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Logging Handles get a Fresh Breath of Air

04-17-2015 10:23 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I’m starting to restore an older logging saw. The handles were extremely dried out and the blade is of course rusty. I took both handles off and gave them a good inspection for cracks or anything else that would make them break. With nothing found wrong I moved on to the next step and that was a basic and quick cleaning. I used 320 grit sand paper to clean any rough edges off and get a smooth finish. Using boiled linseed oil I coated the handles heavily and let the oil soak it. what a d...

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2x4 Bunk Bed Build #3: Drawbore mortise and tenon

04-17-2015 01:43 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Well in part 1 I went over cutting a tenon. Part 2 included how to chop the mortise. This time grab your drills and a few dowels as we pin the mortise and tenon joint together. This is as easy as eating cake, without all the calories. View on YouTube

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Easily Flatten Your Sole

11-30-2014 10:15 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

When dealing with handplanes there are two main things you have to have. The first is a really sharp iron. This helps make some great shavings and you can tell a difference between a dull iron and a sharp one. The second important thing to have with handplanes is a flat bottom. If the bottom isn’t flat you won’t end up with nice and flat lumber, or you will be fighting the pushing action while planing. In this video i show how easy it is to get a flat sole. The whole process takes...

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Diamond Edition Holdfast

10-19-2014 12:16 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Here is a video of how I made the Diamond Edition holdfast. Still some things to work out, but looks good enough to make an actual one to sell.

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Easy Pine Bookcase

09-17-2014 02:06 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

I created a nice pine bookcase with dovetailed joints on top, 3 thru tenons, and custom made molding. This was done using handtools (except nail gun). Check out the video and comment. Remember to like and share it to support YouTube woodworkers.

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Side Rabbet Plane Pt. 2- The Heart of the Plane

08-13-2014 02:05 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

A hand plane can not be complete with out an iron. It is the heart of the plane and does the work. In this part I create by using a angle grinder, grinding wheel and file. This still needs to be tempered and get a final sharpening.

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Making a Side Rabbet Plane- Pt 1

08-12-2014 03:59 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I’m creating the other half of a side rabbet plane set. Check out more detail at my website HERE and watch the video below. Make sure to subscribe for the latest videos from A Slice of Wood Workshop.

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #11: |Step 10| Learn how to Finish the Wood

04-15-2014 05:01 PM by WoodAndShop | 2 comments »

Step 10 is one of my favorite steps, because you get to see the true beauty reveal itself in the wood, and the grain patterns shine forth! I’ll admit it, I’m not one of those woodworkers who love complex finish recipes, but I love making it as simple as possible. In the above video I introduced quite a few of the well-known finishes used by woodworkers (there’s probably a lot more) but I encourage everyone to experiment and find out which finishes they like the best. My favorite, easies...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #10: |Step 9| Learn how to Fasten, Assemble & Glue-up Woodworking Projects

04-15-2014 04:58 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

Every project has different requirements for assembling, gluing, and clamping, but these videos can help with some basic tips. It’s important to have plenty of clamps so you don’t miss clamping a vital area of a project. 9.1 Fastening I used to think that using nails, and other fasteners, wasn’t part of traditional woodworking. But then I took a week-long class at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright School” and learned that cut nails and other fasteners is actually very traditional. And it’s...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #9: |Step 8| Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints

04-15-2014 04:52 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

People called “Joiners” cut joints in wood, in order to get the wood to fit (and stay) together. There are many, many different joints for many different applications. I’ll keep adding joinery videos below (I’m starting with the more basic joints and will move on to more complex joints), so keep checking back. Before watching the videos, checkout this cool woodworking joint chart! (credit: David Royce). 8.1 Learn How to Cut Dovetail Joints Here’s a very detailed 15 step video t...

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