• 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
  • 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: 2 Vintage Stanley No.720 Chisels, 1/4 inch wide, 7/8 inch wide
    2 Vintage Stanley No.720 chisels, 1/4 inch wide, 7/8 inch wide. Click here to see the listing. The 7/8th's chisel has the original handle with its red lacquer and leather washer, it has a small crack at the top and some of the lacquer is missing, typical for a chisel of this age. I rescued this chisel from a person who had no idea what it was. Blade length is 5 1/2 inches.The 1/4 inch chisel I purchased from a ... read more
    Source: Brokeoff Mountain LuthieriePublished on 2016-07-22
  • Some Thoughts on Real Woodworkers
    I’ve been struggling with something that’s troubled me for a few years now and that is the contrast between professional or what was once just full-time woodworkers and then perhaps amateurs. I see a similar comparison in other areas affecting woodworkers in the realms of teachers of woodwork craft, lecturer types too, if you will, and students; things like this. In my day it was man and boy thing, craftsman and apprentice, trainer and trainee. I still like the word journeyman because ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2016-07-22
  • two saws in line
    Zwei Sägen aus einem Stück Holz als Set.Gratsäge ZwetschgeSchultersäge Zwetschge 290mm13 tpi ripTwo saws of one piece of woodStairsaw German PlumCarcase saw German Plum 11,5"13 tpi rip ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-22
  • Full Hand saw – Große Fuchsschwänze
    Leider ist meine Kamera defekt, so musste ich mit der meiner Frau spielen... Sadly my Camera broke. Some picture test with the camera of my wife. ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-22
  • Pollywog – Kaulquappe
    Ein weiterer Test aus der "modernen" Säge oder Kaulquappe. Zwetschge 225mm lang Another try of modern saws or Pollywog. German Plum, 9" ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-22
  • Sash Saw German Plum – kleine Zapfensäge Zwetschge
    Sash Saw German PlumBlade length 350 mm (14")Cutting deepth 69mm (2 3/4")Kleine Zapfensöge ZwetscheBlattlänge 350mmSchnitttiefe 69mm ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-22
  • Carcas saw karelian masur birch – Rückensäge karelische Maserbirke
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2016-07-22
  • affinecreations:Idea for a possible chessboard. These mock-up…
    affinecreations: Idea for a possible chessboard. These mock-up are for White Cedar and Walnut. It would be a Tournament size board; 2-¼" tile, 18" total on a side. So though the second mock-up seems crowded, think it would work in the real world. What to people think? Should I try and execute this design? Go for it! ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2016-07-22
  • From when walnut was king………..
    For a long time now, I’ve been thinking about designing and making a carved top mandolin. Whist I love my current range of mandolins, I am aware that some players simply prefer carved to flat-tops.When I say thinking about it for a long time, here’s the Engelmann top that I glued together in 2008!I don’t think that there is any point in me making F or A style instruments as there are many luthiers out there already building fine examples ... read more
    Source: A Luthier’s BlogPublished on 2016-07-22
  • splitting slats in two…….
    About a month ago I ordered a 4mm traditional hide glue brush from Lemuel Violins in Montreal Canada. When I ordered it they said that they were back ordered and would I wait? I said yes and last week they emailed me that the 4mm brushes were no longer available. For the past week I've been searching the WWW trying to find someone else that has them. I would like to get a 4mm and 6mm. I have a 10mm ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2016-07-22
  • Picture This XCIV
    A George III cherry chest of drawers, circa 1770. (Bonham’s) Proportionally and stylistically, this chest of drawers could almost pass for a provincial English cherry chest – but for the unusual cornice-like top moulding with its central laburnum tablet (the … Continue reading ... read more
    Source: Pegs and ‘TailsPublished on 2016-07-22
  • Now Shipping: The Red Edition of ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’
    To mark the fifth anniversary of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” we have published a single run of 4,000 of these books with a red cloth cover instead of the usual black. We have been shipping the red cover to our retailers as well. The interior of the book is identical to all the other printings. Only the cover cloth has changed. After we sell out of the red edition, we’ll return to black cloth. Why red? The last five ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2016-07-22