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Disposable KerfMaker

1135 days ago by rance | 31 comments »

Well, yes, the Kerf Maker is a very clever jig. I have a different take on its manufacture. I see a reason to have several, NO, Wait… Why not make them DISPOSABLE? :) I had a need to use one today so why not make one. Here it is:  I used a stick of about 1/2” square pine. Yeah, Pine(or is that Poplar?). And some double sided tape. Cut the stick in half. (I’m kinda protective of my tape. Can ya tell?)  Then stick both halves together with the tape. &n...

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ZCI for vintage Craftsman 113.298341 #1: Time to replace the first go at it.

1038 days ago by rweitz | 2 comments »

I have an old Craftsman with a funky insert. It’s aluminum ( I used to think steel) about 3/32” thick and “D” shaped. I have not found any one anywhere that makes a compatible insert that I can buy. The lip on the insert is so thin that conventional insert instructions just won’t hack it. I took some acrylic and made an attempt at a ZCI: and it worked for a while but was a bear to make. The acrylic is starting to crack and I’ve hacked away some of the...

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Scratch Stock

1039 days ago by nobuckle | 7 comments »

I have recently embarked on a journey to make hand tools by hand – for the most part. This scratch stock is a design I saw in one of the most recent Shopnotes issues. The one in the magazine is made from tiger maple, I have no such material. This one is made of walnut. The blades are made from the leftover backsaw blade that I used for my card scraper and burnisher. Each blade was cut to width and lenth with the help of a cutoff wheel, then they were shaped by hand using a grinder and f...

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Driftwood table #1: Slow progress

1079 days ago by peterrum | 2 comments »

Well this story starts out while flyfishing on the Kettle River last year in August. While taking a break on shore I found a unique piece of driftwood which was a stump with some of the roots entwined around rocks. It looked like a very interesting piece and thought that I will try to get it home and figure out what to do with it after a bit of thought. Here are some photos of my find in the shop. Well after a few hours and months of thinking about it and getting input f...

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One wild shaving horse #2: and the show must go on...

1078 days ago by mafe | 18 comments »

One wild shaving horseand the show must go on… This is part two of the shaving horse blog. So here we are!The horse is tamed.In this post I will show you the possibilities and the details. A row of holes makes it an excellent little on site workbench with a vintage French hold fast.Notice an elf has left a book on the little table… Chiseling. And a wonderful saw horse.For long boards you can remove the slope. Side view of the horse with a piece of wood ready to s...

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Router Sled for Flattening End Grain Cutting Board

1118 days ago by Mauricio | 9 comments »

I glued up a cutting board with a table saw that was not properly aligned. As a result I had a glue up that was relatively flat on one side but way out of whack on the other side. The flat side was a huge pain to flatten with my little Ryobi belt sander even with 40 Grit belts. The rough side needed about 1/8” of wood that needed to be removed over most of the board. This is no joke with hard maple. It would have taken hours. My lumber dealer referred me to a cabinet shop that...

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