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Saw Medallion Reference Guide

02-13-2014 01:52 AM by summerfi | 52 comments »

SAW MEDALLION REFERENCE GUIDE Saw medallions, or label screws as they were originally called, are invaluable for identifying old saws. Additionally, many of them are small works of art in themselves. I don’t know of a comprehensive reference source for saw medallions that covers all makers, so I decided to start one here. My intent is to add to this list over time to make it as complete as possible. If you run across a medallion that is not listed here, post a picture of it in the comments...

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Bill Kappel starting Maloof style rocking chair class #1: Sam Maloof style rocking chair Class

12-21-2013 02:01 PM by bkap | 8 comments »

How to build a Custom Sculptured rocking chair Lesson # 1 Here is the free class text you wanted. It is complete and you can build a rocker using it. If you are following along with the Web Class and are anxious to upload the new text before I am able to post it to the Web Class site you can send me an email bill@kappelusa.com and request the next lesson. You now have three choices: (1) Send me an email for the Free text in which case this Free text will give you all you need to kno...

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Crisscross, David Barron, and Danish Oil walk into a bar... #1: The Crisscross

12-10-2013 11:59 PM by CL810 | 9 comments »

In case you’re stopping here without seeing the project post, here’s my bench. Benchcrafted’s Crisscross has been covered before I’m sure but I’ve only seen one posting about it by Jusfine. So I thought I’d cover a couple of points about it. First, the reasons I went with the Crisscross was I wanted a pinless leg vise to avoid bending over. I know there are other devices that work as well, but this one just suited my eye. For me,the most critical s...

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Split Roubo Workbench #8: Dovetails and the front laminate

05-08-2012 03:08 AM by lysdexic | 26 comments »

With the end cap finished it is time to get the front laminate on but the is slight problem. When I was planing the dog hole strip even with the top I made the classic beginners mistake of falling off the edge. It is not a big deal now but I do not want to perpetuate the slope in the next lamination. So, using the dominos to my advantage I placed a couple business cards on the dog hole strip to elevate the hole. The third photo show the front laminate above the dog strip. ̵...

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shop made tools #1: Shop made Krenov inspired smoothing plane

08-01-2011 01:47 AM by Don W | 14 comments »

A few months ago I found the 1975 version of “The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking James Krenov” at a flee market. It was well worth the $5 I paid for it. I think its well worth the read. One of the chapters explained how to make a plane that I found intriguing. I have wanted to make a plane for a while, and this chapter just added fuel to the fire. The Kenov book probably isn’t the perfect book for making your first plane though. I really liked the planes in the book, but it wa...

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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

06-04-2013 01:03 AM by Brit | 107 comments »

Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...

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dw- Plane notes from the field #2: Brands other than Stanley Bailey and some information I have found.

06-28-2011 02:23 PM by Don W | 8 comments »

These are in no particular order, just as I’ve entered then. This is what I believe to be my opinion in most cases, but often taken from some other source. Use the information as such. Miller Falls – One of my favorite – equal with Stanley.http://oldtoolheaven.com/ Record Ritter (NH) Buck Bros. (sold by Home Depot) Capewell (logo may be from Capewell Horse Nail Company (1904)) (Hartford CT) about 1950’s. The Consolidated Tool Works is recorded as having don...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #9: Plane Restoration, roll it together with a Millers Falls #10

09-15-2011 03:27 AM by Don W | 28 comments »

So, I bought this bunch of planes in this pile which is shown with all the other weekend finds. Included at the bottom of the pile was this Millers Falls #10. NOTE: This blog is not a suggestion to strip every plane and repaint. I actually would suggest otherwise if the japanning is in reasonable condition. Some are not savable and I don’t like tools that look terrible. If you can save it, I’d recommend that. If not, strip it. I figured since this plane needed almost any...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Stanley Bench Plane

10-15-2007 10:24 PM by David | 73 comments »

STANLEY BENCH PLANE RESTORATION Click here for large format version PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET More information available on my woodworking blog & podcast The Folding Rule Show Step #1 – Cleaning & Rust Removal I have been inspired by a number of resources to start using my hand planes and start on the slippery slope of a hand plane collection. Not the least of whom has been Wayne, our own Lumberjocks plane guru. Of course I have also explored...

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