Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...
So after restoring the Brace and Bit last week I got really hooked on restoring old tools. There is something about old tools… that is really amazing and bringing them back to life is so much fun. Ok so to make one thing clear, I like restoring these tools and using them, not just collecting them. I think that these tools where made to be used not just put up for display. I also filmed the restoration process and the video is here: So this week I won an Ebay auction and for $10 I go...
Well, at least it is now in a few clamps. Started off the day checking over the two side panels, now that they are out of the clamps….One was a bit wider at the bottom? Ok, scribed a line to match the other panel. Saw the extra stuff off. Rail was too long at the bottom. 1/4” down to 0” along one side. Dressed the saw marks with a plane. leveled the glue joints up. with a plane, and a sander with 60 grit pad. Got both looking spiffy, compared to last night...
https://youtu.be/W0k_0Qys0hM Building a set of baby shelves for parents of a newborn. The shelves will hold everything from diapers to finger puppet books!
Hello everyone, just uploaded part 4 of our tool cabinet build. Cabinet is coming along great. In this episode we build the drawers, hang some saws and find a home for the chisels. Here’s a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsgYM4eMPc
So on my way home on Friday I stopped at the American Way Thrift Store… Pretty rare occurance for me but I am glad I did. I walked around the store not really looking for anything in particular but way in the back, actually in the area where they take the stuff and put price tags on it before bringing into the store. I found an old Brace and Bit, it was pretty rusty but checking the chuck and the rachet part I realized it was in good shape, also the grip and head didn’t wobble too...
Hello everyone,Just uploaded part three of our hanging tool cabinet build. In this episode the tool storage area & plane till have been built & installed. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_XMBh8m208
Hello Everyone,Here is part 2 to our tool cabinet build. In this video the cabinet is up and we install interior doors. Check out our progress. This cabinet is a big one! Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMlMHn5CryA
View on YouTube This week I continued to focus on the back of the chair. I spent time finessing the crestrails shape. After that, I focused on the center back slat. Milled up ebony bars and inlayed them into the center back slat. Latest episode of The Matt & Matthew Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46r1e_VzEVQ Where I get my silver and other metals: http://www.riogrande.com/ Quick Tip – Sanding Smooth Curves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxfPJC_FkQs Want to kno...
Hello, I had to stop working on the boxes for 2 weeks as we had classes here at the American School of French Marquetry. Great group But I am back to work on them now. First of all, all the banding is done.They are composed on 2 bone and an ebony string inlay plus an ebony band. The edges of the top are veneered with ebony first Then I cut with a veneer saw the inside marquetry to size and instal the banding The same is done for the sides It is...
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