With the blade hardened it is time to make a proper handle. In a previous blog I stabilized a fine piece of spalted apple. That is what I am going to use to make the handle.Chuck it up in the lathe and cut a section of copper tubing for the ferrule.I begin by making the blank round and cutting down on one end for the ferrule.Here I have it fit.Mix up some epoxy and spread it on the ferrule stub and in place the ring on the finger.After the epoxy cures I mount the blank into my scroll chuck ...
I replaced a French cleat with a longer one so this saw blade wall rack could claim its home.
[Above] After having some special alone time with my band saw, I cut out the new pieces for the brackets. Before removing the tape, I broke out my new friend and sanded the curved edges. [Below] Breaking the tape shows the dadoes I made on the pieces. This time they came out perfect! The pieces fit together pretty tight. [Below] So I glued them together and clamped them. [Below] So now it’s just a matter of drilling, sanding, assembling and a little more cutting.
I haven’t talked about the choice of poplar T&G for the backs of these frames, so let’s revisit the past just a bit. The main carcase of the “Not Wall Hung” has 1/2” T&G poplar for backer boards, and I have more of it left. Where did it come from? I honestly have no idea at this point, but it’s one of those caches of material that I saw and couldn’t pass up at the time, then kept on hand for (possible) future use. I originally thought of using some 1/4” bead board, but onc...
I recently put an ad in the local buy and sell looking for rusty old handplanes to restore. Didn’t get many replies but I did get one from a man who’s brother was a carpenter and had passed away and was looking for the right person to pass his tools on to. I drove up there this last weekend to pick them up. I paid him $200 cash and gave him a little chopping board. Included were:1 x Millers Falls #74 Miter Box with all the parts as well as two Disston 28...
Today I was busy with the frame. Unfortunately, I also discovered the first error in the drawing. See pictures below. + + +
a project for my students this year.https://youtu.be/AyCTedrWuno
I have had the need to have a better storage solution for my table saw blades. To a smaller degree I also need to have a similar solution for my circular saw blades. I looked through my Shop Notes and Woodsmith archive for some suggestions. I decided to make a table top bid as well as a wall hanging rack. For this old man it is becoming harder to move around full sheets of 3/4 inch plywood; especially those with core’s of MDF. Therefore, I made a skateboard for moving sheets of pl...
Winter has finally arrived here in Nova Scotia. For the past two months, I think everyone around us here has held their breath and waited for the inevitable freezing temperatures, wind and snow. But up until yesterday, their dread has been pretty much unfounded. Oh, we have had some snow and ice, but nothing to really complain about. A few inches here and there. A few storms that brushed by us and missed us by a whisker. Nothing that really lasted for more than a couple of days. Whatever...
I was able to take apart my “new” saw with only a little trouble, but I’ll wright more about the handle and brass split nut when I get to them. Now the saw blade is a little rusted… Ok it’s really rusted. To get all that rust off, I’m going to wet sand it. I know that there are products that I could buy to remove rust, but I already have wet dry sand paper. Not to mention that 90% of everything I do is sanding stuff, so why change my mind numbingly dull process now? I start with a good spr...
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