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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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM81vCBo-1I

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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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How to dimension lumber with handtools #2: Reference Face

09-11-2018 01:56 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this video, I establish the reference face. The reference face will determine all other dimensions of the board. I begin by placing the board cup side down for stability then I determine which direction of the grain. Once the board is positioned on the workbench I chamfer the opposing edge and begin to plane the board perpendicular to the grain along the length of the board. Once the board is relatively flat side to side, I test for twist with my winding sticks. If twist exists, I plane d...

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Treadle Lathe #1: Part I: Introduction

08-31-2018 11:56 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

I am excited to build a treadle lathe. I recently began milling some rough sawn oak to use as the frame and I have assembled the needed hardware to make a functional lathe. I am using multiple sources in this project as reference material. I have listed the reference material below.: How to build a treadle Lathe by Steve Schmeck Lathe from a Loft by Roy Underhill Treadle Lathe by Mr. Chicadee on youtube. The hardware needed for this project is: 1/2” steel Rod...

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Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools

07-25-2018 10:22 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking and wanted to improve my hand tool skills.This is also the first big project with my new workbench and was a good way to put it through it’s paces. This was a fun project and it gave me the opportunity to make a lot of different joinery (and gave me a good work out). Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlrl-T2diY&t=1s

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Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #5: grandsons..box build

07-17-2018 10:51 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

And the steps continue. Wow trying to keep the steps short and easy. Today he had been so busy that our 10 minutes was all he could do. I know his favorite tools…wrenches and the tailstock vise. Yesterday the 4 sides had finished glueing and I had glued overnight 2 boards for the bottom and 3 boards for a top. getting ready for his time I drew the outline of the box on the boards, in our talk he wanted/ agreed that the top could be even with the box and the bottom could pr...

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• Two-Tier Side Table #8: Some Assembly Required

05-14-2018 11:38 PM by Ron Aylor | 10 comments »

Some Assembly Required –  With all of the zig-zag decorated aprons and three of the carved sides complete, I though it time to cut mortises and dry fit the table frame together. I must say it was quite fun channeling my inner Peter Follansbee, but it’s time to put away the carving tools and get out the joinery tools …  … but first … I took the time to make two interlocking trays to hold my newly acquired gouges. All I have used so far is No. 7 straight gouges – 20mm & 10...

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• Two-Tier Side Table #7: My Very First Lunette

05-07-2018 11:58 AM by Ron Aylor | 16 comments »

My Very First Lunette -  Having completed the zig-zag decoration on the aprons, I took my first steps toward some real  carving. To avoid undue marring of my bench, I decided to nail the work-piece to a 1×6 … which I secured to the bench via bar clamps. As mentioned earlier, I’ll be carving lunettes in the sides of the second tier. In architecture, a lunette is a half-moon shaped space. After laying out the lunettes with compass and awl …  … I took a deep breath and mad...

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