got lucky this month stanley 85 1/2 panel gauge, 60 1/2 la plane and a freud 1/4” chisel
This is a rambling blog about tool reviews, and not a tool review itself. Last week I picked up a Delta Shopmaster TP305 planer at Lowe’s clearance sale… $180. I haven’t actually used it yet. I’m having second thoughts. It was the display unit… the last they had. I had previously read decent reviews, but I am wondering if those reviews covered this model. The price was too good to pass up. Maybe I should have passed? It had no box or manual. Manuals ...
It’s been nine months since I posted a blog and over a year since I posted a project. Time flies. Well, I’ve wanted to rebuild the book shelves in my study for some time. The volume of books had outgrown my current shelving capacity (96” wide and 48” tall). I had been confused by the book shelves in my church study though. I have never worked with mahogany, but they appeared to be made of mahogany. And for some unfathomable reason (in my mind), they had been...
Thanks for the great comments on the first blog post guys! Thought I would post a minor update after conditioning and staining. So the first entry was prior to sanding and pocket hole drilling. Since then I have drilled the pocket holes to hold the top and legs to skirt. Guess I need a better drill b/c on the last few I got a bit of tear out on the wood (seems like the drill was slowing down). Nothing that a little sanding wouldn’t cure. After sanding I applied Minwax wood con...
My first, very basic project, will be a keyholder. My rough sketch: I’ve already got the wood. I’ll be picking up some router bits this weekend so that I can round the edges. Updates to follow.
Here are some of the rules I have learned for carving small objects – i.e. those that are small enough to hold in your non-dominant hand while you use a sharp carving knife of some kind. In my case this was the Vesper knife I had purchased. The knife must be sharp – a blunt tool is a dangerous tool. Cut away from your body parts – it is almost always possible to hold the object in such a way that the knife is cutting away from you so that any slip of the knife will sh...
Hi L.J.’s Not about wood but thought it was interesting. This new years eve, Thursday night is going to be a blue moon. N.Y.E. blue moons only happen every 19 years. The last one was 1990 and the next won’t be around till 2028. So when you go howling up at the moon this new years eve make sure you got your eyes open so you can see it, you never know if you’ll be around to see the next one. Hope all of you and your loved ones have a Happy and Safe new years eve, and hope ne...
I spent several days of the last few weeks slabbing a large Eucalyptus in a very public place (See my Rescued Wood Posts 8, 9, 10 11, 13), and many people stopped by to watch what I was doing, and to question me about my Alaskan Mill. One of these spectators knows someone who had cut a heavy branch off a Yellowwood tree because it was threatening his home & business. (let’s call him Jack) So, Jack is a lover of wood, but not a serious woodworker and he didn’t want to dump...
This weekend I installed the bead boards on back of cabinet. I used 4” wide wainscoating boards 1/4” thick that I had left from a couple of other projects. This is maybe a better shot. Then I made and attached the base of the cabinet. After drying time removed clamps and placed right side up. I cut over sized boards and guled up panels for doors, also cut rails and stiles for said doors. Set them aside. I’ll plane them to 1/2” thick and cut to size tomor...
After doing a bunch of topical stuff (painting, drywall patching, etc.) my wife and I are about to start some major remodeling projects in our new house. Before I start projects like new cabinetry and some new furniture, I need to get the shop set up to work efficiently. Prior to moving into our new house, I cobbled together parts for my shop—a set of cabinets with a laminate counter top for a bench, a cheap dresser for a miter saw stand, etc. Well, I finally have some dedicated shop...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1817 entries
- dbhost - 436 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 397 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- mafe - 313 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- William - 258 entries
- shipwright - 254 entries
- robscastle - 241 entries
- Dave Rutan - 231 entries
- Betsy - 228 entries
- stefang - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 210 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 207 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 195 entries
- bandit571 - 191 entries
- Rustic - 190 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 188 entries
- Chris Davis - 184 entries
- StumpyNubs - 180 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- clieb91 - 161 entries
- littlecope - 154 entries
- andyboy - 151 entries
- RaggedKerf - 151 entries