• Table Trestles-Part 1
    The List. If you are a woodworker with a significant other, than you are well aware of the list.  It is that list of things that our significant other wants us to build.  Sometimes we make excuses why we don’t build this or that.  Other times we use the list to score a new tool or two.  Not me of course, but I have heard stories.  Luckily, management’s list is typically short.  Although she reserves the right to make a last-minute ... read more
    Source: GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDSPublished on 2017-01-20
  • Woodcarving With Bill (laying the foundation)
    During the past week I have uploaded 3 NEW Videos to my Woodcarving with Bill channel over on YouTube. This entire process at this point is to lay a solid foundation for woodcarving. Yes, that includes learning to sharpen all the different types of tools used in carving. Once the foundation is complete, within a week or two, then the projects will begin to flow.    Some may ask, "Why make the sharpening videos? Why the basic stuff? Isn't enough of ... read more
    Source: Billy’s Little BenchPublished on 2017-01-19
  • A Ming-Inspired Cabinet (82)
    Nothing but chisel work huddled next to a heater for the past couple of days, getting the trenches cut for the shachi-sen. At last, today, they are all done, along with the pins themselves:The pins are not driven in yet of course.Another view:Afterwards, while routing the dado for the shelf panel in a rail, I unexpectedly had a chunk of bubinga blow out:It's not a visible area unless one takes the shelf out and flips it upside down for inspection, ... read more
    Source: The Carpentry WayPublished on 2017-01-19
  • Spill plane build 1, removing rust from the blade.
    I am not much of a tool maker, but I have read about spill planes a couple of places and I think that they are interesting tools.My boys would really appreciate a plane like that in the shop that they could play with and make shavings for a purpose.One time I bought a large box of old wooden planes. It wasn't as nice as it looked on the pictures, and I didn't really need those planes. I can't even remember ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2017-01-19
  • Preparation for Bending Wood
    FIG. 127. Smoothing section edge before cutting board for sifter. Avinurme, Ulvi village, Photograph by author, 1947. Photo library 1089:98. This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires; translated by Mart Aru. MATERIAL USED. In Europe bent-board containers were made of various types of timber. The flexible and easily cut aspen was popular in Estonia, and was also widely used for that purpose in Russia, Finland and northern Sweden.35 In southern Estonia linden was also used. The sides of the sieve, sifter ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-01-19
  • Bookcase from The Anarchist’s Design Book
    Community Pressure Made Me Build This …And I had A LOT of fun doing it. I have a lot on my plate these days and my time in the shop is pretty structured around specific things for this site and for The Hand Tool School. This means I don’t have a lot of extra time for unplanned project. However when a few community members in The Hand Tool School started talking about doing a group build on a ... read more
    Source: Renaissance Woodworker BlogPublished on 2017-01-19
  • Fine Woodworking Live Scholarship
    We are giving away three scholarship packages, including one exclusively for veterans and active-duty military. We're not just talking about the entry fee, it includes meals, lodging, and travel expenses as well. Valued up to $2,400. ... read more
  • From Telegram (3)
    Da Telegram (3)For you debauched adepts of Zuckerberg's church, my friend Leo has recently opened a group called WHAT: Woodworking HAnd Tools.Per voi debosciati adepti della chiesa di Zuckerberg, il mio amico Leo ha recentemente aperto un gruppo che si chiama WHAT: Woodworking Hand Tools.https://www.facebook.com/groups/199061720560830/ ... read more
    Source: L’angolo di spoglia inferiorePublished on 2017-01-19
  • From the Telegram Channel (2)
    Dal Canale Telegram (2)Have no fear... Of the grinder.In this series of posts, Joel Moskowitz explains why we should not have, how to use and everything else around it.Non abbiate paura... Della mola.In questa serie di post, Joel Moskowitz spiega perchè non dovremmo averne, come usarla e tutto il resto intorno.https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/blog/901 ... read more
    Source: L’angolo di spoglia inferiorePublished on 2017-01-19
  • How To Grind Part 3 – Grinding Wheel Chemistry and Nomenclature
    Part 1 is here.Part 2 is here.Up until the late 19th century, grinding wheels were made of natural rock. Sheffield, England - that great center of edge tool manufacture - became the center it did because it had a lot of water power and, right outside the city, mountains of sandstone perfect for making grindstones. To this day, in the mountains of Derbyshire around Sheffield you can see remnants of grinding wheels everywhere. The problem with natural stones is that ... read more
