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I found an original Milkmans Workbench!

08-03-2015 02:48 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 11 comments »

The other day i found what looked a lot similar to a Milkmans Workbench on a local used-items-site for sale for about 20€. The lady that had it for sale knew nothing at all about its origin but wrote her immediately and had it mailed to me. Having seen a lot of these built here on LJ i thought that I would share my findings and how it was brougt back to life. Hope it is usefull. A few days back it arrived and, i must admit, looking a bit beat up. But it turned out to be an actual Milkma...

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Shaving horse for the workbench - shaving leg

06-03-2015 12:35 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Shaving horse for the workbench – shaving legthen there are no excuse… Just to make sure all know what we talk about, a shaving horse / leg is a foot controlled clamp, like this you have both hands free for working and re position of the work are quick and easy, this especially makes it wonderful for round stock where you work with draw knife, spoke shave or what ever tools on handles, chair legs or so. The name shaving leg is just what I found would be the right name for th...

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Tapered tenon cutter & mortise reamer #5: Tapered cutter - finale

02-27-2015 02:49 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Tapered cutterfinale Here we are at the grand finale…Or just me finally trusting I got to understand how it works.So ready to cut into the wood. Yes, I actually think I got it and so well that I can make any size or type I want from now in app a hour, so yes it was well worth the ride, now I have to find some projects, where I can use the tools… Even it was not the purpose, the purpose was just to play and understand. So back to that wonderful piece of beech that I sh...

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Mini hand tool cabinet #1: Scope and planning

08-30-2014 07:26 AM by JSOvens | 3 comments »

Hello folks, I’m starting a new project which should hopefully not take too much time. I’m on the finishing stages of my Ph. D. thesis and have been relying a bit more heavily on shop time to relieve my frustration, so the goal of this project is also partly to give me something relatively simple to do that I can spend 1/2 – 1 hour on at a time when I just need to get away from this accursed writing chair. I don’t know if there’s sort of a rule of thumb as ...

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Easy Tail Vise

06-09-2014 09:27 PM by Texcaster | 9 comments »

This is an easy alternative to the complex trad tail vise. It’s not quite as versatile as the trad vise but much more useful than the wagon wheel with the single dog hole and no end of bench clamping. trad vise This bench was built in 1981 only as a stop gap. I was on a working / surfing holiday in Australia and soon became very busy. I went native and it was 10 years before I visited the U.S. again. Along the way I built trad benchs for o...

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New Carving Vise or Workholder - Made From Junk

12-29-2010 10:18 PM by helluvawreck | 14 comments »

I haven’t carved anything for a couple of years other than a little whittling while I was up in the mountains last month. I’ve carved in fits and spurts for a good many years but only a week or so at each time. I’ve never been able to stick with it because of time constraints so I’ve never become very good at it but I sure would like to stick with it this time since I’ve got a little more time, now. I would really like to get good enough to decorate some of my f...

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Small router plane tutorial blog

05-01-2011 01:37 AM by mafe | 44 comments »

Small router plane tutorialanother of my tool making journeys I have a Stanley and a Record router plane, but sometimes it would be wonderful with a small router plane, I have been looking at the Veritas small router plane, but thought it could be fun to make my own, so when I purchased some stuff from Lee Valley I also ordered a 9,5 dollar Veritas blade for their small router. This little blade has then been resting in my plane cabinet until I had the right idea for a design, at first I j...

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The grease box story #1: Roy Underhill's grease box

10-09-2010 04:06 PM by mafe | 30 comments »

The grease box story.Chapter one: Roy Underhill’s grease box Before I begin, I’ll quote myself: ‘If Roy Underhill is a snow storm, then I’m a snow flake’. Since I posted my first grease box here, there have been some discussions going on about the hen and the egg…- Most people never heard about a grease box until Roy Underhill made the dovetailed grease box. - Since I’m Danish and don’t have satellite TV, I never heard about Roy Underhill.Since then my eyes was opened up, and I re...

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Grease Box, Grease Recipe #1: Cream Furniture Polish Recipe

09-21-2010 09:35 PM by Jamie Speirs | 19 comments »

Cream Furniture Polish RecipeFurniture Preparation Oil Recipe or (Furniture Cream)Ingredients:32 oz 1.8lt Pure Turpentine (Not Turpentine Substitute or White Spirit)16 oz 908ml Boiled Linseed Oil8 oz 450g Beeswax1 oz 225g Carnauba Wax Flakes• Grate the Beeswax in a double bowl with hot water in the larger bowl (like a double boiler). Add linseed oil, stir well. Add Pure Turpentine, stir well. • There are double boilers available for wax candle making. They are expensive though and un...

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Routing #2: Micro adjustment for a router table fence

05-26-2013 04:34 PM by BritBoxmaker | 3 comments »

I’ve wanted to be able to do fine adjustment to my router fence for ages. Apparently I could spend $480 + carriage on something like this from Pat Warner. Or I could make my own. I already have a nice enough fence, which accepts hold downs and adjustable end stops. It would be good if I could adapt this for fine adjustment. Well a while back I posted a Table Saw Fence Micro Adjuster . I suppose with everything else I was doing I never got around to adapting it for ...

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