• Tool Holder For The Shop Moravian Bench
    The shop Moravian bench has a quick and dirty tool tray that I keep telling myself I'm going to replace with a nicer one, someday. You know how someday never gets here if the butt ugly thing is working. Whatever someday I'll make a nicer tool tray.What I have missed on the bench is a tool holder on the back side of the front slab. All my other benches have one because they have split slabs and no tool tray. ... read more
    Source: I’M A OK GUYPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Scavenging Timber – Sourcing Good Timber In Smaller Sizes
    Buying timber can seem to be some sort of secret club that you’ve yet to be initiated in to. I’d like to say that after all these years of sourcing timber I’ve been through that initiation, but if I’m honest I’m often still stumped. It’s not the technicalities that get to me, I’m pretty good now at knowing what I’m looking for. But the problem I see is that all suppliers like to go about it in their own way ... read more
    Source: The English WoodworkerPublished on 2019-02-15
  • STL183: The Call of the Cordless Tool
    Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss cordless favorites, gummy camellia oil, waxing jointer beds, and recent smooth moves ... read more
  • Giving Away a 10″ Brace
    Of the three braces that I bought at a November auction, I'm keeping one, another I gave to a neighbor who's just getting into hand tool woodworking and the third I'd like to give away.  It's nothing special, but it works perfectly.Dunlap 10" sweep braceNot sure what the "F" designation meansI've cleaned this brace and oiled it, so it's working smoothly.  Both handles turn nicely.  The chuck is pretty standard and works great.  Same with the ratcheting mechanism.I've cleaned this ... read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shopPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Lump Hammers Back in Stock
    lump_hammers_IMG_0916 We’ve just delivered a large batch of Crucible lump hammers to our Indiana warehouse and they are available for sale and immediate shipment. The price is $85 plus shipping. These hammer heads are milled out on a CNC, but everything else is done by hand – the surface finishing, the assembly, ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Coming Soon: Peter Follansbee’s ‘Joiner’s Work’
    PF_chest_DSC_0164 This week I’m performing the final edit on Peter Follansbee’s forthcoming book, “Joiner’s Work.” If all goes to plan, it should be released in April. Peter started work on this book eight years ago as a way to expand on the work from his book with Jennie Alexander, “Make a Joint ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Tiptoeing Through the Tulips
    With another bright sunshiny day, I was able to complete the second tulip panel. I spent the morning hours removing the background from what I had laid out the day before. After a bit of stippling, the panel was complete. I opted for two completely different tulip-patterns. I think this fits well with the randomness of […] ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 2019-02-15
  • it came today…….
    In spite of my gloomy, negative imagination running wild in the brain bucket, my third and final package was waiting for me. The tracking was working again when I checked it this AM. It didn't give a delivery time just their cryptic it's out for delivery and will be there by 2000.  It was there at 1547 when I took it out of my mail box.new chinese place - flyer came today tooThis new place has the same hours as ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Shaker Furniture Free Resources
    Peg threaderThis little machine was made by Issac N. Youngs for threading the countless number of Shaker pegs used in peg rails in almost all Shaker buildings. The cutter portion is reversible, 3/8″ diameter on one end and 1/2″ on the other. (photo property of Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon).There ... read more
    Source: Eclectic MechanicalsPublished on 2019-02-14
  • Our New Knobs
    As of this posting, all our Glide and Tail Vises, both M and C series are now shipping with our new, aluminum knobs. Vises are no longer supplied with Dymondwood (M series) or infused beech (C series) The knobs are coated with a vintage-style finish seen on camera bodies, drafting equipment, electronics, and classic tools. The satin, black-wrinkle coating gives a great tactile feel that is superior in use to our previous knobs, which had a slick finish. A different ... read more
    Source: BenchcraftedPublished on 2019-02-14
  • E-mando completed
    Pete’s e-mando is now complete and I must say that I’m incredibly pleased with the outcome. I shan’t say any more and let you judge for yourselves…………. ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2019-02-14
  • The last plane I’m ever going to buy
    _DSC2676 _DSC2677 This is a plane that was meant to be. I first saw this wooden jack advertised on Gumtree which is like Craigslist ... read more
    Source: Journeyman’s journalPublished on 2019-02-14
  • The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery by Terrie Noll
    The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery by Terrie Noll  Spiral Bound — Chartwell Books, 2009 #TNTJB $15.00 Buy Now Featuring step-by-step, illustrated instructions for over 70 joints, and providing authoritative knowledge on choosing the right joint for the job, The Joint Book fills its niche as a leading resource ... read more
    Source: The Sharpening BlogPublished on 2019-02-14
  • Here Comes the Sun
    The rain finally stopped. The clouds parted, letting the sun shine through. My little shop was once again filled with light. Picking up where I had left off, I finished laying out the first of the two tulip panels. After an hour or so of removing background and stippling, the panel was complete. I was […] ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 2019-02-14
  • very frustrated……..
