• night/end tables restoration.....
    Before I start one of the two new projects I am going to whack out the night/end tables before I do either them. I don't know what this was before (vanity?) but my wife intends to use them as night/end tables. She hasn't decided if they will go in the living/rec room or on either side of her bed at Amanda's. That is her problem to solve and mine is make new drawers for these. moving timeBefore I started on the... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-07-19
  • Bowl Redesign
    Greenwood carving calls for flexibility. I do my best to decipher clues about what will be found inside the log. Still, I’m often surprised. Sometimes, a total redesign is required. The cherry bowl in the photo above ended up very … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2024-07-18
  • Handworking Housing Dadoes
    After sixty years of working wood you develop your pieces using systems you either designed and developed or you adopt concepts of working as standard practices that make life practical. Those that know me and my work know that I developed my mortising guide to guarantee perpendicularity and parallelity to every mortise hole. For the... Source... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2024-07-18
  • heat wave......
     Today, according to the weather prognosticators, was when the high temps would break. Well boys and girls, that didn't happen. The predicted temp was supposed to be in the middle 80's and instead it topped out at 94F (34C). I think the high temps are here to stay for a while.  found itI had given up on finding this in the workshop. I happened to see it in an upstairs bookcase. Walmart sells these but Amazon has them too. I can't... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-07-18
  • Hexagonal Side Table Build Part 1
    I’ve recently taken on a new project—something I’ve never tackled before. It’s been on my bucket list for ages: building antique Arabian/Ottoman and 18th-century European and American furniture. I’m particularly drawn to the American Federal… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2024-07-18
  • Little Turtle Scrub Brush
    Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.– Plato In this article your humble servant would like to introduce a Japanese version of a most mundane tool, one especially useful to the woodworker: the Little Turtle scrub brush. Your slovenly servant is not a neat freak, nor do I have a cleaning … Continue reading Little Turtle Scrub Brush →... Read more
    Source: Covington & Sons Tools Published on: 2024-07-18
  • Old Chinese houses are an inexhaustible creative space in terms of wooden interiors. To me,…
    yebreed:Old Chinese houses are an inexhaustible creative space in terms of wooden interiors. To me, something alike is associated with childhood memories of a countryside house in Zhejiang.Photo: ©遗产君... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2024-07-17
  • Leo's bureau, the finale........
     I didn't get a lot done today but I am calling the bureau done. I still have a couple of cosmetic touch ups here and there but I putting the check mark in the done column. I didn't get much done because me back is acting up. It usually hurts when I first get but it loosens up and I don't feel it through out the day. Not so for the past few days with today it throwing a hissy... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-07-17
  • Wooden Toolbox, Part 4: Upper Tray, Drawer, and Finishing Up
    Last post I had completed the main box.  This time it's on to the upper tray and drawer.  For the tray, I made the depth (front to back) a little more than 1/16" less than the inside dimension of the box.  It's length is about 3" shorter than the inside length of the box.  This was to allow a drill to stand up on the floor of the upper compartment and still be able to put the tray in place.The... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2024-07-17
  • Two Mandolins: update 2
    Here’s the next video update of the two mandolins that I’m currently working on. It was never my intention to build the two in parallel, that’s just a quirk of the timing! Sooner or later, they shall have to diverge! However, I guess the video is already out-of-date………... Read more
    Source: A Luthier's Blog Published on: 2024-07-16
  • Leo's bureau pt XXVI.........
     After I killed the lights I knew that I was a lot closer to being done today than yesterday. What is going to hold up the check mark in the done column is painting. That is what I got done today. I did that in the PM session so I wouldn't stir up dust in the shop if I had done it in the AM session. I'm very anxious to see how all the after the fact sanding and card... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-07-16
  • Japanese plane setup (Wilbur’s version) - 10: fitting the blade
    Now that the veneer I used to build up the bed of the plane has had a chance to dry, we can start fitting the bed of the plane to the blade. My experience has been that this is one of the steps of setting up a Japanese plane that intimidates people. It shouldn’t be. If you have the coordination to fit a mortise and tenon joint, you have the coordination to do this task.First, I trim the excess wood... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2024-07-15
  • Leo's bureau pt XXV.........
     successHome Depot didn't have the blonde plywood brand that Lowes sells but they had this which IMO looks just as good. I almost gave up on because this was not with all the other plywood. It was a few aisles over in  a place I would have never thought of to look for it. I was wandering around up and down the aisles to see what they had to offer and came across it. I had to wait 20 minutes... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2024-07-15
  • Tenon Cutter Giveaway
    These tenon cutters were donated by a former student who has retired from his chairmaking hobby. We’d like them to go to someone who would have trouble affording them and would use them a lot.  If you know someone like that, please nominate them (or yourself) in the comments section.  I’ll pick a winner and […] The post Tenon Cutter Giveaway first appeared on Elia Bizzarri - Hand Tool Woodworking.... Read more
    Source: Elia Bizzarri Published on: 2024-07-14
  • Have we reached the pinnacle of tool development?
    Humans started making tools some 2.6 million years ago. That’s a long time for product development, and to get rid of the kinks from a tool. But are we at the point now where we should ponder whether we have long passed the apex of tool evolution? Like many things that evolve, there is a … Continue reading Have we reached the pinnacle of tool development?... Read more
    Source: Working by hand Published on: 2024-07-13