• Why Are Lumber Prices Rising and What’s Ahead for 2021?
    Top 10 Most Expensive Wood in the World Top 10 Most Strongest Wood In The World Video 2 Hardwood Identification Aussie Timbers Air Drying Your Own Lumber How to Read Wood Grain | Paul Sellers... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2020-11-29
  • It’s Never-Ending!
    If you recall, I spent some time renovating my shop a couple of months ago. I made adjustments to my “gallery” and cut-off storage area. At that time, I placed my bench and lathe in the center of the shop, thinking I would be taking advantage of the available light. Well, that didn’t work! The […]... Read more
    Source: An Unplugged Woodworker Published on: 2020-11-28
  • Sargent-Stanley Chip Breaker differences
    There are always questions about the differences in chip breakers between the Stanley and Sargent vintage hand panes. The following is a chip breaker comparison ...... Read more
    Source: Time Tested Tools Published on: 2020-11-28
  • Geppetto's Workbench
     In 2018, we surprised our daughter one day after school and drove down to Disneyland for a long weekend.  She is at an age where it is a delight for her to be there.  It is a delight for my wife and I to relive the experience through her.  Normally, I don't buy anything for myself.  One day, we were near the main entrance and there was a high end store full of items such as artwork.  While wandering about,... Read more
    Source: Joe's Wood Working Journey Published on: 2020-11-28
  • 2020 Anarchist’s Gift Guide Day 11: Barr 2” Bench Chisel
    Years ago I had a set of Barr Tools bench chisels that I loved but were a little frustrating. I loved them because the steel was amazing – as good or better than any Japanese chisel I had encountered. But they were frustrating because the chisels were heavy. Chopping with them all day wore me...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-11-28
  • ghost town black friday......
     My department at work today had only two people working.  There were 3 if I counted my supervisor. That meant eleven people took the day after thanksgiving as a vacation day. The previous supervisor would only allow half of the crew to take it off. When I asked Todd he said he would have ok'd me taking it off. Unfortunately for me it wasn't something that I thought of. I didn't do any black friday shopping and workload made the... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2020-11-28
  • The Three Options
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Purchasing woodworking cutting tools long-distance based only on pictures, what you read online, and the vague descriptions retailers provide can be confusing and frustrating. And squawking BS meters are not … Continue reading The Three Options →... Read more
    Source: Covington & Sons Tools Published on: 2020-11-28
  • The Last of the Crucible Dividers
    Sometimes love just ain’t enough. Wave goodbye to the crucible improved pattern dividers. Today at 5 p.m., I’m going to start up something I’ve never had before. I’m adding a simple shopping cart system to my website. And while it wasn’t planned this way, there is a sort of symmetry (or is it irony?) embodied in...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-11-27
  • Shipping Update (it’s Not Great News)
    Our Indiana warehouse is running behind in fulfilling orders because of the holidays and staff reductions because of the pandemic. While we usually ship out orders within 48 hours, it’s taking longer these days. So if you placed an order in the last two weeks and are wondering where your stuff is, it’s probably working...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-11-27
  • 2020 Anarchist’s Gift Guide Day 10: Brown & Sharpe Dial Caliper
    The last item or two in every Anarchist’s Gift Guide are a little more expensive than the others. I feel bad recommending expensive gear, but I’m passionate about these particular selections. This year is no exception. First is the Brown & Sharpe Dial Caliper. I use dial calipers throughout the day and am picky as...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-11-27
  • Vise Maintenance, Redux
    Happy Thanksgiving to all you woodies out there.Back in January, I wrote a post about maintaining your vise.  I had cleaned up the half nut and everything else I could access and it seemed to work OK.  But I didn't pull the fixed jaw off the vise.   Since that time, I've had further issues with the Record #53E, where it is difficult to pull the front jaw out or push it in.  So I pulled it off the bench and... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2020-11-27
  • Tour of Colonial Williamsburg
    Factory Tour: Tremont Nail Cut nails, a family business Nail and ox shoe smithing Blacksmithing – Forging a nail Blacksmithing for beginners: Forging nails Forging a nail header and a few nails at the new… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2020-11-27
  • Appreciation and Concern
         I've lumbered into the my basement studio, coffee in hand, to steal some time and do some proofreading on a project and maybe plan out an illustration. As I settled into the beaten wingback I do most of my writing from I found myself reflecting more on the day.     Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the US. Something spiritually intended for reflection on your blessings and dedicating time to spend around family and friends. Cynically it tends to... Read more
    Source: Old Wolf Workshop Published on: 2020-11-27
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    To all of my family and friends in the USA and then too those around the globe. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day! I love and appreciate each and every one of you! Be blessed in your thankfulness and love for one another! Read the full post Happy Thanksgiving! on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-11-26
  • Macica Workshop Thanksgiving Greetings!
    Black Friday Event! A Happy Thanksgiving to you! We are having a Black Friday Sale.. Martin Style D-18 Guitars on sale for $2,299.00. That is $200 less than what a standard Martin D18 would sell for. All my Macica Guitars are all hand-crafted. I use Adirondack Spruce for all the tops of my guitars. Put […]... Read more
    Source: The Macica Workshop Published on: 2020-11-26