    Source: Joel’s Blog at Tools for Working WoodPublished on 2017-01-19
  • Roubo Bench for Sale – Come & Get it
    Will Myers working on one of the mortises in the base. This week Will Myers, John and I are building a massive slab workbench in the Roubo style for an upcoming video (more on the video later). We’re just about done with the shoot and are offering the finished bench for sale at a very good price. But here’s the non-negotiable catch: You have to come get it (we’re in the Cincinnati area). We cannot ship this bench. The bench ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-01-19
  • left drawer cooking……
    I got the left drawer of the spice rack done and glued up. I also found out tonight at dinner that the spice rack will be painted (her choice) and not left natural (my choice). But maybe I can sneak in the drawer fronts left natural (doubt it). I know the color and there is a gallon of it just waiting for me because I'll be painting it too.double knife linesThis could be a bit dicey to do. I think ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-01-19
  • Chopstick Master v2 Tutorial
    Drivel Starved Nation- It looks like the BCTW field trip to China is resonating with the DSN.  I will post complete details next week regarding the itinerary. I also think we may limit this to 30 or so for logistical reasons. Hey! We received the first shipment of the CSMv2s at the end of December. This is such a fun tool to use! Here is a real-time tutorial on how it is used — you can tell I had 4 cups ... read more
    Source: Bridge City Tool WorksPublished on 2017-01-18
  • Pug Mill Table Finished
    Title says it all. The table is finished, took longer than expected because of how wet the wood was/is. Anyway I expect it will support the pug mill and I should get a couple of at-a-boys out of it that might last 15 minutes or until I do something dumb, whichever happens first.The best news is; it is out of the shop and I've cleaned up all the crap that comes with working very wet construction grade DF/mystery wood.Here it ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2017-01-18
  • Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
    I am back at work and that also means that I manage to find some time to sit in front of a computer and do a bit of blogging.This past home period saw a bit of woodworking, as I managed to complete the second traveling bookcase for my daughter. I also made 5 window frames for the small barn. I never got around to taking any pictures of all that, so you will just have to take my word for ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2017-01-18
  • In the worlds of art and craft context is everything
    This is a follow up to my popular blog post on how to price craftwork. There I argued that context was everything and that price can not be separated from context. There is I think an idea in the craft world that things have some form of inherent value, some things unquestionably achieve higher prices or are […] The post In the worlds of art and craft context is everything appeared first on Robin Wood. ... read more
    Source: Robin WoodPublished on 2017-01-18
  • Prototyping…
    ....or fiddling around in the shop. From cleaning the floor to think about the one or the other project. I didn't came to the point to be really productive. Maybe I should figure out something... There was a lot of distraction during the last weeks and whenever I have found some time to spent in the shop, then I didn't found the right motivation to finish one of the started projects. As ... read more
    Source: Blue Spruce WoodshopPublished on 2017-01-18
  • working on the left drawer…….
    I didn't sleep worth a damn last night. I must have gotten up every 45minutes all %#p;^^$@(*^ night long. I finally said enough at 0300 and got up. I entertained going into work early and doing OT but that idea disappeared quicker than a fart in a breeze.  That first cup of coffee made me come to my senses real quick. Instead of going in early and doing 3 hours of OT, I did one.out of the clampsBoth of the ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-01-18
  • Got Glue?
    Curbside Delivery: A Ton of Glue!When I lecture about using glue for woodworking, I usually start in the 17th century.  Although it is true that animal protein glues were used as early as the Egyptian times, traditional woodworkers in Europe up until the 17th century relied on mechanical fastening for their assembly.First and most common were nails, which  could be fashioned by the local iron worker, if you had the funds.  If you were not able to buy nails then ... read more
    Source: WPatrickEdwardsPublished on 2017-01-18
  • Mentors . . .
