Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'chisel'

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Putting a James Swan chisel back into service #1: Runup to the decision, assessing the situation, planning the resurrection

12-27-2011 05:20 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

Since I got this tragic-looking tool at a giveaway (a junk store was moving, and the last day was free) and it had a bit of a name—James Swan tools are present and selling on the ‘bay—I decided the maximum benefit was to sell it. At the same time I put up a 2” Greenlee which I had. It wasn’t much, I thought. Well the Greenlee got all the attention, and indeed sold, but the Swan, all inch and three quarters of it, after two weeks, languished still. I considere...

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Skill Building #1: Trying out the #78

12-23-2011 06:09 AM by lysdexic | 6 comments »

InspirationMy daughter wanted a chest for her American girl doll for Christmas. My wife had her circle the mdf, Chinese boxes in the catalogue. My wife knew what she was doing because we’ll have none of that crap around here. Looks like it’s time to make that first box. Design and MaterialsI showed my daughter some boxes from Doug Stowe’s book and picked a couple. I had some 4/4 curly maple on hand and my sisters boy friend had dropped of chunks of spalted maple firew...

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Dovetail box in Mahogany and Poplar (in 4 parts) #4: Setting the Hinges

12-20-2011 06:27 PM by Paul Sellers | 2 comments »

Hi, Here is part four. It is a bit longer than the other sections despite the fact that I have cut it down quite a bit. I hope it will prove a useful tutorial in setting hinges. Enjoy, Paul Sellers

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Bent-Lamination Dining Room Table #6: Completing The Legs

12-18-2011 04:55 AM by JordsWoodShop | 0 comments »

In part four of our bent lamination dining room table project we finally complete the legs.We will look at how I go about cutting mortises using the drill press and hand tolls,we will also fine tune some tenons, then its finally onto creating the cross support and bending some dowels.Check out for more woodwork related goodness

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Replacement Speaker Boxes #1: Speaker Boxes

12-17-2011 10:06 AM by Nighthawk | 1 comment »

Take two speaker boxes that are worse for wear, and kind of water logged. Then say, “heck they aren’t exactly cheap speakers either. ummmmmmm” Mission speakers. Remove guts of both speakers. Put in plasted container and seal. Turn round and now say… “ummm now what?... followed by a gulp, ”...and he wants two… hmmmm “ Okay we first made a router jig so we can do some nice daedo to fit the speakers into and then finish the cross cut tab...

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Having the right tools

12-13-2011 08:05 PM by Nighthawk | 11 comments »

Those few of you that follow my mere attempts to be a wood worker will know I have fun doing it no matter how the project turns out. Whether it works out great or an failed attempt. Or whether it is a biggish project like the coffin or a small one like the cribbage board. Having the right tools for the job can make things so much easier, yes I will agree with that statement. However as we all know you don’t always have the right tool or all the tools you require or want to have in yo...

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Ambrosia-birdseye maple #6: carving the inlay

12-02-2011 03:51 AM by JoeyG | 6 comments »

As I mentioned at the beginning of this, these two boxes will be for my wife and daughter. Today I was able to get back to working on them and did a little carving on the lids. If you would like to see more about how I do my epoxy inlays you can check it out at I am not going into a lot of detail, since most of it is covered there. I just wanted to share the pictures of the progress and keep this as up to date as possible. You will notice that I...

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Mortise and Tenon joint in oak

12-01-2011 12:51 PM by Paul Sellers | 17 comments »

Hi all, I seem to be on a roll with the videos at the moment. Here is another quick one I did last night on the mortise and tenon joint. I hope that this takes some of the mystery out of a seemingly daunting joint. It is quick and simple really and can be incorporated in so many projects. Let me know what you think and of course ask questions. Enjoy!

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Salt cellar #2

12-01-2011 06:44 AM by dspahn | 0 comments »

Cole jaws arrived today. So it was off to the garage to finish the salt cellar. All in all I’m very pleased. Only a few things irk the perfectionist in me. 1) A line on the lip on the underside of the lid. Must have gotten a little reckless with the skew chisel or something. 2) There’s some tear out on the knob at it’s largest diameter. I don’t remember getting any catches while doing this part, but I guess anything’s possible. Or maybe I can just say it...

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Shop builds #1: work bench

11-30-2011 04:51 AM by SamuelP | 2 comments »

One day this workbench may be done. It is made from construction lumber. 4×4s, 2×6s and 2×4s. Other than being a functional piece for my “shop”. I wanted this to be a learning process for joinery I have not attempted. The size is about 4’x2’x35”. The small size has been depicted by my small space, the front portion of a 1 car garage. My one goal was to complete the structure of this workbench using no hardware, i.e., nails, screws, bo...

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