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How I fixed Herbie's Hammer...or how I love old tools.

08-31-2012 02:07 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

To see the pictures of the hammer fix, please click here. As promised in Day 19 of the Workbench saga, here is the story of my great-grandfather’s hammer. Genealogy is another of my pursuits and it is a joy to be able to combine woodworking with genealogy. I love it! My great-grandfather Herbert (“Herbie”) Vaught was born in September of 1875 to his parents George W. Vaught and Emily Ann Tucker in Shelbyville, Indiana. Here is Herbie in 1938 at the age of 62. Th...

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My First Workbench #19: Day 19: Assembling the base!

08-31-2012 01:12 AM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

To see the version with pictures, please click here. Finally, the day I’ve been working towards for the last three weeks or so has arrived! I was able to successfully glue up the base and insert the oak pegs. It is no longer a collection of parts and sawdust…it is now a collection of glued together parts and sawdust! I started by making 4” pegs out of the 3 ft long oak dowels that I had purchased with the initial lumber investment. I haven’t really worked with...

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