    The guys over at Mortise & Tenon Magazine recently asked people to post about their woodworking mentor(s) as part of National Mentoring Month. I wanted to participate of course, but had to step back from my initial enthusiasm. Figuring out my frame of reference took a little bit of thought.At first it was easy for me to confuse a Mentor with one who has Influence. You read and hear from musicians all the time about their Influences. Guitar players will ... read more
    Source: Inside the Oldwolf WorkshopPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Enigma wood case…
    I was asked to make a traditional wood case for a replica of a WWII German Enigma encrypting machine. The modern-day version is mostly electronic but it performs the same functions. I would need to make it to scale and similar to the original in most ways. This Enigma is mostly electronic with large selector wheels, LED numbers, switches and a keyboard. As well, the front panel (Steckerbrett) contains jacks for plugs and wires. The front of the outer box (Klappe) is latched, ... read more
    Source: The Refined EdgePublished on 2017-01-17
  • Hey, you – your tongue is too long!
      If your tongue is too long, it can lead to problems. As I found out today when I was fitting the center floor board in a joined chest. Here is the first test-fit of the middle board. It slides under the rear floor rail, and it has tongues cut on each edge, to engage grooves in the boards left & right of it. Seems to be going well, but… It got tight before it came near the front ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Drawer pulls…
    My process for creating and fitting drawer pulls is outlined here.This involves designing the pulls, selecting the preferred wood to use for the pulls, deciding on a size for the pulls, laying out the pulls, and shaping them. I need to admit this is one of my most enjoyable processes of a build. The build is at its final stages and this can be considered the "adding the icing" part. Pulls often add considerably to a cabinet both in aesthetics and ... read more
    Source: The Refined EdgePublished on 2017-01-17
  • A Ming-Inspired Cabinet (81)
    Continuing on with the work on the shelf frames. After cutting out the tenoned joint halves on the mill, all that remained were the open mortised joint halves, also cut on the mill. I didn't take any step-by-step photos of that process, being a bit excited to see the outcome. There were a few tricks to the process, but I wanted to know if the method I had come up with on the mill would produce parts which required little ... read more
    Source: The Carpentry WayPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Sinister Workbench
      I haven’t seen a lot of left-handed, or ‘sinister‘ workbenches out in the wild. I suspect most are from the mid 20th century or later with the assumption that earlier southpaws were likely forced to work right-handed much as a lot of the left-handed folks in my family were forced to learn to write with their right hands in school. If my woodworking research friends have actual information to the contrary I am interested to learn more about left-handed ... read more
    Source: Rainford RestorationsPublished on 2017-01-17
  • right drawer ready for fitting……..
    I wasn't up to working all day in the shop today. I got up late again, but not as late as I did sunday morning. It's a good thing I'm not on the clock with making this spice rack. The plan was to get both drawers done and glued up. I'm afraid to say it sports fans, but it didn't happen. I got half way there and maybe tomorrow I'll get the other half done.can you see it?My gauge line ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Not stools again!
    Yes, stools again.  I have become really interested in the design of stools, which are the most basic, and maybe the oldest, form of seating.  Designing stools has allowed me to learn a lot without the additional complexity of a chair.  I am amazed at all the details that go into a well-designed stool.If you look at my shop stool topic on the right side of this page, you will see my various versions of a bicycle seat shop stool, ... read more
    Source: Oregon Woodworker by Andy MargesonPublished on 2017-01-17
  • Announcing An Epic Bridge City Tool Works Field Trip!
    Drivel Starved Nation! I got so fed up with the voluminous holiday email blasts in December, we spared you and kept our antsy fingers off our keyboards until today. How cool is that? First, the Portland Weather Report: As some of you may know, I am an Iowa son, and no stranger to snow. In fact, it is one of the reasons I wanted to move to Portland. No snow shoveling here. Last Tuesday at 6 pm, I arrived home ... read more
    Source: Bridge City Tool WorksPublished on 2017-01-16
  • Finding Happiness In A Small And Cluttered Workshop
    Sometimes my wife refers to my workshop as “Doug’s playroom.” She’s right. Some luthiers have workshops that look like laboratories. Others have workshops that make mine look like a laboratory. I walk the middle path. Here are some honest and candid pictures of one of my favorite places to be. I love and enjoy my work. Like any craftsperson there are times the work is challenging and there are the “oops!” moments but in the long run that is part ... read more
    Source: Doug BerchPublished on 2017-01-16
  • Good Morning Monday!
    Last week was busy The year is cracking along nicely already and we have many new beginnings taking place. Part of Phil’s role as manager of woodworkingmasterclasses.com is to make sure everything is filmed and packaged on time. This past week he’s been making an additional workbench as well filming and soon our work in filming The post Good Morning Monday! appeared first on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2017-01-16