Generally the aim of resawing a piece of wood s to divide in neatly in half. One thing you have to account for is the kerf of the saw. If you place a line dead center, one side will end up thinner than the other. For this reason you can offset th...
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Location: Ruch, OR
I am a self taught cabinetmaker with an apprenticeship as a jeweler under my belt. This background gives me some interesting insights on the craft.
I am primarily a hand tool user, and I make (or restore) my own hand planes.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan
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There are an awful lot of errors you can see well before a test fit. I have found that the earlier I make note of them, the more likely I am to catch them and clean them up before they are an issue. Here you can see two places I ran afoul o...
I do a fair bit of layout work with a pencil. I find it’s a quick way to figure things out on a unique project, or a unique piece of wood that you want to get all the cuts “just right”. Normally, I use a combination square as ...
I believe it was Archimedes who once said “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” a more succinct way to say it would be, “levers are awesome”. ...but they don’...
When planing across the grain your end vise should still hold…mine does not. The vise was a freebie from my Grandfather and the machining is very sloppy, do not buy a vise like this, it will irritate you immensely. But if you happen to ha...