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Finding the good in simple things

04-11-2013 10:28 PM by jjw5858 | 10 comments »

Lately I have been very fortunate to connect with many important artisans. All of this spoon carving business, website, and wood crafting has not only shown me things about myself, but has begun to show me the interest and support that other people can supply back onto me and this work I have been doing. I am very grateful for the positive communication. Thank you! It is nice to leave the daily news turned off and make some of our own positive headlines I think. Far too much negativity and...

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Beginning Coopering 2013 ~ Black Swamp Cooperage

04-08-2013 12:25 AM by TheeWoodShed | 0 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOX6opb-Hg8 We just completed our spring class in the Black Swamp Cooperage at Sauder Village! The two gentlemen in the video did an excellent job and completed their bucket on Saturday afternoon! Had a great time using all old hand tools, a schnitzelbank, draw knives, croze, scorps, and bow saws.

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #6: |Step 5| Learn How to Design Woodworking Projects

04-15-2014 04:12 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

You can definitely find plans for furniture and projects that other woodworkers have built, but I personally love the creative bliss that comes from designing my own projects. I also love looking at furniture in antique stores and on Pinterest to get ideas (See my Pinterest photos). But I always customize for my available space. Use Free Woodworking Design Software Ever since I was a kid I have drawn my “inspired” furniture sketches in a sketch book (or the back of a napkin), but...

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The Non-Electric Chair #14: Making the Chair (The back frame gets glued up and the chair comes together)

04-09-2009 11:07 AM by lethentymill | 3 comments »

There are some jobs that must be done as you go along; they will be very difficult to do once the back frame is glued up.Unfortunately, I am one of those people who must see results and can’t wait indefinitely to see a frame going together. Apart from the fact that I think someone said “A decision deferred is a decision well made” I have two excuses for this less than grown up behaviour.a) Sanding every square millimetre can be pointless if it turns out that there is a final curve or detai...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #8: WIA: Part 1 of 3 - Forgotten Workbenches and Workholding

12-04-2008 08:58 PM by Al Navas | 2 comments »

From my blog: Over the years, Christopher Schwarz has built many benches – from the Roman style door-and-saw horse, to much-improved models based on old references. And he has published a book that has become a true library reference for many woodworkers: Workbenches, From Design & Theory to Construction & Use. Now to Part 1: From my notes, a mix of some comments and facts from the presentation by Christopher Schwarz. I hope the following will get your interest in watching...

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Saw Bench #1: Rubbed Raw

12-06-2011 08:26 PM by nurvreck | 6 comments »

While I haven’t been spending a lot of time on here in the past couple months, I’ve started gaining back momentum. What I have noticed is that I seemed to jump on the latest craze/band wagon for many woodworkers without knowing it. While going to hand tools is nothing new, when I first started here there seemed to be very little projects or people with complete hand tool mentality. I could no doubt be wrong but everything I read, all the projects seemed to be done with all power t...

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Exercises in Artisanship #25: Practices in Spoonology: Part four

09-10-2012 10:32 PM by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

So my business of country spoon sloyd craft carries on. Forgive me if my tales on this exploration have become boring, I realize there is not a lot of joinery going on. I am closing in as I enter the words here for session 4 of 5 of this spoon blog and have really made some nice strides. My greatest findings have been using the soil I live on to adventure more deeply into the woods and come out with new species I have never worked with before such as Hickory, Black Walnut, and Black Locust...

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Warming up by making some trivets

08-13-2014 04:00 AM by siavosh | 3 comments »

After a few weeks of no woodworking, I figured I’d warm up my woodworking muscles by making a few trivets. Simple, fun, useful, and not to mention, quiet, exercises perfect for a couple free hours on a weeknight. This is a great trick Jay van Arsdale taught us: using tape instead of clamps to saw the lattice beams. Unlike clamps, it’s much easier and quicker to flip and maneuver the beams as you do your saw and chisel work. Saw the lines. Chop to take out the ...

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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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A Strategy for Woodworking #46: Chisels at the Bench

04-06-2015 03:45 PM by Gary Rogowski | 10 comments »

We are a type, we woodworkers. We are tool nuts, junkies. We love our tools. Somebody asked me once how many sets of chisels I have. I said, Only two. I have my old Marples firmer chisels from 1/4” to 3/4” and then my bevel edge Lie-Nielsens. And oh yeah, I have a missed match set of Japanese paring and mortise chisels. And I forgot the 3 or 4 Stanley 750’s I have collected, and the old Stanley butt chisels I bought when I started out. Then there’s those 3 big mortising chis...

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