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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #3: Crooked and hook knifes - from steel to tool I

05-05-2016 12:27 AM by mafe | 10 comments »

Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool (Part one). To get a forge was a wish of being able to make tools when I needed them, tools I would love to try and use or that I could not get.So first project was to make me a crooked knife and a medium sized hook knife, that is what this is about.The hook knife just for the joy and to have a medium size after making the small version on the blacksmith class I took. This knife will join me on the Turkey travels in the future.The crooked knife ...

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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 33 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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Dewalt 735 Chip Collection/Stand #4: Installing the door and filters

04-14-2013 12:06 AM by Blackbear | 3 comments »

With the cabinet complete except for the door, it was time to start installing the fittings. I upgraded the hose from the 2.5” hose that the dust right uses to a 4” hose, hoping this would help clear more of the chips that were blowing back into the machine. I picked up the hose, and a 4” plastic universal flange from Rockler. The hose was actually 10’ long, and I cut a piece off for the planer cart. Using a 4” hole saw in my cordless drill, I dri...

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SPOON CARVING #4: TOOL much time on my hands.

07-19-2011 08:47 PM by Spoontaneous | 17 comments »

There are some woodworkers that have a broad range of experience with all sorts of tools and can use them skillfully in keeping with their function. I am not one of those. I am going to tell you about tools that I know nothing about. I am going to give you advice, some of which is based on practices I have yet to try. I am going to mention tools that I have never even held in my hands. And after I do, you are going to come to the realization that, “If this chump can carve a spoon, so can I...

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Benchtop Bench - got tired of back pain... Blog

05-13-2014 07:50 PM by mafe | 25 comments »

Benchtop benchgot tired of back pain… When I was sawing finger or dovetail joints on my traditional Scandinavian workbench, I always ended up standing in a bed over position sawing. Since I am retired du to a neck operation this is especially for me no good.So when I realized I had to cut a handful for my daughters confirmation gift, I decided it was time to quit whining and do something about it.Two ways ahead a moxon or a benchtop bench, the bench on bench would give me a general c...

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Baltimore WoodShow - Vendor with a new item -- Inlays

01-10-2010 01:23 AM by Karson | 19 comments »

I just got back from the Baltimore (Timonium) Wood Show, and as I was walking down the last aisle after visiting with LJ member Chuck Bender. I noticed this gentleman sitting on a stool doing some strange things with wood. His name is Geoffrey Noden. Geoffrey in the man that has his name on the Noden AdjustABench It was in his booth that his wife was looking after the Adjust a bench and he was sitting at a stool in front of this tool. What this tool does is cut patterns in wood are then...

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Tips for Building a Freestyle End Grain Cutting Board

11-12-2013 05:04 PM by JL7 | 18 comments »

Lately I’ve been building some end grain boards that don’t follow the “traditional” convention of the repeating pattern from one end to the other. Examples: I call them Freestyle boards. I put together a video that shows some cutting and gluing tips: I really don’t have a lot of detail photos of some of the more complex blocks but I will share what I have so far: These are some of the shapes: The diamond shapes were inspire...

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Scraps to Beads

10-16-2010 01:13 PM by Filinvested | 20 comments »

I’ll try to explain how I did this project:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38288 1. I take a cutoffs, which just can’t to waste 2. Cut them into small pieces, not necessarily cubic: 3. Disks we need: 40, 120, 320 sand paper and wool disk 4. A tin and PVC stripes for soundproofing: 5. My driil. It can work for hours at speed ‘C/D’ (i have been told it could be problem for drills). 6. An IKEA stool and milled groove in it for the tin. 7. The...

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My largest chopping board yet. #3: Crosscutting..

01-28-2012 07:48 AM by degoose | 25 comments »

Well, the first blank was in clamps over night… Now a few light passes through the drum sander. This board is too large just to push against the fence to cross cut the engrain slices and I have not made a sled for my new table saw so I attached a block of wood to the incra mitre guage and used it backwards. By backwards I do not mean I cut backwards… just had the guage on the other side of the blank as I pushed it forward… To hold it steady I clamped the blank ...

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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

08-18-2010 03:03 AM by SPalm | 69 comments »

This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...

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