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Making a chisel from a screwdriver

09-22-2014 02:51 PM by Marty Backe | 4 comments »

I needed a very small chisel for a box that I’m making. Rather than waiting to buy one, I grabbed a small screwdriver and transformed it into a very sharp chisel.

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Japanese Tools #2: Vocabulary.

09-10-2014 03:55 PM by CreekOne | 0 comments »

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, PLEASE HELP ME FILL THIS OUT.Send me a message or a comment to add stuff This is my small vocabulary of Japanese tools.This names are useful to know if you wish to use, buy or search for Japanese tools.Reader should remember that the names may change in different regions of Japan. Personally I think its good to know the names of tools in more than one language, Swedish is my native tongue so I know a lot of tools in three languages already. This vocabulary...

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Cherry Curved-Front Desk #3: Making the back rail and clamping frame together

09-08-2014 12:28 AM by CharlesA | 0 comments »

Turns out the next step is making the back rail, clamping it to the glued up sides, and then clamping in a spacer in order to cut out the dovetails for the top, front rail. The back rail was relatively straightforward. I joint with a plane. It is a great feeling when you get those long shavings at the end of the process. I also like the impossibly thin shavings you get when using the smoother on the face. Clamped together and ready for the next step.

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Cherry Curved-Front Desk #2: SLOWLY finishing the legs, first glue-up

09-07-2014 01:13 AM by CharlesA | 0 comments »

This build is going slow because each piece is complicated and because the steps are a bit different than the usual fair. I also ran into some complications with my mortiser bits. But the first step of the build is now done. I marked the mortises carefully And then cut them on the mortiser. Cleaned up the mortises with a chisel—done with the mortises. I cut the double curves on the front legs (back legs were already done) on the bandsaw. With this build, the instructions ...

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School workshop.

08-28-2014 08:28 AM by CreekOne | 2 comments »

This is two of the machine shops in school, there are lots more.My bench: Machine shop 1 Machine shop 2

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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #5: Finished

08-27-2014 09:25 AM by icemanhank | 8 comments »

Hi everybody, I have finished the flute now and I am very happy with how it has turned out. I was quite concerned about getting the finger holes correct and had some help from Charlie Mato-Toyela who spent about 90’ on the phone from the USA to Australia to help me get the pitch and the tuning correct, Charlie is a indeed wonderful person. His Youtube page is Blue Bear Flutes which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is contemplating making one of these lovely instrument...

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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #3: Shaping

08-18-2014 01:01 AM by icemanhank | 5 comments »

Just some pics of shaping the flute, I have given it a blow and it has a really nice sound so I assume I must have got the nest right.

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Tool Box #2: case work

08-12-2014 11:01 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, spent a bit of time getting the case put together. Things just seem to roost on my benchtop. Setting the panels upside down on an almost flat benchtop. Clamp an end panel to the front/back panel. The longer panels have a series of counter-bored screw holes, about seven per corner. Clamp a corner together, add a few screws, move the clamp a bit to uncover the one or two that are hiding under them. Work my way around, by adding the other end panel, rotate the three piece set aro...

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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #2: Making the flute

08-08-2014 12:40 AM by icemanhank | 6 comments »

I have a couple of pics so far. I had to make a join in the timber so I dowelled it together at the block of the flute. I think the next step is to join the pieces together and start shaping the outside. I have heard it is a good idea to finish the inside of the SAC with a waterproof finish to stop any condensation getting in there and ruining the timber but am unsure if I should do this or not.

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Tool Chest #2, more work getting done...slowly

08-05-2014 07:14 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Getting maybe an hour or two a day on this chest. Baby steps? Got a second front/back panel out of the clamps. and standing on it’s own two little feet. and set the first one nearby Yep, gonna be a wee bit bigger than the first chest. Then some work got started on the ends I got the parts for the frame milled up/down. Needed to run a corded router to make the 3/8×3/8” grooves. Was getting close to done when the cutter snapped off. Hmm, only have one ...

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