• Große Zinkensäge – Large Dovetail Saw
    Eine große Zinkensäge, die man auch als kleine Schultersäge bezeichnen könnte. Blattlänge 305 mm, Blatttiefe 45 mm, Zahnteilung 18 tpi Längs- und Querschnitt Griff: portugiesische Olive A large dovertail saw (or small carcase saw) Bladelength 12", depth under the spine 1-3/4", pitch 18 tpi hybrid  Handle : Portuguese olive  ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2018-01-21
  • Winding Sticks Epilogue – Fixing a Screw Up: Part II – Fixed
    Yesterday I realized that I really can't be happy with a giant gap in one of the inserts for my pair of winding sticks. I decided to fix it. I'm happy with the results:I left the new insert clamped up overnight. Today I removed the clamps to inspect my handywork.This looks more promising.I left the two winding sticks in direct sunlight this morning for 1/2 hour or so to see if it would darken up a bit.After I got back ... read more
    Source: ToolerablePublished on 2018-01-21
  • More on portable woodworking
    My trip away from the rain here in the pacific northwest is now over and it's time to assess how my evolving portable woodworking setup worked.I recently made a base for my portable bench, described here, so it could be freestanding.  When we arrived at a nice campground in the desert, I took it out, put the bench on it and ... took it off five minutes later.  The benchtop was only about four inches lower than it is on ... read more
    Source: Oregon Woodworker by Andy MargesonPublished on 2018-01-21
  • Woodcraft Parking Lot Tool Exchange
    The tool sell/exchange went very well. I was able to sell close to $600USD of my dust collectors including the Stanley 45. I traded a near complete #3 Bedrock for a Stanley #3 and a pig sticker iron for a 5" throw brace for the only extras that followed me home.I haven't used the brace yet but I sharpened the #3's cutter, found a replacement leaver cap (the one on it was not correct for type and was chrome plated) ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2018-01-21
  • What is this tool?
    This is not a quiz - since I don't know the answer.But does anyone out there have any idea about what this tool is?I got the pictures from Olav who was asked by his cousin about it. So the pictures are courtesy of Olav and his cousin.Based on the method of hanging the tools, I assume the pictures are from some sort of restaurant, or at least someone who doesn't mind being questioned by Saint Peter on the day of ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2018-01-21
  • Saw 4: The Handle
    After a little nudging from Bob Rozaieski, I’m convinced the original handle is made from beech. I love everything about it too; the patina, the size, the feel. It is an awesome handle other than it’s soft. I’m going to hold on to it (seriously, no pun intended) for use as a model, but it has fulfilled its purpose for this saw. There didn’t seem to be any point in making this more difficult than it had to ... read more
    Source: The Daily SkepPublished on 2018-01-21
  • plane rehab from hell……..
    I have a lot of plane rehabs under my belt. I have gone from just cleaning them and putting them to work. The last 5 I've gone overboard on with it. I did one where I flattened the sole and shined it up going to 600 grit. Decided that I liked that look and all my rehabs get shined up now. Another step I've undertaken is stripping and painting the frogs and the interior of the plane body.It seems with ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2018-01-21
  • Ancient cereals corn dolly
    An ancient craft bringing some of my favourite people together to achieve a lifetime's ambition. Continue reading ... read more
    Source: Steve Tomlin CraftsPublished on 2018-01-21
  • Too many inches
    Quite a bit of time in the shed today, so made some progress (there being a nearby deadline, this is a good thing). Started by cutting a side rail’s tenons, then marking off the other side rails from it (same as for the long rails). I wanted to keep using the offset shoulder idea, but rather than gauging it by eye, which I can’t do yet, or sawing on one or the other side of the line, which I ... read more
    Source: Stochastic GeometryPublished on 2018-01-20
  • Hopper Joinery
    The hopper is an old form you can still see all the time in things like wheel barrows and baby’s cribs, sloped sides meeting in compound miters. Although initially intimidating, learning to determine the cut angles for butt or mitre joints is as simple as drawing a few lines with a carpenters square, opening up a whole exciting world of non-orthogonal intersecting surfaces.  Learning hopper joinery is step number one towards Japanese roof carpentry, heady stuff indeed! Although there ... read more
    Source: Granite Mountain WoodcraftPublished on 2018-01-20
  • Joiner’s Toolbox
