Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'ryoba'

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Learning to cut through dovetails and tenons

03-14-2011 04:42 PM by HungryTermite | 3 comments »

If you read my earlier post on making my own Dowel Nuts then I think I figured out what I did. After reading my own post I think what happened was this… I tapped the threads in the brass while the brass was still warm from drilling the pilot holes and after the bar cooled off completely the hole size shrunk just a hair and that was what made the threads tight. I also noticed that the threads on the bolts were not in the best shape so I chased the threads in the brass with a tap and ch...

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My Saw Bit Me. Three Times!

11-03-2008 05:34 AM by Eric | 19 comments »

In my video for Woodworking Safety Week 2008, I repeatedly reminded my viewers to keep fingers out of the path or potential path of the blade. Hmm, this gets tricky with a ryoba and two sides of the blade – thus two potential paths. For some reason, this weekend my saw bit me three times. In all three instances, I was holding a board with my left hand and cutting it with my right. When the saw finished its cut, the saw sprung upwards, and the top part of the saw (the rip blade) d...

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Yeah. A Bandsaw Would Be Nice.

08-04-2008 05:43 PM by Eric | 11 comments »

Today I began a little reverse engineering project for a friend. He saved a sofa from the junk heap, but it was missing one cushion support frame. I told him it shouldn’t be too hard to make a matching one. So here’s what the original one looks like: The width of those outer boards is pretty close to 2”, so I figured it would just take a couple rips of a 2×4 to get these parts. I ran a line down the 2×4 with my marking gauge (although it’s never satisf...

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My Tools #4: The Tools I'm Most Proud Of

04-25-2008 06:02 AM by Eric | 8 comments »

After talking about the most embarrassing tools I own, I thought it would be good to get my mind off of these purchases by talking about my favorite tools in the shop. Feel free to add yours in the comments, or on your own blog (and post the link in the comments). 3. My Irwin chisels. From what I hear, Irwin chisels haven’t lost much of the original quality that their predecessor Marples provided. And I love ‘em. Use ‘em all the time. The best thing? If I ever do run out ...

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My Tools #2: Who Needs a Ryobi When You Have a Ryoba?

02-18-2008 03:11 PM by Eric | 4 comments »

I just posted a review here on LumberJocks on my new Japanese ryoba saw. Click here to read it. But the picture I took today was so cool I wanted to post it here as well. This is a shot of three boards: the first was cut by my Stanley crosscut saw, the second was cut by my Crown gent’s saw, and the third was cut by my new ryoba. Is there really any comparison? Click on the picture for a more impressive larger view:

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