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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #4: Side Rails and a Test Drive

04-15-2018 11:28 PM by Ron Aylor | 14 comments »

Side Rails and a Test Drive –  After reorienting the horse and the cart, I used my tenon clamp and chairmarker’s tenon saw…   … to create a tenon at one end of each of the two 3/4” x 1” cherry side rails.   I then cut 3/8” x 3/4” x 1-3/8” through mortises in the handles …  ... to accept the side rails.                 After a quick check for squareness …  I assembled one end of the saw and attached the blade …  … It was then that I was able to determine the...

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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #3: Cart Before the Horse

04-14-2018 08:09 PM by Ron Aylor | 18 comments »

Cart Before the Horse –  I know I said I was going to attach the side rails next, but as I was ripping these parts …  … it dawned on me that I didn’t know how long they needed to be. I wouldn’t know the length until the blade attachment pieces were in place. So, once I laid out their shape on a cherry board, I drilled holes for the blade pins …                 … cut mortises for the handles to pass through …  … making sure everything stayed square …  … and tight.            ...

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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #2: Handles

04-13-2018 06:59 PM by Ron Aylor | 10 comments »

Handles - Having cut out the first handle with a coping saw, I used files and rasps to further define the shape.                 I then transferred the shape to another cherry board and started all over again.  I think these two handles are pretty close …  ... especially when viewed at three feet apart … LOL!  Overall this saw will be approximately 40” long and 20” wide. Next I need to cut the 3/4” x 1” side rails, and joint them, via through mortise and tenon, to the handles before tac...

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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #1: The Want

04-13-2018 03:01 PM by Ron Aylor | 15 comments »

The Want - For years I have been resawing stock with a rip cut handsaw … both hardwoods …  … and softwoods.  Although this has proven successful, I have always wanted to add a frame saw to my arsenal, for this purpose. I have hesitated, up to now, for the sole reason of blade attachment. I have seen many different methods using tubular steel with inset bolts for blade tension, but I do not have the capacity to work with metal.  I recently obtained a copy of TOOLS: Working Wood in Eight...

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• Two Tier Side Table #3: Selecting Stock

04-11-2018 01:31 AM by Ron Aylor | 6 comments »

Selecting Stock –  With a bright sunny day, I dug through my lumber stores …   … and after bit of … yes, no, maybe  … was able select a nice piece of cherry and ash.                 Combined with a piece of 8/4 ash for legs …                 … I think I’ve got more than enough stock to start roughing out parts for my side table. Thanks for looking, more to come. As always, all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below.Two Tier Side Table #1 – Rea...

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• Two Tier Side Table #2: Playing Around in Paint

04-05-2018 02:37 PM by Ron Aylor | 21 comments »

Playing Around in Paint –  After a few hours playing around in Paint, This is what I have so far.           Nothing too fancy. I’m thinking maybe 20” W x 20” D x 22” H (or a bit higher) , with a 6” high drawer. I’ll use cherry and ash as shown. I’m torn between cherry bread boards on the lower tier or an ash border akin to the top … will just have to wait and see. I may also taper the legs a bit to the inside. Well … time to start roughing out some lumber.  Thank...

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• Two Tier Side Table #1: Realization

04-04-2018 12:25 PM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

Realization -  It was brought to my attention this morning that we need a side table.  A few months ago I picked up some really nice cherry and ash from Suwanee Lumber. I’m sure the stock has had enough time to get used to my shop. So, perhaps it’s time to start working on a two tier side table. It might take me a few days to determine what this table should look like … so, stay tuned to see what I come up with. Thanks for looking, more to come! Follow my progress with the l...

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Hanging Jewelry Box

02-24-2018 03:31 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this jewelry box to store necklaces and rings for my daughter as an bridal shower gift. I made it to hang as a small cabinet but it would be just as nice sitting on a dresser. In this easy wood project i use a mix of hand tools and power tools. This was a fun weekend woodworking project! I hope you like it.https://youtu.be/Z0YMjwnBBBo

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Making a Desk #1: Milling and Joinery

02-20-2018 10:24 PM by Jerome | 3 comments »

This is a blog of a desk that I am in the process of making. I have never made a desk, and the closest price of furniture that I made was my built-in cabinets for my living room. That’s was made of whatever quality materials that I could find and I learned a lot. Basically my table saw, miter saw were the only tools that I used. This one is different. It is all solid Cherry with the exception of the drawer bottoms and cabinet sides. This one is a particularly significant because it ...

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Fixing Up a Couple Woodworking Chisels

02-03-2018 12:34 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I don’t usually get lucky at yard sales and flea markets when it comes to finding old woodworking tools but I recently came across a couple chisels and a gouge that needed some handles and some time at the sharpening station.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gAuP58ixbg

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