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Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

09-10-2011 02:48 PM by Don W | 17 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. My Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying threadAnd Andy's Saw Talk A MUST SEE Andy's Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video Other Reference Siteshttp://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm lumberjocks blogs...

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Hand saw restore blog #3: New bolts and some shine.

06-21-2011 09:31 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Hand saw restoreNew bolts and some shine. One step closer, and time to play with the fish! This old G. Buck Tottenham London was actually in a really nice condition when we talk handle, and the shape is beautiful as is. And these old bolts a treasure for the eye.But how do I rescue them?And how do I get them out? First we need to invent!Ok perhaps not invent, but be a little creative, so I cut out the center of a flat screwdriver bit, to make a special bit for the job. And ...

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Drill press table and much more! #6: Drill press drum sander table - foot powered oscillating

03-10-2015 10:53 PM by mafe | 24 comments »

Drill press drum sander tablefoot powered oscillating. I just bought a oscillating spindle sander and this was ironically the thing that inspired me to make this little project…Why?Just for fun, but also to be able to use my Supersander with a flat surface and a fence for thickness sanding small parts. But basically I made it for the joy of making it. So material are MDF.First I cut a base and top that fits my drill press table.Think now I would have made it a little bigger if...

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Frame saws - bow saws. #1: A simple frame saw (even if they call it a bow saw).

09-12-2011 02:23 AM by mafe | 17 comments »

A simple frame saw. Even if they call it a bow saw. Every one can make a frame saw!No I do not mean this to be big headed, I mean this from my heart, and I mean this as a motivation for all that have a wish to try – please just do it!I dedicate this blog to or LJ buddy WayneC, you know why. In this blog I will make a simple frame saw step by step. What is it with this bow saw / frame saw? Nothing really, just found out that the more I look, the less I understand what the right ...

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Dead blow mallet (finally made me one - laugh) blog.

02-03-2015 10:32 PM by mafe | 28 comments »

Dead blow malletfinally made me one! I remember years back when I started out on this wood journey, I saw a picture of a DIY dead blow mallet and was really fascinated, bought a small pack of lead beads and put it on my once to do list… Years later now I found that pack of lead beads and decided I had to finally make it, not because I needed one, but because it was a dream back then and it made me kind of travel down memory lane to make it into reality. Once I looked into it again...

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Making A Handsaw Handle -- Or Two

11-17-2014 08:16 PM by summerfi | 20 comments »

I picked up an old Disston No. 9 rip saw with a 30” blade at an auction last summer. The faint etch and size and position of the screw holes date the saw to 1871 – 1876. However, it had a crude user-made handle that needed to be replaced. By coincidence, a 30” Disston No. 9 showed up on eBay recently. The maker’s stamp on that saw dates it to the late 1840s – early 1850s, but the most interesting part about the saw was the handle. It’s a very stylish handle, but not the normal 3-lobed ...

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Board center gauge - wood version blog

12-30-2013 02:12 AM by mafe | 16 comments »

Board center gaugewood version Ok I know I just posted the brass version, but since I could see there were great interest, I thought it would be fine with the wooden version also. Forgive me! This is a gauge I have seen boat builders use to mark center on both sides of boards when splitting them in half.The grooves will serve as a guide or the saw cut.So this was the wooden version that I made before the brass and dark wood, both work well.(This was made February 2011, just never posted...

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #1: Intro and Invitation

08-25-2010 07:10 AM by newTim | 14 comments »

This summer’s projects have been boxes. Lots and lots of boxes. Somewhere along the way I got the idea of combining the wrapping technique with a simple inlay to see how hard it would be to align the lines all around the box. In other words, at the corners. Turns out it is not that hard to do. So I’ve been experimenting. I’ve posted the first completed boxes as a Project and will post more upon completion. The photos below give an overview of this technique and the pi...

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First Sketchup model

05-01-2013 03:06 AM by Alongiron | 8 comments »

I wanted to share with you all that I have been working on learning the techniques and tricks of Sketchup. I followed the directions from this training website: http://sketchupforwoodworkers.com/ From watching these tutorials, I was able to make this model of a new bathroom vanity that I will be building in the near future for our 1/2 bath off of my newly remodeled kitchen. I also have attached a screen shot from my laptop of the software Here is detail that by followi...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #12: Making Long, Round Things in Wood - with the Norwegian Dowel Cutter

04-15-2013 11:10 PM by GnarlyErik | 5 comments »

Sometimes you need long round parts made from wood. Prior to the 19th century, specially made wooden dowels often served where nails, screws and bolts are used today. For instance, in barn building and shipbuilding, ‘trunnels’ were used to fasten timbers together and planks to a ships ribs. Outside of lacking the strength of of metal, trunnels are not affected by electrolysis and do not rust, important considerations in ships – although of course they can eventually rot. The word ‘trunn...

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