I have been a faithful reader of this forum for quite a while and finally got up the nerve to join. You guys and gals are such tremendous crafts people and I just wanted to say, it is an honor and a privilege to be able to talk wood with all of you. A bit about me. I am retired Air Force, having spent 18 years as both an active duty and reservist JAG. I am an attorney full time but really, I am a woodworker full time. I started working wood in 1987 by fixing a picnic table in my back yar...
Beautiful day in Northeast Alabama to do a little tool picking. First stop, gathered 4 pipe clamps, 8 corner clamps, froe, Wilkinson folding drawknife, Disston one-man crosscut saw, and 10 woodworking books. One of the books was about colecting old tools. LOL Walked away from this sale only $60 lighter, in the pocket. At the second stop was only about a block away from first. I spotted this Disston D-8 Swayback. Picked it up, had it in my hand while lookin...
Well the guys over at Cook Woods just happen to have listed some of the same wood! Enjoy ;)
The book this month is “Great Book of Woodworking Tips” from Fox Chapel PublishingWatch to learn how to WIN a free copy of “Great Book of Woodworking Tips”.
I won this on Ebay for a pretty reasonable price. All Ive done is soak the metal parts in evapo-rust and give the wood a coat of BLO and wax. I fixed the tote with a piece of beech from a donor transitional body I had laying around. The blade was wire wheeled and sharpened. I don’t have time to upload all the action shots, but they can be seen http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/my-new-34-stanley-bailey-transitional/ thanksdw
The first milestone was when I launched the bowl earlier in the process. The second milestone was when I tried making the inside larger than the outside. But only on one side. All is not lost. I think I can cut the top down and it’s not as lopsided on the bottom so I can get a short bowl out of my efforts.
This was one of those projects that seemed simple on first inspection, but was far from it. It turned out to be quite a challenge to come up with a method for making 5 identical circles and then notching them together. But if you ever need to make a bunch of rings, the jigs I made for this work out really nicely.
Make a new band saw insert from scrap lumber. Watch a groovy demonstration:
I have just purchased a Shopsmith Branding Tool Model CM125 and need to geta personalized plate for it with my information – any idea on how or where I can getthis done?? Thanks
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