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Homemade Hand Tools

1283 days ago by Ed Pirnik | 2 comments »

This afternoon I emerged from the shop here at Fine Woodworking after having put together a pretty neat little picture framing jig. It’s designed for cutting precise miters and perfectly matching picture frame sides (meaning it has a stop block set-up meant to cut pairs of picture frame sides to precisely the same length). It’ll be featured in an upcoming video workshop I’m going to be shooting later this month on picture frame moldings and frame assembly. Anyhow, I digress....

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Riving Brake - Part 2

1089 days ago by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Riving Brake – Part 2. I cut and assemble my version of Peter Galbert’s riving brake. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/riving-brake-part-2/

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The old time woodshop journals #26: The last blogs forgotten pics....lol.

571 days ago by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

Hey everyone, well I guess I was just plain not paying attention when posting my last blog explaining my rustic sassafras hiking stick and cherry spoon work. I totally forgot to add some pics in of these…lol. These would greatly add to the experience of my past Saturdays wood working session. So here they are! Pic 1: Some new fresh cherry ready for some spoon making! Pic 2: Roughed out blank ready for greater detail. Finished project can be found here: http://lumberjocks...

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My Main Toobox - Built 14 Years Ago - and My Tools Inside

1333 days ago by helluvawreck | 17 comments »

Yesterday, I took every tool that was in my main tool chest out of the box and cleaned and vacuumed out the box. While I was at it I laid my tools out on the work bench and cleaned and inspected them and took some of the bigger Stanley planes apart one at a time and cleaned all the parts. The iron in three of the planes needed sharpening so I did that before I reassembled them. I then put a few of the tools and put them in other drawers instead and put some other tools with these because this...

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

1266 days ago 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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Photo Report: Woodworking In Sri Lanka

1995 days ago by Martin Sojka | 23 comments »

I’ve returned from a great vacation yesterday. We’ve visited lots of beautiful places in Sri Lanka and one of them was a small local woodworking factory. I’ve taken following photos for you to enjoy: Lots of hand tools in action, huh? ;)

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The old time woodshop journals #25: Practices in Spoonology: Part two

591 days ago by jjw5858 | 5 comments »

I have entered an important stage creating these smaller more swedish styled spoons. That stage is simply practice and seeing if I can produce a sufficient rhythmic pattern by exercising more than one roughed result. It’s best to let a green wood piece dry for anywhere up to a few days to 2 weeks before doing any serious finishing work so I thought this to be a good time to keep the ideas flowing and hone on beginners skills. It’s surely an exercise of challenge and chance when axing down ...

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Hand Tools Odyssey #1: What is Sharp?

1678 days ago by gizmodyne | 11 comments »

Intro to Hand ToolsThree Saturdays ago, Kristin and I woke up early and headed down to good ol’ Cerritos Community College to start our new class, Woodworking with Hand Tools. Previously we have taken Basic Woodworking, Cabinet Making and a Furniture Lab together. I have also taken table making and a few more lab classes. I have a pretty good grip on basic furniture making and power tool use, but have been frustrated in my use of hand tools. Kristin is not a fan of huge power tools...

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Spoon carvers diary #2: Spoon carving video!

428 days ago by jjw5858 | 10 comments »

Hey gang, I hope this short video tutorial may fit anyones interest that would like to see some of the steps in spoon making with hand tools. Unfortunately I am my own camera operator so this will not include any action shots…lol. Please drop me a line if this is something that sparks an interest or was helpful in some way. If you found this first video blog enjoyable, then I may possibly do a few more on various projects in the shop. Or if you have a request on something you want...

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My Dream Tool Chest

1265 days ago 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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