Scraper shaves my waywhen the going gets tough… Part three of the tour! Even you disturb me Swirt! Yes you! I just got the ‘Motel of the mysteries’ and I love this book! Have you ever wondered how an archeologist figures out what the artifacts he or she discovers are, and how they were used those many centuries ago? David Macaulay has written an explanation that will inform all of us. He imagines that in 4022, a mediocre amateur archeologist fell into a sink hole wh...
Scraper shaves my wayShape up the body With my favorite Supersander I now get the chance to shape the handles, this is my favorite part.I choose to go a little more organic than they usually look, this for two reasons; I like it and find it beautiful, and second I find these organic shapes wonderful for the hands to use.I guess it could be called bone shaped. After the details with smaller sander wheels. Flattening the sole. Also the small soles. And here we are next step.My Go...
Scraper shaves my waymaking a bunch of scraper shaves Lately I have been making quite a few new handles for old hammers and axes, and the finish has been made with a card scraper.This tool, the scraper starts to show its face to me more and more – when a large burr it can produce shavings, and with a fine burr it can make dust. But most of all it brings a finish that you can never get with sandpaper, it brings out the life of the wood. So when I lately saw several people here on L...
Chip carving quilt squares, lesson 1 I have a couple of items to cover before we get started with the first lesson. How many quilt squares should I complete?This is completely up to you! I hope that everyone will be able to complete one square to send to me for our LumberJocks Class Quilt. If you would like to send me more, that would be fantastic. How many quilts will we make?I will assemble as many chip carved quilts as possible depending on how many squares you send me. From the l...
MaFeBurnisher BLOGscraper set up tool Ok I posted the project, and here are the blog, since there seems to be some wishes for that now… If there are wishes, I’ll make a work drawing with measures, but I think it’s quite ‘out the road’.(And thank you, I’m better today, so I could spend a little quality time in the work shop 2×40 min.). The project comes from different ideas I have seen around, and the fact I’m not all happy for my VERITAS...
Some time ago, 105 days ago to be precise, I posted a forum question asking woodworkers who do not use card scrapers “why not?”. The intention was to get information which would help me make a video. As life has a way of getting in the way of plans, it took some time before I could make the video, but it has finally arrived. I look forward to your feedback.Here is the link to the video and the writeup from my video page:http://brianhavens.us/resource/card-scrapers If you hav...
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I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn’t a word before then I just created it. They are the Lee Valley / Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane in Bronze. I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven’t...
Bowling Alley Workbench #6: There is more than 1 way to skin a cat - not so with bowling alley floors though - finally success
Yes. Finally some light at the end of the tunnel, reverse thinking, and this project seems a bit more doable, and even not much trouble at all. Originally I tried to get the (2.5” hardened) nails out by using a cat’s paw and a hammer to pull each nail out of the 2.5 laminated hard-rock maple strips. I figured once I get all the nails out of the top strip, it’ll just free it from the lamination, and be nails free… one strip at a time, until I have them all cleared ou...
so After setting on the last design (see previous post in this series) I went out to disassemble the bowling alley laminated top – the purpose was to remove all the nails, so that I can drill the dog holes, and also laminate it in a double stack to give me a 4” top on the perimeter (5” in from the edges – for clamping purposes, and leg attachments). This idea turned to be disastrous. The nails are hardened steel, and twisted making the job of pulling them outridicul...
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