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09-26-2011 06:06 AM

Opinions on a first workbench? - 33 replies

Hi, been here a while now and still gathering my tools. Saw this on harborfreights website. http://www.harborfreight.com/60-inch-solid-oak-workbench-93454.html I know they arent known for high quality items but my budget hasnt been up to the quality of items i wanted so far, so for a first workbench i would really appreciate your comments. Do yo...

05-02-2011 03:54 AM

Question about wheather to post these? - 23 replies

Not sure how you feel about bamboo, but in about 3 months i will be making some bamboo flutes and wasn’t sure if you’d like me to post my steps on here or not. I know its a grass and not a wood, but its your call those who run the site. Let me know? This is why i posted this before hand.

04-28-2011 05:26 PM

Anyone know of any plans for making a langstroth beehive with hand tools (no power)? - 9 replies

If you know a video, website, or know where i can find plans i would like to make a langstroth hive. I would like to use hand tools though, and maybe instructions for hand tools for be easier to follow than ones for power tools. I think they shuold exist, after all they were made with hand tools first. Thanks all

11-14-2010 02:57 PM

Biulding simple planes - 2 replies

http://www.fine-tools.com/jhob.htm I’m looking to make planes similar to the ones posted in the link above, becuase finding the planes i’d like to have and use is proving hard at the moment. Now these ones look simple, so i’m hoping your creative minds here on lumberjocks can help me out a bit. I would like to attempt at bui...

11-14-2010 02:48 PM

Help making these - 8 replies

http://www.fine-tools.com/jhob.htm That is the link of these planes that look simple to make for me at least. I’m hoping someone has made types of planes similar to these easily, or if anyone knows another easy kind to build. I just want to be able to have multiple types of different plane types that actually work, and since finding the...

11-02-2010 01:37 AM

Lumber - 13 replies

Hi all, I just wanted to know if you have any places where you get free or cheap lumber. Most of my current and future projects are just going to be practice and learning oriented so i didn’t want to spend to much on wood. As i get better than of course i’ll get quality stuff, but now i go to the home depot and usually get pin...

10-29-2010 02:37 PM

Making steel wood tools - 10 replies

Alright, real quick here, i know it’s not woodworking, but it’s making tools for woodworking so i hope this topic stays up. It’s about what blacksmithing supplies i shuold get, like what are the basics, and what shuold i look into getting as i get better. I don’t have a lot of money to spend so anything makeshift is encou...

10-27-2010 05:34 PM

Toolbox - 8 replies

Hi, does anyone have plans or a picture of a toolbox that i can put my handtools in? Tools like handsaws, planes, chisels…and such. Just want to make something useful. Thanks

10-01-2010 06:48 PM

Calls - 4 replies

I am looking to make calls such as a duck call similar to this. http://www.outdoorsporting.com/family/9811/display.htmljust a simple call, but am i able to make it entirly in the shop? or do i need outside peices. I’m not worried about shaping or fitting the sections together, but rather the reed and things that are inside. Has anyone made...

09-30-2010 05:09 AM

drawknife vs spokeshave - 12 replies

What would be the major difference in these tools in that they both come in convex and concave forms. Are both tools needed or would one be suffient for genral use,for example in making a peice of wood round. Which do you prefer or what are they best at. Thanks

09-27-2010 02:07 AM

Help making longbow - 12 replies

I want to make a longbow. I use only hand tools, so if you know for example a scroll saw cuold you please use it’s alterself the coping saw, thanks. I’ve never made one before, but just saw robin hood with russell crowe and so here i am. Thanks

09-14-2010 11:58 PM

Which book is better for beginning hand tool woodworking? - 6 replies

UPDATED I have a list of 3 books. I want only the best one that gives detail on what woodworking hand tools there are for me to choose from and what they do. I have many projects in mind that i want to do. To name a few… a connect 4, chair, cutting board, wood flutes, and wood rings. Woodworker hand tools – rick petersHand tool...

09-11-2010 10:55 PM

New to woodworking ... part 2 - 13 replies

This is just going to be the almost same question as before but more in depth to help me out just a bit more. To give a quick overview…i’m starting to gather hand tools ( no power tools ) to start doing projects such as dovetail boxes and chests, turkey box calls,cutting board, flutes, walking sticks / canes,chess board, bowls, knif...

09-03-2010 09:55 PM

New to woodworking - 6 replies

REVISED EDITION based on below help OK, i want to start woodworking with hand tools only, not power tools. I found this guy named roy underhill at this site. http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2900/2902.html It was very helpful, but he didn’t answer my emails so i need help with some tools to start off with. Here is a list i h...


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