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Who cut the cheese? Opps, I mean wood.

993 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Clean and simple info on some basic hand saws in a workshop. View article

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Workbench build 2013 #3: Leg Building 1.2

348 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

In this segment I assemble the right and left legs. I go over the half-blind dovetail and also the bridal joint. Thanks for checking it out!

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Progression Photos on the "The Greatest Story Ever Told" Walking Cane Project

2112 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

Realizing that the story and photos of this walking cane project are decidedly Christian in content, if you are offended by such things, you should read another Blog. This project is a cane that I was commissioned to build, which tells the story of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and will be used to talk about the customer’s faith as he uses the symbols to tell the story. I hope that if you are offended by the content, that you will at least enjoy the woodworking process that is...

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The Non-Electric Chair #4: In Which We Get Down To Work

2066 days ago by lethentymill | 2 comments »

You may be wondering when I am going to stop daydreaming and get on with making a chair. The short movie that I produced to accompany this entry provides a ‘short-cut’ to the main action! It’s just that I know that some people are going to ask “What’s the point in making furniture by hand?” and I think that it’s difficult to explain, I certainly can’t put it in a sentence. I have read entire books by people who have tried to answer this question ( e.g. David Pye – “Th...

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The Non-Electric Chair #10: Waiting for Beech To Dry

1977 days ago by lethentymill | 2 comments »

Leaving the tool chest for a moment; we go back a few years to the Domesday Book and 1086 and an interesting fact – 13 saws were recorded in the kingdom, bowsaws were common at the time so what kind of saws were these? Probably not sawmills; mills are mentioned aplenty and millponds too but they were agricultural mills. These are probably pitsaws, a gruelling job for two men; one of them in the pit and the other steering the two-handed saw and balancing on the level tree-trunk as they r...

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Hand Plane catastrophe...or almost nearly a catastrophe!!!

2557 days ago by Matt | 17 comments »

So there I was last night. Down in the shop putting the finishing touches on a piece of cherry that would become a part of the desk I’ve been making for my daughter Madison. The pieces are all cut and dimensioned so now I’m just using my smoothing planes to put that sheen on the face that only a sharp blade can achieve. I have nothing against sanding, but I promised myself a long time ago to keep on practicing when and where I can with the hand planes. I’ve come a long w...

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Beads Box #4: Mild Cutting, Doors part, Dadoes, and rabbets

1651 days ago by PurpLev | 12 comments »

I’ve had this project on the back burner (literally- it was standing in the back on the burner…) for a long time (just click on the “Previous blog entry” and you’ll see what I mean). and I think it’s due to the fact I have high expectations out of this project, that sometimes I feel are a bit over my capabilities and abilities at this day and age. But… I finally got some courage, and cut the carcass down so I can pick up on this project, and move o...

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Union No.6A X #1: Just picked up this baby. Can you give me some info on it?

640 days ago by Deycart | 3 comments »

EDIT: It is actually a 5A X.. That tells you how much crud is on it. I just picked up this at a community garage sale for 35 bucks. I can not find any real info on it. The only other one I can find are about the No. 7 X. How rare is this plane and How old is it? I assume its pretty old considering the hole at the top of the blade. Well I plan to do a light cleaning just to get the crud off. If it turns out to rare I will leave it at that and just sharpen it. I can’t wait to see how ...

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Another week begins

2361 days ago by brad | 3 comments »

It was a good week-end. I made a small amount of progress on my computer table/desk. Still not finished but an getting closer. I can’t wait to share some pictures. A friend of mine did find me a new (axtually used)...new to me, hand plane at a garage sale over the week end. I will probably clean and sharpen it tonight, (there goes progress on the computer table)...oh well.Everyone have a good week.

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Adjustable Angle Shooting Board

223 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 5 comments »

Create a shooting board that doesn’t cut just at one angle. Using some scrap wood and a couple of bolts you can create a shooting board that cuts multiple angles. Check out the video HERE! Sorry about the “scratchy effect”. Something happened while uploading and i can’t figure out how to fix it.

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