• 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
  • For mechanics, not botchers
    This saw is very special because of it's very thin and deep blade Pics before sunrise, therefore a bit blue.Eine sehr spezielle Säge mit sehr dünnem und tiefem Blatt.  Bilder vor Sonnenaufgang, deshalb etwas blau. ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Gent’s Saw – Santos – Feinsäge
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Gents Saw Plum – Feinsäge Zwetschge
    gent saw german plum 8", 20 tpiFeinsäge Zwetschge 20cm, 20 tpiThe pictures came out a bit blurr, but the saw doesn't ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Autumn saw
    Dovetail saw Zwetschge - Plum 254mm long 43mm deep 0,4mm thick 17 tpi rip cut ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Dovetail saw – now tapered
    Another German plum dovetail saw. 10" 19tpiEine weitere Zinkensäge aus Zwetschge. 254mm, 20 tpi.Als ich die Bilder verschickte, fiel mir auf, dass ich vergessen hatte, dass die Säge etwas spitz zulaufen sollte.When I just sent the pictures, I recognized that I've forgot the blade should be tapered.Do it right or you will have to do it again.Mach es richtig oder mach es nochmal. ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-23
  • More Exciting Adventures Of A Dulcimer Builder
    The air conditioner in my shop died a few days ago. Aside from keeping the shop from feeling like a literal sweatshop the air conditioner also removes excessive humidity from the Summer air. Wood is hygroscopic and it is best to make dulcimers in a stable, humidity-controlled environment. The humidity level in my shop is kept at around 45% year round. A dulcimer built at around 45% humidity should remain stable when exposed to higher and lower humidity within reason.  Even so, ... read more
    Source: Doug BerchPublished on 2016-07-23
  • Dovetail saw karelian masur birch – Zinkensäge karelische Maserbirke
    Karelische Maserbirk254mm lang, Schnitttiefe 42mm, 17 tpi rip cutkaerlian masur birch10" long, cutting deepth 1 5/8, 17 tpi rip cut ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-22
  • Bob’s illustrated Type study of Bailey bench planes. Part 2 The user’s models years
    Continuing on our illustrated Type study listPart 1 The Collector's model years Type 1 to 7 can be found here  TYPE 8 Stanley 1899-1902All features of Type 7 except;"S" casting marks eliminated from castingsOnly one patent date left on the lateral lever 7-24-88Notice orientation of Pat dates, was vertical before now horizontal"B" casting marks on most specimens. B code for foundry name unknown, perhaps Birmingham?Notice the small size of the central rib and the B casting mark on the back side of ... read more
    Source: The Valley WoodworkerPublished on 2016-07-22
  • My eBay Listing: Vintage Disston D100 Thumbhole Skew Back Rip Saw, 5 1/2pt., 28 inches long
    I have listed a Disston D100 Thumbhole Skew Back Rip Saw, 5 1/2pt., 28 inches long, on eBay. Please click here to see the listing. The saw blade is very deep, it has tarnish, some rust and paint spots, there is no rust pitting and it is a very, very straight, so straight I hate to sell it, but I need to cull my herd of saws. The apple wood handle has paint spots, an owner stamp "K" marked on ... read more
    Source: Brokeoff Mountain LuthieriePublished on 2016-07-22