• after the saw filing……
    The filing of the saw took only about 20 minutes so I know I can work this into my daily schedule in the shop. I just have to find some saws to practice on. After this I changed lanes and went back to work on the cradle.there is a table saw under thereBefore I gave my jointer away, it was treated like the tablesaw is now.  I wasn't using it and it became a horizontal storage platform. I haven't used ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-09-25
  • saw filing adventure……
    For the past two weeks, off camera, I've been playing with filing a child's 11TPI rip saw. In spite of the two weeks I didn't have a lot to show for all this time. I had jointed the tops of the teeth and I filed two teeth at the heel. I have got to ramp this up and learn how to do it. I've been putting it off saying I didn't have the time to devote to it. That has ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-09-25
  • Plane crash
    Yesterday my moving fillister plane got a little bit wet. I tried to wipe it off, but I decided that it would be better to place it on top of one of the transformers, so it could dry completely.I forgot to take it down when it was dry, but the always cooperative gale stricken North Sea helped me with that today.Go figure if an old cast iron plane survives a fall from 4 feet onto a steel floor undamaged?Nope, no ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2016-09-24
  • Fine joinery saw German Plum – feine Verbindungssäge Zwetschge
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-09-24
  • A nice video showing the process of hakone marquetry. I love the…
    A nice video showing the process of hakone marquetry. I love the jigs used for this process.If you’re interested in this stuff, check out Nicholas Phillips’ work on the Affine Creations website and Tumblr. ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2016-09-24
  • Workbench and Vise—Two Core Essentials to Real Woodworking
    This king sized headboard in oak is 2-2 1/2″ thick mostly and is held in a Qr vise overhanging 40″ to the right of the vise with no other support than the one vise jaw.I’ve written different blogs that lead to the point where action becomes essential to actually precipitate the starting of the work proper; this for me is  the essence of real woodworking. With that centred in our thoughts, we begin to see how the workbench, vise and hand tools predicate ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2016-09-24
  • Upcoming show – Hearne Hardwoods Open House
    I have attended this show for several years now, and it never fails to impress me. While the obvious attraction is the world class selection of a mind-boggling array of woods, the live music, catered foods, and guest demonstrators (I’m particularly looking forward to meeting Steve Voigt this year) makes this an event not to be missed. The Open House runs from Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1; I will be there both days.   Hearne Hardwoods Open House ... read more
    Source: Blackburn ToolsPublished on 2016-09-24
  • it wasn’t a fluke,,,,,,
    The tumultuous goings on at 202 Milton, Mudville, USA, continued into the second day. All I got done in the shop tonight was the fitting of the second upright foot mortise and tenon. I also think I figured out why the upright was twisted in the first mortise I tried. This is one aspect of hand tool work that I hope to never tire of. I know a mortise and tenon is the same from one to the other. But ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-09-24
  • Bannister back chair – roughing the crest rail
    I love to carve.  But, I certainly wouldn’t call myself a carver.  Most of my carving has been limited to architectural details and small work on furniture.  At first look, the baroque acanthus crest rail on this project was more than a little daunting.  But the more I studied the photos, I became aware that it was actually pretty straightforward.  The are three (maybe four) basic elevations, each designed to “pull details forward”. The first task was to cut out ... read more
    Source: A Woodworker’s MusingsPublished on 2016-09-23
  • North Sea school box build 2, dovetails.
