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Tools #1: Look what followed me home today.

04-02-2013 11:42 PM by CMHN | 7 comments »

Here I am trying to clean and organize my shop, told myself that I wont buy any more tools or supplies until I take a full inventory but look what followed me home today. A friend from work over heard me saying I would like to get a radial arm saw and he said that he had one that was collecting dust since his father in law passed away 6 years ago and that I could have it if I wanted it. Of coarse I’m not one to turn down a free tool, especially when its a power tool. So I followed...

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Free 18th Century Style 3/4" Wooden Rabbet Plane Plans

03-22-2013 11:37 PM by Caleb James | 7 comments »

So in the spirit of getting everyone in the shop and cutting up some wood I decided to post up a measured drawing of a 3/4” wooden rabbet plane in the 18th century style. It is all wood with the exception of the blade which is easily gotten from Lie-Nielsen here. It features a conical escapement and some simple embellishments that a hand plane, chisel, and #7 sweep gouge can handle. The plans are basic with a few things that can be easily changed if you like. Such as the bed angle...

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Custom Tools #1: Introducing the Log Clamp

03-12-2013 03:13 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Designed by Scott Shaeffer of San Juan Carpentry and fabricated by Mitchel Dillman of Colorado Rock*N Logs, this new tool is a must have for any log craftsman! In this tutorial we give you a little introduction to see it in action! Read more about the clamp by following this link: http://logfurniturehowto.com/review/the-log-clamp-review/

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Tools of the Trade - The Evolution of My Woodworking Tools

03-07-2013 02:35 PM by Chris Mobley | 1 comment »

Every wood worker has to start somewhere. My somewhere began with the purchase of a Shop Smith and this began the evolution of my woodworking tools. My mother and father had a friend that was selling their Shop Smith multi tool system back in the mid 1990’s and I was lucky enough to purchase it. This Shop Smith is perfect for doing small projects but not big construction jobs like I was used to. I decided that buying this system gave me a reason to put my creativeness to work and begin doing ...

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Norse Inspired Plane #1: Jointing Plane

12-12-2012 01:39 AM by deutschman | 7 comments »

Hey guys and girls. I’d like to share the first bit of progress on the jointing plane I am working on. Its inspired by this plane a saw while researching Norse boat building tools. Mine is made out of Cocobolo with two pieces of Oak glued to the sides. I just got the shape roughed out today, and am still thinking about what I want the finished product to look like. Do I want to go all fancy and put the horse heads on it, or just keep it simple and functional. Right now I am leaning towa...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #4: Centerlines - Finding, Marking and Using Them! (Part One)

12-06-2012 09:35 PM by GnarlyErik | 8 comments »

When working with non-squared and oddly shaped things – like boats, you generally need starting and reference points. The most convenient usually being from the “centers” of something. One general approach is to ‘work from the centers out’, which seems to work well overall too most times.  For a simple example, suppose you must install a seat in a boat (or, a seat bottom in a chair). You may know the seat width or depth, but ends are not squared to that. Working fro...

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Downsizing - some tools for sale

11-29-2012 05:12 PM by Scrape | 3 comments »

I’m having to choose between two hobbies, at least for the moment, and so I’m downsizing my woodworking a bit. If you’re interested, I’ve got some tools posted on eBay: Rockler Roundover/Beading Router Bit Set:http://www.ebay.com/itm/290822186033?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Rockler Router Guide Bushing Set:http://www.ebay.com/itm/290822191072?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Rockler Template Router Bit:http://...

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Tote Repair, Fix The Crack #4: Where's The Crack?

10-19-2012 12:39 AM by hhhopks | 1 comment »

Finally, I got the finish completed on the tote. Well, I am calling it done. Finishing is just not my thing. So here it is. The picture below shows the repaired tote on my 604 plane which I have also restored. The objective of this blog is on the repair of the tote in a way where the repair is not obvious. No cheating here. It is the same tote (check pictures of the previous blogs). I didn’t resort to out of focus pictures. You be the judge. Below are close up pictures of the r...

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Jewelry Boxes Journey #1: 777 days of LumberJocks

10-09-2012 12:50 PM by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Hi guys, look what kind of trouble you have all put me into: 777 days and $57 later, this is where I am now. Buying expensive drill bits. And I’m loving it! The guilty one concerning the purchase of this monster 3 1/4” Forstner bit is Al, aka Boxguy, because of this . He made me realize that jewelry drawers can be as simple as a round hole in a wood chunk, which made me redesign a part of one of the jewelry boxes I’m currently working on. Hence this mon...

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Marking Gauges #2: Marking Gauges

09-29-2012 04:29 PM by Rob Drown | 0 comments »

I am building 4 marking gauges and a small panel gauge. Two of the marking gauges and the panel gauge are for me. One gauge is to be a gift and the last gauge is to be sold and the proceeds donated to our woodworking club’s toy building program. I am going to build the French style from PWW. Bob Rozaieski’s podcast and incorporate improvements from the smokum youtube video. Thanks for providing so much good info. So far I have selected some walnut that I was given. It ha...

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