With my wax recipes prepared, I turned my attention to testing them out on some canvas. Somewhere I had read that the easiest place to get inexpensive canvas wasn’t at the fabric store, it was in the paint department at your local home impr...
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Based on my initial observations of my finished wax mixtures, I believe there are at least some cosmetic differences between the use of paraffin and beeswax for this type of project. I’ll start with the two 2:1:1 mixtures (wax:BLO:MS), on...
I’ve always wanted a good tool roll for my chisels and another for my files and rasps, and I suppose one for my brace bits, and the list goes on. The ones I’m most familiar with are the waxed canvas types that we have in the Army. Ev...
This blog series is going to cover (hopefully) my entire process of making a waxed-canvas tool roll for my chisels. The whole thing started simply enough: I wanted a decent canvas tool roll to give my chisels a nice home, keep them organized, an...
I thought I might share how I decided on the tooth geometry and file type for this overhaul. One of the reasons I’m getting into hand tools is because of Paul Sellers and his videos. In one of those videos (see it here), Paul recommends th...