• Over the years…
    …I do get a little flack from time to time. Why I do this or do that, say this or say that and so on. Some of it I wittingly or unwittingly bring on myself. Fitting out my garage workspace has brought some of that but never on purpose and it made me realise that […] Read the full post Over the years… on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2018-07-21
  • hide glue is wonderful……..
    Over the past year or so I have been using hide glue more and more. My go to glue for years was Tite Bond but since I started doing more hand tool woodworking I've slowly been going with hide glue. Hide glue has a much longer time on the pond with a proven track record (3000 plus years). I have glued up two projects with hide glue and I'm sure that they will stand the test of time. Before that ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2018-07-21
  • Mini Max hydroplane
    Thanks to a much better than normal summer (hottest in Denmark in 150 years or so), There might be a real chance of some time spent at the beach.Gustav has long complained that we haven't got a boat. When I tried to tell him that we could probably get a rowing boat or a small sailing dingy, he looked at me the way only a frustrated teenager can do. The look that clearly tells you that in his opinion you ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2018-07-21
  • The Acceptance Speech
    Whenever I finish an important project, I feel I should give a cheesy “acceptance speech” like you see for awards programs (“I’d like to thank all the world’s mentally defective sea turtles…”). Though my speech (said quietly to myself) always thanks certain tools and fellow woodworkers. Were I a wanker, I would post photos of my latest chair and say things like: Check my new design, brh. Then a series of acronyms – FISKET and YAMLO. Then the hashtags ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-07-20
  • Fork Lift Resurrection
    Back in the 1980’s there was a great TV series- Blizzard’s Wonderful Wooden Toys along with an accompanying book with detailed plans. I made a couple of the projects, the most impressive one being a Hyster Fork Lift Truck model; complete with working mechanisms. I made it for our son about 30 odd years ago and now it’s time to get it out of the loft and resurrect it for our grandson.It needed a good clean and some minor repair ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2018-07-20
  • Issue Five: Norse Sea Chest by Kate Fox
    We are announcing one Issue Five article each weekday until pre-orders open on August 1st. If you don’t already have a subscription and just wanted to order a copy of Issue Five by itself, you may do so on August 1st. If you signed up for an auto-renewing yearly subscription last year, your card will be automatically charged exactly 365 days from your original purchase date. Any questions about your subscription status can be directed to [email protected]. The Norse Sea ... read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazinePublished on 2018-07-20
  • some Instagram links
    It’s hard to keep up with all the action on the web these days. Used to be I read the blog aggregator https://unpluggedshop.com/ and that kept me up to date with many of my far-flung woodsy friends and colleagues. Then came FB and Instagram. FB is a time-sucking hell-hole and I limit how much time I’m willing to give it. I mostly use it to keep in touch with friends I have who don’t read their email. Instagram ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2018-07-20
  • Spoon carving courses and demonstrations.
    I've a few dates to share with you.We have a busy period round the corner where I will be demonstrating and teaching at some special venues.The first is the 'Marldon Apple Pie Fair' which is close to Totnes.The fair will be on Saturday the 28th July.I will be there with Sarah demonstrating the fine art of spooncarving.Shortly after, we will be filling the car and heading north up to the highlands of Scotland where I will be resident at the ... read more
    Source: Spoon Carving First StepsPublished on 2018-07-20
  • I Made My Workbench Drawer—Again!
    We recently filmed the making of the workbench drawer as a follow up to the workbench build for YouTube (not out yet). It doesn’t take too long to make  a drawer but filming makes the wholly simple process much more complicated and it takes longer because of a variety of things. The thing is that […] Read the full post I Made My Workbench Drawer—Again! on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2018-07-20
  • feet are cooking……..
    The last two days have been halcyon ones. The kind that took me back to being 8-9 years old and spending my summer at Camp Wachaug (YMCA day camp). Of course as a kid I didn't care about the weather. As long as it wasn't raining and I could be outside, I was a happy camper. I'm sure the humidity will come back but for now I'll enjoy it and let my memories take me away.putting the original iron backI ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2018-07-20
  • Slab Is Done.
    Damn it is a heavy sucker. I'm a few years older than when I made the main bench slab and with it I did the whole thing single handed. This time I had help and the two of us old farts wasn't enough I had to call on help from the neighbor. Even with three it kicked our butts.Whatever it is done and stacked in a corner out of the way until it is needed to fit on the base. ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2018-07-20
  • Woot!
