A BOX FULL OF TOOLS.ALL OF THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE ANYTHING!Rule/Tape measure, or other measuring device (cubit or rud even)Square; a big one and a small onechisels; one, 1 to 2 inches wide, and one other, 1/4 or 5/16 more or less for mortising.16 oz hammerMallet or Mordello ( a mordello is a large mallet)Knifemarking gauge (make it yourself)Saws; back , crosscut, coping. Or Frame, and Fret (you do not NEED a table saw or a bandsaw, they just make some things easier)Compas/DividerScrewdriv...
With both ‘Holly’s Jasper’ and the Sawcliffe Green man well under way to getting done, I took a few days out to address an issue that irritates my OCD. Even though my work bench weighs almost 300lbs, it still carries vibration and moves my carefully arranged tools from their place while I work with a mallet. So, here is the answer. The rack holds 21 of my most used gouges, the two angled blocks in the back of the first pic will affix the rack at 12 deg., and they will have a...
Starting up a blog to share information and projects from woodworking journey. Please take a look and join if you like. Advice is welcome. Check us out at::: Ewing Custom Creations Hope to see your comments on our blog. We will try to re-post here also. (not sure if we can do it automatic via wordpress) Thanks! Keep making sawdust! Dave
Hi;getting wood out of a log is a lot of work! yes it is wood just sitting there in the log but that doesn’t exactly help for making tables or chairs. so an update:I spent a couple of days making new saw horses to replace the ones that collapsed: here is an old collapsed one and my helper and here are the new ones: I repaired the broken ones back in 1985. they lasted this long. I figure that these new ones will go to my helper in time. and new legs for my hacking stock I m...
I have the opportunist to purchase Maple bowling alley 20 foot sections. I’m curious if anyone has used this material before and if so, for what. Obviously butcher block tops come to mind. $200/section.
Im new to this site so I hope im not breaking any rules by this post. I would like to know if anyone out there would happen to have some green hedge for sale. Hedge was used quite often in the 50’s and 60’s as fence posts. The green comes from the hedge being in the ground in fairly wet places to my knowledge. Any help would be appreciated. I plan to turn bowls and duck calls out of this wood
last we talked went to eddies for the memorial and the crawdad boil and i stayed on with my bud eddieand we did some shop stuff with him here we left off before the room dry inside finally got some windows (2) and one door and covered the rest of the openingswith either clear plastic or 7/16” OSB before i left for louisiana once i got back home it’s been a flurry of various thingsto move forwards with the shop and the houseand making sense of the accumulated mess i hav...
Hi all;I’ve been reading blogs, woodworking blogs (go figure . right?) and they all eventually have a list of “what you need to start up” in woodworking. most are on the theme of you only need this $100 dollar saw and this $75 dollar marking gauge and and $ and $ $$$. STOP!!! (insert sound of record scratching hear) just stop. take a deep breath. Think:tools you may already have around the house or apartment, that can also be used to make furniture projects....
- If you answered “yes” or “maybe” to the above question, please click this link. I returned home to my monastery last week, and boy was I in for quite a shock – the monastery moved without telling you?; changed all the locks?; turned out the lights and pretended no one was home? I only noticed one thing at first, someone had committed the unforgivable sin of utilizing the top of the table saw as a place to water and take care of Easter lilies. After I stopp...
I want to acquaint you with the disease called scrapitis. It’s a chronic condition that manifests itself most commonly in the idle woodworker who is short on funds but long on imagination. It’s chief symptom is an inability to look at a pile of lumber scraps without dreaming up some sort of knickknack or thingamajig to conjure out of the assorted detritus. Sadly, scrapitis is incurable, but it can be treated by the application of tool to wood. I suffer from scrapitis, which has la...
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