Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'chisel'

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Tool Making #1: August 2011 has a couple of tool making related articles

06-07-2011 05:57 PM by WayneC | 6 comments »

Figured I would start a new series related to tool making. I recieved Fine Woodworking yesterday and I noticed that there is an article/video on making and using a simple Scratch stock. This is another one of those items that has been on my build list for a while. Additionally there is an article on how to make a dove tail marker out of brass and some chisels for refining dove tails. The chisels look like they are right up Mads alley. The chisels are made from Hock Marking Knife bl...

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Fulton 18" Lathe Chisle Handle

06-07-2011 03:47 PM by WoodArtbyJR | 2 comments »

This is on special at Peachtree Woodworking right now for 50% off ($42.59, reg $84.99). have one of these and or has anyone used them? I’m thinking of buying the Ci1 & Ci0, in the un-handled version, (based on reviews here at LJ) and thought these handles might be a step UP? I guess the real question is, a handle is a handle, right? OR, once you buy a handle (or 2) then you can purchase future chisles in the un-handled version an...

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Lathes and Turning #2: Honey Dipper

06-03-2011 10:09 AM by swamps42 | 3 comments »

I finally made a honey dipper. It’s got a bit of blow out around the honey groves. I think that not only did the lack of an appropriate parting tool hurt this spot, but the generally poor quality wood was against me too. It’s also much too big for a proper honey dipper in my opinion. But whatever, I made a honey dipper. I finished it with a canned butcher block finish oil. I think I’ll coat it with a beeswax/mineral oil finish later too. Unfortunately, I’m comin...

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Roubo Cabinet #11: Carcase Glue-Up

06-01-2011 06:01 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 8 comments »

You’ve heard of spot welding, as applies to metal? Well, the partitions in this cabinet are spot-glued, specifically with a brushed-out dab of glue at the leading edges of each. That should allow for movement with the seasons without cracking. The partitions ride in matched dadoes that must be lined up right and drawn tight between four large panels that are glued at the dovetailed corners. Oh, and the back panel floats completely in grooves in the side panels with a ‘button dowel’ at top ...

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Broken/cracked/damaged japanese chisels

05-30-2011 10:35 PM by Napoleon | 11 comments »

Some month ago i bought some japanese chisels (Chu-Gata Nomi, Bench Chisels) I Was very happy with them even the handels are yellow and not so nice(dont like yellow) The blade is two layer stell and its the most sharp chisels i ever had tryed. But then suddenly i saw that all of them hat a crack more or less. It was betwen the blade and the handel. That made me very sad since i had paid a lot of money for them and wanted them for a long time. So i wrote a mail to DICK-mehr-als-...

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Wedding Clock #7: Three "F's" or Disaster Recovery

05-27-2011 01:24 AM by kenn | 1 comment »

The Front Frame is Finished (ala 3 “F’s). Here’s how I made the front frame and recovered from my disaster. I started by jointing the inside edges of the stiles flat and square with my #7 plane. The a little layout and I was off and running …no, I meant mortising. Chopping down and levering up the waste, I made a mortise. Checking to make sure I made a square mortise as I went along. As you know, the ends of the mortise are saved for last. Once the center is exc...

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First time tool gloat

05-25-2011 12:56 AM by devann | 15 comments »

Every once in a while somebody gives me an antique tool. Today was another one of those days. Today I was given a Stanley No. 62 1/2”x 24” folding wood ruler. It seems to be in fairly good shape and I was tickled to receive it. In the past I have arrived to the shop and found some old tools left in a box outside my shop door. Here are a couple examples. The top one is about 9” overall. And the bottom one is 13” overall. They both have the word Ward and a...

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Wedding Clock #6: DISASTER STRIKES!

05-24-2011 12:19 AM by kenn | 6 comments »

I was making great progress on the clock. The wedding is 17 weeks away. My wife commented that she thought it would be done in time today. I headed done to my shop. I’ve been working on the front frame and thought I might be gluing it up today. Here’s a look at the lower rail, nice tight joint. I needed to put the profile on the bottom of that rail. As you may remember from my last post, I am using a huge fortsner bit to establish the curve and then bandsawing out the waste...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #77: Sculptured Wood Beauty

05-17-2011 03:52 PM by frank | 15 comments »

Sculptured Wood Beauty ’’....a time to turn the page! He who lives in the woods and forest, will at getimians break forth into the many places of solitude, where he sits with the wood spirits as they offer forth words of wisdom and truth….” ….as i walk out the stories that have been written within my-self,mine eyes have be-come more conductive to light and darkness,which has be-come a most use-full tool in my tool wrap called life,for what individual can drea...

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sharpening cheap chisel

05-17-2011 02:42 AM by andyboy | 9 comments »

This was an interesting exercise. I quietly hoped I was going to transform one of these cheap chisels but it was not to be. They are so buckled and bent that even 3 nz dollars was too much to pay. See what you think any way.Andy.

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