• Update on My 6 Month Pledge to Not Buy Tools or Wood
     Back in March I had made a pledge to my wife on a PostIt Note that I wouldn't buy wood or tools until November.  She promptly taped it up on the bathroom mirror.  Since now it is now November, thought I'd provide an update on how I did.  I wasn't perfect but I did really good.  I didn't buy any tools for 6 months.  Even passed up on some really good used tool deals in the local woodworking club I belong... Read more
    Source: Joe's Wood Working Journey Published on: 2021-11-28
  • Saturday Night Spoons
    I’ve managed to fit in a few spoons from crooks that I found and couldn’t resist. I’ll post them below for sale, starting with the long cherry one on the bottom left and finishing with the little cherry one on … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2021-11-28
  • Got my COVID booster yesterday. I feel a little tired, but when I saw a coronavirus walking around...
    Got my COVID booster yesterday. I feel a little tired, but when I saw a coronavirus walking around at the Target, I still had the energy to punch it in the stomach. “But ivermectin,” it cried, as it rolled around on the ground.... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2021-11-27
  • Fixgasm (Part II)
    Speaking of fixgasms, I finally got around to installing the Veritas Inset Vise in my Moravian Workbench. It’s not quite a revelation, but I’m glad I did it and it officially completes the workbench. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a compact, easy to install, and well made tail vise option for benchtops of pretty […]... Read more
    Source: The apartment woodworker Published on: 2021-11-27
  • More Hand carved Skateboards
    More skateboards carved by my brother.  Here is a mockingbird. They are cruisers not boards for tricks. The wings fold in for riding.     This is back side of a  guitar skateboard. The Wheels in the center unclamp and the guitar plays.  Doug says it’s a bit hard to tune. Its a Blue Mallard. […]... Read more
    Source: Woodshop 4 kids Published on: 2021-11-27
  • Shaker Chimney Cupboard - Part 1
     In the Mar/Apr 2013 issue of Fine Woodworking (FWW#232), the cover piece was a Shaker chimney cupboard cabinet built by Mike Pekovich.  Though I hadn't started woodworking at the time, I knew I was close (I had a decade of excuses for not starting - would make for a good blog someday).  I immediately fell in love with this piece.  I must not be alone as there was a video series and DVD that followed.  I really wanted to make... Read more
    Source: Joe's Wood Working Journey Published on: 2021-11-27
  • almost again......
     My wife rarely reads my blog but she did the other day. She had been experiencing the same browser hiccups I was having with mine. She said it was random sites and it has been going on for a couple of months. She did the 'Troubleshoot Mode' and all her problems went away. She said all her radio buttons etc etc were working again. I don't know if she uses google search or had to reset her home page.  got a... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-11-27
  • Norm Sartorius: Spoons to Stir the Soul
    Norm Sartorius has been making wooden spoons since the 1970s, and he decided early on to dedicate himself to exploring the sculptural possibilities in these small wood pieces. Norm’s spoons reflect his sensitivity to each piece of tree that comes … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2021-11-27
  • Revisiting the Boring till
     For the last little while been sorting, de-rusting and taking inventory of drilling tools and implements.I have been working out of that till for a few years now, time to address some shortcoming.How my Boring till looks like today.Some of the tools boards I am making shownat the bottomDon't get me wrong, it works fine as is, but I have a multitude of small accessories required and lots of wasted spaces at the bottom, which keep accumulating stuff.  Time for... Read more
    Source: The Valley Woodworker Published on: 2021-11-26
  • Back in Stock: Pencils!
    We haven’t given up on getting everything restocked in our store. Today I’m happy to say that our Lost Art Press Pencils are back in stock. These U.S.-made pencils are made to our specifications and come in a nicely printed box. I don’t have good news, however, about restocking “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” Our Michigan...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-11-26
  • Introducing the Gramercy Tools Drafting Rule
    Shortly before he died my mentor, Maurice Fraser, gave me some boxes of tools, including a Starrett 400 6 Drafting Rule. I took the rule and stuck it in my pencil cup and largely ignored it for a while.But over the years I found myself using the rule more and more. What sets this drafting rule apart from a regular rule is that one of its edges is chamfered so that you are really close to whatever you are marking... Read more
    Source: Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood Published on: 2021-11-26
  • almost done.....
     Thinking in hindsight, I couldn't have finished the picnic table today. I certainly could have got the braces installed but I still have to deal with the screws in the seats. I will have to remove them one at a time, make a deeper countersink, fill it, and then prime and paint it. I took it very easy today and vegged out in the living room reading for most of the day.  making the diagonalsThese diagonals are 3/16" wider then the... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-11-26
  • Legalism Thrives
    Or does it? For many years I have faced it and tried to counter some issues as I encounter them. From laying a plane on its side to workbench work heights, micro-bevels on cutting edges and skewing planes and spokeshaves this way or that as you work. I recently became even more aware of just … Legalism Thrives Read More » Read the full post Legalism Thrives on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2021-11-26
  • Woodworking Workbench for Sale!
    I’m out of room in my workshop. Between my Moravian and my Nicholson, my workshop proper is full. And my overflow room (where my thickness planer and hollow chisel mortiser are) is full too (mostly of lumber). So that leaves me with a superfluous workbench which I’d like to find a good home. The workbench […]... Read more
    Source: The apartment woodworker Published on: 2021-11-25
  • Bed
    In Homer’s Odyssey there is a description of how Odysseus made his own bed: the trunk of an olive tree was cut to the exact shape and planed smooth; after holes had been drilled in the framework,… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2021-11-25