• Waiting On The Vise Screw
    The vise screw is scheduled for delivery sometime tomorrow. While waiting for the screw I'm putting together a Japanese style tool box to transport the needed tools.  That may make carrying around a work bench worthwhile or maybe not.. It is a simple build, I'm sure I'm making it more complex than needed but that is the Western way :-). I cheated and dug out and blew all the dust off the old biscuit joiner. BTW, it took a couple ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2017-08-21
  • If it’s Wobbly…
    then you should have put a stretcher on it.   I thought the drawbored mortise and tenon joints would be enough, but the ash sitting bench has turned out to be a bit wobbly.  So paraphrasing Queen Bey, I’ve decided to retrofit a stretcher to back legs.  In my world, “retrofit” is a synonym for “lap […] ... read more
    Source: The apartment woodworkerPublished on 2017-08-21
  • We’re back at the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp again, where I’m…
    We’re back at the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp again, where I’m doing the volunteer doc thing this week. I usually bring a gift, so I fired up the lathe. It had been a while since I made a bowl, so I gave it a shot. This bowl is from a piece of box elder burl. It turned out thicker than I usually like, but that inclusion was making me nervous. Still, I think it turned out pretty well, ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2017-08-21
  • my shop day in pics…….
    Today's post is all pics with almost no verbiage except for captions. The plan to get the plow plane box made hit a snag with the stock but there is no deadline there. I got a few other things done and the operative phrase for the next few days is, ".....just how muggy is it?". Been humid the last few days and it is forecasted to be this way well into the upcoming week. Still not as humid as it ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-08-21
  • Willingness to Try
    Unlike some, I don’t shy away from trying techniques and processes that are new to me. If you rely on somebody to show you how to do something, you may learn how to preform that task proficiently but you may not ever know how to do it another way, or develop your own methods of work. More significantly, you will never make a breakthrough and develop a new technique never before used. Now, if your goal is to be ... read more
    Source: Flair WoodworksPublished on 2017-08-21
  • Music I’d Like To Hear #136
    American Hawaiian Octette ... read more
    Source: Doug BerchPublished on 2017-08-21
  • Sewing Table-Part 2
    I managed to mill up some of the parts the sewing table.  I ripped some 8/4 red oak stock down for the legs and a few white oak bits for the stretchers.  My setup for breaking down stock is pretty basic, bordering on the sketchy.  I have an old Craftsman job site table saw.  No guards, no stand.  I just drag it out into the middle of the floor and squat down to run stock through it.  It’s a crappy ... read more
    Source: GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDSPublished on 2017-08-20
  • The Guitar Maker’s Backsaw for Cutting Fret Slots
    The overall correct process of placing frets in a guitar fingerboard ("fretting"), is far less straight forward than most people believe. A perfect job, for perfect playability, requires some careful preparation.Anthony Lintner, guitar makerTwenty five years ago, I bought my first fretting saw from Luthiers Mercantile. It was made in Germany and had a straight handle on it, basically it was a gent's saw. First thing I did to the saw was to take off the straight handle and make ... read more
    Source: Brokeoff Mountain LuthieriePublished on 2017-08-20
  • Edwin Hahn #12 Jointer
    Edwin Hahn is one of the Wilkes-Barre PA plane makers. John Rumpf wrote an excellent book on the subject titled Plane Makers of Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Jacob Siegley, Edwin Hahn, Keystone Tool Works which includes Jacob Siegley, Edwin Hahn and the Keystone Tool Works, all seemingly working together. Edwin Hahn is believed to make planes from 1902 – 1919 The Length is 21 3/4” Iron width is 2 3/8” ... read more
    Source: Time Tested ToolsPublished on 2017-08-20
  • protection – Schutz
    Beim Schränken schütze ich das Sägeblatt mit Tesafilm 4120. Sonst gibt es leichte Spuren.I protect the blad with some tape during setting. If I don't little scratches will apear. Der Tageszwischenstand. At the end of the workshopday. ... read more
    Source: Old LadiesPublished on 2017-08-20
  • protection – Schutz
    Beim Schränken schütze ich das Sägeblatt mit Tesafilm 4120. Sonst gibt es leichte Spuren.I protect the blad with some tape during setting. If I don't little scratches will apear. Der Tageszwischenstand. At the end of the workshopday. ... read more
    Source: Old LadiesPublished on 2017-08-20
  • Furniture Hardware. Keeping track.
    When restoring furniture often this means taking pieces apart. But like taking a car engine apart, I am not just going to do grab all the hardware and put them in a box or a glass jar. Instead I am going to have holder laying out exactly where each piece of hardware came from. Often I use a piece of cardboard and just make a series of holes with a knife or an awl. Than I place the screws, nails, ... read more
    Source: Freddy RomanPublished on 2017-08-20
  • 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