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Tool Tweaks #3: Saw Sharpening Pt.2

02-04-2008 09:55 AM by Dorje | 10 comments »

Got back out to the shop and made the little guide blocks as seen in the Vintage Saws site tutorial. The use of the blocks really did help to maintain the rake angle and give you something to hold on to when filing. I continued to file all the teeth from one side until they all had a uniform shape. After the teeth were shaped, I set them using a standard set with a range of 4-12 TPI settings. I used a set similar to this one: I jointed lightly once again and filed t...

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Hide Glue #2: Hide Glue Primer

01-28-2009 01:03 AM by David | 17 comments »

I am interested in hide glue for a number of reasons. The first of which is the “romance” of using a traditional method that has its foundations as far back as Ancient Egypt and the cabinet shops of Colonial America. I also appreciate the pace of using hide glue . . . slow while getting set-up and quick when applying the glue. I also like the reversibility of hide glue and the fact that it accepts stain and finish without leaving telltale glue marks like that pesky spot of PVA ...

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rope tension drum

01-26-2009 08:13 AM by JonJ | 5 comments »

I had a couple of inquirys as to how I built my rope tension drums- These are quicky sketches and kind of vague, but maybe will give someone who wants to try this a starting placeFirst of all…a little disclaimer: I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT DRUMS—-or I didn’t until this project. I was commisioned to build some replicas for a reenactment, and could not find much information on construction. I looked at a lot of photos, and figured out how t...

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Crosscut Sled

01-22-2009 08:13 AM by David | 19 comments »

This video features a new crosscut sled built for my shop. Inspiration for this sled came form books in my library and countless Internet searches. This is a simple project for the shop that will increase safety, speed and accuracy of crosscuts on the table saw. Construction is simple with a MDF base, maple fences, Incra Miter Bars and T-Track. The plan file is available for download. Hopefully this will inspire a sled for your shop! David STOP BLOCK DETAIL FRONT FENCE DETAIL

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Woodworking in Delaware #2: Google Maps, making it easier

12-01-2008 06:28 PM by drknoxy | 5 comments »

This is a map where I will be adding Hardwood Lumber Supply Stores, and General Woodworking Stores. I’ll add them as I find them. So refer back to this map for updates View Larger Map and this is the link if you just want to add it to your favorites or whatev (opens a google maps page):

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Free Standing and/or Krenov Style Cabinets

10-04-2008 07:48 PM by Blake | 8 comments »

Please help me… A month or two ago I was looking at someones woodworking website who had dozens of free standing cabinets (sort-of in the Krenov style). I don’t know which website that was. Do you know of any good websites that have lots of examples of these cabinets? I am looking for design ideas and inspiration. Please post links. Thanks! By the way, one of my favorites is on Lumberjocks…

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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #1: The Jigs

10-04-2008 01:36 AM by lew | 12 comments »

I have had so many positive comments and feedback on the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin. Thank you for all of them. Many LumberJocks asked for instructions on how they are made- so here goes. I am a fan of “Cook Book” style instructions so if I miss any details, please let me know and I will try to flesh them out. I thought it best to start with the jigs I used to prepare the turning blanks. Please note that I always over engineer everything and hardly ever see the obvious or the easy...

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Endgrain Floor - Made from scratch #2: Buying the Materials

05-26-2008 08:58 AM by Thomas Porter | 7 comments »

NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO DO THIS…Please don’t use regular grout like me. The wood shrinks slightly and is allowed to move because of the urethane adhesive remaining pliable. There’s tiny little cracks where the wood has separated on the outer tiles in the room. It’s not going to weather well, so I’m replacing the grout in the near future. Thank goodness endgrain floors are cheap material cost. :-) Everything else I did was fine, but the grout was an experiment t...

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Greene inspired Night Stand #17: Glue up + fitting and hanging doors

06-30-2008 12:58 AM by ChicoWoodnut | 13 comments »

In my last entry I mortised Brusso knife hinges into the case. The next step is glueing up the case and then fitting/hanging the doors. Here are a few photos of that process. First I cleaned off the bench and layed the back and two sides out in sequence. The sides were already glued up in my last entry. The back has a center stile so it needed to be glued in place. That is why the back is dissasembled. Glue on the back stile tenons, rail tenons and left side mortise. Push ...

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Wood Library - Bloodwood

05-02-2008 09:44 PM by leonmcd | 10 comments »

In my experience working with bloodwood I found the following… It is very hard (Janka 2900). Sometimes chips out with the router and is very difficult to hand sand in the nooks and cranies. I’ve recently heard that it “is HELL on scroll saw blades” too. It can be quite fragile when it gets thin. In order to make my heart cross, I had to create my own plywood by resawing my stock and gluing the two pieces back together with the grain at 90 degrees to give it th...

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