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

09-24-2012 07:26 PM 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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The old time woodshop journals #25: Practices in Spoonology: Part two

09-03-2012 10:26 PM 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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An ode to Awl

05-11-2011 05:54 AM by Brad | 3 comments »

There have been many times where I could have used a good scratch awl. They’re great for: —Making pilot holes for nails, brads and screws to prevent splitting (see Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings by Aldren Watson. This text is within arm’s reach of your workbench isn’t it?) Yes, gimlets would work too.—Scribing lines with a try square during layout operations—Puncturing your beer can of choice to shotgun it So while tool hunting on an antiquing outing o...

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Japanese Toolbox Build #1: Design, Milling and Layout

05-25-2014 05:13 AM by siavosh | 3 comments »

This project has been a long time coming. Since I got the woodworking bug over a year ago, one of the projects I’ve been thinking about has been a traditional Japanese style toolbox for my growing set of tools. I got the wood for the project from a professional woodworker selling his off-cuts almost a year ago in anticipation of this project. But time, and the growing sense of “don’t mess it up” led to constant excuses for not starting. Since my last woodworking class ...

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Photo Report: Woodworking In Sri Lanka

10-30-2008 09:41 PM 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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Exercises in Artisanship #10: Creating a saw till with what ya got! PART 3

05-10-2012 10:27 PM by jjw5858 | 12 comments »

Hi friends here we are again back in the shop and making and marking up the next to do’s for this saw till project I have been working on. This project is just what is needed for my fast growing collection of handsaws as you will see…..lol. This is a piece that has brought some more expansion in the learning of joinery, and getting a chance to exercise some new lessons learned. Pic 1-2: I needed to make a pair 1×2 mortice’s on each side for my rail to joint into t...

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Salvaged Wood Roubo Style Workbench #1: Top (mostly) and legs (well, leg)

11-07-2014 01:56 AM by Bugnurd | 3 comments »

My office building where I work is upgrading their HVAC system, and the new equipment was delivered packed in long crates. The wood was going to be scrapped so I loaded up my hatchback and brought it home. Now I figure I have to make a proper workbench, since I’ve been making do with a wobbly 1950’s kitchen table on hairpin legs (cool table, but it makes a crappy workbench). I like how the Roubo style benches look, and they seem pretty straightforward to build. I found Chris Sc...

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Restoring Woodworking Hand Tools #1: How to Remove Rust from Woodworking Tools

04-29-2014 01:26 PM by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) I’ve tried almost every method to remove rust from metal parts! In the above VIDEO I show my favorite method for removing rust from metal parts – specifically traditional woodworking hand tool parts – but it’ll work for most other metal parts, like auto parts. Click here to read the original blog post with links. But first let me tell you about the other methods that haven’t worked very well for me: -Electrolisys with a car batt...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #28: Old Hand Tools Acquisition

02-10-2015 08:03 PM by Paul Bucalo | 10 comments »

Over the weekend I setup an appointment with a computer client to review a Windows XP to Linux conversion, providing a much more powerful and newer machine than her tired old Dell. The street price for my services and machine was going to be around $250, depending on training time given. We got to talking about what I have been doing since the last we spoke (about 2 years). When I mentioned I was expanding into woodworking she told me about a stash of her grandfather’s hand tools she wo...

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Scratch Awl Restoration

01-27-2013 11:02 PM by twokidsnosleep | 2 comments »

HelloIt is a lazy rainy Sunday and I am bored out of my mind. I am in between large projects and been cleaning up around the house and garage shop so I decided to do some small piddly things in the garage that have been sitting around… to avoid further cleaning up and get out of the way of my wife’s cleaning fit.I was reading Mr Lee’s(as in Lee Valley Tools) book on sharpening Saturday afternoon and read a passage about awls and diamond point cutters and how to sharpen th...

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