• no title for today's blog........
    Today on my lunch break I continued to search for replacement metal discs for the Miller Falls No 5 hand drill. I Googled small discs and came up with 8" diameter ones first. The size disc I need is a little smaller than 5/16". I couldn't find any discs so I searched for metal rods and came up dry on that too. My go to find it source, McMaster-Carr, gave me no joy. So I am screwed.I can't find any... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2020-07-09
  • A Fine Example of Modern Chair Construction
    Borrowing ideas by the furniture designer and the result of such study, proportions of chair, and details of the work The chair shown by the half- tone reproduced on this page was exhibited for some… More... Read more
    Source: Journeyman's journal Published on: 2020-07-09
  • An Egg Today
    “Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.”  –traditional proverb Each piece of tree comes with it’s own history and quirks.  I look closely and start thinking about possibilities.  Usually this will result in a variation on some design I’ve … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2020-07-09
  • Router table miter slot, maybe
    Devoted readers (thank you!) know that I like to keep my router table simple but very capable.  The router table is truly a key tool in the small shop but there is a wide range of complexity and cost involved. I admit to being intermittently tempted by router lifts, tracks and slots in the table […]... Read more
    Source: Heartwood Blog Published on: 2020-07-08
  • Basket-making video posted
    It’s high summer here now, but back when I shot this video of basket-making, it was still cool enough for long-sleeve shirts, etc. Daniel has just finished editing the next installment, weaving a rectangular basket, part 1. There’ll be more of these, I’m finishing up handles and rims these days, between other stuff. Baskets for … Continue reading Basket-making video posted... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2020-07-08
  • Budget vs Boutique Dovetail Saw
    Crown Dovetail vs BearKat Dovetail SawI tried to make this as much an apples to apples comparison as I could.  While my Bad Axe Stiletto is my favorite dovetail primarily because of its lengths and pitch, it is too different from the Crown saw to be a fair comparison.  So I chose to pit the […]... Read more
    Source: Renaissance Woodworker Blog Published on: 2020-07-08
  • Two!
    Source: A Luthier's Blog Published on: 2020-07-08
  • New Online Classes
    I miss this scene.  A group of excited students show up on Monday morning and experience green wood for the first time.  Like everyone else, my teaching has completely dried up. I’m lucky that I have a diverse means of…Read more ›... Read more
    Source: Elia Bizzarri Published on: 2020-07-07
  • Designing Endangered Scripts, Part II: Aditya Bayu Perdana
    Last month, we starting a new monthly Endangered Alphabets feature about calligraphy and type design–in indigenous and minority writing systems. Here’s the point. If a script exists only in historical documents, engravings, and inscriptions, it is all too easy to assume it is no longer in use, and the culture that created it has also […]... Read more
    Source: Endangered alphabets Published on: 2020-07-07
  • Home
    As I headed up Ironwood Hills (1/2 mile from home) yesterday evening the last sliver of the Sun sank below the Tucson Mountains. It is good to be home even though MsBubba is still in Oregon and may stay through September. Sweet Maggie Dog and I are on our own for now.Most of the time one of my great pleasures in life is strapping the motorhome (or just about anything with a motor that moves) to my ass and going... Read more
    Source: I'M A OK GUY Published on: 2020-07-07
  • Inventory reconciliation day
    Day??? Yah, I have been at it for a few days now :-)When you want to study tools, you necessarily accumulate a few...In theory as they come in the house they go thru my indoctrination process. Cleaned, assess, document update records etc.Yes, it is a good theory, but in practice some tend to be put away until I can get to them.  If I forget to update it soon after, they can go for a while... longerI said it before,... Read more
    Source: The Valley Woodworker Published on: 2020-07-07
  • Now Available (for Free): ‘The Anarchist’s Workbench’
    You can now download a free pdf of “The Anarchist’s Workbench” via this link. It is a direct link. You don’t have to register for anything, submit your email or even declare you aren’t a robot.  The file contains no … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-07-06
  • Now Available (for Free): ‘The Anarchist’s Workbench’
    You can now download a free pdf of “The Anarchist’s Workbench” via this link. It is a direct link. You don’t have to register for anything, submit your email or even declare you aren’t a robot.  The file contains no … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-07-06
  • Now Available: Apex Cribbage Board
    I’m very excited to announce that my Apex Cribbage Boards are now available! The final steps of cutting, installing, and finishing the Signature Inlay Tokens in the bottom of each have been completed so the cribbage boards are now ready to ship. They are available for purchase on my Games & Puzzles page, and through … Continue reading Now Available: Apex Cribbage Board... Read more
    Source: Flair Woodworks Published on: 2020-07-06
  • If You Can’t Decide, Don’t
    I try to work out all aspects of a design before I build it, but often I come to a fork in the road during construction. Should the chair’s spindles be spaced like this? Or like this?  If possible, I … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-07-05