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Gift Projects #2: Making Cutting Boards Out Of a Single Peice of Solid Wood

05-17-2018 06:05 PM by ScottBelleri | 0 comments »

I made these paddle-style cutting boards out of solid 6/4” maple. This is thick enough that they shouldn’t warp, and they can be sanded down a number of times. It is called a paddle-style cutting board because its handle makes it look a bit like a paddle. The handle makes it easy to carry and hang, and also gives it a unique character. Sugar maple is an ideal wood for cutting boards because it is hard, but not so hard that it will dull your knives. Really, the only import...

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Shop Notes #20: Odd Custom Projects

05-03-2018 03:25 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

I generally see a trickle of custom requests in my shop, so it’s unusual to have two under way at the same time. The first was a soap cutting device for a friend who makes and sells boutique soap. Essentially, it’s cutting wires strung over a frame, then hinged so the entire device can be pulled down through a large cake of soap. Most of the comparables I saw on Etsy were bolted together plywood contraptions. I used some scrap maple for the frame with lap joints and dowels at t...

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Shop Notes #19: Run-Up to Another Show

04-26-2018 04:19 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

It was a hectic push to get ready for my last show, which was a fun time (if not terribly lucrative). This time, I set more reasonable goals, and even after a flurry of sales around tax day (which was unusual), I have plenty of wares on the shelves or easy to finish before May 5th. This wine rack is a new product. I finally decided on a thinned coat of Danish oil for the finish, followed by multiple thin coats of satin polyurethane, which should be able to take a little abuse. I...

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A plane reborn #1: Plough plane, rehab,

04-19-2018 02:16 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

A few years back, picked an old plough plane at a Garage sale.. Wasn’t much to look at…needed a few things done….was in a hurry, needed a way to make grooves besides a electric router….Tried to fix it up….never did hold a setting..wedges were too worn..the one I made for the cutter was a hair too small….cutter was made from a 1/4” chisel…..was ploughing grooves to build a screen door…plane was having issues…...finally, it was ju...

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Shop stuff #122: Making a new strop.

04-18-2018 01:20 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

I have one. But it was just thrown together from scraps to test it out. Naturally it worked well, no surprise there, I now strop more than I “sharpen”. The problem with the original one is that it is too narrow for all my plane blades. So now that I am convinced of its usefulness, it’s time to build a proper one. I gave a bit of thought on a design that would be versatile for me and then made it. The first attempt was thwarted by bugs though, so I had to start over aga...

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Shop Notes #17: Experimenting with Black Acacia

04-13-2018 04:05 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

Some time last year, a local lumberyard cleared out the last of their black acacia for dirt cheap. The lumber wasn’t great—lots of splits and narrow pieces, but for the price, it was worth a gamble. After a few months in the shop, I finally broke out a couple of boards to make some beer flight paddles and a wine rack or two. For the paddles, I wanted to create a flat-bottom surface for the tasting glasses. Boring a partial hole with a forstner bit would leave a score around...

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Simple End Grain Cutting Boards

04-10-2018 10:50 PM by wrenchhead | 5 comments »

I made a couple simple end grain cutting boards to use up some scrap maple and walnut I had in the shop and put my new drum sander through it’s paces. Thanks for watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6tYldscRZY

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Three drawer hall cerdenza #3: Third & Final in Series

04-04-2018 05:55 PM by Oldtool | 2 comments »

I’m going to end this Blog here, as there won’t be any new details in my build that may benefit others regarding my process, as the future owner of this credenza visited during the Easter holiday and here’s where we stand: The legs are not to be detailed with embellishment as I thought I might be doing & described prior. While this piece resembles a French Country style, the most favorite style of the future owner is Shaker, so this piece will be limited in excess det...

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Hand tool workbench build #3: First lamination

03-28-2018 06:13 AM by SauceMan | 4 comments »

I’ll keep this one brief, but I am pretty psyched—today / two days ago mark a big milestone in my build. I finally laminated some wood together. What felt like lots of crosscutting and ripping with my hand tools (and planing) finally led to this. Here you can see six layers of 8/4 hard maple laminated together. That makes about half of the workbench top for my split-top roubo style workbench. You’ll see there’s still more hand planing to do, but I plan on doing ...

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Shaker Style Table

03-20-2018 12:58 AM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

I made this tapered leg table to have a place to work, study and edit. The top is made of Sapele and the base is maple finished with milk paint. It was a fun project using a variety of machines and hand tools. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNId8i-sS3o

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