    As I update old drawings, I will post those that I hope you will find useful.  Some may be new versions of those that you have seen before.  Others will be making a first time appearance here on the blog. Soldier Blue Milk Paint with shellac and wax   Greg Merritt ... read more
    Source: GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDSPublished on 2018-01-20
  • Small Lap Desk
    As I update old drawings, I will post those that I hope you will find useful.  Some may be new versions of those that you have seen before.  Others will be making a first time appearance here on the blog.   Amber Shellac and wax Greg Merritt ... read more
    Source: GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDSPublished on 2018-01-20
  • Cutting gauge – Oak – 2017
    Using someone else’s tools is usually a dreary experience.  At the shops I visit, every tool seems to be as dull as sidewalk chalk and tuned just as finely.  One notable exception was the cutting gauges at the CVWS – during my repeated trips to Hartford last winter – it was a pleasure to reach for these gauges with p.  They score a deep enough line to register a chisel, they have a wide reference face and the grasping mechanism ... read more
    Source: raecreationPublished on 2018-01-20
  • Winding Sticks Epilogue – Fixing a Screw Up: Part I
    One of the inserts in my newly constructed winding sticks turned out pretty ugly. You'll notice I didn't have too many close-ups of them in my last post. These winding sticks will work just fine (in fact, the inserts are overkill, in my opinion), but I realized that every time I use them I will be embarrassed of the giant gap in one.Giant Gap.The others, while not perfect, look pretty good to my eye.I decided that since the inserts were ... read more
    Source: ToolerablePublished on 2018-01-20
  • bunjywunjy:trees can’t read Or, trees FTW.
    bunjywunjy:trees can’t read Or, trees FTW. ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2018-01-20
  • it’s toast……
    Sparks chimed in about his Record 044 and as I suspected, his is good. Fence rods are square to the main body and he reported no wiggling on the fit in the holes. I never felt good about the loose fit I had with my fence rods and especially the out of square condition of the front rod. I checked that hole with a dovetail square and the hole is drilled on a slant.I am not going to buy a ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2018-01-20
  • An Encounter with a Woodworker
    It was a balmy 35° F today, and I got out for a walk in the late afternoon as the sun was getting low.  As I was walking along the high bank above the river, I spied one of nature’s greatest woodworkers.  Drawn out by the warmer temperatures, she(?) was squatting on the ice along the edge, eating the thin bark off of the branches she had clipped. The soft snow made for quiet walking, and beavers have poor ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 2018-01-20
  • Offset shoulders
    Started off with a quick check of something for Ralph who’d had a minor mishap over on Accidental Woodworker with his #044. Ouch. Cast part weakness strikes again 🙁 For Ralph, my #044’s rods are square to the fence to within 0.05mm (my thinnest feeler gauge): And square to the skate to the same tolerance: And there are gaps around the rod in the fence holes.… Read the rest ... read more
    Source: Stochastic GeometryPublished on 2018-01-19
  • teaching schedule for 2018
    I’ve been meaning to get my teaching schedule posted here; but have been too busy getting stuff together…Next week I’ll be part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Working Wood Conference. I haven’t been there since 2007, here’s a shot from then, with Jennie Alexander pontificating while I get set to turn something. JA & PF at Colonial Williamsburg 2007It’s sold out, so if you got a ticket, I’ll see you there. https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/learn/conferences/working-wood Next month, I’ll be back at Bob Van Dyke’s Connecticut ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Issue Four T.O.C. – Jarrod Dahl’s “The Quest for Mastery Through Production Work”
    Every weekday until the February 1st opening of Issue Four pre-orders, we will be announcing one article from the table of contents here on the blog. If you have yet to sign up for a yearly subscription, you can do so here.   My article titled 'The Quest for Mastery Through Production Work' highlights some of the major events, teachers, and experiences that shaped me during my career as a woodworker and maker/designer of utilitarian objects. I share my ideas of mastery and how ... read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazinePublished on 2018-01-19
  • Correction on “software”
