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12 days ago

Birdcage Awl - 5 replies

Hi, About a year ago Norm Reid and I started a company called Shenandoah Tool Works and announced a new product called the Shenandoah Mallet. We’ve been selling the mallet on our website and had a very nice time and show at the Woodworking In American conference this past year. We are now happy to announce our second product….a bi...

380 days ago

Announcing a new Woodcarving Mallet - 1 reply

My friend Norm Reid and I recently started a business we’re calling the Shenandoah Tool Works and we’ve started manufacturing our first wood tools. Called the Shenandoah Mallet, they are steel-headed mallets for use by woodcarvers . We are producing them in two weights—1 lb. and 1½ lb.—and fitting them with comfortable ...

380 days ago

Announcing a new Woodcarving Mallet - 4 replies

My friend Norm Reid and I recently started a business we’re calling the Shenandoah Tool Works and we’ve started manufacturing our first wood tools. Called the Shenandoah Mallet, they are steel-headed mallets for use by woodcarvers . We are producing them in two weights—1 lb. and 1½ lb.—and fitting them with comfortable ...

390 days ago

Need jig for cutting '+' in end of dowel - 14 replies

I need to cut two perpendicular cuts in the end of a round tenon to insert wedges into for a tool handle. The tenon is 3/4” diameter and about 3” long and I would like the cuts centered in the end of the dowel and perpendicular to each other. The cut needs to do down about 1 1/2” into the end of the tenon. I’d like to ...

959 days ago

Powermatic vs Jet 20" helical head planers - 3 replies

I am in the market for a new 20” helical head planer. I have an opportunity to purchase either a Powermatic or Jet with an employee discount from a retail store that carries these machines, so I am looking at those two models. Even with the discounts, there is about a $1000 difference between the two machines. The Powermatic uses a Byrd...

1395 days ago

Compressed air in the shop - 25 replies

Does anyone have any experience with using schedule 40 PVC for compressed air lines in the shop? I’ve got a pile of copper tubing laying on my floor that is collecting dust and I keep tripping over that I bought many many months ago to use for adding compressed air to the shop. I started to cut and solder it together but then projects star...

1402 days ago

Bevel Up vs. Bevel Down - Why buy a bevel down plane anymore? - 39 replies

I recently attended a weekend workshop at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking on the use of hand planes. The workshop was presented by Thomas Lie-Nielsen and Chris Schwarz. Neither Chris nor Thomas needs any introduction, but just in case … Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and has revitalized the hand plane tool mark...

1549 days ago

Traditional Woodworker chisels - 4 replies

The latest issue of Wood magazine has an article on chisels and they reference Traditional Woodworker (traditionalwoodworker.com) as a good source. I’m looking for a set of butt chisels and the ones they carry sound/look nice. Nice size, nice handles, Rc61 hardness and they are made in Germany. However, they don’t say who the manu...

1614 days ago

Woodworking poster or chart - 5 replies

Hi, I am a woodworking instructor and would like to find a poster or chart showing the commonly used joints in woodworking. For example: butt, rabbit, mortise & tenon, dovetail, tongue & groove, scarf, etc. I want to use it as a teaching aid. I haven’t found anything on the Internet. If you can point me to a source, I would ...

1615 days ago

Fly-on-the-wall in Charle Neil's Professional Woodworking Shop - 38 replies

Hi, Charles Neil’s weekly woodworking show is now in it’s 5th episode and it has been extremely informative and fun to watch. Did you ever want to be a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ and watch an experienced woodworker build a project? That is how the show feels. For this first project of building a corner cabinet, they have tu...


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