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Hand Tool Journey #16: Shop Made Dovetail Layout Compass.. Part 4.. Almost There..

05-12-2013 04:05 AM by Airframer | 10 comments »

Well I have a fully functioning Layout Compass now :D. All that is left is to do the shaping of the legs and some purtification of them. I am still working out the details of the purtification but in the end they should be pretty purty lol. All the pieces laid out with epoxy curing on the pins.. So today was filled with frustration and epoxy and a lot of brass dust. It started with cleaning up the mortise that the arc goes through and embedding the head of a copper rivet into the...

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Hand Tool Journey #15: Shop Made Dovetail Layout Compass.. Part 3

05-10-2013 09:52 PM by Airframer | 8 comments »

I’m pretty excited right now. I just finished attaching the legs to the hinge and so far nothing has fallen apart! From what I can tell the hardest part is behind me and now it is just a matter of shaping and fitting the adjuster arc to the legs. I also got the fine tuning nut built up and tapped. I still need to make an adjusting screw for the arc but that won’t take very long. Today at the OB appointment we were told that we will be induced on the 20th so only a week ...

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Hand Tool Journey #11: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery..

05-07-2013 01:35 AM by Airframer | 12 comments »

As mentioned in my Workbench Blog I was planning to replace the gents style handle on my 8” Crown Gents Dovetail Saw with a more suitable one. This will be more of a photo essay than anything but lets just say most the pics are of take 2 of this event lol. I am pretty happy with myself for getting the saw kerf cut free hand with nothing more than a scribe line and a HF flush cut saw :-) Sadly I was so “in the moment” that I forgot to take pics of the procedure. I hope ...

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Traditional woodworking at its best.

04-26-2013 02:59 PM by Oldtool | 7 comments »

For those so inclined, an instructional video for three simple handcrafted projects to fill an empty weekend. So turn down the sound and relax watching these craftsmen at their best. Enjoy …...... http://youtu.be/rJ1TKkkF1ps

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More progress on Lizard Cane

04-25-2013 04:33 PM by mpounders | 12 comments »

I completed as much carving on the handle as I could and then epoxied it to the shaft. The shaft is also basswood and i used a 5/16th threaded rod about 6 inches long epoxied in place. I decided how I wanted the tail wrapped around, outlined it with a v gouge and then rounded it over and relieved the background. I carved down the back of the lizard where the tail joins the shaft to get a smooth transition. The customer doesn’t want this guy painted, but the scale patterns I will bur...

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Carving another Lizard Cane

04-15-2013 03:34 PM by mpounders | 13 comments »

I was contacted a while back by a lady in California who had seen the cane I carved from a Bradford Pear branch. She rescues and has raised monitor lizards and was interested in buying a cane from me. I came up with a design and she approved it. She did want the head lifted a bit and she especially liked the “expression” of the other lizard. Here is the design I came up with. She wanted something that looked like the lizard was sitting on the handle, rather than part of or ...

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Turned handles #2: Brass ferrules arrived

03-16-2013 12:07 AM by Dan Krager | 6 comments »

Today I received the brass flare caps that will become the ferrules. The handles all have several coats of oil finish and just glow with an invitation to pick them up. These caps were $0.59 each! The cheapest big box price was $1.19. http://www.installationpartssupply.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_code=fittings-brass-flare-cap#.UUO3GPV1N8F Says they’re back ordered, but I got them within two weeks. After contacting them, they told me they normally don’t stock...

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Texas Cane

03-01-2013 05:14 PM by mpounders | 11 comments »

I got a NEW lathe! So now I can turn longer shafts for canes and other things. Really pleased with it. Here is a cane I’m doing as a commission, with an antler handle and a lot of carving on the shaft. The designs are based on leatherworking patterns and will cover most of the cane. May end up having to keep it! I am working on a design for another lizard cane, a lady here in Arkansas may want a couple of canes, and a gentleman in Canada has contacted me about a Santa staff. Hopeful...

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Scalloping

02-24-2013 02:17 PM by Charlie | 7 comments »

I am in search of a tool to scallop flat wood. I would like to create chips that range in size from 1” square to 1” x 3” long. Regular gouging chisels can make small “pea size” scallops. I have looked at Rockler, Lie-Neilson, Lee Valley, Woodcraft, and Woodworkers.com. Any suggestions? Charlie

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Make a Folding Out Feed Table for your Table Saw

02-20-2013 05:22 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 16 comments »

This Week I show you how to make a folding out feed table for your table saw. This design was based after an article and plan found in a 2009 issue of Woodworker’s Journal Magazine. Originally the plan was designed for a Cabinet saw with a Biesemeyer Fence System, so I had to make some slight modifications for my Porter Cable Saw. In this 3 part video series I show you a step by step on building this project as well as talk about the modifications I had to make. The Article and plans ca...

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