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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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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1549: Carousel Kit is Posted on the Website

05-07-2015 10:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Are you all tired of reading about this project yet?  I hope not. It is just been that it has really kind of consumed my life these past couple of weeks and because of that, I have had little else to write about. But I am getting to the end of my journey with this and soon will be moving on to other new things. I really appreciate all the nice comments and encouragement from everyone. When you work from home, outside feedback is really important – especially on the days when things...

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A Great Antler Tip Writing Pen Tutorial To View

01-07-2008 03:58 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 6 comments »

In this wide world, you just never know how different things will connect us together. Throw in the mix a crazy internet full of stuff, and we more often “bump” into others with similar interests. I have used Shed deer and elk antlers to make a variety of things for several years now, and finding the sheds was my biggest problem. Once I had an antler, I could make something with it. But finding out where a “buck” would drop his prize is another problem entirely. ...

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The Non-Electric Chair #10: Waiting for Beech To Dry

11-16-2008 05:23 PM by lethentymill | 2 comments »

Leaving the tool chest for a moment; we go back a few years to the Domesday Book and 1086 and an interesting fact – 13 saws were recorded in the kingdom, bowsaws were common at the time so what kind of saws were these? Probably not sawmills; mills are mentioned aplenty and millponds too but they were agricultural mills. These are probably pitsaws, a gruelling job for two men; one of them in the pit and the other steering the two-handed saw and balancing on the level tree-trunk as they r...

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Violin Kit #1: Unboxing

04-05-2018 04:38 PM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

I decided to buy myself some education on lutherie. This is a kit that I bought from eBay, though it apparently is the same kit that you’d get from tomtop.com [link]. The body of the violin comes pre-assembled, but unlike the more expensive stew mac version, the purfling is already installed. I was actually expecting painted on purfling, so this was a pleasant surprise. I’ll need to create the dado into which the neck is fit and fit the pegs and drill a hole for the end button. The only t...

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Violin Kit #3: Fitting the Neck

04-11-2018 08:22 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

The main part of this violin kit is fitting the neck to the body of the instrument. To do this a mortise must be created in the neck end of the instrument (the one opposite the end button end) that not only fits the neck root as tightly as possible, but also holds it at the proper angle and height. You start by cutting the overhand off the top plate, holding the neck in place for straightness and marking where it should go. Then you cut within your lines to a depth of about a quarter...

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Violin Kit #4: Attaching the Neck

04-11-2018 08:44 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

First thing is to cut down the back button closer to the shape it needs to be. This will be trimmed after the neck is glued on. Glue is applied to both pieces and the neck is clamped into position. Not much pressure is needed for this. Where the neck joins the body, the gap is supposed to measure 6mm (or whatever the Imperial equivalent is). At the end of the fingerboard, the top of the fingerboard ‘should’ measure about 7/8 of an inch. Mine is a little bit hi...

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planes, trains and vehicals? #7: world domination one tiny tank at a time

07-04-2012 07:25 PM by jacob34 | 3 comments »

After building these tanks, ships and planes for my father I decided they looked like something my nephews would enjoy and possibly my 11 year old although he is kinda getting old for that kinda of stuff, maybe for a shelf. Anyway I did not want to just build little tanks I wanted to make kits for the kids giving their dads some fun too hopefully. I decided to buy wheels at a store and haven’t done so as of yet so the kits are missing wheels. other than that they are complete. I have tw...

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My Journey #4: More on the dollhouse

09-29-2010 04:31 PM by Trimble | 3 comments »

Well, a few more days have gone by, do I thought I’d post another entry here. Last time, I mentioned the dollhouse kit that I need to build for my daughter. It’s a nice little kit, but it comes with some very thin plywood that tears out every so easily when punching it out of it’s frame… I’ve spent much time popping out the pieces and sanding the edges. My wife bought some paint in the colors that we determined my daughter likes, but we still haven’...

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Cigar Pen in Gold with Rosewood

10-15-2007 07:56 PM by MarkWilk | 9 comments »

I have been turning pens for a few weeks and given a few as gifts around the office. The overall favorite remains the Cigar Pen, a Penn State staple, but also available from Augum’s Pen Works and other vendors.This Cigar Pen in 24 carat gold on very well figured Redwood stock is destined for the desk of a colleague who really liked my first Cigar Pen in chrome. He’s a Gold guy, though, so I just turned this one for his holiday gift. Though it’s a favorite of Penn State Ind, I bought ...

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