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• Hepplewhite Stand #4: A Proper Edge

12-18-2016 04:50 PM by Ron Aylor | 2 comments »

 Before jumping into the mortise and tenon joints I thought it a good idea to make sure my chisels have a proper edge. For this project I need a 3/8 mortise chisel, a 1/2” firmer chisel for the half blind dovetails, and a 1-1/2” bevel edge chisel for the tapered legs. A proper edge is actually quite simple. You need but two intersecting planes. Generally, the smaller the angle between the two planes, the sharper the edge and easier the cut. The smaller the angle, though, the less force it ...

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• Hepplewhite Stand #3: Lay-Out & Rough-Cut

12-10-2016 11:39 PM by Ron Aylor | 3 comments »

 It finally stopped raining! I shouldn’t complain because we actually needed the rain, everything had become so dry. But, at any rate, the sun is out and I can see all the way to the back of the shop. So it is time to get this little stand laid-out and rough cut. I glued-up the top a few weeks ago. I think the Ambrosia maple looks awesome … you? It is currently over-sized by a few inches, I’ll cut it to fit once the base is completed. The lumber I get from Suwanee Lumber ...

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• Hepplewhite Stand #2: First Things First

12-05-2016 08:20 PM by Ron Aylor | 2 comments »

 It’s been raining for a day or so here in Lilburn, and as a result I haven’t had much shop time. Too dark. But, I’m still moving forward with my little Hepplewhite stand. Given that the original stand was built 19 years ago, I thought it prudent to measure all the parts, as I did not measure anything back then. I simply established a comfortable height and filled the space where she was going to rest. Unfortunately, I kept no notes; at least I cannot find any, other than...

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• Hepplewhite Stand #1: What's Wrong With This Picture

12-03-2016 09:10 PM by Ron Aylor | 15 comments »

 So, my bride comes to me this morning asking, “what’s wrong with this picture?”   Realizing that it had been quite a few years since my first Hepplewhite stand, I committed to build another to even out the look of our bedroom. The first stand, built in 1997, has red oak legs, hackberry sides and drawer font, and a sassafras top. It was finished with shellac and beeswax. The top has been re-waxed several times over the years and is in need of a touch up. As to the new stand,...

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Work does not stop due to no power

10-09-2016 09:48 PM by NormG | 3 comments »

Ok, we had a some severe rain here (Henrico county) outside Richmind, Virginia, this past day or so. Power went out this morning. A friend had plans to do some work with several friends for assistance. Well someone said we could nor proceed due to no power. Well his father in law asked why that should stop it. We have hand tools and pencils. Needless to say, hand tools it was, the wives cooked on 3 grills, and the work was completed before nightfall. It was fun. Some learned some ...

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On the Workbench #9: Tool Awards

09-29-2016 03:31 AM by ontheworkbench | 0 comments »

Maybe I am a bit of a pessimist, but I find some of the “tool awards” presented by some blogs to be questionable mashups of both parties gaining from awards being handed out. The blog/magazine gets free tools and gets to highlight major names who then buy ads, and then in turn the tool companies promote their tools as award winning which then to some extent benefits the tool company and gives credit back to the publication. Hence its hard for me to not think of them as possibly bi...

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Woodworking in America #1: GREAT!!

09-28-2016 12:45 AM by CharlieK | 6 comments »

View on YouTubeI had an amazing time at Woodworking in America. This was my first time there and I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. As always, one of my biggest concerns was meeting and hanging out with new people and that was NO PROBLEM! Everyone I met was not just friendly, but downright welcoming. I wrote a complete blog article on my website with LOTS of pictures if you want to know more. I hope you don’t mind that I didn’t post all the pictures here. I figured si...

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Tools #1: Stanley #55 Plane

07-06-2016 12:48 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 8 comments »

While at my grandparents house recently, I dug through the basement hoping to find some tools I’d have use for. My great-grandfather was quite the woodworker and while I’ve previously collected a variety of tools from there I decided to focus on things I could use for woodworking with this visit. I found some files, rasps, a saw set, and a variety of hand saws. All need a little work but are in pretty good shape—cleaning, removing rust, and sharpening will put them in great ...

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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 | 4 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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