    We have been fairly busy, so I haven't made a lot of progress on the school box, but every little bit helps, however slow it may seem.I flattened the glued up panels and ripped them to the correct height. Then I crosscut them to the correct length and planed them all at once to make sure they all got the same height.Once that was done I use my shooting board to square up the ends.I like to use the "rabbet ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2016-09-23
  • Workbench #9: Le Bébé Roubo
    It’s time to sign off on another project at Goatboy’s Woodshop – I declare the workbench finished! This, the final post in this series, will be a bit picture heavy because there’s not really much else to say. The last post ended with me applying the oil/varnish to the leg vice assembly, but once that was installed there were still a number of little details to finish up. The parallel guide needed a pin for it ... read more
    Source: goatboy’s woodshopPublished on 2016-09-23
  • Shop Update on Woodworking in America for 9/23/16
    WIA Was a Blast! Well the Woodworking in America madness is over and I’m recovering from an incredible weekend of woodworking fellowship. This week I share a few of the things I saw and a great tip on stringing from Freddy Roman (and Will Neptune). Plus I share a few highlights from my classes, at least until I can get the whole presentations edited and published. There are no tricks in woodworking, only tipsFreddy Roman Just a reminder, I ... read more
    Source: Renaissance Woodworker BlogPublished on 2016-09-23
  • Shop Update and Big Announcement
    Source: Billy’s Little BenchPublished on 2016-09-23
  • Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker
    Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well. ... read more
  • Sharpening Matters
    We know it does, of course, but there are times then when I watch people struggling in their work because they either don’t realise there is a need to regularly sharpen up on the job, or that sharpening is a regimen you must adopt as part of the workflow, or you don’t know what sharp is or, and this is the big one, you just refuse to sharpen when you should. In any and all of these cases, without an ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2016-09-23
  • one upright fitted…….
    There is much rejoicing and dancing in Mudville tonight. I got the first mortise and tenon fitted on one upright. I'm slowly closing in on the end to this hand tool only journey.  The more I do it and more my confidence grows, the less I think to use my power tools. The nagging thoughts I had lingering in the brain bucket about needing power tools as a back up is evaporating.The tablesaw is history. The last few projects I ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-09-23
  • Music Theory And Dulcimer Playing
    Most  musicians I admire understand music theory. They may understand music theory intuitively or they may have formally studied the theory of music but either way they know what is going on. These musicians may or may not be able to articulate what the are doing or thinking musically but they can tell if  a note sounds right or wrong, hear underlying rhythmic, harmonic and melodic patterns, and have the ability to express themselves with a large pallet of ... read more
    Source: Doug BerchPublished on 2016-09-23
  • We Oregonians love our joints
    What are you thinking?  I meant woodworking joints, of course.I began thinking about this subject after my friend John emailed me somewhat defensively about his decision to use box joints rather than dovetails for a carcase he is building.  That discussion was what prompted me to write my recent impertinent post about dovetails being for the birds.  As I thought about it more, I decided to make four boxes differing only in their joinery and rank them according to four ... read more
    Source: Oregon Woodworker by Andy MargesonPublished on 2016-09-23
  • Another 511-year-old Woodworking Vise
    Screw-driven vises are not modern inventions. The earliest screw-driven vise that I know of is this Italian vise that is circa 1300. I am always looking for earlier vises because the screw mechanism has been around since Archimedes, though his screw was originally used for irrigation. This year I have been delving deep into a codex that was written in 1505 by a patrician named Martin Loffelholz. The 76-page proto-book […] The post Another 511-year-old Woodworking Vise appeared first on ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2016-09-22
  • Collapsible Bookshelves
    A collapsible bookshelf modeled after a teak original. This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz. Bookshelves that fold at or disassemble are common items among surviving pieces of campaign furniture. These ingenious units were generally pretty small. After all, it’s not as if you were traveling overseas with a Carnegie library, and books of the 19th century were usually compact items. How small? A typical campaign shelf unit is 3′ wide, 2′ high and ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2016-09-22
  • Fall Update
