• Video: SawStop Router Tables
    Introducing the new SawStop family of Router Tables. Enjoy the best of precision routing with many great features and options, as well as the high quality we have come to expect from the SawStop brand. In the video below, Jim Dillon takes a closer look at the various SawStop Router Table models, including the various features and options for each model. Click to find out more information about the SawStop Router Tables, available at Highland Woodworking. The post Video: ... read more
    Source: Highland Woodworking BlogPublished on 2018-10-23
  • This Weekend: Stop by DesignBuildCincy
    Instead of reveling in my dotage, today I assembled this staked stool. I’ll be doing a demonstration of staked joinery at 3 p.m. this Saturday at the DesignBuildCincy show at Music Hall. So if you’d like to see me build a stool in an hour (or less) please stop by. The DesignBuildCincy show is an interesting affair, bringing together furniture makers, home remodelers, architects, artists and suppliers in a show for customers who appreciate craftsmanship and good design. (Here’s a ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-10-23
  • Completed Walnut Box & Beyond
    After fitting the poplar till I reassembled the carcass with glue and held everything together with wrought-iron nails. Before proceeding with the top I took the time to scalloped the corners with a rat-tail file. The 1/2″ thick oak hinges were then cut and fitted. The hinge cleats are secured to the top with glue and 3/16-inch bamboo pegs.   I slathered on a 50:50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and turpentine and let it dry in the ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 2018-10-23
  • new lamp…….
    In spite of having to make two pit stops after work, I did manage to do some woodworking related things in the shop. The first was a crisis stop - I ran out of coffee at work and I had to clear that low level alarm. The second one was at Rick's Auto Body. I had noticed a rust spot by my rear window and I want to get it fixed before it gets worse. Rick looked at it and ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2018-10-23
  • Portable workbench, v. 2.0
    After we finished building out the cargo trailer as a camping trailer, I had one day before we were to leave on our field trial and I knew I wanted to do some woodworking.  Dissatisfied with the portable workbench I made last year, I wanted to come up with an improved version.For a larger portable bench, there is no doubt in my mind that the Moravian workbench is the way to go.  My failed attempt of last year helped me ... read more
    Source: Oregon Woodworker by Andy MargesonPublished on 2018-10-23
  • Into the Belly of the Beast
    On our way to the lumberyard this morning, Brendan and I stopped at the local IKEA to check out an interesting joint used on some of IKEA’s more expensive tables. Also, Brendan likes the meatballs there. The joint is used on the company’s Lisabo tables and is a prime example of how CNC can be used to improve the craft. Instead of using a CNC to cut an ancient joint, the designers created an entirely new knockdown joint. It’s ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-10-23
  • No Lathe Necessary
    I definitely have a soft spot for candle stands. They are usually quick to make and don’t require a lot of material. Maybe building these smallish tables appeals to my short attention span too. The original table  This example I ran across in the MESDA database but was owned by a private collector. With the help of the folks at MESDA I was able get in contact with the owner, measure and document the original piece. The walnut candle stand ... read more
    Source: Eclectic MechanicalsPublished on 2018-10-22
  • A Few Estate Sale Items
    This blog has been silent for a while - between travel and being sick and generally getting out of my "groove", I had plenty of excuses.View from Observation Point in Zion Nat'l Park, UTI was out running errands Friday when I saw a sign for an estate sale.  The owner had been an engineer and had been into so many different things - electronics, model trains, photography - unfortunately woodworking was not one of those things.  But he did some ... read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shopPublished on 2018-10-22
  • Making a project in the shop with Laura
    A couple of months ago Laura and I got into talking about woodworking. She surprised me by saying that she would have liked to learn how to make something while in school.I had to tell her that she was actually quite good, because I remembered that her sundial was very well made and nicely finished. I could also tell her that she had made a bird on the lathe at home, and that she had helped making leather belts for her ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2018-10-22
  • getting closer…..
