Well, last seen, that Island Project needed a door installed. Boss brought home a pair of oversized hinges of brass plated slendour. Then we went back out and found a magnetic catch to hold the thing closed. First off, the installed door.. Plywood had bowed a bit, in the wrong directions. Block plane to shave a few spots. Tried the catch at the top near the knob….didn’t catch. Ok, we’ll try at the bottom. Got the magnet part on. and the plate on…..F sty...
Atop a little hill in southwestern Kentucky a persimmon falls free from its limb and lands far below upon the tin roof of the Woodworker’s shop. His ears perked up, taking note of the first persimmon he had heard fall this year. Soon they will rain upon the roof each sounding like the strike of the drummer’s snare, they will cover the ground and begin to fill the air with their sweet scent and then the butterflies will come. They will come by the hundreds to light upon the ripenin...
Tooling up with estate sales-How to equip your hand-tool shop for pennies on the dollar #2: Tips #1-#6
Tip #1: Optimize your time by scouting out good possibilitiesI primarily go to estate sales listed on http://www.estatesales.net. I also scour Craig’s List for tool-laden estate and garage sales. If you were to plot my estate sale finds on a map you would notice some commonalities. The good tools came from older, blue-collar neighborhoods. Picture in your mind the areas in your city where older woodworkers might have situated themselves. Yes, there have been an estate sale or two located i...
Normal I make the wheels on the lathe, but this time I did it without. It was an enjoyable experience. Below you can see how it was done. .. Thanks for watching
Today I’ve completed my circular/round bench dogs with a little piece of plush EVA foam for my roubo bench. For more pics, please goto bench dogs Sam :))
Small hand planessome call it terrible, I call it charm and life… In last part of the blog we left with a little jointer, but also a few unanswered questions…First one: what happened to that wedge…(I’m sure it has kept all up all night, I sure did not sleep a quiet moment, worrying about that shape – smiles).What wedge? This wedge, now being shaped. Perhaps a little tall, but it will do.The wedge again got its shape, because this will allow to rest a fi...
Getting the ends put on the top now. Both end top pieces are glued and screwed on. This piece is 3-1/2” wide. And this piece is 3” wide. A view inside with the end piece on top. These dowels are definitely too soft. Next time hardwood or poplar dowels. Or maybe square nails. Flush cut and sanded. One end done. OK, I’m sold. This is the best saw blade I’ve ever owned. Smoothest cut ever! Getting ready do glue up an extra board to make ...
Small hand planesmore of MaFe’s fooling arround making them… So I spend some wonderful hours in the sun, Copenhagen are really in the mood for springtime now, I think a few woman will have a cold wearing too little clothes and I have a wee pain in my neck from the disturbance…But also a warm and happy smile on my lips. Ok where did we stop? Ohhh yes the glue were drying.So lets go somewhere new… Here marking the shape of the sole for a convex from front to bac...
Anyone know when the 2015 Mallet Swap begins? Would like to get in on the action this year.Regards
This week I built a french cleat sanding station. I’ve been in shop organization mode lately! Blog: http://www.lanebroswoodshop.com/2015/04/french-cleat-sanding-station.html Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYmm_NdeB7E
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