I have been reading blogs and articles recently, by people who make their own hand saws and decided to make one of my own for no good reason. I made a good heavy duty twelve inch 11 tpi rip filed back saw. I made the back out of a heavy piece of lawn border,bluing it with a propane torch and motor oil. I made the blade out of an old wrecked hand saw that had a kink that I did not feel was worth trying to pound out. I watch for these at flea markets because wrecked saws are an inexpensive ...
Finally my first video is out! It is a lamps series that I made for a sushi restaurant. Basically I’ve used Spanish pine wood and water-based lacquer to finishing. Please feel free to leave a comment below and if you like, give a Thumbs Up and Subscribe! Watch the full video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjJBOy_3Ge0
Had a lot of fun producing my video on the setup of my first Japanese plane (‘Kanna’). It’s tempting to leave the entire process in, and much easier too, but for the sake of viewer sanity I cut out periods of sole and bed scraping, and blade lapping, etc. just leaving enough to show the methods. It still runs to twenty minutes, but hopefully anyone interested will stick with it to see the results! I can’t figure out how to embed it here on the page, but you can w...
Just finished setting up my first Kanna. I like it – why did I wait so long to get one! I’ve filmed my setup procedure, which was based on various articles and videos online (big credit to fellow LJ Mafe, and his blog post), and will be posting a video to YouTube in the near future. I found the experience very calming, pretty easy, and quite successful – 0.04mm full width shavings (holding together) against the grain with virtually no tear out. Clearly I can improv...
I bought this one at the local Ciderfest a couple of weeks ago and decided I would do a bit of work to it in order to see what I had. I will likely do some further tuning to it as I do with all my things as I go along, but this was just to get it working. I guess everyone who does woodworking videos on You Tube is obliged to do some sort of sharpening video and I am counting this as mine. I suppose I could have split this up into shorter segments, but wanted to keep the continuity. Makin...
Hello everyone,Just uploaded a new video. In this video we build our take on the Krenov hand plane.Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj_TDPuc49g
Hello everyone, Check out this weeks shop update to see whats been happening in our shop. We discuss the tool cabinet and future project ideas. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdkqV23PG6w
In this video, I show my new sharpening pond. The design is from Matthew Morris from MM Wood Studio, and links to his You Tube channel and website below. Matthews’ You Tube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/mmwoodstudio MM Wood Studio Website – http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/ https://youtu.be/EPIH_L6uk8M
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...
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