    Still not done with the lego table. I made a lot of progress but I'm short of the finish line. I got the bottom rail stretchers installed and all that is left is to glue the blocks onto the top and rails. No shellac on but I'm thinking of using poly on this because it is for Miles. I think poly will hold up better to a two year old than shellac.first batterFour stretchers and two ledgers.setting the depth of ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2018-10-22
  • A small detours in my plans
    Because... Oups!But lets back track first.Our daughter has been sick for a little while, so we had the grand kids a few days for her to recover.In our ongoing war against screen time versus more constructive way to spent time, introduced my oldest to Crokinole.A bit like curling or shuffle board except you play your piece by flicking them with your finger, while always keeping a butt cheek on your chair, for those tricky angle shots...She is a quick learner, ... read more
    Source: The Valley WoodworkerPublished on 2018-10-21
  • Sketching Makes Me look More..
    …and Then I Understand More It’s true. I allowed myself ten minutes per sketch and then it was pen down. Sketching is my way of looking without spectating. I want to see the twists, flexes and locks that take place to the hand and whereas you can see that with a photo, often photos are […] Read the full post Sketching Makes Me look More.. on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2018-10-21
  • The Record No.077/077A bull-nose
    The No.77 block plane is the cousin of the No.76, but was only manufactured from 1933 to 1943. It is likely derived from the Preston No. 1355, and lacks the receding nose of the No.076, but adds a blade adjustment mechanism in the form of a milled nut. Due to its limited manufacturing years, it’s somewhat of a rare plane, production stopping midway through WW2. A sibling to the No.77, the No.77A was manufactured from 1933 to 1994. It retained ... read more
    Source: Working by handPublished on 2018-10-21
  • The Exit Interview
    When I started at Popular Woodworking, we were located in the syrup room of the old Coca-Cola bottling plant in Evanston, Ohio. My blog at Popular Woodworking Magazine will end on Dec. 31, 2018 (backstory here), and I am posting some things there during these last two months that might be of interest. The 2018 Anarchist’s Gift Guide will begin on Nov. 1. I have 11 items picked out (so far) that I’ve been working with this year. As always, ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-10-21
  • Archtop Video
    As promised the video........ ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2018-10-21
  • I’m in Munich for work this week. One night we had dinner at…
    I’m in Munich for work this week. One night we had dinner at Seehaus im Englischen Garten, which is a lovely restaurant. Apparently whoever made the chairs for this place is a big fan of The Anarchist’s Design Book. ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2018-10-21
  • Maple Hen
    I just finished a hen bowl in maple and left it natural except for the bit of red paint on the comb.  Besides the lack of paint on the body, I made a couple other changes compared to those I’ve carved before. The most obvious difference is the longer tail feathers.  This log was long enough to allow for them, so I used it up.  The finished bowl is 15 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 4 3/4 ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 2018-10-20
  • 2019 Classes in London (not Kentucky – England)
    I’m not teaching much in 2019, just a few classes here and there. But I couldn’t turn down an offer to teach in London. Yes, the famous London, with the clock. Derek Jones (aka LowFatRoubo) has arranged to run some courses at London Design & Engineering UTC, which has an excellent shop. Here are the classes and the links. If a class is sold out, you can get on the waiting list here. There is always churn in woodworking ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-10-20
  • Ash log for the mulesaw
    One of my neighbours had downed a large ash tree a couple of months ago. He never knew that I had a sawmill, but after he found out, he told me about this log that he still had lying on his property, and asked if I was interested in buying it. We agreed on a price of around 70$ including transportation!And he assured me that he was happy with the price, he just wanted the log out of the way, and ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2018-10-20
  • Picture Perfect Pintle
    Continuing with my walnut box, I cut rebates in the front and back pieces. Per usual the top will be attached with 1/2-inch oak hinge cleats. Therefore, the back piece will have to have pintles. The rebate at the back needs to accommodate the thickness of the side plus the thickness of the hinge cleat. In this case, the rebate was 3/8-inch x 1-1/4-inch. Once the location of the pintle is determined, the rebate is trimmed back to the thickness ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 2018-10-20
