The idea of making this simple and natural by it’s natural aging properties was originated after looking the photos, which were made in the expedition in the rare Orthodox areas of the far Russia. I made the photos of natural and many centuries’ terms of the wood aging on the Kizhi isle, Republic of Karelia, people started to live here in 10th century, started to live with slavonic people. There are very many monuments of the wooden craft, still have them now in the good quality. Their Orthod...
I recently found this set of antique tools at a garage sale. They look and feel like old railroad spikes. Dad said that’s a “punch set” some of the tips a varied sized chisels while others hav combs (for lack of a better word) the combs vary in length and width. There are 25 total and I bought the entire set for $5. The elderly gentleman had an intriguing story of his grandfather plowing up a field when he was a child and the set was in an old box underground. This would ma...
Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...
These are a few examples of old clamps I found on a popular auction site. Until I got into woodworking I didn’t know that C-Clamps could be made out of wood. These two antique examples look very much like those made by at least two YouTubers I’m familiar with. Something worth trying. Notice the brace inside the throat.
These two bar clamps look home built. The top one has a slide mechanism built in for the push jaw. I’ve never seen that before. The turning crank also looks home produced, especially as it consists of a threaded rod and a large nail. The bottom one definitely looks light duty. The screw jaw looks a bit flimsy and the turning knob might not bring enough torque to bear for strong pressure. Still, an interesting specimen.
EXPOSE PROGRESS IN SURFACE AGING AND CABINET WOODFINISH WHICH, IN MY MEMORY, WE HAD IN OUR HOUSE IN RUSSIA IN GERMAN VOLGA REGION. THIS IS OUR MEMORIES OF GREAT-GRANDFATHER AND HIS VARIABLE COMFORTABLE FURNITURE HANDMADE BY HIMSELF IN HIS OWN FREE TIME. WOODFINISH—IS AN OLD FAMILY RECIPE, BASED ON THE NATURAL WAX, WITH NATURAL PIANTS AND MINERAL PIGMENTS. WOODFINISH IS PREPARING IN SEVERAL STEPS, WHAT YOU CAN SEE ON THE PHOTOS. ITS PREPARATION TECHNOLOGY VERY TIME-CONSUMING AND DIFFICUL...
I’ve been keeping an eye on a popular auction website for old wood clamps. I’m not buying them, but I like to look at them. Sometimes I see one that looks particularly interesting or unique. Often look look very similar in design. I’m going to occasionally post pictures of interesting clamps I see. Some of these might give us ‘homemade clamp’ aficionados some ideas. Universal disclaimer, I’m not meaning to advertise for these items. I’m not lin...
I just picked one of these up at a garage sale for $2 not knowing what it was. (and got a lot of other great buys too!)It says C.S. OSBORNE & co. NEWARK, N.J. From what I’ve read it is indeed a leather cutter, aka draw gauge (http://www.csosborne.com/no51.5.htm). Mine has black japaning on the handle and the blade says C.S. OSBORNE & CO HARRISON N.J. The blade must have been a replacement. On the opposite side of the measurements is it stamped MADE IN U.S.A., it’s stamp...
Well I finally got around to getting some BLO (Boiled Linseed Oil). While I was waiting for the firehouse table stain to dry I grabbed a plastic container and squirted some BLO in it and placed the plane straight up and down. I must say I was highly impressed with how quickly it started to work. You could literally see the oil getting drawn up through the plane. In about 10 minutes it had pulled the oil up about an inch high (out of the 22” length of the plane). Post some more pics tomo...
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