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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1368: More on DecoArt One Step Crackle Medium

6 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I can't even begin to tell you all how excited I am about this product. Even though it has been around for a while (I have had some in my arsenal of paints and mediums for years!) I had never taken the time to play around with it and try it out. I have used crackle finishes many times before, but usually I am looking for a more 'rustic' or 'country' look and my go to product was DecoArt Weathered Wood. I love that product, and I had even  made a video showing how I ap...

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Disston Handsaw Restoration #6: Sharpening the Blade

7 days ago by Skip Mathews | 4 comments »

Here are a few pictures and notes on my sharpening process. Many of you know a great deal more than I about sharpening sawblades but I thought I would document my process and see if anyone has any pointers for improvement. Here is my set up. I made my vise out of a couple of 2×8 yellow pine and beveled the top edge to make it narrow and allow me to get closer to the blade for filing. I checked for a slight bow in the wood so when the two boards are placed together the ends touch an...

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Just some planes restored #25: A "B" Plane restoration

7 days ago by Don W | 5 comments »

A Birmingham Plane restoration. Here are some more pictures and some history Before And After

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Filling the guts of your Dutch tool chest #5: Backsaw till

7 days ago by Brad | 0 comments »

My original thought was to store four backsaws. 1. Disston 10” dovetail.2. Disston 12” carcass.3. Disston 16” tenon, XC.4. Spear & Jackson 14” tenon. Note that this many backsaws can make for some cramped conditions. So to prevent the backsaw till from turning into a game of Tetris, I opted to go with a single tenon saw. I can get away with this considering that I don’t cut deep tenons. Moreover by filing the saw at 10 degrees rake and 10 degrees of fleam, I can perform ...

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Woodworking Books #1: Free Books On Line

7 days ago by Druid | 9 comments »

For those LJ members who are interested in learning about some of the “older” methods of woodworking, there are a number of free, downloadable, books on line at the following site. You can either read the book on line, or download a copy in a variety of formats such as Pdf. Lots of methods, and other information from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-books/wood-carving-books.html Enjoy.

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Marking Gauge #2: wear strips

7 days ago by harum | 0 comments »

Cut and sanded the strips to the right width, and cleaned the exposed sides with grit 320 sand paper. Have to find a piece of 5/16” brass rod or a couple of bolts for the shoes and come up with a way to cut a thin slit through the beam to hold cutter blades. This slit will be at the bottom of a hole at one of the ends of the beam.

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The Know-Nothing Woodworker #1: In which I discover sharpness, and make a Useful Thing

7 days ago by ejvc | 10 comments »

In this series I document stuff that is ground-level woodworking, but since I know nothing about what I am doing I feel like a GENIUS when I accomplish these basic things. (Or as my dad always says, “Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.”) Yesterday I sharpened my plane blades successfully for the first time. I have tried before but yesterday was the first time I was actually able to make SHAVINGS with my planes. To celebrate I practically whittled a couple of sacr...

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Tapping Handle for Moxon vise

7 days ago by August McCormick Lehman III | 9 comments »

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Holly's Jasper #27: Holly's Jasper #27

7 days ago by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 2 comments »

Final phases; ‘Hair of the dog’. on the last push, shaping all the fur from back of the neck to the front. Last detailing before sanding will be done with V-tools.

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Efficient Storage of Marquetry Veneers

7 days ago by stefang | 17 comments »

What I needAfter my first small marquetry project and the ensuing smaller parts of leftover veneer sheets I can see a storage problem on it’s way already, much like the classic cutoffs we all struggle with in our shops. I’m therefore looking for efficient ways to store my veneers while taking into consideration preventing damage, maintaining proper moisture levels, flatness, identification and easy access. Looking for ideasIf anyone has what they consider a good storage solutio...

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