• Dark Chocolate and Sponge Cake (25)
    I’d like to start by mentioning that when I went into the shop, one of the next steps to tackle was the cutting of the latticed frame and panel unit’s corners for glue-in splines. When considering how to go about this task, several options presented themselves, but most were ruled out. For instance, if I had a blade for my tablesaw which left a flat-bottomed kerf, it would not be hard to put some sort of jig to stand the ... read more
    Source: The Carpentry WayPublished on 23 April 2019
  • I Bought a SawStop Tablesaw (though I wish I had gotten it sooner)
    Many years ago, Alan Noel wrote an article for Wood News telling the story of an accident with his tablesaw, and his reasoning for upgrading to a SawStop. Just before my 54th birthday, I was using my old tablesaw to cut some pieces of poplar into long strips to hold glass panels in cabinet doors. I had done cuts like this safely many times before, but this time something distracted me and I must have taken my eye off ... read more
    Source: Highland Woodworking BlogPublished on 23 April 2019
  • Dutch Tool Chest
    The other room has more floor space. There is a fine old workbench at one end, with tool cabinets and a rack for clamps and other things.James Krenov, The Fine Art of Cabinetmkaing, 1977My Dutch tool chest is done, well, except for painting it, installing a hasp and padlock, making a till for the back saws and a little tote to hold some smaller tools.I am pleased with it, though today, when I loaded it with all the tools I ... read more
    Source: Brokeoff Mountain LuthieriePublished on 23 April 2019
  • Bang, Bang, Bang!
    I have been out of the shop for the last few days and may very well be out for the next several. My bride and I are having our house re-sided. We are having a few windows replaced, as well, and I need to be on cat patrol. Don’t want the girls to escape the […] ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 23 April 2019
  • Indiana Williams and the Temple of Lost Shellac Research
    Indiana Williams and the Temple of Lost Shellac Research: Great story from Don Williams:Many years ago I contacted the archivist of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institution to glean their holdings of a renowned body of research conducted there before and during WW II under the auspices of the famed coatings chemist William Howlett Gardner.  In the precedent to that war much of the shellac research internationally was moved to Brooklyn to continue in safety.  (Imagine a time when shellac was considered ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 23 April 2019
  • Easy Tool Rack – Part I
    Yesterday was a banner day for me. I finished two projects on the same day! To celebrate, I am sharing this project only on this blog. I've hinted at it on Instagram recently, but if you follow me on Instagram, you really haven't seen this project yet.The Easy Tool Rack.This is a fantastic project that Christopher Schwarz came up with a while back for Popular Woodworking's I Can Do That series. It looks good, is a useful piece of shop ... read more
    Source: ToolerablePublished on 23 April 2019
  • the fun part……
    Fitting the tenons to the mortises is the fun part of the build for me. I like the trim and fitting dance steps and I like doing them. There is a fine line between an aah fit and an 'aw sh...t' one because you took one shaving too many. For me at least, there is a bit of an adrenaline rush fitting them along with a dash of apprehension that something could go wrong. I am trimming and fitting the ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 23 April 2019
  • That Rumor is Something I Can’t Do
    Intro_Moxon_Workbench I get a lot of odd email through my personal website, and most isn’t worth mentioning. But there’s one email I get every week that I want to put to bed. It goes like this: Someone told me you host classes where people build a roubo bench for a week with you and take it home is that true Sorry, no. It’s not true. We hold some ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 23 April 2019
  • Japanese Toolbox-Style Humidor – Part III: The Cigar Till
    I actually like making dovetails. I wonder why I don't do it more often? I can't think of the last project I used this joint. I suppose it's time.Sawing tails first.Now that my Japanese toolbox-style humidor has a Spanish cedar lining, I turn my attention to the till. I need a box that sits on top of the lining I just installed, and that also permits airflow above and below the cigars that live in it. I chose to make ... read more
    Source: ToolerablePublished on 23 April 2019
  • All sides now…
    So, four day weekend so almost six hours in the shed 😀 Got the last of the background removal done… Mix of hand pressure on the gouges and whacking the everloving stuffing out of them with a mallet, and trying to get the background down about 4-5mm or so relatively uniformly across the background. Then to eliminate the unevenness, stippling! Basically, lots of spikes on the end of a punch, and thwack it with a lump hammer lots and lots ... read more
    Source: Stochastic GeometryPublished on 22 April 2019
  • Spring cleaning time…
    So, after the whole resin-casting-a-mug thing, it’s fair to say that the shed was in need of a cleanup… Turns out, sanding resin will actually leave a bit of residue. Also, the shavings are starting to pile up again… And the bandsaw is getting buried… And the shop vac wasn’t actually vac-ing much either. So I started there, and checked the drum for the vortex separator, but it wasn’t even a tenth full, so I took out the filter from ... read more
    Source: Stochastic GeometryPublished on 22 April 2019
  • Two pieces of good news
    Two really nice things just happened. The first was a thoughtful, well-written article about our Atlas of Endangered Alphabets on the Endangered Languages Blog, HERE. The second was a notification that four people had just made donations in support of the Endangered Alphabets.
