In my above video, Frank Klausz takes us into his new workshop and shows his amazing method for speedy “pins first” hand cut through dovetails with hand tools. This is a continuation of the tour that I shared of Frank’s new woodworking workshop. Watch the video tour of Frank’s workshop here Watch Frank Klausz use his Monster Molding plane here Before you email me, please first look at the bottom of this article for a list of all the tools that Frank mentioned in the videos. ...
A question was asked of me by Shoptinker on how I set up an Incra Miter gauge for the TS. I thought it might be an interesting topic so I thought I would post it here for others to weigh in on it. Let me do the usual disclaimer and state that there are many many techniques that we woodworkers use to kink a store-bought jig to his/her personal train of thought. This is just my take. Dan, I originally bought this thing thinking that I would be putting miles of lumber though it in the fi...
Frank from http://www.pozsgaidesigns.com/gallery.htm had told me to try a clear packing tape to use to just hold patterns to wood; as I sawed it. He claimed it also helped the saw to work better. I had always just used candle wax on my blades from stubs— It helped a lot too. Well I finally tried it today! If you have not tried it; you do not realize how much it helps! It outdoes the candle wax! THANKS FRANK! I had some letters to cut from oak faced plywood that...
I am fairly new to scroll sawing just need some help with blade selection. cutting 3/4 walnut i have been useing olson #7 skip reverse tooth pgt is that a good choice. what to use for 1/2 hickory.and what blade speed should i be using. thanks to all
I recently had a need to use the indexing section on my lathe to drill holes at exact & even spacings.I did not want to buy an expensive part to do the trick so I came up with a do it yourself simple solution.I already had a couple of ‘Magswitch Mag Jigs’, see http://www.magswitch.com.au/magjigs/magjigs-2.htmlSo that was a big starting point. All I needed was a small piece of 2”X1” scrap pine and some Perspex & one of the Magswitch jigs.You could use a light metal plate instead of ...
Some days are just more quiet than others. I don’t mind though. In fact, I really do like those time sometimes. I spent the day yesterday working on my own holiday gifts for everyone, as I want to get them shipped out before too long. I know it is getting to be crunch time. I know many of you also make wonderful gifts that need to be shipped. In my years of sending my delicate woodwork to the magazine to be published, I have learned much about packaging items for shipping. Noth...
I reciently made trip to North Carolina and while there I stopped in and visited the local The Klingspor Store. The most interesting thing abut the store is the sandpaper. Klingspor is a sandpaper manufacturer and one of the side effects of are leftover pieces of sandpaper as they are cut from the roll. In the not so distant past these remnants were thrown away. They now take these remnants and throw them into a 4’x4’x3’ tall box and ship it out to one of the stores. These s...
I have been working on my shop, doing little projects, learning how to use (and not use) my new tools, every day for a month now. I have had days when my cancer said, ‘No you wont make saw dust today”, but thanks to my wife, my God and my LJ Buddies, I’ve been able to push through and overcome! After being a Christian and Pastor for almost 40 years I am finally understanding how important to have people encouraging you. I understood, but now I REALLY UNDERSTAND! When y...
This is really an extention to my metalwork blog which featured a butterfly inlay on rosewood. The inlay is primarily mother-of-pearl with outlines and wing veins in copper. The pierced copper design is inlayed into the wood and the MOP sections inlaid into the piercings. This is quite an involved process and would require a separate entry with photos so I’ll do that at some time in the future. This is just a tip for cutting the recess to accept the inlay. Sorry there are no photos ...
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