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Building a Ditty Box--first project for my nephew #3: Mortising the old fashioned way and a first panel glue-up

40 days ago by CharlesA | 1 comment »

We’ve continue on in the project. After crosscutting his first board by hand—getting him comfortable with hand sawing—He did a some rough crosscuts on the miter saw and some finer ones with the crosscut sled on the table saw. Here is his first cut on the miter saw. His commitment to doing the cuts safely is really comforting. The box has a small divided shelf held in place by mortises in the box. We’re doing them the old-fashioned way so he can learn to use ch...

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Building a Ditty Box--first project for my nephew #2: Entry Two: Adding some power tools to the mix, getting the first boards finished

41 days ago by CharlesA | 4 comments »

He really adapted well to the shop. He shows respect, but not fear for the spinning blades. He’s now ripped and cross-cutted a number of boards. After hand planing, using the thickness planer, and cutting the boards to size, we had the basic curly maple box pieces made After introducing hand tools on maple, he became a big fan of cherry. We had a long board that was bowed. He got a big dose of the fore plane to flatten that bow. It actually worked! Although he is doing the ...

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Building a Ditty Box--first project for my nephew #1: Entry One--Learning Woodworking Skills

41 days ago by CharlesA | 1 comment »

My high school age great nephew is staying with us for a week to learn some woodworking skills. I gave hime a list of possible projects and we ended up with this ditty box:We bought the plans from the website, partially so they could be part of the educational process. We began with a tour of the shop and a the standard safety talk. He’s taking things quite seriously. We’re going to make the box out of curly maple and cherry. We start out learning some of the basics of han...

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Diary of a Wood Hoarder #1: In the beginning was...broken chairs

41 days ago by CFrye | 77 comments »

Seems only right to start this with “Hi, my name is Candy. I am a wood hoarder.” And I’ve only begun! I’ve been actually woodworking for a year and a half (more or less). Available hardwoods at the local box store consisted of red oak and poplar. Now don’t get me wrong, there is some amazing figure in quarter sawn red oak and beautiful color variation in poplar. However it didn’t take long, hanging out here at Lumberjocks, for me to be craving some variety....

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Simple cutting board video

61 days ago by Andrew Betschman | 0 comments »

How to make a simple cutting board and a few tips and tricks to help get the most out of your tools. Check it out.

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Just a video of me and the wooden beard and hair combs that I make.

68 days ago by BTimmons | 16 comments »

I met a local videographer and had a blast shooting this video! It’s more of a general overview of me and how I got started doing what I do. A step by step tutorial it’s not, but I’m extremely happy with how it came out and I think it’s just really cool to see myself working in the third person! Hopefully you all enjoy this too! Thanks, here’s the link! http://vimeo.com/98821147

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found wood

74 days ago by NaptownWood | 0 comments »

Why is it that when I see a tree being cut down, and I stop for a piece or two or three to turn on the lathe, when I get into a really nice, drier, figured interesting piece, I only grabbed one chunk, and when its wet as can be, boring, stinky, and hard to make viable, I have taken a half truckload?

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Building a Moving Fillister Plane #2: Boxing, Depth Stop, Fence and even a nicker

74 days ago by Wally331 | 7 comments »

Pics will be in a few minutes… Where exactly did I leave off last time…ahh the main body is essentially done, and now all the adjustment features are all that’s left. Boxing The one weakness of cherry for planes is that it’s just a little bit soft. Not much softer then beech, but enough that a harder sole will help over the years. Especially on a fillister or rabbet plane where almost all of the wear is on a corner. I chose bubinga to box it with, because its ...

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Piping Up #3: When all else fails, chisel

76 days ago by sylinen | 0 comments »

I’d finished roughing out the stummel of the pipe on the bandsaw and I moved on to rounding off the rough edges. My first approach was to stick the 12” disc sander on the Shopsmith and go to town. Since the lathe was out of commission, I thought this was my next best option. I’d seen videos on YouTube and it seemed fairly straightforward. What quickly became apparent was that such a large, rigid disc was not going to give me the fine detail I wanted. It worked fine for round...

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Building a Moving Fillister Plane #1: Precursor and laminating the body

77 days ago by Wally331 | 4 comments »

Intro- I’ve been using a lot of wooden planes recently and have really come to enjoy their lightness and the feel of wood sliding on wood. Obviously there are a ton of vintage woodies out there; however, I quite enjoy making my own versions of them. They are a lot cheaper (if you have some time on your hands) and you don’t have to deal with old warped wood and a host of other problems you may encounter. I can’t say I am an expert by any means, I’m simply sharing my...

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