In this show, Mitch and I discuss the pros and cons of both the hand tool and power tool method for squaring a board from rough lumber. Power Tool Method – https://youtu.be/7YMEPC6xuDEHand Tool Method – https://youtu.be/QNImD4-CHUI As always, I welcome your comments and questions! https://youtu.be/0mnLyBMtae8
In this video I show to take a gnarly piece of walnut and get square 4 sides (s4s), the starting point for any woodworking project. After you watch this, take a look at Mitch’s video with the link above. In a few days, we will be releasing another video that talks about the pro’s and cons of each method along with some tips and tricks. If you have an idea for another round of Hand or Power, please leave a comment below or use #handorpower on Twitter Mitch’s Hand Too...
Hello Everyone,Just put a new video up on YouTube. In this video we use cutoffs from past projects to build a really cool dog bowl stand with turned legs. As the video will show I’m not the best with a lathe but I got the job done with no catches.Here is a link to watch the video. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdGQ49ph3eg
We just published a new video on the reversibility of the animal glues and specifically hide glue through a presentation and 2 projects. I hope you enjoy those and it answers some of the questions we receive often regarding the understanding of reversibility. Of course Old Brown Glue has the same property.
I downloaded a free set of plans for timber-framed sawhorses from Timberframe Headquarters. The plans call for a curved cut-out on the bottom side of each base piece. I was thinking it was too much trouble to lay out and cut these, but I remembered some how-to from the boat-building books I read last year, and I decided I wanted to try laying out and fairing a curve. First, I used a sector, story sticks, and my L-square to find and mark the middle of the base. The sector saved me from h...
I recently came up with a project idea that will benefit from the use of a hand plane. Unfortunately, I don’t have one! After hours of research on old threads here, and soliciting some great feedback on a thread of my own, I had all but decided to buy a Veritas #3 low angle smoother. Then, my wife’s job situation became quite unstable. While we are working that out, I thought I could spend a small amount of money and give a restoration a try. I have the time (projects on ho...
Hello everyone,The router station is finished and the video is now on YouTube. The build was pretty simple and it incorporates the new Dowelmax Router Lift System. We will be releasing another video soon showing the router lift installation more in depth. Check out the video. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g82VL7jL2ss
Bench stop!I have an “out door” work bench out by my garage. it stays covered with a tarp most of the time. I’ve been working against a wooden peg that frequently slips. So Yesterday I took an old RR spike I had lying around. It is almost the right shape to start with! made sure I knew where my helper was: lit a fire: and started banging on it! when I was happy with the shape of it, I put the fire out and let it cool. it neither needs or wa...
Last time I posted I had glued down the boxes bodies with the inside already french polished I worked on gluing the marquetry panels to the trimmed to size lid My favorite moment is when you see it glued down right way up for the first time, it appears slowly while you remove the paper This glueing of the marquetry on both side had to be precise has they had to be perfectly centered as well as the right way up as when you open the box the owner will appreciate to g...
As my “Honey-Do” and client projects wind down a little before it really gets cold here in Swellendam, I have at last made a start on my build. A few weeks of regular scrounging at my local tip has yielded some good lumber and adding this to my off cut stack, I think that I have enough lumber to do the job. Buying the hardware kit and plans from ASFM at $500.00 means I would have been into about ZAR6,500.00 before I even made a start. So…..enter “Shipwright” w...
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