    The Atlas will cost about $35,000 a year to keep current, well-informed, and valuable. If you too would like to support our work, you ... read more
    Source: Endangered alphabetsPublished on 22 April 2019
  • Frames, frames, frames
    I used the formula of white oak, walnut stain, ebonizing vinegar / steel wool solution (thanks @fine_woodworking March 2019 edition), ting oil and a final coat of shellac! Why ebonize? It allows more of the wood show through. ... read more
    Source: She Works WoodPublished on 22 April 2019
  • This Cat Would Like to Sell You Some Soft Wax
    bean_soft_wax_IMG_1586 Katherine has just completed another batch of soft wax, which is available in for sale in her etsy store. Soft wax is great for the interiors of your projects. We use it on our lump hammers. And one customer really likes it on his shoes as a polish. However you use it, don’t put it on your beard. It contains turpentine, which is an irritant. Katherine cooks ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 22 April 2019
  • figured it out….
    I use a honing guide to sharpen my chisel and planes. Along with the honing guide I use another jig to set the angle on the tool I'm sharpening. For the most part that hasn't worked for me at all. I should have been able to put the tool in the honing guide, set the angle with setting jig, and raise a burr on the tool with the coarse stone. I have yet to do that more than once. The ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 22 April 2019
  • Genealogy of a wooden plane – Veit
    Probably about 10 years ago I bought a lot of four wooden planes on eBay. One was marked from plane manufacturer John Veit, so let’s explore its genealogy a little. It’s a 22″ (fore?) plane, made of either beech or applewood, with plane makers mark on the toe. It has a double-iron. John Veit was a plane maker from Philadelphia (whose address is clearly marked on the plane), from around 1860 to about 1904. read more
    Source: Working by handPublished on 21 April 2019
  • ‘Never Despair – Nothing Without Labour’ T-shirts
    never_despair2_IMG_1685 One of my favorite stickers we’ve printed is from a 1905 billhead from Bittner, Hunsicker & Co. The Allentown, Pa., company made hoisery, knit goods and overalls. I own two of the original billheads and have done some high-resolution scanning and digital cleaning to produce an image that is suitable for a T-shirt. As this was a sticker for my daughter’s etsy store, I decided to let ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 21 April 2019
  • Yup’ik Bentwood Bowls
    Among the many traditions of bowl carving is the Yup’ik method of bending a separate length of wood that attaches to the hollowed base and serves as a higher rim.  The interaction between material, hands, eyes — and teeth — to create the form and a tight connection is simply wonderful.  I stumbled onto the short video above that features Yup’ik traditional scholars sharing memories of how these objects were made.  The video also includes some close ups of ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 20 April 2019
  • Dark Chocolate and Sponge Cake (24)
    I’ve been working on these latticed frame and panel assemblies, which comprise the two narrow sides of the cabinet, for what seems like forever now. Still not done, but getting closer to the line…. Today I’ll share a few more steps. With glue-ups complete, and the miters cleaned off, the next step I chose to do was to joint the edges of the frames with a plane to get them as straight as I could: read more
    Source: The Carpentry WayPublished on 20 April 2019
  • Sliding Dovetails by Hand
    Sliding Dovetails Require Great PrecisionI cut the pins of the sliding dovetail first and really this is less a dovetail joint and more of a dado or housed joint.  The pin is cut exactly the same as a dado with a saw to create the sides, a chisel to roughly remove the waste, then a router to finish and refine the floor of the joint.  The different here is setting the ... read more
    Source: Renaissance Woodworker BlogPublished on 19 April 2019
  • Wood for historic renovations
    With the fire that severely damaged Notre Dame in Paris comes a dilemma. The wooden roof structure and spire were destroyed, a 12th century oak frame that was made of trees that themselves could have been 300-400 years old. Now the question is how do you replace these historic wooden structures? Clearly not with old-growth 400 year old French oak, because that just does not exist. Old growth forests are now few and far in between, and even less so ... read more
    Source: Working by handPublished on 19 April 2019
  • Your Input Amazes Me
    Ever since I started blogging I have never felt on my own and that’s because of how you’ve always responded through the years. No matter what methods you use to make wood work for you, it does not take long to find likeminded people to unite with. Green woodworking, wood turning, intarsia and instrument making […] Read the full post Your Input Amazes Me on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 19 April 2019
  • Tip-Top Table Transformed!
