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Shaving Horse

02-26-2011 09:33 PM by WhiskeyWaters | 6 comments »

I had a class canceled this week for 2 days, giving me 3 hrs to do some workshop building. This shaving horse was built from scrap 2×4s, a few 4×4 oak posts and a broom handle. Lag bolts connect the legs, and the yoke & axle of the swing arm was whittled down to the correct size and fitted with pressure/friction. I’ve never used/taught shaving horses before so this weekend and Monday will be spent in the throes of research. I’ll be putting up a build post...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog - "Roubo Bookstand - Part 1"

02-07-2011 05:04 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Roubo Bookstand – Part 1”- The start of my version of the Roubo bookstand featured in Popular Woodworking. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/roubo-bookstand-part-1/

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Something From Nothing

01-14-2011 05:39 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Something From Nothing”. I make a quick organizer to tame an unruly bathroom drawer. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/something-from-nothing/

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Dovetails, An Adventure #1: The Beginning

01-05-2011 09:13 AM by konkers | 6 comments »

I just joined the Wood Whisper Guild and am going to follow along with the Wall Hanging Cabinet build. There’s a lot of dovetails in that plan. I’m intrigued by hand cutting them but, having never cut one before, I’m going to need a lot of practice. So here it goes: First up, the tools I’m using: Adjustable square, pencil, marking gauge, and dovetail angle template for layout. A dozuki for cutting the pins and tails and a fret saw for removing the waste. A coup...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Wing Chun Dummy - Making the Frame, Part 2

12-26-2010 05:44 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Wing Chun Dummy – Making the Frame, Part 2”. I correct some joinery errors and glue up the frame. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/wing-chun-dummy-making-the-frame-part-2/

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From the "Little Good Pieces" Blog Archives #6: Links with the Past

12-05-2010 04:32 PM by TheGravedigger | 1 comment »

This article was originally posted on the Little Good Pieces blog on September 27, 2010. There’s something about old hand tools. Unlike the shiny new ones in the catalogs, the old ones have character. What exactly is character? The dictionary defines it as “the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing”. Look at an old tool, and I’m sure you’ll agree. Take the old bit brace above as an example. It belonged...

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Tasmanian Woodworking... #9: For lovers...

11-27-2010 09:27 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

Of old hand tools.There was an excellent display of older tools for working with wood… This last photo is of an army of rabbits.. these rabbits were cut on a scroll saw and the smallest is only 1/8 inch tall..[3 mm]

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My Dream Tool Chest

10-31-2010 09:14 PM by Tim Dorcas | 13 comments »

I just posted some pictures of my buddy’s Hand Tool Chest. If you like hand tools at all it’s worth checking out. http://www.craftedbytim.com/?p=203

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Picture frame easel made with, wait, what? Hand tools!

10-30-2010 08:15 PM by Stevinmarin | 17 comments »

The power went out last weekend. What to do, what to do. Well, atone for my past hand tool indiscretions, of course.

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Hand tool workbench #2: Starting with the legs

10-24-2010 09:30 PM by brianl | 4 comments »

I changed the overall dimensions of the bench to accommodate a top that is two feet by four feet. My shop is pretty small so I’m trying to make everything more compact. My first task with the new bench was to create the end assemblies. So, I used a German cross cut handsaw (http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/24-Hand-Saw-7-TPI-Cross-Cut-Teeth-Germany/productinfo/520-0600/) I ordered from traditional woodworker and got to work. Once I rough-cut the lumber down, I used my new Stanl...

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