• The Roman Workbench Begins
    This afternoon I got a good start on my first Roman workbench – a knee-high bench with almost no workholding, aside from holes for pegs or holdfasts. I’m building it using a red oak top from Will Myers, who dried the slab in his homemade kiln in North Carolina. The legs are some white oak stock that is sold at the lumberyard for making rustic mantles. (I was going to instead use some firewood I have in my shop, ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2016-07-25
  • Sierra Boat Company
    On recent trip through Lake Tahoe I drove past the Sierra Boat Company by sheer fluke and immediately slammed on the brakes, did a U turn, and knocked on the workshop door just before they were closing.  I was kindly invited in to have a look around and am very grateful for the opportunity.http://sierraboat.com/ ... read more
    Source: licensed2tinkerPublished on 2016-07-25
  • Local, Air-Dried Wood for Sale
    Since 2005, I have been stockpiling local hardwoods. These are full flitches (entire logs) milled to my specifications for furniture making and stacked on pallets. All of this material has been slowly and patiently air-dried. It’s a process that is not widely used commercially due to the time requirement, but the quality of the material is so much better than kiln-dried. These are some of the primary benefits of air-dried wood. Can be bent in tighter curves and with higher success ... read more
    Source: Flair WoodworksPublished on 2016-07-25
  • An Imperfect Surface
    For those of you who think that sanding and abrasive technology is a fairly new thing, I have news. Sanding is older than handplaning. As Geoffrey Killen points out in “Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture” (Shire, 1994), Egyptians did not use handplanes. Those tools were invented by the Romans or Greeks. Instead, Egyptian woodworkers used an adze to dimension pieces and then finished off the wood with sandstone. His book shows […] The post An Imperfect Surface appeared first on Popular ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2016-07-25
  • Weekly Update for July 25, 2016
    This week I'm talking about my new 1930's Delta DP 220 drill press and the new saw till. Been very busy the last few days getting this drill press cleaned and painted, still more to do, and I will continue to share the progress as time goes on. Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy the video, and don't for get to subscribe, like, share, comment. ​ ... read more
    Source: Billy’s Little BenchPublished on 2016-07-25
  • Beat the Heat, Read the Forum
    Summer is in full swing and where I live it is HOT. The best way around this is to stay inside and read the forum. Remember, if you have a question about our products, procedures in our books or anything related to Lost Art Press, the fastest way to get an answer is our forum. Check it out here. Workbench is finally finishedI love showing off people’s finished projects and this one is perfect for that (above). I love the painted ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2016-07-25
  • Grinling Gibbons – Trafalgar Square – and – Woodcarving in Layers
    Woodcarvers: There’s good stuff after the statue. Another Gibbons sculpture photo: Bob EastonNo, there are no Gibbons woodcarvings in Trafalgar Square, nor even in the National Gallery which stands behind the square. We visited the National Gallery to see other artwork and found this Gibbons statue standing in the front lawn. … another British king dressed as a Roman emperor. King James II in bronze is documented to have been commissioned to Gibbons’ shop by Tobias Rustat, Yeoman of the Robes ... read more
    Source: Bob EastonPublished on 2016-07-25
  • mortiser fixed……
    Finally, the dog and pony show from hell with fixing my mortiser is done. In my last job repairing medical equipment, the stuff coming from china was a mother to fix. The documentation was poor and parts support was almost non existent. The manuals were full of errors in the numbers and the grammar. I'm sure that I would have the same problem translating chinese into english. I think that is what happened here. The mortiser is a chinese product ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-07-25
  • A Special Wine Ceremony Box
    Around a month ago I had a special occasion to celebrate. My youngest sister was married. It was a fun, free-spirited ceremony set in a outdoor pavilion set right near the banks of the Mississippi River. A beautiful setting and despite it falling on one of the hottest days of the year, I was more than happy to wrap up in a rented monkey suit to join the ceremony. Other than my much sought after attendance, I had one other ... read more
    Source: Inside the Oldwolf WorkshopPublished on 2016-07-25
  • BCM Maker Faire (follow up)
    I spent 10~5 yesterday on the boardwalk in front of the Boston Children's Museum with a table presenting samples of Japanese joinery and my woodwork, most of which could easily be assembled and disassembled by small children. Here's a snap of my table:It was in the 90s (˚F) yesterday, so I drank a lot of water and was at least in some shade under a large tent with many other exhibitors. The vast majority of exhibits concerned robotics, battlebots, R2D2 ... read more
    Source: The Carpentry WayPublished on 2016-07-24
  • Dog’s day afternoon
    The day started innocently enough... Turn on the computer to be greeted by a message that says Update to Window 10 free until Jul 29th. So I thought, well that probably meant they are about to ditch support to Win 7 so may as well...Took bloody forever it took upon itself to scan and fixed all my drives attach to that PC, that's about 2 Tb of storage, yes lots of tools pics :-)Oh yeah, I'm so excited...Its like watching ... read more
    Source: The Valley WoodworkerPublished on 2016-07-24
  • Alicante, Spain!
