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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #4: Side Rails and a Test Drive

04-15-2018 11:28 PM by Ron Aylor | 14 comments »

Side Rails and a Test Drive –  After reorienting the horse and the cart, I used my tenon clamp and chairmarker’s tenon saw…   … to create a tenon at one end of each of the two 3/4” x 1” cherry side rails.   I then cut 3/8” x 3/4” x 1-3/8” through mortises in the handles …  ... to accept the side rails.                 After a quick check for squareness …  I assembled one end of the saw and attached the blade …  … It was then that I was able to determine the...

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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #3: Cart Before the Horse

04-14-2018 08:09 PM by Ron Aylor | 18 comments »

Cart Before the Horse –  I know I said I was going to attach the side rails next, but as I was ripping these parts …  … it dawned on me that I didn’t know how long they needed to be. I wouldn’t know the length until the blade attachment pieces were in place. So, once I laid out their shape on a cherry board, I drilled holes for the blade pins …                 … cut mortises for the handles to pass through …  … making sure everything stayed square …  … and tight.            ...

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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #2: Handles

04-13-2018 06:59 PM by Ron Aylor | 10 comments »

Handles - Having cut out the first handle with a coping saw, I used files and rasps to further define the shape.                 I then transferred the shape to another cherry board and started all over again.  I think these two handles are pretty close …  ... especially when viewed at three feet apart … LOL!  Overall this saw will be approximately 40” long and 20” wide. Next I need to cut the 3/4” x 1” side rails, and joint them, via through mortise and tenon, to the handles before tac...

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• Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #1: The Want

04-13-2018 03:01 PM by Ron Aylor | 15 comments »

The Want - For years I have been resawing stock with a rip cut handsaw … both hardwoods …  … and softwoods.  Although this has proven successful, I have always wanted to add a frame saw to my arsenal, for this purpose. I have hesitated, up to now, for the sole reason of blade attachment. I have seen many different methods using tubular steel with inset bolts for blade tension, but I do not have the capacity to work with metal.  I recently obtained a copy of TOOLS: Working Wood in Eight...

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Make a Zen Garden

02-19-2018 12:55 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I made a Zen Garden. This is a fun and simple project I did with mostly handtools. Check it out and subscribe!

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Ohio Tool Co Coffin Plane

02-14-2018 12:41 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Going through restoring an old coffin plane made by Ohio Tool Co. Thanks for checking it out.

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Barn Find! Butcher Firmer Chisel Restoration

09-09-2017 01:06 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Old Butcher firmer chisel restoration. Found in an old barn. In pretty good shape for its age. Minor rust and some paint on the handle. Quick and easy sharpening as well. Hit subscribe for more woodworking.

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Restore a Backsaw

04-05-2017 04:38 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I had the chance to restore a backsaw recently. It was a night and day difference after I was done. Hit that subscribe button for almost daily woodworking videos. Here is the video on YT.

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Restore a Plow Plane

01-18-2017 11:27 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have had a plow plane for a while now. It has collected dust over the year and now that I’m really pushing to more hand tool work I see the perfect opportunity to start using it. I even have an upcoming project that I want to use it on. Check out how to restore a plow plane and subscribe to my channel for more woodworking, including an upcoming bookshelf build and handplane case build.

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Easy Made Winding Sticks

01-07-2017 12:02 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Winding sticks are a great addition to the handtool world for squaring rough cut lumber. You can make any width you want or keep multiple lengths. In this video I take a log, destined for the fire place, and turn it into a set of winding stick. Check out the video and make sure to subscribe for more woodworking.

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