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Wooden Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 #1: Google Sketchup and Design

01-05-2017 10:28 PM by TObenhuber | 0 comments »

Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...

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Carving a Welsh Love Spoon #5: The Twisted Stems and Padlock

09-25-2015 01:05 AM by Brit | 19 comments »

I decided to tackle the twisted stem section in parallel with the padlock and I kind of jumped between the two as I progressed. First off, I drilled a hole all the way through the padlock. Then I pared down the thickness of the padlock to make it less of a cube and more of a rectangle when viewed from the side elevation. I probably removed about 3/16” from the front and back faces. After defining the keyhole slot on the front and back faces of the padlock, I started to excava...

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Carving a Welsh Love Spoon #4: Carving the Chain Section

09-10-2015 09:45 PM by Brit | 27 comments »

I was going to do the padlock next after roughing out the chain, but once I started on the chain I was enjoying myself so much that I just kept right on going. If you remember, this is how the spoon looked at the end of the last session. Work on the chain section began by paring down each of the four surfaces to the finished width of the links. Then I drew the edges of the links on each of the four faces. Next I removed the four corners leaving me with a ‘+’ cross-section and dr...

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Yet another workbench #5: Hardware 2 and Wrap Up

08-31-2015 09:49 PM by JonasB | 1 comment »

Parallel guide chain mechanism To make the chain mechanism, I used #35 chain and the sprockets are 10T with a 3/8 center. The chain is attached using two chain links. I had to do some metal working to create a few items: the brackets to hold the sprockets and a way of securing the chain at both ends. I had a 1.5” rectangular steel tube in my scrap collection so I used an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel to make both brackets that hold the sprockets with 3/8 bolts. Big box store ang...

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Yet another workbench #4: Hardware 1

08-30-2015 05:41 PM by JonasB | 0 comments »

Screw assembly The face vise screw mechanism is all DIY. Here are the piece parts. The hand-wheel has been kicking around my basement for 15 years. I remember buying it on Ebay for a project I never completed. It was too nice to throw away, so it waited and waited until now to find a purpose. The acme screw and nut I picked up on Ebay more recently. I cut the screw to length and drilled the hole that holds the hand-wheel setscrew. I found a 5 inch brass plate 1/2 inch thick also on...

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Yet another workbench #3: Wooden Parts 2

08-29-2015 05:36 PM by JonasB | 0 comments »

Top Assembly The top consist of two sub-assemblies: The lower half and the upper. The lower half is made up of two plywood sheets glued together, edged with maple and joined using doweled bridle joints. The doubled up plywood is attached to the frame using a basic butt joint strengthened with 3/8” dowels and glued down with epoxy. I used this method because my wood was not wide enough for the desired final dimensions if I rabbeted in the panel. This simple butt joint gave me some a...

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Yet another workbench #2: Wooden Parts 1

08-28-2015 05:35 PM by JonasB | 3 comments »

Leg Assembly Two leg assemblies are part of the support system for the bench. I was going to use glued up 2×4s, but found some 12/4 poplar, so sawed that to shape instead. The legs are 2.75” thick and 4” wide, and the top rail is 2.75” square. The legs are angled at about 15 degrees. The 2×4 approach would have simplified cutting the angled slots, but then you have the hassle of cleaning up the glued up legs. The large hunks of wood making up the legs give them a nice soli...

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Yet another workbench #1: My belt and suspenders design.

08-27-2015 10:35 PM by JonasB | 3 comments »

So I decided I needed to finally build a real woodworking bench for my new workspace. I got all the books by Chris Schwarz, checked all the back issues of woodworking mags and browsed the internet in preparation. Then the first thing I did was break one of Chris Schwarz rules. I decided to design my own rather then duplicate a historical bench. I think I had valid reasons. My workspace is small. I could not fit a long bench. A short bench means planning forces have a bigger impact, so I d...

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Workbench #7: Leg vise

03-02-2014 02:02 PM by yuridichesky | 19 comments »

Got sick a little and can’t work in the shop, so it’s time to blog :-)...In total I spent quite a bit time working on leg vise, but to my excuse I had to built most of the parts from scratch except for Jim Ritter’s (aka Boatman53) chain mechanism . I’m more than happy with this chain-driven vise and highly recommend it. Jim, thank you a lot for all your effort to send your kit up here to Russia!...Ok, leg vise implies that there must be something done with the leg to...

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Chained to the burl

01-28-2012 08:32 AM by Transition | 5 comments »

I came across a nice sized burl in a tree that had come down. Unfortunately, there was a chain sticking out of it. But I didn’t want to pass up the burl. I figured, “No problem. I’ll just unscrew the anchor and still get a nice sized bowl.” While attempting this I broke anchor (or what I thought was the anchor) at the wood’s surface. So I mounted the piece on my lathe anyway and started to turn. My intent was to carefully remove enough wood around the m...

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