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Basket Weave Pattern #1: How to do it

09-27-2017 11:13 AM by toolfooldan | 6 comments »

Basket Weave Pattern Technique Adapted from the book “High Relief Wood Carving” by William J Schnute. Layout a grid of squares. Each side of the grid equal to the width of the carving gouge you’ll use. In this instance, the gouge is 5/16mm. Each side is therefore 16mm, or about 5/8”. Since I’m more imperial than metric, I used 5/8. Close enough. Each side of each grid square will get a stop cut with the 5/16 gouge. Mark orientation lines. It’s real easy to make mista...

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Musing of an Old Geezer #4: Play it Forward!

09-01-2017 10:10 PM by GnarlyErik | 3 comments »

When I was a kid around seven or eight, entertainment choices were a lot slimmer then than now. Like many boys back then, I would gather a few scraps of wood, ‘borrow’ my dad’s hammer, get my hands on a few nails and ‘make’ something. No design, just start nailing things together with a decidedly nebulous idea of what I was actually making. But, everyone has to start somewhere right?. Today it seems that many kids that age are obsessed with iPad and computer g...

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Cedar Entertainment Unit #9: Shoji screens coming together finally haha

08-27-2017 09:41 PM by icemanhank | 1 comment »

I still have a bit of work to do on them but I can see the end of the road. I have used all traditional methods to do the joints etc on these and have learnt a hell of a lot about accurate marking and cutting, a long and quite difficult but very enjoyable task!

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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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