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Sauce's adventures in woodworking #1: I may make 1000 dovetail joints in my lifetime

05-21-2017 06:43 AM by SauceMan | 3 comments »

...but even if I make 1000 or 1000000 joints, this will always be my first one. Made out of a couple of scraps of pine. Soft woods make for interesting chisel work across the grain. It’s not great, but it holds pretty tightly. I wonder if some wood glue will seal up a few of those gaps if the wood expands a little. I’ll find out tomorrow when I glue it up. In case you were wondering about that missing corner on the far end of the joint… I marked the wood wrong i...

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L-Shaped Desk #3: More progress tomorrow!

05-21-2017 06:35 AM by SauceMan | 0 comments »

Well, I was traveling all week, so I couldn’t get anything done. Come Saturday and I decided (probably wisely) that it’s time to tune up the table saw I recently purchased (used). Sure enough, the blade wasn’t square to the table. Thanks to the wood whisperer for a good video to see how to fix that. I also received the riving knife I ordered for it (it came with a bulky splitter + blade guard combo). I’m sure the blade guard is excellent, I just find it diffic...

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Workshop ideas that failed #: A weekend of making fancy timber for the Otto bin

05-21-2017 05:25 AM by robscastle | 6 comments »

I couldn’t help myself I had to copy this (see acknowledgements below) ...And how many projects can a person screw up in one weekend? I am up to one. The Air Dragon box is the only one I attempted and achieved a 100% failure rate sadly. I had been watching Boxguys video on how to make nice boxes with splines, so I set out with the intention of doing one to post. My mate asked me to make a box for his Air Dragon Air gun, a funny looking bit of kit at first I thought it was a batter...

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The Beginner's Hand Tool Kit (Some thoughts)

05-20-2017 10:02 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 3 comments »

View on YouTube The video covers mostly the tool side of things but I’d like to talk a bit about the concepts behind some of the first tools you buy. This is mostly just my opinion and my experience speaking (which isn’t much compared to some!). My main reason for the list in the video is as follows. You want to buy tools that help you develop confidence as well as skills. Buying an axe as your first woodworking tool is something that I recommend each budding woodworker do. ...

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Fordson super dexta wooden model #18: Front axle, Chapter 15 part 1.

05-20-2017 07:23 PM by Dutchy | 5 comments »

Pictures below are from the making process of the first part of the front axle of the Fordson Dexta. x Thanks for watching.

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Hand Tool Shootout | Preparing Rough Sawn Lumber by Hand vs. the Machines

05-20-2017 06:06 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

My usual routine is somewhat hybrid, I typically do the bulk of the removal of material with the jointer and planer, then square it up at my cross cut sled, and finally remove the scallops from the planer with a smoothing plane, and shoot the ends to final dimensions to fit. But for the purpose of demonstration, I prepared these two overly dry (20 years in a barn) air dried Walnut by hand and then with my machines to see how long each process took. End of the day 7 minutes with the machin...

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This week in the shop

05-20-2017 05:48 PM by Woodbutchery | 2 comments »

Recently I achieved a milestone year at work (35 years), and along with the satisfaction of hanging around a place for 35 years, my company also provides an array of “points” for purchasing gift cards. A majority of that went to Amazon (where I can get almost everything I want), and among other things, I bought a set of DMT diamond sharpening plates and some stropping compound. Lately I’ve been mentioning a desire to do more of my work with hand tools; hand saws, hand pl...

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Fordson super dexta wooden model #17: Merged 2

05-20-2017 05:45 PM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

Pictures below are from the merging of parts from the Fordson Dexta. x x x x x Thanks for watching

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Half blind dovetails in half the time!

05-20-2017 04:09 AM by Manitario | 2 comments »

There’s been a number of projects recently that I’ve used hand cut half blind dovetails. It’s hard to beat the strength and stability of a dovetail joint but I don’t like the look of the through dovetails, or the uniform sizing and spacing of router jig cut dovetails. That said, I find it really tedious to cut half blind dovetails in casework. Looking for an easier way, I found a Fine Woodworking article called “Half blind dovetails in half the time!” which...

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Make a Moxon Benchtop Bench - Part 1

05-19-2017 10:05 PM by Daniel Solowiej | 11 comments »

Hello everyone ! Today I share with you the first part of making a Moxon Benchtop bench.This is a project in process, done exclusively with hand tools from the beginning to the end, whose objective is to have a solid and transportable bench, to use standing, sitting and on the floor, with a Moxon vice and dog holes.I am also planning to build the dogs too, at the end of the project, we will see if I succeed.In this Part 1, the wood chosen to build it is “guayubir√°” (Patagonula ame...

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