  • Small Router Plane Build Part 4
    Nothing overly exciting about this video, just cutting up a brass rod to be an insert into the turned knobs. I had to break these videos up because the length would of been too long. Btw many thanks to those who donated, I was really touched by your humanity.   ... read more
    Source: Journeyman’s journalPublished on 2018-10-20
  • Fall is in the air
    My summer hiatus was longer than usual this year for a variety of reasons.  The primary reason is that I took on a major woodworking project that I didn't think would be of interest here.  Specifically, we purchased a cargo trailer and built it out as a camping trailer, complete with a queen-size bed, a throne room and lots of storage.  Surprisingly,  it turned out better than expected (I was making it up as I went along) and has attracted ... read more
    Source: Oregon Woodworker by Andy MargesonPublished on 2018-10-20
  • A new red oak log
    No matter how busy I am, when the right log comes along, I try to hop on it. Our friend John Scags had a great red oak that I knew would not be there in 4 weeks when I get back from my trip. So even though I’m too busy to think straight, I took the time today to split open this log. I had John crosscut a couple sections; one five feet long, the other 3 1/2 feet. I ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2018-10-20
  • Archtop Mandolin Completed (and For Sale)
    I’ve just completed the walnut archtop mandolin and am so pleased with the outcome. I’ve got an old Gibson T-shirt that says “Tone, Feel, Appearance” and I’m pleased to say that I think I’ve fully fulfilled those criteria. It is also the first time that I’ve used JJB soundboard transducers and they seem to produce an impressive tone even through my cheap and cheerful amp.So below are number of photos for you and the full spec. I’ll sort out the ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2018-10-19
  • Silas Kopf: Majoring in Marquetry
    A master of marquetry, Kopf is self-taught, learning mostly from a book and through trial and error ... read more
  • The Scary Part
    Once I completed the carving I had to take a pause, clear my head, and ready myself for the scary part of box building. The individual parts need to be separated. Cross-cutting skills don’t fail me now! These cuts need to as near perfectly square as possible and dead on the line. Which they were. Whew! Is it just me or does this box look like a cathedral? All I have to do at this point is rebate ... read more
    Source: An Unplugged WoodworkerPublished on 2018-10-19
  • Video: Acer-Ferrous Toolworks Moxon Vise Kit Assembly and Use
    Moxon-style vises are especially useful for raising a workpiece to a comfortable height above your workbench to help facilitate precision sawing of joinery. In the video below, Justin Moon takes a closer look at the Acer Ferrous Toolworks Moxon Vise Kit, an affordable, all-wooden version of the Moxon Vise. Click to find out more information about the Acer Ferrous Moxon Vise Kit, available at Highland Woodworking. The post Video: Acer-Ferrous Toolworks Moxon Vise Kit Assembly and Use ... read more
    Source: Highland Woodworking BlogPublished on 2018-10-18
  • the last batch of books and a couple wooden screws for sale
    Last offerings from the book collection of John/Jennie Alexander – and one set from my own collection. Also two large wooden screws for making a leg vise. Leave a comment if you’d like to buy any, first come, first served. American Furniture, 1996 – SOLD $25. This is the first time John Alexander & I wrote for this journal, our article about the joiners from 17th-century Braintree, Massachusetts. —————— American Furniture, 2007 – two copies – ONE SOLD, ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2018-10-18
  • A Return to Light Street
    Jennie Alexander’s workshop on Light Street. About 24 hours after getting off an airplane from Munich, I climbed into my pickup truck with Brendan Gaffney to drive to Jennie Alexander’s final workshop and home on Light Street in Baltimore, Md. This week, with the help of family, friends and colleagues, we are finishing what Larry Barrett and I began more than five years ago when we visited Jennie and plotted out the third edition of “Make a Chair From a ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2018-10-18
  • Keeping it Clean
    Let me start by saying that my old workbench is still for sale.  Anyway… To varying degrees of success, I try to live by the Shaker adage: “A place for everything and everything in its place”.  In the last six years or so of woodworking, I’ve learned at least one important lesson: the place for […] ... read more
    Source: The apartment woodworkerPublished on 2018-10-18