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Building a Corner Cabinet From Magazine Plans

12-12-2018 01:15 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I built this corner cabinet out of curly maple. I built this project by following an article in the November 2010 issue (No. 186)of Popular Woodworking Magazine. I really love this design and this is the second one of these style cupboards i have built over the years. I mostly followed the plans in the article but I did make some changes, incorporating a beginner blacksmith project in to the cabinet. I forged these simple J hooks at the anvil for the piece and am I’m really happy with h...

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The Essential Craftsman

02-03-2018 12:40 AM by IantheTinker | 7 comments »

Hey folks, I just wanted to point out a YouTube channel called Essential Craftsman. It is run by a man named Scott and his son, Nate. Scott values craftsmanship of any kind very highly. He has been a logger and has been a contractor for many years. I have found him to be a wealth of both knowledge and encouragement. He is currently building a spec house and is filming every step of the process. I think many of you might enjoy his channel. P.S. He is also a really good blacksmith with lots ...

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Cheese Board and Hand Forged Slicer | Pt 1

04-08-2017 11:40 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I wanted to create a cheese board, but didn’t want it to be “normal”. I wanted to give it an extra touch and decided that I would hand forge a slicer for it. In this video I got everything roughed out and glued up. Hand forged slicer will be out 4-9-17. Subscribe to see all the latest.

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Easiest Anvil Stand

03-15-2017 10:29 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I needed a stand for my anvil. I had just taken apart my workbench with all the 2×6 material and decided to use that. After cutting all the pieces to 23” I screwed 6 sets side by side using pocket holes. After I had all those done I screwed them all together in a laminate design. I flipped these back and forth to add strength so the pocket holes were not all on one side. Check out the video and subscribe.

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Making a Duck Bill Holdfast

08-06-2016 05:37 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

New design of holdfast uses less material….and I think it just looks better. Do any of you have a specific design you like? Click here for YouTube channel and to subscribe!

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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #4: Crooked and hook knifes - from steel to tool II

05-05-2016 11:09 AM by mafe | 10 comments »

Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool II (part two). Last blog ended with the crooked blade in the forge, so we better start here by getting it out. But first I heated the oil that will be used for quenching the blades, just up to a little over room temperature. Simply by dipping a red hot piece of iron into it a couple of times. Taking of happy, this was a happy way to start the day.Filiz brought croissants and just baked sour dough bread and put fresh strawberries on top....

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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #3: Crooked and hook knifes - from steel to tool I

05-05-2016 12:27 AM by mafe | 11 comments »

Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool (Part one). To get a forge was a wish of being able to make tools when I needed them, tools I would love to try and use or that I could not get.So first project was to make me a crooked knife and a medium sized hook knife, that is what this is about.The hook knife just for the joy and to have a medium size after making the small version on the blacksmith class I took. This knife will join me on the Turkey travels in the future.The crooked knife ...

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #3: Small spoon knife, making the handle

04-03-2016 02:24 PM by mafe | 3 comments »

Small spoon knifemaking the handle Simple handle for a small spoon knife.Some tools are both beautiful and functional when kept rough in finish.This spoon knife will have a sideways twist when in use so a strong hold will be useful so my hand will not get tired, also I thought the blade and the handle should have the same grade of finish, so I decided to use some beautiful wood, but to keep it simple and rough. Hand forged blade, welded on to a rod. Made it since I needed a small rad...

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #2: Swan neck bowl gouge

03-31-2016 11:53 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Swan neck bowl gougemaking the handle In this part I will give the swan neck bowl gouge I made a handle so it can be brought to use. This blog is dedicated to my friend Madts who send me some beautiful Mesquite wood that I used a bit of for this handle, while smoking on one of his late fathers pibes (more about this in a later post). Thank you Madts. I bought an old tractor rage tooth (app 70 cm total) and from a piece of this I made a go on a Swan neck bowl gouge. The steel are a re...

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #1: Two days intensive class on Fyn, Denmark.

03-30-2016 11:56 PM by mafe | 27 comments »

Two days intensive classon Fyn, DenmarkThree weeks ago I participated in a two days intensive knife forging class on Fyn, Denmark, with my good friend Flemming who is an artist (painter), but also a tool nerd like my self.It was blacksmithing by a coal fired forge and then the technique of shaping, hardening and tempering the blades.Jørgen are a wonderful teacher, he throws you into the fire, no time to ask questions or feel doubt, just do it and so we did.(I took a class there in 2007, learn...

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