Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'hand tools'

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New Little Good Pieces blog post: Bad Axe Toolworks – Home of Fine Saws AND Service

07-22-2011 05:41 PM by TheGravedigger | 1 comment »

There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Bad Axe Toolworks – Home of Fine Saws AND Service. It chronicles my recent experience with Bad Axe Toolworks. Check it out!

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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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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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Archive Videos #1: Sweedish woodworking and misc.

07-15-2009 01:47 PM by dryhter | 3 comments »

I was at a blogsite and followed a link to some archived video. I spent the better part of a day watching and marveling over these glimpse into the past. I think it is the fact that these were utilitarian items made for everyday use and although some artistry was involved most important was that the piece function. These craftsmen developed the skills to economically produce a no frill product. If you can take the time to watch you will notice that there...

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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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Hand tool revalations #1: the revolution has begun

01-08-2012 03:27 AM by Andrew | 4 comments »

It all started with the purchase of a stanley #48, the tongue and groove plane. I saw it on Roy Underhills show the WoodWright. So it is really his fault. Anyway I have slowly and sometimes quickly started accumulating hand tools. So now its time to use them, I chose to make a table out of Pine for a friend. Pine is soft and should be fairly forgiving of mistakes or improper techniques. This is only the beginning, I figure if I can get comfortable with the hand tools, then future pro...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #4: |Step 3| Learn how to Refurbish, Tune, & Sharpen Tools

04-15-2014 03:18 PM by WoodAndShop | 2 comments »

My wife loves to say, “hun, I think you love restoring hand tools almost as much as woodworking!” I think she’s right. There’s something magical about taking an antique (and very well built) woodworking hand tool and bringing it back to working order. Removing the rust, tuning up the parts, and sharpening the blade gives a feeling of satisfaction; especially when seeing the finished result. I get a feeling of a connection with the past, with my ancestors, with a time when things were made ...

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Hand Tool Reference Guide for the new LJ

08-10-2012 01:45 PM by carguy460 | 3 comments »

I’ve been a member of this site for 219 days, according to my little stat tracker under my name, but I still consider myself a “New LJ”. Over the last 219 days I’ve learned more about tools and woodworking than I have in my 28 years of life, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who freely shares their knowledge. I’ve decided that I will take the hand tool path of woodworking for 3 reasons – 1) cost of machinery, 2) space needed for machinery, and 3) its ...

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Roubo #1: Wherein our protagonist drinks the crazy juice, and decides to use 4/4 lumber.

03-08-2009 04:19 AM by Jon3 | 4 comments »

So brief background is that about a 18 months ago, I bought a load of lumber off ebay. While there, I ended up also buying 350 BF of flatsawn white ash for $100. I figured, even if it ends up being ‘test’ pieces and shop projects, it would still be worth it. Fast forward to recently, and I’ve been planning to build a new bench, and I’ve pretty much decided on a Roubo. I picked up the lovely Benchcrafted tail/wagon vise, a german bench screw, and some holdfasts. ...

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Queen Anne Side Table #2: Part 2, The Joinery

04-28-2010 09:39 PM by ShannonRogers | 0 comments »

No electrons were harmed during the building of this table. This was great fun and even more affirmation of the time I spent building my workbench. Enjoy the video.

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