    Last night’s post has been bugging me when I used the term “software”. I may have been a little over zealous with this word and I don’t want to appear to be something that I’m not.  I think the internet already has enough of those. It’s an excel file I’m working on. In my eyes it behaves like basic software and the code I’m writing for it which I know is easy stuff for developers is not so easy for me. So ... read more
    Source: Journeyman’s journalPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Forgiving Eyes
    Do forgiving eyes help cheer us on when attempting new techniques? I worked on the front of the oak desk box project today. Personally, I will trust that human eyes will be forgiving on this first carved desk box. Thank you Jennie Alexander for reminding us though that our eyes tend to be forgiving of mistakes. Because it matters that we might not recognize artistic value which comes from things planned or unplanned in our furniture work. Above are a ... read more
    Source: Jim the Chairmaker’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Making an Undercarriage for a Stool
    I've been making a bunch of step stools lately and I wanted to try putting some connecting rails between pairs of legs and a stretcher connecting those rails.  I'm collectively calling the legs, rails and stretcher the "undercarriage".The undercarriage of the step stool I'm makingThis is something new for me.  I've never done this type of work before, but I hope someday to try chairs that have a similar undercarriage.This is not too complicated, but there are a few things ... read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shopPublished on 2018-01-19
  • STL 155: Swelling dovetails and fishtail chisels
    Plus, ways to live without a jointer, bullnose bits, evening out color in sapele, favorite tools, and smooth moves ... read more
  • Wood Stock Plow Planes
    The Veritas Small Plow Plane is a very good metal plow but like all metal plows the shavings are ejected on to the fence. It's not a big deal but you have to be aware of the shavings. BTW, our local Woodcraft is having a tool exchange in its parking lot tomorrow. In the background of the first photo are the tools I'm taking to sell. On the right side is a Stanley 45 complete with all the cutters and ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Comment on A small exterior door project by Gary
    Hi Richard, I’m not sure how it is grown/treated, but the overall weight of the wood is quite light, which is great when you’re making big doors and items like that, because good ol’ mdf can get those hinges creaking. It seems quite a lot more resilient to knocks and dings than, say, Poplar and takes a moulding profile very well. Paint also seems to go on very nicely. It’s not cheap though. If you mess up and cut it ... read more
    Source: Hackney ToolsPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Comment on A small exterior door project by Richard Cohen
    Hi Gary, Good to see you have a new blog post up on the site. I’m very curious about Accoya- their website says it is acetylated timber but doesn’t specify what species. I would imagine that dense timber is very hard or maybe even impossible to treat in this way. The stuff you’ve used looks like “redwood” pine. Do they do other species? And how does the price compare with regular timber? All the very best – Richard C ... read more
    Source: Hackney ToolsPublished on 2018-01-19
  • The ‘Electric Horse Garage’ Lives
    The new roof on the Electric Horse Garage is complete. The electricity is in and flowing. The last bit of the puzzle (the ductless HVAC) will be installed on Monday. That means we move the big machines next week, and I can begin the next chapter of my life. Some details: Ignore the weird red trim on the front of the shop. That isn’t how it was supposed to look, and I’ll fix that next week. I also have ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Thickness,Width,Length or L,W,T?
    As the internet has brought the world closer, we’re realising that we have not-so-subtle differences after all. We may speak the same language but we don’t spell exactly the same. We don’t use the same terminology of certain words, nor the same measurements, nor even how we write it down in our cut lists. It is as if we are an entirely different race that has no brethren bloodline at all. Let me give you one example. Lumber in the ... read more
    Source: Journeyman’s journalPublished on 2018-01-19
  • Real-life Test: Do You Need Glue?
    I build my chairs in a way where glue is only a minor player. And after a stupid mistake yesterday, I now get to test how effective my strategy is. Before I pull my pants down and tell you how I messed up, here’s the set-up. The stretchers and legs of my chairs are built so they are in tension (I do this by lengthening the tenons in the stretchers […] The post Real-life Test: Do You Need Glue? appeared ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2018-01-19