In a YouTube video by Phillip Stephens I noticed he had a short pencil stuck into a small length of wood in order to make it longer. Phillip Stephens is from New Zealand, but the video was made while he was living in Columbia in South America. Based on his videos there, he has to make do and mend as a matter of course. Even though we have plenty of pencils around the house and in my shop, I liked the idea of this simple little widget. I liked the idea of an extender, but wanted to m...
I thought it was a great idea to keep a handy shop pencil in the miter slot of my router table or table saw, but it would often threaten to roll away, or just got in the way of one activity or another and I’d end up moving it around. I finally came up with a simple solution that works for me. I took a hunk of 2×3 and drilled 1/2 inch holes in it, nearly all the way through. I then cut the 2×3 to give me a 1-1/2 in x 1-1/2 in block with a hole in it. These I attached...
Greg at Oregon Burls posted a Facebook “person to guess closest to the weight of this burl gets a couple of pen blanks” entry. So I assumed a spherical lump of uniform density, did a little ¾πr<sup>3</sup> action, and nailed it. But I don’t have a lathe, nor did I invest in the fancy long drill bit, so this is a jig to rotate the block on the milling machine, some sanding, and the guts from a mechanical pencil. Got a few measurements hilariously wrong, but...
Every woodworker has a pile of lumber just sitting around. This weekend use some of it up to make a decorative pencil holder. Link to Video and Link to my Website
I generally use pencils, but last year a co-worker came to me and said “I know you like to build things in your wood shop, but have you ever done any working with metal?” He then showed me a scribe someone had given him to use in HIS shop (he’s an amateur blacksmith). I was interested in trying these and so I put my creative side to pondering…. And within about two weeks I had made about 20 of them. I gave him 10 to share with his blacksmithing buddies and have given ...
Pencil Tip 3! Another method of pencil sharpening. Thank you Gatorjim for the idea! I hope that you enjoy watching.
This is what I like to do with most pencils in my shop! Thanks for watching!
As inspired by Steve - Mere Mortals... I’ve had two pieces of 1/8” scrap Curly Maple & Zebra Wood kicking around my shop for years!This seemed like a good way to use them… so I made two…Steve glued his up very quickly & simply… mine, being 1/8” stock was harder to glue-up… but, I made it. My wife liked the Zebra Wood one… I got the Curly Maple… (big grin) Here are four pictures of them… Steve, th...
I keep seeing these posts pop up more often than not about the scribed line for dovetails, should you leave them on? should you scrap/sand them off? Some say it tells the joint was hand made, Others rightfully so say that the piece itself tells that it was hand made…. Should you make them with a scriber? Or a pencil? A pencil line is easier to remove, but harder to line up to as you are relying on eye sight, Whereas a scribed line with a knife is a no brainer since you just rest your...
Update 2-19-2009: For photos of the restored Maillard Conformateur & Formillon For photos showing another restored Maillard Formillon here And photos of a Carrying Case for the Maillard Allie Conformateur and Formillon - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - ——sorry photos aren’t loading, I’m working on repairing this...
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