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Hand Cutting Dovetails

07-21-2011 08:09 PM by AlexHarris | 11 comments »

Hey LJ! Sorry to anyone who got the wrong video first time they viewed, I embeded the wrong video but that has now been rectified. I am by no means what you would call an experienced hand tool user and I tend to use them in conjunction with my powertools. Nevertheless following a hand tool project where I made some bookends which I did a few weeks ago… you can check that out by clicking on the link… Here! Anyway after that video I was asked about cutting dovetails so here...

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Turning Progress

07-10-2011 05:03 AM by thiswoodshop | 2 comments »

Today was a very productive day. I had a some time to ruff turn my big black walnut blank and put it on the shelve to dry completely. There also was some time to finish my walnut root bowl and the small cherry bowl. I’m still improving my skill set with every bowl that’s finish. I must say if I look back at the first day I started turning and successfully broke a tool whiles impaling a peace of test wood into my garage wall. I’m much more comfortable with the different speed of the lathe and ...

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Handplane Restoration #30: English Wooden Chamfer Plane

07-07-2011 03:57 AM by WayneC | 26 comments »

This is a recent eBay purchase. I am posting this for Mads. He would like to make one and requested some photos. This plane is 6 inches long by 2 inches wide and the body is 2 1/2” Tall. There is a wood insert at the mouth that make the overall plane approximately 3 inches tall. The blade is 8 inches long 1 1/2 inches wide and is a little over 1/8 inch thick. The blade is marked The blade is marked J. Herring and Sons, England and has the image of a fish above the name. The...

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Oland Tools #1: Make your own Tools

07-02-2011 04:04 PM by jamsie | 6 comments »

I was reading “Around the woods.com”, when it said it was cheaper to make your own Oland Tools for roughing out bowls. I had a fallen tree, (sycamore) so now I can make a load of bowls (!) for next year. So I reckoned this would be good for the bowls.So I got some 5/8” cold steel, enough for 2 tools around 15” each.I drilled out 3/8” on one end, 2” deep, and I drilled and tapped the holes in the side. I turned the wooden handle, and made a steel handle...

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The Evolution of Design #1: The Making of the Rocker Cradle

06-30-2011 02:41 AM by ScottMorrison | 8 comments »

Soon, I will be releasing a documentary on the evolution, history and the making of a Rocker Cradle. Although I’d love to take credit for the original concept, the idea was actually a bit before my time, circa 1700’s. Hope you enjoy the clip…

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Dewalt Table Saws? #1: DEWALT DW745 10 in. 15 Amp Compact Job Site Table Saw

06-28-2011 06:05 AM by WoodShopGirl5 | 6 comments »

Ive been doing woodworking for almost 3 years now in high school. Ive made a variety of quality projects like chessboards, boxes with cedar lining, clocks. I want to buy a table saw to use at home, but I dont want to spend a lot. I want it to be of decent quality though to do precise cuts. Im looking in a price range of $200-$450. Im thinking about this DEWALT DW745 10” Compact Job Site Table Saw. Its about $370. Would this be worth buying? Is it good quality??

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cool jigs

06-21-2011 02:39 PM by randyb | 1 comment »

Last weekend I help a friend do some custom home improvement work, (sorry no photos). We had to do some dadoes and other little tricky techniques to make it strong enough to hold a heavy appliance. He had done this kind of work before but only having a few hand tools and an old radial arm saw, he was in need of some help. My shop seems to find this kind of work the most, which to be truthful scores big karma points. I really love doing project where you get to show off your skills and use you...

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Woodworking with Abrasives - Provocative Teaser Article by Andrew Crawford in British Woodworking

06-17-2011 08:54 PM by Steven Davis | 3 comments »

I found out about Andrew Crawford via an article somewhere here at Lumerjocks. For those who don’t know, he is a master box maker. I joined his mailing list at fine-boxes.com fine-boxes.com/ and just received his newsletter with a link to his article “A Riddle in the Sand”. Very, very interesting. In the article, Mr. Crawford argues that abrasives have evolved rapidly in recent decades and should be part of the toolkit of any woodworker, not just for finishing and p...

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Woodworking Inspirations of Italy #5: Custom Inlay Designs for Arts and Crafts Woodworking

06-17-2011 08:28 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

“Some old things are lovely, warm still with life … of the forgotten men who made them.”D.H. Lawrence…(1885-1930) English novelist, poet, essayist. Custom Inlay DesignsCustom inlay designs are found throughout the facade of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (Duomo) in Florence, Italy. As a woodworker who enjoys creating various forms of wood inlay, I felt the urgency to capture the custom inlay designs that this spectacular church offers. The photograph clearly reveals a well thoug...

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Playing Around with Carving #3: Further exploration

06-17-2011 06:50 PM by WayneC | 28 comments »

I’m hoping to get some time today to do some more chip carving. That and sand a broken handplane knob for glue up. Between work and the leg, I am getting behind on the woodworking power curve. I signed up for a introductory relief carving class at Woodcraft and purchased a basic set of Ashley Iles (Lincoln Set) carving chisels. I can see this is going to be a money sink similar to wood turning. I have a flexcut strop, waterstone for my bench planes, worksharp, etc. But figur...

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