    Source: Stochastic GeometryPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Chippendale furniture for today’s designer
    Celebrate this furniture designer's birthday by learning how his aesthetic choices nearly 300 years ago can improve your own designs today. ... read more
  • In the Beginning, Exercise Restraints
    I am always surprised how many people I meet have high expectations in their being able to achieve high standards when it comes to more manual types of work yet without ever really having been exposed too much to such labours. I suppose there’s a thinking that if you are intelligent there is an automatic […] Read the full post In the Beginning, Exercise Restraints on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Pursue your passion…
    As a few of you may know, my woodworking and furniture making career is the second one of my life. A long, first career in the hi-tech industry preceded my current career. It is difficult to view life through a rear-view mirror but I often think of how it would have been if the leap had been taken earlier on. When I began in hi-tech, technology was rapidly advancing and I could not absorb enough of it. My life revolved ... read more
    Source: The Refined EdgePublished on 2018-07-19
  • Simply Impressed
    If Gavin Rondeau of Three Acorns Crafts ever decides to leave helping humanity behind and selfishly pursue woodworking and tool making full time watch out world.I met him a few summers ago at a Mike Siemsen Baby Anarchist Tool Chest class I helped out with. We traded some healthcare warrior stories and I was struck by his spirit, enthusiasm and energy. When we spoke about spoon carving he showed me the knives he had made himself I was impressed. Smithing ... read more
    Source: Inside the Oldwolf WorkshopPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Simply Impressed
    If Gavin Rondeau of Three Acorns Crafts ever decides to leave helping humanity behind and selfishly pursue woodworking and tool making full time watch out world.I met him a few summers ago at a Mike Siemsen Baby Anarchist Tool Chest class I helped out with. We traded some healthcare warrior stories and I was struck by his spirit, enthusiasm and energy. When we spoke about spoon carving he showed me the knives he had made himself I was impressed. Smithing ... read more
    Source: Old Wolf WorkshopPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Lost My “Man” Card with a Battery-Powered Chainsaw
    Well, I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. We all get older if we are lucky, so a couple of months ago, I went to the local Lawn Supply and bought a battery powered chain saw. I had begun to find myself putting things off because I didn’t want to have to try to start the gas powered saw and I was starting to get really irritated with the whole thing. When I went to buy the battery ... read more
    Source: Highland Woodworking BlogPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Issue Five: Chester Cornett’s Masterpiece by Gaffney
    We are announcing one Issue Five article each weekday until pre-orders open on August 1st. If you don’t already have a subscription and just wanted to order a copy of Issue Five by itself, you may do so on August 1st. If you signed up for an auto-renewing yearly subscription last year, your card will be automatically charged exactly 365 days from your original purchase date. Any questions about your subscription status can be directed to [email protected].   Chester Cornett’s ... read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazinePublished on 2018-07-19
  • Tribute to Jennie Alexander (1930-2018)
    Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.This week's selection focuses on Jennie Alexander, author of Make a Chair from a Tree, and inspiration for generations of woodworkers. Jennie recently passed away at age 88 and is the subject of this weeks entry on Joels Blog. Here Jennie demonstrates greenwoodworking - she ... read more
    Source: Video Roundup at Tools for Working WoodPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Slab Glue Up Done
    The last of the slats/slabs are in the clamps. Towards the end those suckers were heavy for just one old fart to move around. MsBubba made it home just in time to help with the final glue up and moving everything in place to clamp. What a difference four hands and arms make.Tomorrow a friend will help me take the slab out of the clamps, check it for wind and run it through the planer until everything that is not ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Bird Inspiration
    The birds are singing in the rain about the small pond in front, the inquisitive chickadee that has flown at once to the alders to reconnoitre us, the blackbirds, the song sparrow, telling of expanding buds. Henry David Thoreau, journal entry for April 21, 1852. Thoreau’s journals are brimming with his observations of birds.  How could it be otherwise?  Their songs, movement, and mere presence bring joy.  As I look up from writing, a pair of chickadees are flitting ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 2018-07-18
  • STL 168: Bevel Angles and Workbench Wood
    Mike, Matt, and Ben answer 14 questions in another lightning round ... read more
  • A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander
    Last we the woodworking community lost one of its giants. Jennie Alexander (1930-2018) passed away in Baltimore, where she … The post A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine. ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2018-07-18
  • Workbench Apron Drawer…
    …It’s On its Way (the YT Video) and You Shouldn’t Live and Work Without One! For a few weeks there I had to do that very thing with my new workbench. And I must say it was a strain for me because I have relied on one in all of my workbenches for decades now. […] Read the full post Workbench Apron Drawer… on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2018-07-18
  • Workbench Apron Drawer…
    …It’s On its Way (the YT Video) and You Shouldn’t Live and Work Without One! For a few weeks there I had to do that very thing with my new workbench. And I must say it was a strain for me because I have relied on one in all of my workbenches for decades now. […] Read the full post Workbench Apron Drawer… on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2018-07-18
  • SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay
    Correctly modeling angled legs in SketchUp requires the right technique ... read more
  • Why These Books? In What Order?
    Sometimes a customer asks us to recommend a good place to begin when buying our books. It’s a question we take seriously. Our books are not cheap, they take time to read and each represents years (sometimes decades) of work to get to press. So recommending one of our 33 books is a bit like matchmaking. Mentally, I arrange our books into a few “tracks” or “traditions.” Today, I’d like to discuss the United Kingdom tradition. Joseph Moxon’s ‘The ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-07-18
  • Iron Resurrection
    For a while now, my electric bending iron has been a bit wonky and sorting it out, is one of those jobs that keeps getting put to the back.So, before I bend the the ebony bindings for the archtop, I thought I'd take it apart, only to find this……….. I was amazed at how much the wood had burnt, no wonder it was wonky! My main concern however, was the fact the earth wire had burnt through and wasn’t connected anymore. ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2018-07-18
  • I received word that Mini Kez Colorado will be happening on…
    I received word that Mini Kez Colorado will be happening on Saturday, Aug. 4 at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO. There are talks on Japanese planes, sharpening, and joinery, as well as a planing contest. This is a great chance to learn about Japanese tools up close and personal, and maybe see why Japanese chisels can outperform current chisels made of modern tool steels (I’m looking at you, Marc Spagnuolo). This event doesn’t have a webpage, but there’s a ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2018-07-18