Beech trees grow abundantly throughout the temperate zones of Europe, Asia and North America. The wood is of very even denseness throughout the grain because of its relatively small pores evenly distributed through both the early and late growth of each growth cycle (annual ring). My first mallet was made from beech and most mallets for three hundred years would have come from the beech tree. Though that is the case, and beech is a hard wood, I find beech just a little too soft for making...
There’s a new Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Cutting Small Tenons. How to make tenons on small and/or thin stock with common joinery tools. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/cutting-small-tenons/
Mike & Mads cutting gauge the box (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. THE BOX: This is the last part of the series, so for you who step in here, please go back to the beginning: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/21939 The box could have been a blog of its own, but I think it belong here, since it was made for Mike? So after making Mike this cutting gauge, I thought it looked unfinished without a custom made box. I took some pallet wood that I had left from my bucket pro...
Mike & Mads cutting gauge manual (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. MANUAL: This is the third part, so for you who step in here, please go back to the beginning: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/21939 I don’t know if it is really needed, but thought it was fine? The gauge with the round side of the gauge head facing a curved or circular shape, in this way it can follow any shape. Like this. The cutting gauge with the flat side of the gauge head against a st...
Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. This is the second part, so for you who step in here, please go back to the beginning: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/21939 So off we go – part to!Are you ready Mike? Here is the updated sketch book drawing, so you remember where we were, and where we are going (it’s not always possible for me to do just that). Figuring out where the rod for the knurled bolt shall be.I choose a little up front, since...
Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. Before I start the blog I want to share with you why this blog ever came to life and the gauges were made. The truth is I did not need another gauge, I have several, and I just recently finished a panel gauge also. Here on LJ I have meet many wonderful persons, and some I consider personal friends even I never had the joy of meeting them life. Each person for his or her qualities, and for a consistent dialog. One of...
A new post at the Red Dirt Wood Shop. I cover my short but diverse history with marking gauges. Includes links for step by step to build you own.
There’s a new poll available on the Little Good Pieces blog – “Marking Gauges”. How many do you have? Take the poll and let us know! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/poll-marking-gauges/
Went flea market and antique shopping today. and surprising my wife bought nothing and I came home withfour items. How did I do? The modern plane is marked “Fulton 22” and looks to be in decent shape. $15. The old wooden plane looks like it had a rough life. It has a surprisingly sharp blade! $15. I couldn’t turn down the Skill saw clock. It actually ran after I untangled the hands. 1/2 price, 6$. Marking gauge.. either a poor attempt or a ...
With the confidence gained recently with the use of properly sharped chisels, I decided to make hand tools the center of my next tool splurge. True to my word, with the great customer service provided by Highland Woodworking, I placed another order and received the following - The spokeshaves were an impulse purchase at Harbor Freight. Both for 12 bucks and I haven’t seen spokeshaves at any local stores. I picked up a Crown dovetail gent’s saw (good reviews on fine wood...
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