    We apologize for not updating the blog as frequently, but it's been quite busy here this summer what with all our new products coming down the pike. Here's what's happening at Benchcrafted.Swing Seat The patterns are done and on their way to the foundry. Next week we hope to get some video of the first pour. We always run samples to check gating (how the metal flows) and such, so this won't be a production run. If the sample run looks ... read more
    Source: BenchcraftedPublished on 2016-09-22
  • Gene Luen Yang named as a 2016 MacArthur Fellow
    Gene Luen Yang named as a 2016 MacArthur Fellow: The MacArthur Foundation:Yang is leading the way in bringing diverse characters to children’s and young adult literature and confirming comics’ place as an important creative and imaginative force within literature and art.Awesome. ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2016-09-22
  • Tarantulas In The Kitchen
    A mystery here in Casa Chaos. In the last week I've had two tarantulas taking a stroll across the kitchen floor. The first one was huge and black, this one was smaller (it's all relative) and brown. I've not a clue how or why they got in the kitchen. They are much to big to just work through a crack and too slow to dart in through a open door.Anyway I'm getting pretty good using the metal strainer and cardboard ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2016-09-22
  • The novel of the fat woodworker
    La novella del legnaiuolo grassoYou surely know Brunelleschi and Donatello, the greatest artists of the early Florence Renaissance (1400 ca, before America was so called, just to contextualize). And as it happens among the best, they were sometimes rivals, but that kind of rivalry that is intelligent, fruitful and respectful of the other.Conoscete sicuramente Brunelleschi e Donatello, i più grandi artisti della Firenze Rinascimentale (1400 ca, prima che l'america fosse chiamata così, giusto per contestualizzare). E come succede tra i ... read more
    Source: L’angolo di spoglia inferiorePublished on 2016-09-22
  • Taming Roy’s Jigsaw Scroll Saw
    Clackety-clackety-clackety thunk-clackety-thunk. What a contraption! Roy says, “Won’t the kids be proud!” Well, maybe … if they don’t run off scared. drawing borrowed from Popular Woodworking magazine. October 2000A little postage stamp sized illustration, and a few scant paragraphs, describe a jigsaw in Roy Underhill’s treadle lathe article for Popular Woodworking (October 2000). When I built my lathe, while not to Roy’s plans, I filed the idea away because a jigsaw / scroll-saw would be a very useful thing to ... read more
    Source: Bob EastonPublished on 2016-09-22
  • stretcher tenons roughed out…….
    Thinking ahead I see myself needing a couple of forstner bits to install the bearings. And of course the bearings are an off size. The roller bearings need a 9/16" bit and the sleeve bearing flange needs a 11/16" bit. Since I need a flat bottom for all the bearings to sit in, I need forstner bits. Amazon has both and I have to decide how many $$$ I want to spend. The cost goes from a low of $6 ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-09-22
  • The Collector versus User debate
    ...In my head...Full disclosure, I am a bit of both.And depending on who you asks, they will tell you I am one or the other, rarely both... Go figure :-)This is one area that we did not touch much on our Why do we collect tool's discussion.Both are in a bit of a competition for the same finite pool of antique tools.Both blames each others for the raising pricesBoth wants what is best for the tool, to preserve itBoth do ... read more
    Source: The Valley WoodworkerPublished on 2016-09-22
  • ‘Stanley Catalogue No. 34’ Has Arrived
    For the most part, facsimile editions of historical books don’t do much for me. The printing is muddy. The paper is a measly notch above groundwood (aka newsprint). And the binding is weak. The cover, however, always looks nice so as to trick you into buying the poor manufacturing job within. If you’ve ever bought a facsimile of Thomas Chippendale’s famous book, then you know what I’m talking about. Some companies do a good job with facsimiles; most do ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2016-09-21
  • Crucible Tool is Now Open for Business
    You can now visit crucibletool.com, and read up on our holdfasts, our new dividers and why we started this company. I’ll be adding a lot more blog entries in the coming week, including: How to retrofit a benchtop to use 1”-diameter holdfast holes. How to carefully ream holdfast holes for a sweet fit with the tool’s shaft. A tour of Chris Erhart Foundry, where our holdfasts are poured. An update on the next batch of dividers. Note that we ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2016-09-21
  • Working in the Shop
    I started a small project this AM. To kill time while I couldn't work in the shop I watched several of Richard Maguire's videos. If you haven't watched any of the English Woodworker's videos you really should, Richard is a hoot and a good teacher.  One I really liked was the "Side Table" build. The part that hooked me was Ebonising the legs. That I have to try. Anyway cutting to the chase, I'm building a similar side table but ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2016-09-21