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Building the Gramercy Carcass Saw Kit #1: The Build

12-05-2011 04:03 AM by doorslammer | 5 comments »

I recently purchased the Gramercy Carcass saw kit to add a nice crosscut saw to my till and if Chris Schwarz and Roy Underhill prefer it I thought I’d give it a try, but at $200 it’s a bit pricey. The kit however is a little more than half that and all that’s left to do is attach the brass spine and shape a handle. The kit comes with the saw plate sharp and ready to go, a bent brass back, a pair of split nut saw bolts and instructions with a scaled handle pattern. I chose...

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TheWoodWhisperer Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Rocking Horse #4: Getting a Handle on things

10-12-2011 02:57 AM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

With the horse finished (literally as in 2 coats of shellac) the only thing missing was 2 handles for the ride. as it seems the horses ears were a good alternative and worked well, but proper round handles would probably be more comfortable for younger ones and well, I have the mounting holes for them already so better put them to good use. My original idea was to use mahogany for the handles as I have a left over of mahogany that was my workbench wagon vise handle that was transformed int...

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My First Shop Made Tool

10-07-2011 01:20 AM by GodofBiscuits | 3 comments »

When I purchased my lathe it was a floor display and had been used a couple times for Demos at the local Woodcraft. I got a great deal on it because I had called the Woodcraft in Seattle up and inquired about on hand stock and was told they had three so I took the journey across Puget Sound to pick one up. Upon arrival I was informed the associate had made a mistake and they only had the floor model on display. Well, long story short, I bought the display for a great deal but with one catch. ...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #16: The Wheel on the Wagon goes round and round

09-18-2011 05:17 AM by PurpLev | 18 comments »

I wanted to do this for a long time and had the parts ordered and delivered a while ago, but one thing led to another and this was kept on the back burner and never saw the light of day. Ironically, it is now finished but still with no light of day as it is almost 11pm… All it gets is the light of the moon (which some may say is better). I really liked benchcrafted wagon vise (even a free plug for them) But for what it is I think it’s a bit overpriced (for a vise). Don’t ...

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Turning a Skew Handle

03-14-2011 12:07 AM by Glen Peterson | 3 comments »

My wife gave me an Alan Lacer skew for Christmas. I made an oak handle for it this afternoon and posted this Skew Handle in the projects section. It ended up being an easy and quick turning project, but I couldn’t figure out an easy to make it on my own. In any case the Alan Lacer 1 3/8” skew is a monster. The shaft is a 1/2” x 3/4” x 3” inch rectangle. I couldn’t think of an easy way to make the mortise in the handle for the tool shaft. I had dinner ...

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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #5: *Paring and a Exocto science (for beginners...)*

03-06-2011 02:33 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Paring and a Exacto scienceok perhaps not science… just minding the grip. Intro:When using the chisels I realized I still had to reach for my other set to pare, and for smaller cuts, key holes and cleaning out it would be fine with a delicate cutting tool.Exacto knifes are not exactly science, but they are really easy to use, and you can sharpen and shape the blades as you wish fast on a grinder.So it was time to make an update on the dovetail chisel set! Excato knife, two...

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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #4: *Fitting handles on the chisels *

01-12-2011 03:24 PM by mafe | 26 comments »

Fitting handles on the chisels no fit, just hit! Intro:This first part will be how to mount the tang blades in the handles, and then a go go. Where we ended last, with a set of reborn chisel blades. The tube is cut up into smaller pieces, and these are grinded flat in the ends. Handles and ferrules.Next step was to drill holes in the handles, I forgot to photograph this one, but the this is how it’s done.First drill a small hole in the handle, this hole must have the ...

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Dovetail chisels DIY (skewed, fishtail and left, right dovetail versions) blog #3: *Honing the chisel blades to new shapes *

01-12-2011 03:23 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

Honing the chisel blades to new shapes no cut, no pain Intro:This first part will be how to make the new bevels, and hone the blades. Where we ended last, with the old chisels and five brand new home made handles. One of the old blades, as you can see some of them needed a helping hand… With a marker I draw my layout on the blade, this one for the fish tail. Time for that Dremmel tool to get running again. I use this because they are quite fast, and do not prod...

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Machinist Toolbox #9: Pull My Finger...

12-26-2010 04:20 AM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

Jack and Jill, Went up the hill.To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down,And broke his crown,And Jill came tumbling after. Then up Jack got,and home did trot.To old dame dob,Who fixed his KNOB,With vinegar and brown paper. What does this have to do with a machinist toolbox? well. I also had to fix my knobs, but not with vinegar and not with brown paper (although the walnut IS indeed brown)... read on: I wasn’t feeling too well today so I probably should not have done much wo...

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Tool Mod #4: Making new chisel handles

12-10-2010 10:01 PM by swirt | 6 comments »

A week or so back I posted the end results of my venture into making new chisel handles for my old socket chisels here. With the promise that I would show the method I used. So here is the method I used in making new socket chisel handles with octagonal flats. I made a template to mark out the lengths I needed. I found it easier to get repeatability with a flat template than by holding the model handle up to the blank on the lathe. I then use calipers and a pencil to determine the d...

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