    I wanted to add some sort of edge decoration to the table top. Given that the shape was what it was, my options were limited. I thought I would experiment a bit to create an edge treatment. Firstly, I laid out equidistant spacing with dividers. Then a shallow saw kerf perpendicular to the top. Next, […] ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 19 April 2019
  • Spoon and Kuksa carving courses 2019.
    Spoon Carving with Jon Mac.2019 ProgrammeBook yourself onto one of Jon's Popular courses.Courses for all abilities       Join Jon Mac for a days spoon carving.          Spoon Carving Courses.                     Jon is a well respected spoon carver, who will take you through the use of the three main tools used for carving wooden spoons, from green wood. He will introduce you to the carving Axe, straight knife and hook knife, and will show ... read more
    Source: Spoon Carving First StepsPublished on 19 April 2019
  • Sliding Lid Boxes
    It's been since November that I posted about a project that wasn't about making planes, chisel handles or rehabbing something or other.  It's time I made a real woodworking project.In his next issue of "The Lost Scrolls of Handwork" e-magazine, Salko Safic will present an article on how to build a sliding lid box for a set of dominoes.  Since I do some editing for him, I got an advance copy.  I thought I'd make a box or two to ... read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shopPublished on 19 April 2019
  • Wildfire Disaster: Slow Recovery
    Evenfall Studios is trying to recover from the 2018 Camp Fire Wildfire. ... read more
    Source: Evenfall Studios ~ ToolmakersPublished on 18 April 2019
  • The Church of the Clocked Screws
    clocked3_IMG_1660 I clock my screws, meaning I orient the slot in the screw head so it’s in line with the grain of the wood. But I don’t think it’s a mark of superior aesthetics. It’s just something I do, like lining up the silverware on the dining table just so. I can’t help it. Some people who don’t clock their screws, however, take perverse glee in sending me ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 18 April 2019
  • Giving Birth To Rough Sawn Wood
    When owt gets born there’s blood, sweat and faecal matter.That’s just a fact. Giving birth to a workbench is the same. It’s been a while since I’ve built a bench and I have to say I’ve been twitching for quite some time to do one. Building this hasn’t scratched that itch, actually this has made the itch worse…. My Rough French Bench This workbench is for myself so that means that it’s had to be knocked up out of ... read more
    Source: The English WoodworkerPublished on 18 April 2019
  • Consulting With Prospective Clients
    “How do you handle inquiries from prospective customers?” asks a reader. “Do you have any rules for design and project approvals?" ... read more
    Source: Fine Woodworking – “Hand Work Hand Tool Blog”Published on 18 April 2019
  • Video: A Detailed Look at How the SawStop Actually Works!
      Have you ever wondered how the SawStop braking technology actually works? This short video walks you through the process and shows you the secrets of SawStop’s amazing finger detection technology. Click here to take a closer look at the SawStop Tablesaw options available at Highland Woodworking. The post Video: A Detailed Look at How the SawStop Actually Works! appeared first on Woodworking Blog. ... read more
    Source: Highland Woodworking BlogPublished on 18 April 2019