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Hand Tool Shootout | Preparing Rough Sawn Lumber by Hand vs. the Machines

05-20-2017 06:06 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

My usual routine is somewhat hybrid, I typically do the bulk of the removal of material with the jointer and planer, then square it up at my cross cut sled, and finally remove the scallops from the planer with a smoothing plane, and shoot the ends to final dimensions to fit. But for the purpose of demonstration, I prepared these two overly dry (20 years in a barn) air dried Walnut by hand and then with my machines to see how long each process took. End of the day 7 minutes with the machin...

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Make a Moxon Benchtop Bench - Part 1

05-19-2017 10:05 PM by Daniel Solowiej | 11 comments »

Hello everyone ! Today I share with you the first part of making a Moxon Benchtop bench.This is a project in process, done exclusively with hand tools from the beginning to the end, whose objective is to have a solid and transportable bench, to use standing, sitting and on the floor, with a Moxon vice and dog holes.I am also planning to build the dogs too, at the end of the project, we will see if I succeed.In this Part 1, the wood chosen to build it is “guayubirá” (Patagonula ame...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #13: It Is Finished

05-11-2017 11:27 PM by Ron Aylor | 17 comments »

It Is Finished –  Over the last few weeks shop time has been a rare commodity, due to dark, gloomy weather; yet, after a most enjoyable outing with my bride in the rain … I managed to procure hinges and a lock. Eventually, the rain stopped and the clouds parted to let the sun shine through. So, it was back to the shop to wrap my brain around putting the desk together. After a cup of hot tea, and an hour or so of chopping …  ... and wedging …  ... then chopping and wed...

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A Look at a Mini Kanna

05-04-2017 03:19 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

I have very few tools. In keeping with my living space but also in keeping with my belief that skills should surpass the tools that are used. In my mind it makes more sense to be able to make your own tools. So I was attracted to the Japanese thoughts of minimalism in both their tools and their methods. A mini kanna was something I’ve wanted for quite a while. it’s difficult to find one that is high quality new in the US (online or otherwise), but I found a maker (in Japan) tha...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #12: Three in One

04-26-2017 03:33 PM by Ron Aylor | 6 comments »

Three in One –  With frame construction completed, the desk dovetailed together, and the sticking completed for the fitted top and lid, it was time to venture into the interior of the desk. I decided to use Honduran mahogany for the bottom, shelf, dividers, and drawer fonts. I thought this would make for a nice contrast against the gummy cherry. I started off by resawing a piece of mahogany into 3/8 and 1/4 inch thick pieces for the shelf and dividers.  I really should think about getti...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #11: Edge Moulding

04-22-2017 11:01 PM by Ron Aylor | 6 comments »

Edge Moulding –  With the last of the dovetails cut, I loose fit the desk together and devote some time to edge moulding. It appears that the original desk on frame has a separate edge moulding running the perimeter of the top and lid. Therefore, I decided not to have breadboard edges on the top/lid like on the kneeling platform.   I will be using alder for this moulding and hope to fashion something akin to this.                          The moulding is a two-part construction, joined ...

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My New Classic Workbench!

04-18-2017 03:55 AM by TheArtisanWoodshop | 5 comments »

Hey guys, I just finished my new Classic Workbench, modeled after the benchcrafted bench. However, it is a bit different because I used all my own dimensions, and only 1 row of dog holes. Check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks! View on YouTube

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #10: Dovetails

04-15-2017 11:23 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

Dovetails - I think the boiled linseed oil and sunbathing has created a rather nice patina, thus far. How about you?  As the frame rests quietly in the sun, I start laying out the dovetails on the desk. I like to use a mirror to keep an eye on the backside of the board. This helps me keep things nice and square!  Pins first, tails first … whatever! I can do both, but I find it a bit easier to go with tails first. So, I line things up and scribe the location of the tails onto the pin boa...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #9: Mitred Breadboards

04-13-2017 11:41 PM by Ron Aylor | 6 comments »

Mitred Breadboards - In order to run a bull-nose around the perimeter of the kneeling platform top, I thought it prudent to attach breadboards. Given that I do not want any end-grain showing, the breadboards need to be mitred. So … with my highly detailed drawing in hand …                    ... I get to work! The breadboards are simply 1 inch strips of 3/4 cherry with 1/4 inch x 5/16 inch grooves along one edge and a 45° mitred end. There are also mortises in the floor of the gro...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #8: The Kneeling Platform

04-10-2017 12:36 PM by Ron Aylor | 7 comments »

The Kneeling Platform –  The kneeling platform was proving to be something of a challenge. Thus far, I have simply copied the look of the original desk on frame. In adding the kneeling platform, I did not want to stray too far from the William & Mary style. After a great deal of thought, I finally decided on the following.  The perimeter of the platform will have the same 3/4 inch half-round as the transition between the frame and desk. I decided to have the platform more narrow tha...

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