    It is true I have been quiet here and on other social media lately. Also, sadly I have been doing very little woodwork.My chair is still in the same state as last posted: waiting to really be started.There is a good reason, though, and that is the Frau got a new job in Alicante, Spain, and we will soon be moving there. We will keep our place in Munich, as she will come back to her old job in two ... read more
    Source: ToolerablePublished on 2016-07-24
  • Paul’s Standard Plus Mandolin
    Paul’s mandolin is now complete and residing safely with him. Here are some photos of the finished instrument for you. A real beauty!And here's the spec....352 mm scaleRobson handmade tunersSitka Spruce soundboard with Sitka bracing.Herringbone rosette and purflingPau Ferro back and sidesBody fully bound in Indian rosewoodMaple neck with carbon fibre reinforcement Ebony fretboard, compound radius, wide gold evo fretsAbalone dot marker on front surface + brass ring side markersHandmade Nava design tailpiece (ebony, brass stainless steel), bone nut and ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2016-07-24
  • That’s a Three-barbarian Door
    Yesterday I managed to hang my braced and ledged door for the stables at our storefront. The stables will eventually house my machinery, so I wanted the door to be nice and handmade. So by following the instructions on these traditional doors from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years,” I built this massive (8’ tall) door from 1-3/8”-thick yellow pine that has been seasoning in my shop for four years. Perhaps I should have used cedar. I’m not ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2016-07-24
  • 3-footed turned stool
      It feels like a long time since I’ve written about furniture-making. Shop-building & spoon carving have taken up a lot of space here. This week, I’m building a stool that reaches back to the beginnings of this blog in 2008. Here’s one I made many years ago for the museum where I used to work.  These things don’t exist in the wild – not 17th century ones anyway. Chairs built along these lines are common in England and elsewhere. ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2016-07-24
  • I need a back button for today…….
    Today was one of those days that I wish a had a back button so I could erase today and go back to tomorrow and start over. The heat and humidity today seems worse than yesterday which complimented the crappy day perfectly. It gets worse because the forecast has the H&H staying for an extended visit all next week too.I didn't go to the shop today until after ten. I went to Hobby Lobby trying to find a gothic letter ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-07-24
  • Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830
    For my North American reader: Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 – an exhibition, August 19, 2016–January 8, 2017. Mahogany desk and bookcase by Christopher Townsend, circa 1745–50. (Yale University) This groundbreaking exhibition presents a comprehensive survey … Continue reading ... read more
    Source: Pegs and ‘TailsPublished on 2016-07-24
  • Making Saw Handles
    The saw cannot be classified with any other tool.Paul N. Hasluck, The Handyman's Book, 1903I inherited my grandfather's Warranted Superior crosscut panel saw quite some time ago - it is twenty inches long, 10 points per inch, the original handle must have disappeared on some worksite accident in the 1920's (he died in 1952, ten years before I was born). "Pop", my mother and her siblings always referred to him as such, made a replacement handle for it from a ... read more
    Source: Brokeoff Mountain LuthieriePublished on 2016-07-23
  • A Saw Till (a variation on a theme)
    In the last Popular Woodworking (Issue #226) Mike Siemsen had an article on a Plane & Saw Till. The design is nothing crazy, rather simple, and honestly a style I've seen over and over for several years. I decided to extract the idea of the saw till from the total design, utilize my shop as it is, and make a simple interpretation of the saw till. ​Here are the two side by side. Mine on the left, Mike's on the right. ​ ... read more
    Source: Billy’s Little BenchPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Behind the Scenes
    “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” — Wizard of Oz Back in May I spent a couple of days in Cincinnati Ohio on my way down to Harrodsburg Kentucky for the EAIA Annual Meeting and a quick stop in Covington Kentucky on my way home to visit with some of my woodworking friends in the area. My first stop was at the Popular Woodworking offices and studio to see Megan Fitzpatrick and David Thiel who ... read more
    Source: Rainford RestorationsPublished on 2016-07-23
  • On New 22″ 10pt S & J Saw–Great Saw
    A couple of months have passed since we mentioned the new Spear & Jackson saws I tested out, refined and upgraded to create dedicated rip and crosscut saws. Someone wrote me recently to ask about the shorter 22″ 10pt saw, to get my opinion on it. Fact is, for those of us who want to master sharpening, own saws that can indeed be resharpened and then have a panel saw to boot, The Spear & Jackson really fits the bill ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2016-07-23
  • slat planing jig…….
