• Pelican Salt Lamp
    Christmas time brings a hunt for project ideas for something for my son to make for his mom.  We started tossing around ideas including things she likes.   She really likes Pelicans.  We’ve been in Florida for over a decade now and they still make her  smile.  So we came up with the idea for a […]... Read more
    Source: Timber Frame Tools Published on: 2022-01-17
  • Keeping busy in a Snow Armageddon
     Last Friday January 7th we had our first snow storm of the year, it dumped 30 cm, this past Friday January 14 we got another one which brought us 41 cm of snow. Better not be another one this next Friday...Last time I was not well prepared, should had my snow blower serviced.  This time I remembered it on Wed morning called them to pick it up and they delivered it back Thursday PM. in time for this one. Checked it out... Read more
    Source: The Valley Woodworker Published on: 2022-01-17
  • Gurney's sawmill......
     This morning when I was editing today's blog (01/15) I saw that I had published it on the 14th. It has been a long time since I did that mind fart since blogger updated how to post blogs. It takes two key strokes now and I must have blown right through it on muscle memory. So my apologies for reading the first draft before I edited it. I did edit it and when I went to publish it I found... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2022-01-16
  • Jewellery Box
    This is a commissioned job for a client. I three more to make but using different timbers. Red oak QLD walnut NG rosewood out of ideas What do you think the best wood for this… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2022-01-16
  • How My Carhartt Overalls Are Failing
    I like my Carhartt overalls.  When not at work, this is what I wear.  I have no complaints about them.  I've probably worn them about 1,000 days worth so they have held up well.  Still, it's hard to find this kind of info so I thought I would post something about it.What I have noticed is that they right around the knees there is a double seam.  I think I could stick from the instead foam knee pads in these... Read more
    Source: Joe's Wood Working Journey Published on: 2022-01-16
  • Don't Panic!
    Yesterday (11-Jan-22), I laid out and cut four mortises for a stool project I'm working on.  This morning, the moment I woke up, I realized I had done something wrong.  Funny how that can happen - I wasn't dreaming about it or even thinking about it.  All of the sudden I realized the mistake.  I'll admit that I was in a bit of a just-woke-up fog, but when my wife asked me if the error was recoverable, I said "no",... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2022-01-16
  • Door
    The livery cup-board's upper level has a cupboard with canted sides, made up of framing, a door and two panels. The door and panels have the same design, the panels being a bit bigger than the door, to allow for them being held in grooves in the frame.All three have a raised section in the form of a lion, so in selecting stock for this, I am looking for a piece of oak that can accomodate this.For the benefit of... Read more
    Source: Rivers Joinery Published on: 2022-01-15
  • Craft in a time of Covid
    Perhaps, many years from now, people will look back at how the pandemic brought out the best and worst in us. I hope a subset of this exploration looks at craft in the time of a pandemic. In this forced retreat from society and self imposed isolation it’s been difficult to be productive let alone creative. Even still, some ideas have taken life and will exist on, into better and brighter times.... Read more
    Source: Wakened hands Published on: 2022-01-15
  • Shaker Chimney Cabinet - Part 6 the front doors
     With the long vertical face frames attached, I basically have three major operations left - the cabinet doors, the drawers, the top.  On projects, where there are choices for the order of operations, I prefer to do the harder stuff first.  Of these three options that would be the doors for me.  On the mini ATC chest I made earlier this year (or was it last year .... it all blurrs), I had made a frame and panel door for... Read more
    Source: Joe's Wood Working Journey Published on: 2022-01-15
  • Walnut Coffee Table – Legs
    There comes a time in the woodworking journey that an epiphany occurs. As you look at the work of others and study pictures on line or in articles you realize that all of your hard work to make tight joints and smooth tops doesn’t make for the perfect piece. Suddenly you realize the importance of […]... Read more
    Source: orepass Published on: 2022-01-15
  • I really like this little plane
    This is the Veritas Bevel-Up #1 plane, which I have been using for a year now. With a 1 7/32″-wide blade, it is indeed small but it works legitimately as a seriously useful plane. An ancillary tool, not a necessity, still I reach for it a lot more than I expected, so I want to […]... Read more
    Source: Heartwood Blog Published on: 2022-01-15
  • dead time.......
     Currently I am subscribed to 188 You Tube vids and thankfully not all of them put out vids on a regular basis. However, there are 3 that usually put out vids on friday morning. Today there were 7 and by the time I got done watching them it was a little past 1000. I didn't have anything on the menu to do in the shop as I am out of ideas. I am hoping that saturday will be sunny so... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2022-01-15
  • Soffit begun
    I picked away at the upper case’s soffit a little today. It’s a hard thing to photograph on the existing cupboard without laying them on their backs. The cover of Bob Trent’s 1976 Pilgrim Century Furniture shows this cupboard. The book title runs across the cornice’s front rail. That little resulting triangular area just under … Continue reading Soffit begun... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2022-01-14
  • The Last One
    Good stories are often built around a plot line of “the last one.” Something once grand and beautiful has dwindled, fallen out of favor, or disappeared from common knowledge, until there is only one left somewhere in the world (or universe). I think of The Last of the Mohicans, written almost 200 years ago by James Fenimore Cooper, or The Last Jedi, about which I shall say no more. The premise is compelling (whether or not the actual script manages... Read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazine Published on: 2022-01-14
  • Grain Ramblings
    I think grain is a deceptive substance, unpredictable and predictable in both its unpredictability and its predictability. When you least expect it nose dive in a split cut half the tenon or dovetail disappears. When the grain circumnavigates a knot and we think it will never plane on one side or the other the grain … Grain Ramblings Read More » Read the full post Grain Ramblings on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2022-01-14