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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #18: Zero Clearance Insert, Hard Wood Fence Rail, Chisel Sharpening

11-08-2014 11:42 PM by Paul Bucalo | 4 comments »

My day started at 4:30 am, way too early for getting to bed shortly before midnight. I blame this flu I can’t get rid of and a lot of heavy dreaming. And yet, I had one of the most productive days in the past week. Most of the afternoon was spent sharpening chisels, mounting a wood fence rail and creating a zero-clearance insert for the Delta 36-510 Bench Saw. Here are some pics of what I accomplished. The ChiselsThe chisel sharpening took up a good portion of the day. It was my firs...

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Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #2: Moving beyond the first 13 online lessons..

10-19-2014 01:54 AM by xraydav | 1 comment »

Didn’t think when I signed up for online carving lessons that there would be any interaction with the teacher. I was wrong. You get to ask questions, make comments and post your completed lessons for feedback. If you check out Mary May’s online carving lessons you will see that in and amongst the 50+ video lessons, there are the first 13 lessons. The basics. These take you through different kinds of gouges and chisels, sharpening those gouges and chisels. Sharpening a V Ch...

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Carvings done by mixing powertools and woodcarving irons. #2: Where no flowers grow during winter, The colouring.

03-20-2014 03:54 AM by koraile | 5 comments »

As you see, i have finaly come to the last part of the flower carving. I have the rough shape, and started the last part of sanding and detail shaping. I have always loved this part when it comes to these types of carvings, when at last the image i have had in my head takes form and gets Sharp, its like tuning a lense. The Picture finaly gets Clear, at this stage i have a hard time letting go. On this Project im working in the livingroom, you might have noticed :) Its cosy in my li...

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Got my first Lie-Nielsen. Why am I not excited?

03-19-2014 03:11 PM by Steve Diogo | 16 comments »

I got my first Lie-Nielsen tool today: A ¾ inch bevel-edge chisel. From everything I’ve read about Lie-Nielsen, I knew this would be an exciting day… a milestone that marked a new phase of working wood. I’ve lost hours looking at the Lie-Nielsen website and catalog, imagining the day I’d open my first LN box and hold the tool that would immediately jettison me into a new level of craftsmanship. After reading a great blog series on building a quality tool collection slowly (sorry, I’...

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My First Workbench #34: Slice and Dice the new Leg Vise Chop

08-27-2013 10:08 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Finally got a chance to sweat in the shop….I mean work in the shop today. Wisconsin may not be as hot as Texas (ever) but we sure get some humid days and being inside the garage, even with a box fan going full blast is good recipe for weight loss! Today’s first order of business was to start crafting a carving mallet so I could do the details on the leg chop. I don’t have one and quite frankly, I just think they’re cool. But…I’m going to take a non-tr...

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Cleaning great-grandpa's tools...

12-07-2012 11:54 PM by RaggedKerf | 4 comments »

I decided to try my hand today at cleaning my great-grandfather Herbie's tools that my dad donated to the shop around Halloween. As you can see they’re pretty rusted and well used. The hammer is clearly missing a handle and the two chisels definitely need new handles (one is broken off in the cone, the other has it’s handle but that thing is so dry rotted it hardly weighs anything). After some research on the internet I found a couple home-remedy ideas (I don’t have t...

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Lamp Mounting Plates Day 3: The carving.

12-05-2012 01:06 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

More progress on Jim’s light plates has occurred lately. Here’s the update: I took the piece of siding that he gave me and measured out where the crests and valleys were on the back of the wood and went to town with chisels and Kröktskaft. Boy, aspen sure does pare nice and smooth with little effort (well, sharp tools help too): In short order I had carved out a nice groove on each piece that fit perfectly onto the siding: With the exception of the fact that my plan ha...

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Family tools and my first tool gloat!

11-17-2012 01:44 PM by RaggedKerf | 4 comments »

Just before we left on our trip, my parents came up from Florida to visit in the last week in October. With them, besides lots of laughs and smiles and good times with the grandkids, they brought me some of my Dad’s tools that had been collecting dust down in the sunshine state. He decided that since he wasn’t really doing anything with them, he’d rather see them in my shop making sawdust rather than collecting dust. Who am I to argue with the wisdom of my father? Espe...

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Shop Organization #1: Chisel Rack!

11-17-2012 01:11 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

For all the version with pictures, please click here. I guess I got a bug to get more organized as the projects I’m working on get more complicated, storing all the tools in the rolling tool chest o’ many drawers is getting awkward. Plus it seems like all the cool kids have a chisel rack…. I came up with this a few days ago in my head, but I’m sure it’s just an amalgamation of all the cool designs I’ve seen out there. I’m pretty sure the slo...

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My First Workbench #30: Day 31: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 3)

10-22-2012 11:59 AM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

Please click here to see the version with pictures. I made some good progress for the 20 minutes I had to work on the bench today. I used the utility knife to chamber the edges of the two locking nut/wood discs I fabricated, then polished off the wood with 220 grit sandpaper for a nice smooth finish that didn’t end up overly round. I also got out the 3/8” paddle bit and started to hog out the slot for the support guide at the bottom of the leg vise. I ran out of time to...

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