    Still have a blanket of the white stuff spread about but the roads are clear. After the snow came down it turned to rain and that made a lot of it go away. I wasn't frustrated with that though. The first frustration was with the USPS and its tracking. This morning when I checked it, the package I had ordered was supposedly out for delivery today. I had gotten two other deliveries from the USPS but package #3 was absent. ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2019-02-14
  • Trimming the rot from the tree
    The silver maple in the back of my yard has along history, and has required some TLC over the years. Recently I had to have one of the side limbs on the back trunk removed, largely because it had become home to a family of critters. You could tell from the outside of the 14″ ∅ trunk that the branch was under stress. So I got a local arborist company, Elite Tree Care,  in to remove it. The extent of the ... read more
    Source: Working by handPublished on 2019-02-13
  • How To Make Change
    In my early days of trying to correct what went wrong, I tried to engage with so called professional woodworking entities like woodworking magazines, woodworking outlets like Woodcraft and Rockler in the USA and my own woodworking schools Stateside and here in the UK. I soon realised that such entities had their own agenda of […] Read the full post How To Make Change on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Alternatives to Fighting
    In progressing the standing desk build, I had to make a design choice regarding how to attach the back stretcher. But, more importantly, I had a practical choice to make. The angle of the back leg on each of the two frames is slightly off. Call it half a degree or so. Near the top […] ... read more
    Source: The apartment woodworkerPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Handplane Essentials, Revised & Expanded by Christopher Schwarz
    Handplane Essentials, Revised & Expanded by Christopher Schwarz Hardcover —  Popular Woodworking Books 2017 #CSHERE $37.00 Buy Now No woodworking tool is more satisfying, quick and precise to use than a handplane. Planes can process timber in its rough state, bring boards up to a glimmering smoothness, cut rabbets, dados, grooves ... read more
    Source: The Sharpening BlogPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Oh Well …
    Lilburn has seen nothing but overcast skies and drizzle for the last few days. With that said, my shop time has been virtually nonexistent. That is except for a very brief time when the rain stopped, and the clouds lighten ever so slightly. I quickly took advantage of the light and started to layout out one […] ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Updates to our PDFs are Not Nefarious
    LAP-logo When we make small corrections to our books with each printing, we also update the pdfs in our store so that everything matches. We also send out a link to the new pdf to all the customers who have purchased the pdf, even if the purchase was five years ago. We ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Patience
    Men emerge pale from the little printing plant at four sharp, ghosts for an instant, blinking, until the outdoor light overcomes the look of constant indoor light still clinging to themJohn Updike, Rabbit RunNot having a shop is starting to wear on me. There is still a fair bit of work, mostly insulation and wiring, the stove, but life keeps happening. Above you can see I did manage to break a window when a ladder I was working on fell ... read more
    Source: North Country WindsorsPublished on 2019-02-12
  • The $175 Workbench Comes Home
    175_workbench_IMG_0891 I wasn’t the first person to use Southern yellow pine to build a workbench in 2000. But it sure felt like it when I built the above workbench for Popular Woodworking Magazine. At that time, almost all of the workbenches I’d read about and saw in workshops were made from European ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2019-02-12
  • Boys and Woodworking
    From around three years old my boys were in the woodshop every day with me for while. They indeed cut their teeth on Stanley spokeshaves and sharpened their skills by honing chisels and planes as I watched them. By the time they were all sixteen they were highly competent and the skills they learned are […] Read the full post Boys and Woodworking on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2019-02-12
  • SawStop Safety Demonstration at Highland Last Weekend
    On Saturday, February 9th, we held a small demonstration of the SawStop brake system, which is responsible for the technology behind the quick shutdown of the SawStop Table Saw when it senses flesh. These demos are often done with hot dogs as they are the most similar to a human finger, though Roy Underhill once did one with a fried chicken drumstick. SawStop Contractor Saw Highland employee, Jeff Dillon, performed the demo by first explaining the technology behind the brake ... read more
    Source: Highland Woodworking BlogPublished on 2019-02-12
  • Rowden Atelier: Still one of the Best Woodwork Schools
    bench_room_IMG_9527 I’ve taught a lot of woodworking students of all different skill levels – from beginners to professionals – all over the world. Despite that, I was shocked and delighted by the full-time students at Rowden Atelier in Devon when I taught a tool chest class there in 2014. Most of the ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2019-02-12
  • Woodworking with Hand Tools: Tools, Techniques & Projects by the Editors of Fine Woodworking
    Woodworking with Hand Tools: Tools, Techniques & Projects by the Editors of Fine Woodworking Paperback — Taunton Press, 2018 #FWWWHT $25.00 Buy Now  Loaded with clear photographs, drawings, and step-by-step instructions from 35 articles from Fine Woodworking Magazine, this is a useful and necessary resource for anyone who works wood. And, ... read more
    Source: The Sharpening BlogPublished on 2019-02-12
  • Rooftop Bird with 12/12 pitch
    IMG_8919 It’s been a couple years since I wrote this post about a bowl orientation I call a rooftop bowl.  In it, I discussed working with this type of blank and suggested experimenting with quarter-log splits and other angles.  Of course, the acuteness of angle will affect the overall ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 2019-02-12
  • Rooftop Bird with 12/12 pitch
    IMG_8919 It’s been a couple years since I wrote this post about a bowl orientation I call a rooftop bowl.  In it, I discussed working with this type of blank and suggested experimenting with quarter-log splits and other angles.  Of course, the acuteness of angle will affect the overall ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 2019-02-12
  • A comfortable shop in winter
    Compared to many areas, our winter temperatures in Portland are quite mild, highs averaging in the mid forties during the day with lows in the mid thirties at night, but I still struggle to be comfortable in my garage workshop at this time of the year.  The cold air return comes through the garage which keeps it about 10 degrees warmer than the outside temperature, but this is still too cold to be comfortable.  It's a three car garage (that ... read more
    Source: Oregon Woodworker by Andy MargesonPublished on 2019-02-11