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Making a Spoon on the Lathe

08-15-2017 07:20 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

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Saw Companies Dates of Production Handsaws

07-20-2017 02:52 PM by HankRustamaki | 4 comments »

List Of The Dates Of Some Saw Companies Saw CompaniesE. C. Atkins 1857-1952George H. Bishop & Co. 1882-1899Henry Disston 1840-1865Henry Disston & Sons 1871-1954Great Neck 1982-William Mcniece 1870-1883Miller Falls 1909-1923Ohlen Bishop 1920 – 1938 (Predecessor was G. H. Bishop)Harvey Peace 1863-1890 (Bought by Disston)Pennsylvania Saw Corp 1938Richardson Bros. 1866-1890Shurley Dietrich 1873-1910Shurley Dietrich Atkins 1930-1973Simonds 1868-1922 (They didn’t make hand saws...

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Getting Back to My Passion for Woodworking #2: Apprenticeship #1

07-15-2017 05:55 AM by Duff | 2 comments »

I started working as a apprentice for Richard at Nautilus Woodworks in Riviera Beach, Florida after working at a car rental agency while trying to get out of nursing. It was a small shop that catered to Palm Beachers and that clientele. It was my boss Richard, Bob and I full time and a couple other guys that would come in if he needed some extra help. My first day on the job we were crating up a cocktail table that was being shipped to a country club in Connecticut. It was a mahogany table wi...

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Kids and the Hand Operaterd Drill Press

07-01-2017 09:41 PM by Jack McKee | 2 comments »

Kids and the Hand Operated Drill Press https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=tRAOO72GHfg3rd or 4th graders learn quickly, younger kids take longer. I found a hand-operated drill press at an antique tool sale. It makes many drilling operations easier and safer. With it, a child doesn’t have to support the weight of the drill or hold it straight. The feed mechanism allows her to apply more pressure to the bit. Kids enjoy using it. Many types of hand-operated drill presses were mad...

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Wood Species #1: Why your drawer sometimes sticks

06-24-2017 06:40 PM by CalOrgill | 1 comment »

When I was in high school I build a night stand that had wood drawer guides. The drawer box almost touched the face frame. Well that summer I went to go open my new drawer that I bought that school year.. and it didn’t open. I always kinda wondered about that but now I have an answer. It’s because it expanded because of moisture. Conversely, when dry wood is exposed to water (like being outside or in a damp basement), it can “drink” up the water and re-expand.So moisture (or...

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My Favorite Way to Get Perfect Miter Joints

06-16-2017 04:47 PM by CharlieK | 4 comments »

View on YouTube If the video doesn’t work then try this link I’m sure many of you already know this trick, but is works so well that I made a video anyway! Let me know what you think. Thanks!Charlie

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2013 Epiphone ES 339

06-15-2017 07:34 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I have had this footage for a while now. I finally got around to editing it today. A stunning Epiphone ES 339 which is a smaller bodied ES 335. Just a beautiful guitar in for a set up and a little bit of adjustment. Although pretty new, I have found that the guitars that need a set up the most are the ones that are just bought. Most retail stores do not take the time to look them over. They just take them out of the box and put them on the wall. View on YouTube

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How to Make a Hammer Handle

06-12-2017 01:26 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 5 comments »

View on YouTube So hammers are something that we all use and quite frankly there’s as many different ones as there are people in the world. There’s a hammer for every job, and there’s a gorilla somewhere that knows how to use it. To keep it practical, hammers/handles are purely individual taste. I’m not a big fan of overthinking things like thickness/shape/curve/popularityontheinternet. There’s no wrong way to do it but there are ways that work better than o...

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Shop stuff #94: Preparing bone for guitar nut and saddle blanks

05-22-2017 08:15 PM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

I checked a whole bunch of how to’s online and the process is not difficult. Just time consuming. Mostly waiting. Now I have a bunch of stock to make saddles and nuts from for guitars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVSNnA9rY1o

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Sauce's adventures in woodworking #1: I may make 1000 dovetail joints in my lifetime

05-21-2017 06:43 AM by SauceMan | 3 comments »

...but even if I make 1000 or 1000000 joints, this will always be my first one. Made out of a couple of scraps of pine. Soft woods make for interesting chisel work across the grain. It’s not great, but it holds pretty tightly. I wonder if some wood glue will seal up a few of those gaps if the wood expands a little. I’ll find out tomorrow when I glue it up. In case you were wondering about that missing corner on the far end of the joint… I marked the wood wrong i...

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