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The old time woodshop journals #8: The Millers Falls, Stanley, and the 2 dollar saw

06-18-2012 11:04 PM by jjw5858 | 10 comments »

A wonderful day for a handplane…....no? Ok, maybe more than one…they are like a favorite junkfood snack…one is never enough!....lol. I thought I would just mill around a bit in the old time woodshop….sometimes after a project I find it nice to take time and clean some past bought auction finds…..or clean up some messes here or there. Just more of my new approach to not rushing unmindfully straight on into the next idea. I find doing that confusing and a inn...

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Where are they Now?

11-09-2015 07:14 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

A video update on tools i’ve made over the years. What I would change, like, dislike. Subscribe to my channel for daily vlogs and weekly builds.

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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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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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The old time woodshop journals #12: Fourth of July shavings with the 71 and 48 Stanleys!

07-04-2012 09:10 PM by jjw5858 | 12 comments »

Wire wheel, wd-40, sandpaper and my hands filled with dirt, grease and hard work…...I truely get a chance to see and feel the contours of these wonderful crafted pieces…...I can’t help but to ask myself more than once…what happened to such well made and designed tools? The curves…the artwork, iron and wood highlighted sometimes with brass…...the time and quality these instruments were made with….I can only hope to give back half of the hardwork in ...

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The old time woodshop journals #32: All the things of wood and wonder

10-23-2012 09:50 PM by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

The greatest expression of any art is the freedom of too many rules, regulations, or minds closed to new ideas. I continue on this journey of woodenware or treenware with extended spirited expectations. My additional study on the matter finds me in a revival of enthusiasm and fascination in the complexity of what reveals simple pleasures with trusted methods and tools. There is something so honest of this work in a modern world that can be so packed with bull pippy and boring commercial...

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The old time woodshop journals #9: Tin cutters and old yankee revival!

06-19-2012 10:06 PM by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

Well….... a cleaning we still go here at the old time woodshop. The oil and wire wheel spin on and try their best to revive some oldies but goodies. These particular two pieces were from the old tool box I got at the auction a while back, here is the link if you would like to view. http://lumberjocks.com/jjw5858/blog/29741 Some really fine tin cutters and this great old Yankee Screwdriver were in great working shape…...but not so much great looking shape…lol. Let...

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The old time woodshop journals #19: Rhythms of woodwork

08-02-2012 10:05 PM by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

As I have stated a few times before I have only been at this wood working game for just over 2 years now. A few months into this journey I graduated up to some chisels and mallet simply trying to understand the elementary basics of paring down wood. I believe the first task was a very green horn lap joint followed by smashing a mortice in..lol. Maybe smashing is the only way of the untrained hands as they yearn to make masterpieces, only while seeing them in our dreams until we can put as man...

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Make and Use a Birds Mouth Stop

12-08-2016 12:23 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Edge planing can be a challenge without a front vise. This birds mouth stop help aid greatly in this task. Check it out and subscribe to my channel.

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The hikers search for birch

11-26-2012 10:20 PM by jjw5858 | 3 comments »

Our hike began with a sense of fun and small adventure through a parade of awaiting sticker bushes and many fallen trees laid out before us like a maze of dominoes in there felled awkward patterns. I felt so blessed to have my father leading the way down the slopes of leaves and enjoying his memories about the hillside with so many tales from his experienced 75 years. We were up for taking a chance at finding some birch wood for spoons and kuksa, not much of the fine tree stands in the cur...

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