First let me just say this. It’s been far too long since I have played on this forum and that has mostly been because of the alternative priorities this year decieded to set in front of me. But my tools waited for me patiently to retu...
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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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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...
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’...