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Workbench Build #3: Not so traditional anymore....

05-16-2011 03:11 AM by JL7 | 11 comments »

So the project took a little turn today…..................... Before that, The top is glued up into 5 sections, was shooting for four sections but it didn’t work out that way. The sections are pretty flat and square – just need a bit more fine tuning of the mating faces…..... I guess I’ll take some heat for this, but it dawned on me I still have a quantity of extruded aluminum piled up and waiting for a purpose – same stuff I used for my r...

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Keeping track of all the blogs

01-16-2014 03:16 PM by siavosh | 2 comments »

Over the last year I’ve become addicted to lumberjocks, but I’ve also discovered so many independent woodworking blogs but struggled to keep up with them and find the real jewels. And sometimes when I do find a blog that has amazing woodworking content, I learn that the author hasn’t posted in a very long time or there’s even a farewell post stating the lack of readership made it not worth all the effort. I figured I can solve my own problem as a reader and maybe even ...

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Hand Tool Ramblings #1: Seeing progress, feeling good about it

08-11-2013 12:42 AM by rustythebailiff | 0 comments »

About 25 years ago I got bit by the hand tool bug. I was a relative novice woodworker, but was doing pretty well with power tools. But, I’ve always been a history buff, and the idea of working wood the way our ancestors did was intriguing. So, I visited our local flea market a few times, and picked up some vintage hand planes in very nice shape (A Bailey #7, two Wards Master (Stanley contract), a #3 and a #5). I added a Sandvick crosscut saw, some inexpensive Stanley chisels, and a ...

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Various shenanigans #3: 2 bored hand tool junkies

08-04-2013 03:52 AM by JeremyPringle | 2 comments »

So… what happens when you get two hand tool junkies in the same room and there is not a whole lot to be done? Easy… woodworking stuff. Today… we decided to mount a router in a router table. I know what you are thinking… that’s a really easy and basic thing to do. But is it? Really? Remember who you are dealing with… knuckle draggers do not mix with this modern tech very well. How does this thing work? Are there instructions? What are instructions...

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Japanese tools #1: Japanese hand plane KANNA setup

07-29-2011 01:30 AM by mafe | 26 comments »

Japanese hand plane setupFitting, tuning and sharpening. If you are looking for ‘ready out of the box’ just leave this blog now!This blog is for those who want to understand their tools, to trim, adjust and become the master of your tool.It is not a show off, not a tool gloat, but two basic Japanese hand planes going from useless to being used. Reading Toshio Odate‚Äôs inspire ring words in his book ‘Japanese woodworking tools their tradition spirit and use’ where ...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #1: Sharpening a Card Scraper

03-10-2011 04:23 PM by RGtools | 7 comments »

Hello all I though I would share my method for sharpening a card scraper (add to the million ways that are already out there)

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More of what I do....and a pretty good rant! LOL!

03-09-2013 03:04 AM by Tony_S | 24 comments »

Just thought I might show off a bit…well not really LOL! I don’t often post pictures of my work. I’m a pretty humble guy in that manner.I just thought since I tend to get a bit ‘opinionated’ on certain subjects….here and there…(translates into ‘piss people off’ sometimes)LOL! That I’d post some more pictures of my soul…maybe so people can understand me a little better Just to let a select few know that you don’t ‘...

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