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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #73: Tool Acquisition: Dad's saws and set

06-06-2016 03:01 PM by Paul Bucalo | 2 comments »

My brothers and I are slowly wading through 50+ years worth of valuables and junk in my father’s home. Soon to be 88, he no longer can manage the house and is finding communal living among his peers not as bad as he thought. Most of my dad’s tools are cheap and uninteresting even with time on them. He does have several items that he obviously paid good money for and were worth keeping. The only item in the group picture that I really didn’t need was the Stanley “...

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Mysteries from the 116 year old tool box. #1: Timber Framing Tools

03-28-2016 04:52 PM by LanternLightFarm | 1 comment »

Last fall I received a call from my father inquiring if I wanted my great-grandfather’s tool box; all he knew about it was that it was extremely heavy, locked, and had been sitting in the corner as long as he could remember. Jumping at the chance to own a piece of family history I told him I would take it and a few weeks later it arrived to my garage via cargo trailer. Escorted by my father and uncle we managed to unload and extremely heavy trunk that seemed to weigh in the hundreds of ...

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The progression of my workshop #3: Snowbound in the shop

02-06-2016 12:35 AM by WmWalkerCo | 4 comments »

Winter Storm Jonas had us snowbound for a few days. I made a short film about getting my shop in order since I didn’t have materials for the next project. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/BD1KMiy0NI4

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My Woodworking Projects #1: A last minute gift - dovetail box

02-01-2016 01:41 PM by Jordash | 0 comments »

I realised my last couple of posts were actually woodwork projects rather than workshop projects so I’ve started a new series. Anyway onto the actual post. In the run up to Christmas 2015 I realised I didn’t have much for my dad (a print out of a voucher wasn’t very interesting!). My dad has always had an interest in woodwork, so I decided to have a go at a quick project. I decided to try a dovetail box because I hadn’t done dovetails before and wanted an excu...

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My Small Log Cabin Workshop #5: Reigniting the fire - Shave Horse Build

01-29-2016 08:43 PM by Jordash | 0 comments »

As previously mentioned I found 2015 pretty tough, that coupled with a slow project meant that I’d hardly been in the workshop in since oct. Meanwhile my wife Jenny has been getting into green woodworking and bushcraft type skills. This started with some training to become a forest schools teacher (an initiative in the UK to gets kids outside and learning so basic bushcraft skills, like shelter building and fire making, along with craft work). Anyway, she did a week long course on gr...

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My Small Log Cabin Workshop #4: My first piece of furniture - a kitchen table island thingy

01-28-2016 12:42 PM by Jordash | 0 comments »

So as I continue to catch up with recent projects I come to my first piece of furniture. This was a kitchen island unit with a butchers block type top. I was really excited about this project, as it was the first piece of furniture I’d attempted and it was going to make use of some oak I’d recently acquired. This is a lifetime supply I feel! Anyway using this wood meant a lot of hand planing to remove the original varnish. Also I made almost every cut (including ripping ...

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My Small Log Cabin Workshop #3: The workbench

01-27-2016 11:23 AM by Jordash | 1 comment »

So as the series continues to play catch up with where I am at the minute, I next took on the challenge of a workbench. This was to be the centre of my hand tool workshop, in the same way the table saw is often the centre of a machine workshop. Again attempting this on a budget I decided to use construction 2×4s and a few left over 2×6s from my recent attic project (I had put in a floor, but first lifted 6 inches to clear the extra insulation). This project was a really great ...

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My Roubo Workbench. #2: Part 2 Milling up the material.

01-01-2016 04:58 PM by joedillon | 2 comments »

I’m a carpenter, I fit out kitchens, offices, cafes for a specialist joinery firm that runs a modest workshop.By chance they had overordered a batch of Spruce pine and had no immediate use for it.After a brief chat with the boss and workshop manager, 7 of those boards were wheeled to a massive table saw, the legs, stretchers and top were cut to an oversize dimension and length, then surface planed and edged and then thicknessed.My intention was to hand build this bench over the Chri...

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Walnut Lamp #1: Inlays

09-18-2015 04:53 PM by BobFrankly | 1 comment »

This article comes partway through the project. I’ve completed the shaping on the base, and picked my pieces for the neck of the lamp. I’m doing some inlays for the sides of the neck, Orange Osage into the Walnut.I made the cuts on the table saw with a crosscut sled and a scrap piece of 2×4 braced against the sled fence to hold it in place. Card Scrapers made short work of any spots that were too wide as I tested the inlays above.Glue up was interesting, the thin end of th...

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Carving a Welsh Love Spoon #3: The Heart-Shaped Bowl

09-04-2015 09:33 AM by Brit | 9 comments »

Now it is time to carve the bowl of the spoon. Since the top surface of the spoon bowl needs to be lowered somewhat and I will lose my drawing of the heart, I started by roughly shaping the perimeter of the bowl so I didn’t lose the shape. I also transferred my layout lines to the side of the spoon because I didn’t want to lose them either. I will need to remove wood from the top, bottom and sides of the twisted stem section also to gain better access when shaping the under...

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