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Woodworker Chronicles #2: emBRACE the BOREdom

1015 days ago by PurpLev | 4 comments »

I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is, but I am somewhat attracted to Brace bits… go figure. something about the shape and engineering of the tool really works for me I guess. My first introduction with the brace was way back in ….2009 (ok maybe not that long ago). I was sitting in a bar, and caught her in the corner of my eye. there was something about her…. oh wait… wrong movie… OK – swap reel… I was dropping the trash at the transfer...

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Frame Saw Build #3: Template me this, Curve me that.

1039 days ago by PurpLev | 14 comments »

Using my previously made SketchUp model I made a full sizes printed template using the following steps: 1. Setting up a Parallel view: The default view in SketchUp is “Perspective” which allows us to view things in 3D which looks ‘real’ due to the perspective view but for printing we want to be able to see the drawings in 2-D as if they were printed on a flat paper (which is what we about to do). In order to do this you need to go to the menus under “Camera...

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Frame Saw Build #2: Blades are in, Conceptual design is out

1046 days ago by PurpLev | 5 comments »

I got my shipment from highlandwoodworking earlier which included the frame saw blades. I couldn’t resist and tried them on some cutoff material to see how well the cut and even freehanded without them being stretched tight they performed real well. I got 2 blades, both 27.5” long. 1 is a 5 TIP for cross cutting and the other 9 TPI for ripping and joinery. Yes, the cross cut blade has a lower TPI but what makes it a cross cut blade is the teeth geometry. In this picture you can...

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Machinist Toolcart #10: Drawers Part III: Decisions and Actions

1097 days ago by PurpLev | 4 comments »

I was holding off on the last (lower and larger) drawers due to lack of material which in essence was a good thing as It made me rethink those drawer dimensions and ended up with what I believe is a better build, but more about that later. What was the issue? The lower 3 drawers are the largest/tallest at 6”, 5”, and 5”, but I only had enough materials for 3 ~2.5” tall drawers + some additional material but not enough to glue material together to give me 6”...

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Machinist Toolcart #7: a Trim and a Shave

1135 days ago by PurpLev | 5 comments »

Now that the construction of the carcass was finished (as far as I can think) it was time to trim off the excess of the face frames (front was already done, and just had to do the back). I trimmed off the back as I got home from work. I used a block plane for that and brought the carcass into the house to continue working on it later at night when I get more time: can still see the burn marks from the TS. Nothing that a good shave/scrape wouldn’t clean right off: Later at ...

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Tip Tuesday #3: Measure, Measure, Measure

1375 days ago by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

When buying furniture an important factors is will it fix. Because if it doesn’t fit it is useless to you and you either have to take it back or use it in an unintended location. When buying furniture, always bring room size and measurements with you to the store. Most stores will help you with laying out the design and furniture sizes. That’s what is great about what I do. Since I custom build the piece. We can start with a stock size and micro-adjust it to fit. Second to will it fi...

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Hat Making Tool: Prototypes #1 & #2 of the DeCou Studio Formillon and Conformer

2194 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

Update 2-19-2009: For photos of the restored Maillard Conformateur & Formillon For photos showing another restored Maillard Formillon here And photos of a Carrying Case for the Maillard Allie Conformateur and Formillon - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - ——sorry photos aren’t loading, I’m working on repairing this...

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