• Making laminated raised panels
    After making the doors for my bathroom vanity I need to make side panels of the same type that is to say that these panels will have a pine frame enclosing a birch raised panel.Considering the size of these side panels I needed to make the birch panels by jointing two 6" wide boards. I cut the boards to length, adding 1" for the tongues, and planed the edges with a jointer plane.After a quick dry fit I started gluing... Read more
    Source: The Off-grid Woodbutcher Published on: 2020-04-01
  • come along for the journey..........
    This was day one of my 3 on, 3 off. What to do, what to do, it didn't last too long to chose. I picked making a clock which I don't need. Most likely the first person I know that has a birthday will get it. So follow along with me as I make it. Kind of like looking over my shoulder as the crazy guy figures out what is the next step.The idea for the clock came to me... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2020-04-01
  • Sharp Talking
    As I have grown older I have grown less tolerant. I think this to be symptomatic. Sharpening seems to me to have become an abrasive subject discussed by expert sellers and those seeking ever more knowledge. As an apprentice, the men had whetstones in boxes without grade-knowledge per se, but they often had two, one… Read the full post Sharp Talking on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-04-01
  • Compression Jaws are a Must-Have Accessory for Digital Fractional Calipers
    If you own a set of digital fractional calipers or are caliper-curious, you need to know about Compression Jaws. This video (5:55) shows you what Compression Jaws are and how they work.... Read more
    Source: Flair Woodworks Published on: 2020-04-01
  • Kinshiro Planes 金四郎鉋
    Does the Japanese plane in the photo above look a little strange? It should. It’s a specialized plane for cutting decorative latticework used in traditional Japanese joinery and casework. There are more photos of this plane below. We have a limited number of planes in-stock by a famous craftsman that used the brand name “Kinshiro” … Continue reading Kinshiro Planes 金四郎鉋 →... Read more
    Source: Covington & Sons Tools Published on: 2020-04-01
  • The transfer – a critical step in hand-cut dovetailing, part 1
    A critical step in hand-cut dovetailing is accurately marking out the second piece – usually the pin board – from the completed first piece – usually the tailboard.  Sure, to make a good dovetail joint, you have to be able to reliably saw to a line and chisel to a line. You also have to […]... Read more
    Source: Heartwood Blog Published on: 2020-04-01
  • Watch This: How to Stop Tearout - FineWoodworking
    Watch This: How to Stop Tearout - FineWoodworking: In this Fine Woodworking online extra for the May/June issue (issue 282), Gary Rogowski references a video I helped translate back in 2012. Glad to see that this video still has legs.His article is a great overview of ways to help you deal with tearout when planing. If you’re interested, here’s what I know about that subject.... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2020-04-01
  • Quarantined At Work
    Christmas at 3815 Utah StreetThe world has changed since my last post.  I have been as busy as always, working on diverse and amazing projects.  But with the emergence of the global Pandemic all non essential business has been shut down and half the work force is advised to stay home.For me nothing has changed.  I get up at 5am as usual and walk 6 blocks on deserted residential streets to work.  I stay inside and work all day until... Read more
    Source: WPatrickEdwards Published on: 2020-04-01
  • Historical Social Distancing
    I won’t dwell on the current COVID-19 pandemic – this is not the platform – but while reading some of the daily updates on-line, an aspect of a much earlier pandemic piqued my interest. Typhus, yellow fever and cholera epidemics … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Pegs and 'Tails Published on: 2020-03-31
  • Something Different
    While the glue dried on the carcase, I thought I’d try something a little different with this box. Having made a version of wood dye, from ground walnut hulls, I decided to slather a bit on the poplar lid and bottom, in the hopes of offering some semblance of age. As the pieces soaked-up the […]... Read more
    Source: An Unplugged Woodworker Published on: 2020-03-31
  • A Beehive Hoodie for the Spring
    My oldest daughter, Madeline, has been hard at work in graduate school in Pittsburgh and hasn’t had much time for selling stickers and the like. But recently she really wanted a hooded sweatshirt with the Lost Art Press beehive logo … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-03-31
  • Don't Laugh Too Much
    I've been toying with the idea of using the iPhone to make some short videos. The other day I ordered a tripod/selfie stick to try. Here is the first go uncut and in all its glory:The quality sucks, but the concept kinda works. I've a Go-Pro someplace I'll try using that next time.ken... Read more
    Source: I'M A OK GUY Published on: 2020-03-31
  • Live Q & A Time Again!
    Imagine the days a few decades ago when a man and a boy stood side by side and the man said, “That’s a good question, Paul. Best let me show you!” And he took the plane, flipped it around, end for end, upside down and side to side and taught the youngster all he knew… Read the full post Live Q & A Time Again! on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-03-30
  • For the Lost Art Press Men’s Room
    If you’ve ever visited our storefront, you might have noticed that we wallpaper the men’s room with all manner of woodworking paraphernalia, from posters to old advertisements to poems. I haven’t put anything up in the women’s room except a … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2020-03-30
  • carving spoons from a recently limbed street tree
    while on my morning jog today, i found this limbed tree near my house with a few promising branches. i don't know what the species is, but the limbs looked pretty fresh. so after returning home from the run, i rolled out on my bicycle with my ryoba saw to cut a few useful sections for spoon carving. i wish i snapped a shot of the tree and it's leaves. it's actually a pretty nice carving wood in green. My... Read more
    Source: Manual Published on: 2020-03-30