual, I may withhold … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Pegs and 'Tails Published on: 2022-08-11
  • Simple Drawing Bow
    When I lay out the “rectoval” bowls like the walnut bowls featured in my most recent post, I usually simply sketch in the long side curves by hand. On those two bowls, I experimented with a technique using an improvised … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2022-08-10
  • Now Shipping: Crucible Center Squares
    There are many ways to mark centerlines on workpieces that are square, round or octagonal. But we wanted a simple, compact, dedicated and beautiful tool for this everyday job. The Crucible Center Square is based on a vintage tool owned by a bodger friend. His tool was compact but had a weight and shape that...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2022-08-10
  • Issue 13 T.O.C. – Steve Voigt – “Reconstructing the Varnish Maker’s Art: Traditional Finishes for the 21st Century”
    This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Thirteen. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is come.  The subscription window which includes Issue Thirteen is open now. To get Issue Thirteen when it ships early October, you can sign up for a subscription here.  If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to Grace at [email protected] Keep in mind though,... Read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazine Published on: 2022-08-10
  • The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
    A wonderful portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Winslow by John Singleton Copley. 1773In my last blog post, I described a Boston museum visit that I found disappointing and frustrating. Fortunately, we also had a delightful visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that lasted all afternoon. The art was great; the galleries were well laid out; and the information about the art was very helpful without being too intrusive. And the food at the museum cafe was really... Read more
    Source: Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood Published on: 2022-08-10
  • the cat made me do it......
     This morning when I tried to edit my blog before posting it, I couldn't. I tried everything from bribery to death threats and nothing worked. I thought it was a glitch with blogger doing an update and this was a bug. Turns out it was a brain fart on my part. Last night Baldwin insisted on jumping on the desk and lying down on my keyboard. I had shut it off because of that and forgot it. Double DUH squared... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2022-08-10
  • You think . . .
    . . . it takes 57 years to perfect a dovetail. Of course, it doesn’t take anywhere near 1% of that. I sometimes post a video or a picture showing a perfect joint I just made, a dovetail, a mortise and tenon, or a saw sliding and gliding effortlessly through the wood in perfect alignment. … You think . . . Read More » Read the full post You think . . . on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2022-08-10