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Treadle Lathe #7: After months of work.....

11-20-2018 01:14 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After months of work, I finally assembled the frame for the first time. First, I cleaned out the last mortise in the upright base and it fit snuggly on the first try. I then moved onto assembling the base. Everything lined up as I planned and I achieved a tight fit. Now that each of the joints are complete in the frame, I can move my attention to the mechanical parts of the lathe. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #6: Steady progress | Frame assembly soon

11-15-2018 08:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

Since my last post, I cut the mortises on the uprights (three legs) and began hogging out the mortises in the three mating feet. The tenons are quite large and the mortises are taking around 15 drill holes using my brace and bit. The vintage Stanley brace and Irwin company auger bits I’m using are a real pleasure though. Each tenon is 3 inches long and I’m drilling the mortise to 3 1/4” depth. Once the three mortises are complete, I can fit the frame togethe...

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Tenon Challenge | Guess right and win!

11-09-2018 09:33 PM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Today, I cut a tenon using my Japanese Saw, Timber framing chisel and #4 hand plane. I filmed it and timed it. I want as many guesses as possible as to how long it took to cut the tenon using these tools. A lot of woodworkers don’t realize how efficient hand-tools can be. The more guesses the better. The winner will get a prize! See video below! View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #5: Upright mortises and dry fitting the first through tenon

11-02-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Today I began hogging out the four mortises on the 1st and 3rd uprights. Each mortise will house a through tenon attaching the two ways to the uprights (legs). The second upright attaches to the ways with a series of housings in which I discussed on the last post. Sticking with the hand-tool only approach., I drilled out each mortise with my brace and 1 inch auger bit from each side of the uprights then finished it off with a chisel. I’m really happy with the fit. Thanks for following m...

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Treadle Lathe #4: Dry fitting the first joint

11-01-2018 01:49 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this episode, I complete the two housings in the 2nd upright. Each housing is mated with a housing in each way. The horizontal ways will attached to three uprights (legs) of the treadle lathe frame. The ways will be the structural support for the headstock, tail stock and tool rest. View on YouTube

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Stanley No 120 Restoration

10-29-2018 04:58 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Restored a stanley no 120 using the sand blast cabinet. I was amazed at how clean the brass screw came after polishing. Not sure if the cap is correct though, if so please leave a comment. Thanks! View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #2: Joinery Layout

09-27-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Now that all the major components of the lathe are dimensioned I begin laying out the joinery. The treadle lathe will be build using mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak dowels. Check out the video for details! View on YouTube

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #5: The infamous crosscut

09-18-2018 01:30 PM by LastingBuild | 3 comments »

Crosscutting with a hand saw can be a real challenge and burden to the hand tool woodworker. In my video link below, I provide a tutorial on how to crosscut a large piece of stock with only hand tools. The result is within a 1/16 of perfection. The Paul sellers method combined with a few tricks of the trade will provide you the “know how” to cut large stock with a cheap saw. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMBxYcx7tQ

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #4: Parallel face and edge

09-15-2018 12:20 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After establishing the reference face and edge, I use my marking gauge to mark the board thickness using the reference face as the guide. Once I have marked all four sides, I use my jack plane, jointer plane and smoothing plane to bring down the rough surface of the board to my marking lines. Then, I repeat the step for the board width using the reference edge as the guide. Once finished the board was perfectly square. (as perfect as necessary at least). If you would like to watch my video...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #3: Reference Edge

09-13-2018 01:48 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Now that the reference face is established we move on to the reference edge. I first visualize the low and high spots and using my jack plane begin to bring down the high spots to meet the low spots. Once the edge is fairly flat, I check for flatness using my reference. Once flat, I turn my attention to assuring I have a 90 degree edge. Using a combination of the jack plane, jointers plane and smoothing plane I fine tune the edge until it is flat and square to the reference face. I mark the e...

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