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Vintage Tools #1: For The Love of Tools!

03-08-2013 12:53 AM by dj1096 | 2 comments »

My love of wood I owe to my Great Uncle Albert. I have a picture when I am about 4 helping him in his shop. He loved wood but was not a very “fine” carpenter. For him you could never build it to sturdy with more wood and of course this was reinforced by more screws. I loved what he exposed me to but decided I wanted to become the best carpenter I could be and that would mean finding a teacher to help me reach that goal. I met a luthier when I was about 12 and was all to happy t...

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Workbench Build #20: Laminating The Top 2..

03-06-2013 02:06 AM by Airframer | 8 comments »

Sorry about the blog spam today but….. It. Has. Started! FINALLY! I set up my saw horses and have jumped into planing the boards flat so I can get them glued up nice and tight. Broke out my $18 new model Stanley SB4, sharpened the blade for the first time and gave it a go. This is the first time I have used it since I bought it. I wasn;t sure what to expect as most the reviews for the newer cheap Stanley planes are less than steller but I gotta say.. this guy does the job! I...

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Workbench Build #19: Clean up and Reset.. Laminating the top Part 1

03-05-2013 05:23 PM by Airframer | 3 comments »

Not much “Progress” over the last couple days unless you consider a good cleaning of the shop progress (which I kinda do). The place had become a safety hazard and I just wasn’t able to focus on anything with all the clutter and dust about so it had to be delt with before moving forward with anything else. I started out like this.. And after a full day of cleaning and re organizing some tools I got it to a working condition.. As a side note.. the wi...

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Workbench Build #18: Finishing up The Moxon!

03-04-2013 02:06 AM by Airframer | 4 comments »

I banished myself to the shop today in an effort to finally finish up the Moxon vise build for the bench. Lets just say it was an unqualified success! The day started out with drilling the pilot holes for the threaded rods. I finally put to use another flea market find. This old B&D drill works great and was only $15! The only downside to it is the 1/4” drive but fortunately I was still going to be able to fit this in my drill press. Once the pilot holes were drill...

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mistery wood

03-03-2013 08:03 PM by Henndoe | 4 comments »

So a friend of mine who works in NYC called me last week and said he has a wood has no idea what it is but he’s pretty sure its something exotic. It was a railing at a school that was outside and had been painted about 50 times. The railing was built in the early 60s so its in real bad shape. But I took it anyway.And boy am I glad I did. Its about 50 feet of 2by3. As I turns out its all purpleheart. I plained one piece down already and its pretty awesome. You cannot tell one bit what k...

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Workbench Build #17: More Moxon... Finally doing some glue ups..

03-03-2013 05:19 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

I finally got off my arse and started to finish up this Moxon vise. I really can’t wait to have this guy functional. It will make building this bench a lot easier as far as hand planing goes. So far both hand wheels are done and ready to go.. Then I got started gluing up the rest of it. This was kinda a test run for the bench top glueup and I’m glad I did this first. I first tried to dowel the clamp “leg” (no idea what it’s real name is) you kn...

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Hand Tool Journey #6: Handplane Madness.. And a New Saw

02-27-2013 06:58 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

It has been a while since I updated my tool blog and it is high time I did. There have been a few new aquisitions here at the Framer household that I need to share with you guys. First up is an Ebay find. I am in the need for a good backsaw for some tenon cuts on my workbench build. I searched all the newer brands and some of the cheaper selections and they were either WAY out of my price range or just looked cheap and I already have a cheap one so no thanks. Off to the bay I went an...

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Workbench Build #15: Moxon 3.. Almost done.. I think..

02-25-2013 02:47 AM by Airframer | 8 comments »

So, have you ever wondered how to plane a large piece of wood for a work bench without a workbench? Yep, me too lol. This was another day full of learning. Lesson one was that the blade I had on my band saw was too wide to cut the hard wood and that was why I was having so much trouble with drift. Number two was that my Bucks Brothers 6 1/2” block plane is actually a decent little worker now that I have tuned it up. Lastly… it is hard as hell trying to face plane 36 X 5 3/4 ...

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Cheap TV Table: Aprons are here!

02-21-2013 07:13 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

I spent part of today, getting a few 1×4s ready to become aprons on the table. They had been sitting out in the van for over a month, freezing their knots off. Brought them in to the Dungeon shop to warm up awhile. laid them out on the clothes dryer, in fact One of the four short pieces is elsewhere. Actually, it was in a vise, getting a little trim work Oh boy, a board with…..Charactor! Those are cracks, not pencil marks. Took a hand plane for a spin on the f...

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Workbench Build #12: First real issue.. Suggestions needed

02-21-2013 02:37 AM by Airframer | 11 comments »

I finally got fed up with tripping over things and wading through a sea of saw dust last night. That was all it took to finally clean up the mess made by the ripping process and reset to start on the base. After sweeping up and re-stacking Still need to clean off the wall benches though! As I was re-stacking the lumber I noticed some issues with the 4X6 fir posts I had bought for the legs. I went with those because A) They were inexpensive and easily acquired at Home De...

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