• I Should Have Known Better
    From the M&T Daily Dispatch: ... Read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazine Published on: 2022-05-24
  • Japanese teen reports knife-wielding man to police — but he was just holding old-fashioned flip phone
    Japanese teen reports knife-wielding man to police — but he was just holding old-fashioned flip phone: Michelle De Pacina:A teenage girl in Japan reported a man to the police after she mistook his flip phone for a knife.Dozens of officers responded to a reported sighting of a man carrying a knife at the Sendai Station in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region at around 1:30 p.m. on May 19.When the police arrived and spoke with the caller, the teen’s friend said that... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2022-05-24
  • short shop day......
     Errands had to be run in the early AM and then I had to take the wife to the airport. She is headed to California for a dead people thing and I won't have any adult supervision until sunday. I wanted to spend some time with her before she left so it ate up a lot of shop time. I did get some time in and could have done more but I killed the lights at my normal time. getting one... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2022-05-24
  • It’s Really Happening!
    If you look at the world map showing outreach in real-time of our teaching and training woodworkers you would see flags dropping by the second onto all the countries of the world as people wake up to hands-on hand tool woodworking on a global level. Ten years ago I had sixteen people in a hands-on … It’s Really Happening! Read More » Read the full post It’s Really Happening! on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2022-05-24
  • The birth of Greenhouse No 2
    Been a tad busy, trying to get the next greenhouse up and running beside the old one.Once it is up, the older one will undergo Depot Level Inspection and Repair (DLIR) :-)It survived, wind storms, tree falling, winter storms.But it need some structural repairs.No 2 is going up to the left of No 1Yes, she set up one of her small portable greenhouse inside, which contained the covered warming bed I made.First order of business this Spring was to relocate plants... Read more
    Source: The Valley Woodworker Published on: 2022-05-23
  • next episode in Joined Chest series posted
    In between some lackluster birding outings this month, I’ve been building some ladderback chairs and weaving hickory bark seats. And working on my “Making a Joined Carved Chest” video series. Last week I uploaded the most recent episode, “Joinery Test-Fit pt. 1.  This one’s about test-fitting the joinery for the front and ends of the … Continue reading next episode in Joined Chest series posted... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2022-05-23
  • Who Would Have Thought?
    I restocked my lumber stores a couple of weeks back with some 14-inch-plus wide cherry, mahogany, and poplar boards. The cherry has an exceptional figure and is full of curl. Simply beautiful. The poplar board has some rainbow action going on at one end. The grain of the mahogany is somewhat wild. It has a […]... Read more
    Source: An Unplugged Woodworker Published on: 2022-05-23
  • For Sale: Cherry Comb-back from ‘The Stick Chair Journal’
    This six-stick comb-back chair with a narrow comb is the chair I built for the first issue of The Stick Chair Journal. I spent about a year gradually changing details on my chairs to arrive at this design, which features a four-piece arm with mitered arms. This chair, which is built using Pennsylvania black cherry,...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2022-05-23
  • Planter Box Build Part 3
    This is a very old video build project I shot.... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2022-05-22
  • Japanese Handsaws: The Maebiki Ooga
    A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests. Thomas … Continue reading Japanese Handsaws: The Maebiki Ooga →... Read more
    Source: Covington & Sons Tools Published on: 2022-05-22
  • Half Blind Dovetail Kerfing Tool
    Tage Frid popularised the use of a Kerfing Tool to speed up the cutting of half blind dovetails in his book Joinery in 1979. Mr. Frid suggested cleaning out the waste between half blind dovetail… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2022-05-22
  • A First Foray Into Kumiko, Part 4: Hexagon-Based Patterns
    Warning: long post (at least there's lots of pics).OK, so square patterns were challenging, but not too bad.  Moving on to patterns based on 60° joints is a whole other ball game.  At times it reminded me of how tough it was when learning how to make wooden screws.  But just like that time, things come with patience and work.In this post, I'll share how I went about making the frame.  Fitting in the "loose" pieces (those fill-in pieces that... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2022-05-21
  • The joys of working with wood!
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    Source: A Luthier's Blog Published on: 2022-05-21
  • A cool used book I found and my budding woodworking library
     I like to look for used books.  Recently I was in a book store and found this book called Houses of the Founding Fathers that was published in 2007 by Artisan.  It was only $10!  I was excited.  What I like about it was that it showed very nice homes from 200+ years ago.  In these homes these is lots of nice period furniture.  I don't have any immediate use for this book BUT as I am deciding on what pieces... Read more
    Source: Joe's Wood Working Journey Published on: 2022-05-21
  • Barry Iles 1961-2022 RIP
    I am very sad to report that Barry isles, managing director of Ashley Isles, brother to Ray and Tony Isles and the youngest of Ashley Iles' three sons, passed away last week at the age of 61 after a long illness.Barry entered the business started by his father when Barry was in his early teens. His first job was sharpening carving tools on a buff. He told me his record time from picking up the tool to putting down the... Read more
    Source: Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood Published on: 2022-05-21