• hit a road block.......
    Tomorrow I get the old furnace removed. Once they come I'll have to leave the shop so they can do their thing. Besides I don't want to work anywhere around asbestos. That is some nasty stuff that I don't need to breathe in. I will try and do what I can in the AM before the come. Fingers crossed on maybe squeezing in some time after they leave.will there be joy in Mudville?This is what awaited me this AM in... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2020-06-02
  • Riken Dreams
    Hello Everyone, This is a VERY brief note to say that the RTM-3 Riken Milling Machine has arrived! I really want to do a post about its arrival and also make some (clearly completely clueless) comments about the machine itself that I hope you will all enjoy. However, the combination of parenting a small child … Continue reading Riken Dreams →... Read more
    Source: The Carpentry Way Published on: 2020-06-02
  • Child's Sunday School Chair - Part 5: Spindles and Crest Rail
    Last post ended with a test fit of the seat and undercarriage.  Next up was the spindles and crest rail.  The spindles started out as squared blanks and a template was used to draw the shape.  The three middle spindles were 1/2" diameter at top and bottom, bulging to 11/16" about 4-5" up from the bottom.  The two outer spindles (or "posts") had a slightly larger bulge and I intended to have them be a larger diameter at the bottom,... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2020-06-01
  • Best Excuses for Woodworking “Mistakes”
    Nobody is perfect. I see shortcomings all the time in my work and in the work of others. If in my work, the challenge is to find an effective solution. Regardless, I find it amusing to come up with plausible(?) excuses, some of which poke fun at legitimate techniques which, done properly, yield a high-quality … Continue reading Best Excuses for Woodworking “Mistakes”... Read more
    Source: Flair Woodworks Published on: 2020-06-01
  • In The Short Rows
    This time the fat lady is truly in the building. What is left is blind pegging the slab to the base, putting a small chamfer on the lower surface and breaking the edges. Tung oil on the base and maybe a Waterlux finish on the slab.Side view:From the end:I expect by the weekend this sucker will be in the kitchen and in use.... Read more
    Source: I'M A OK GUY Published on: 2020-06-01
  • Today’s Making
    Mondays roll around to keep Paul forever on his toes and I am planning on the chamfer plane prototype today in readiness for as early a release as possible. I also have my next project prototyped for filming this coming Wednesday and I think I have brought everything together to make a basic shoji screen… Read the full post Today’s Making on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-06-01
  • The thing about Baltic Birch
    Baltic Birch (BB) has nothing to do with a type of birch tree, but more to do with a type of plywood manufactured in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, with the two biggest producers being Russia, and Finland. In Europe it is mostly used for cabinet making. In addition to Baltic Birch, there is … Continue reading The thing about Baltic Birch... Read more
    Source: Working by hand Published on: 2020-06-01
  • Setting the blade projection in a hand plane
    It is not surprising that setting the depth of cut in a hand plane can be difficult to learn. After all, we are dealing with differences of as little as a thou or two with a smoothing plane, and even a heavy cut with a jack plane should have a balanced, efficient setting.  Ultimately, the […]... Read more
    Source: Heartwood Blog Published on: 2020-06-01
  • More rough work
    One of the steps up to the garden broke underfoot the other day. Just age and normal wear and tear, combined with the original carpenters cutting all the corners they could. So a trip to woodies had to be done to get some decking boards to repair it and, well, these days that’s not a quick evening’s browse in the car, it’s an outright expedition complete with mask and gloves.… Read the rest... Read more
    Source: Stochastic Geometry Published on: 2020-05-31
  • Daily Bowl Article
    There’s a new issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine just out (August 2020, Issue #283) with a slew of good articles.  I’ve also got an article in there on carving an eating bowl like the one above.  With just a few … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2020-05-31
  • Hey, I see you released a new YouTube video on handplanes and setup...hahahaha - Kyle

    Please please please mention that on your podcast.... Read more
    Source: Giant Cypress Published on: 2020-05-31
  • Veracity is Everything
    I have shared many times on this issue, even if the word is slightly different. Many say there is no such thing as truth but of course, there is! Truth, in fact, literal fact, is everything! In my working with wood I have earned that any compromise with regards to veracity means I leave something… Read the full post Veracity is Everything on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-05-31
  • Fire Pretty!
    Yes, okay, I admit it, having a propane torch is a constant temptation after you’ve seen a shou sugi ban video on youtube 😀 You really do need the safey kit for this one though, and to stop before you light up and vacuum up the cubic foot of shavings that are all over the lathe and everywhere else. Small fires in an 8×6 shed that has several litres of various different solvents don’t happen.… Read the rest... Read more
    Source: Stochastic Geometry Published on: 2020-05-31
  • Watch the wood move
    Wood moves. We all know that. This simple gadget makes the hygroscopic movement of wood readily apparent. It reminds me of what is going on with the wood in my shop, and it’s fun to observe.  The device is simply an offcut from a glued-up flatsawn red oak panel. The strip is mounted on a […]... Read more
    Source: Heartwood Blog Published on: 2020-05-31
  • Fitting Foot Pulls
    Noun or adjective, fitting works, and, well, no it’s not woodworking, but someone has to do it. Fit them I mean. I put one of these on the doors to create a hands-free door and found that they work so well I wanted them on all the doors. They do take a while to stop… Read the full post Fitting Foot Pulls on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2020-05-30