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Tapered tenon cutter & mortise reamer #3: Tapered reamer - making one.

02-24-2015 04:47 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Tapered Reamermaking one. So in last part we got to test out the cutter principals and I can see we agree the bevel up version will be the version I go for.Before I make the final prototype, I will like to improve my reamer, so that I will have the real setup.The reamer I made back when I made the shaving horse, have two problems, one is that the wood are too soft, so it will tear and break, have started to show the first signs… It was a piece of a old parasol leg, so I had no idea...

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Early 1840’s Disston Backsaw Restoration

01-04-2015 12:34 AM by summerfi | 31 comments »

Authors: This blog was co-written by Lumberjocks summerfi (Bob Summerfield, saw restorer) and putty (Alan Brough, saw owner).. BackgroundNot long ago, putty posted pictures of an old Disston backsaw on the saw thread (post #8575), asking for advice on whether it could be fixed up, or should he rather buy a new saw. The saw had a crude owner-made handle, but otherwise appeared original. He tentatively dated the saw to the 1840’s based on information he found on the Internet. Further, the sa...

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Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #5: Tool cabinet #5:

10-19-2014 02:55 AM by exelectrician | 9 comments »

Put on two coats of Deft semigloss, then made drawer pulls and door handles from recycled ebony piano keys, added an interior baltic birch panel and the most important thing, I got The cabinet mounted on the wall. The moulded edge was masked off and two coats of stain applied prior to gluing the door frame, now that the surrounding parts are finished, the color difference is hardly noticeable, my experiment worked kinda, oh well…Still have a load of decisions to make to figure ou...

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Adventures in Japanning #7: That's a wrap! (for now)

10-28-2012 05:42 PM by JayT | 10 comments »

Having tested, erred, retested, erred again and so on, I was finally happy with how the homemade japanning came out, so did several restores. We’ll try and do a summary of everything learned here in one blog post. Supplies needed:Asphaltum—available in powder form or liquid, which is what I used. Art supply stores seem to be the best source, as it is used in acid etching.Solvent—Xylol or turpentine should either work fine. Both are capable of suspending the heavy...

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terryR's Bench Blog #4: The Finish

08-11-2013 07:36 PM by terryR | 19 comments »

Welcome back, everyone, I can’t believe it’s been 5 months since the last blog update! But, you know how life can be at times… The good news is…the Bench is complete! Let’s see if I can share photos from the last phase of the build… With the tool well secured via glue and wood screws, it was now time to flatten the top. I had been apprehensive about this step, but all the bench-building books I read made it sound fairly straight forward. I started with my shop m...

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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

07-03-2008 06:48 AM by Woodhacker | 76 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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dw- Plane notes from the field #5: A few tips on How to set a handplane.

02-10-2013 01:42 PM by Don W | 10 comments »

Writing a blog about How to set up a Hand Plane will take a series, because it really depends on what you are trying to do. In other words, a smoother will be different than a jack and so forth, but it even goes further than that. At what stage your planing with your smoother will make a difference also. So here is a few tips to get you started, and I’m assuming this is for a smoother, so adjust as needed. - Set the frog far enough ahead so when the blade just starts to cut, it wo...

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Two Very Helpful Tools For Marquetry And Other Pattern Work

01-05-2013 10:20 AM by stefang | 18 comments »

I won’t pretend that I can teach you marquetry guys anything, but I would like to share a couple of ways that might take some of the pain out of making patterns for your marquetry work, your scrolling work or any other pattern you might need, whether for small things or even furniture. SIZING AND COLORING A PATTERNI recently bought a program called Rapid Resizer from WHAT RAPID RESIZER CAN DO1. It can make the image any size you want. Any image sized over a single page...

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Setting precision angles #1: The bevel board

12-08-2012 10:17 PM by Boatman53 | 17 comments »

I often read posts from people having trouble setting angles on machines or wherever. So I thought I’d share what I’ve learned over the last thirty years, and I realized I’ve been using, thinking and in some cases obsessing about angles for a long time. My first career was a land surveyor, and obviously that was nothing if not angles and distances, down to degrees, minutes and seconds. But I moved on from surveying to wooden boat building in 1982 and have been doing that eve...

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refurbishing old tools #22: Wood Plane 101

10-21-2012 01:01 AM by Dave | 33 comments »

A few people have had some questions about the ways I have done some of the refurbishing and purchasing of old traditional wooden planes.Here is a short video on some of the things I have learned through the years.These are my methods and opinions in refurbishing ole planes.

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