    The heat and humidity have come back for a encore engagement. My porch thermometer got up to 97.2°F (36°C) at 1545. My shop temp and humidity haven't changed from last week which I think is odd. Maybe my thermometer is stuck? I hadn't planned on staying too long in the shop but I started on the planing jig and before I knew it, it was done and it was 1715.no joy tonight with thisI couldn't drive the pin into the ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-07-23
  • modern
    We talked about modern saw handles on german forum. Last weekend one of our first ideas was translated in third dimension. Much to do on the design, but maybe a start. The handle is not foinished to our standards! It is an test model no need for sandpaper 600. ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • modern mk. II
    So this is the result of the forum talk of our last saw and some telephone calls between Klaus an me.modern sash sawpear woodcanted saw blade 0.5mm - 0.020"Blade Length 290mm about 12"Cuting deepth 53/49mm  - about 2"Pitch: 13 tpi CC ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Neusilber, Edelstahl und Ebenholz – German Silver, Stainless Steel and Ebony
    Eine Feinsäge, die wir nicht mehr oft machen werden. Anstelle des üblichen Messingrückens hat sie einen aus Neusilber. Wir denken, dass das farblich sehr gut mit den Edelstahlschrauben und dem Ebenholz harmoniert.Blattlänge 254 mm, Blatttiefe 32 mm, 18 tpi LängsschnittA Fine Joinery Saw with a configuration that can't be done more than twice again. Instead of the usual brass spine this saw has a German silver spine. To our taste it goes well with the stainless screws and the Ebony.Length ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Fine Joinery saw ultimate edition
    Ebony handle, German silver spine, Mother of pearl inlay on top and on the screw heads. Blade thickness: 0,3mm - 0.012"Blade length: 254mm - 10" Cutting depth: 32mm - 1 1/4"Pitch: 18 tpi rip. ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • A different pattern – ein anderes Modell
    We made a different handle pattern for panelsaws.Wir haben ein weiteres Modell für Fuchsschwänze gemacht: The medaillon screw will be part of all future panel saws, no matter wich pattern.Das Medaillon wird bei allen künftigen Fuchsschwänzen verwendet, egal welches Modell. ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Ebenholz-Fuchsschwanz – Ebony Panel Saw
    Ein Fuchsschwanz mit Ebenholzgriff und Perlmutteinlage.Blattlänge 56 cmBlattstärke 0,8 mmBezahnung 7 tpi LängsschnittA 22" Panelsaw with Ebony handle and MOP inlay.Bladelength 22"Bladethickness 0.032" (0.8 mm)Pitch 7 tpi ripUnd so schneidet sie:That's how it cuts: ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Mitre Saw – Gehrungssäge
    Die erste Säge des Jahres ist eine Sonderanfertigung. Das sind ja alle unsere Sägen, aber diese ist schon noch mehr anders. Sie wird die originale Rückensäge in einer Ulmia 348d Gehrunssäge ersetzen.schwedische Karelische MaserbirkeBlattstärke: 0,6mmLänge: 350mmSchnitttiefe: 48mm Bezahnung14tpi crosscutThe first saw of the year is a special saw. All of our saws are custom made and not one has the same details like another one, but this one is a bit more special. It is the replacement saw for a ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Update on birch mitre saw –
    The birch saw has reached the mitre box over at Timo's Holzprojekte. Die Birken Säge hat die Gehrungslade erreicht. Mehr bei Timos Holzprojekten. ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23