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Treadle Lathe #6: Steady progress | Frame assembly soon

11-15-2018 08:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

Since my last post, I cut the mortises on the uprights (three legs) and began hogging out the mortises in the three mating feet. The tenons are quite large and the mortises are taking around 15 drill holes using my brace and bit. The vintage Stanley brace and Irwin company auger bits I’m using are a real pleasure though. Each tenon is 3 inches long and I’m drilling the mortise to 3 1/4” depth. Once the three mortises are complete, I can fit the frame togethe...

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Treadle Lathe #4: Dry fitting the first joint

11-01-2018 01:49 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this episode, I complete the two housings in the 2nd upright. Each housing is mated with a housing in each way. The horizontal ways will attached to three uprights (legs) of the treadle lathe frame. The ways will be the structural support for the headstock, tail stock and tool rest. View on YouTube

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Timber framed pergola scale model part II of II

10-27-2018 01:42 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

In this video, I complete the scale model. The model will be very helpful when I begin building the pergola and cutting the joinery. You can see the finished project in the video below! Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmgpdUp8T8Y

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Shaker Style Cupboard Using Only Hand Tools

07-25-2018 10:22 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shaker style country cupboard using only hand tools. It has been a while since i did some traditional woodworking and wanted to improve my hand tool skills.This is also the first big project with my new workbench and was a good way to put it through it’s paces. This was a fun project and it gave me the opportunity to make a lot of different joinery (and gave me a good work out). Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlrl-T2diY&t=1s

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How to Make a Wooden Straight Edge for Woodworking

07-21-2014 02:20 PM by WoodAndShop | 5 comments »

In the above video I show a simple tutorial on how to make a wooden straight edge for traditional woodworking. A straight edge is an essential measuring tool used when flattening & straightening your boards, and a perfect beginner’s project to hone your traditional hand tool woodworking skills! WOODEN STRAIGHT EDGE vs. METAL STRAIGHT EDGE Why would traditional woodworkers want to use a wooden straight edge when they can purchase precision-ground metal straight edge...

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How to Woodwork in the Dark?

06-14-2014 12:47 PM by WoodAndShop | 12 comments »

What happens to modern woodworkers if their power goes out? Most power tool woodworkers will have to twiddle their thumbs next to a plastic flashlight. But not traditional woodworkers! Last night a Virginia storm knocked out our electricity, but I didn’t have to stop woodworking! I was able to continue working on my mortise and tenon picture frame, just like my ancestors would have done. Not only are hand tools safer, quieter, and more portable, but they can be used “off the grid”! ...

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Building a Moving Fillister Plane #1: Precursor and laminating the body

06-12-2014 10:46 PM by Wally331 | 4 comments »

Intro- I’ve been using a lot of wooden planes recently and have really come to enjoy their lightness and the feel of wood sliding on wood. Obviously there are a ton of vintage woodies out there; however, I quite enjoy making my own versions of them. They are a lot cheaper (if you have some time on your hands) and you don’t have to deal with old warped wood and a host of other problems you may encounter. I can’t say I am an expert by any means, I’m simply sharing my...

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Traditional Woodworking Tours #4: 1820s Tool Chest at the Frontier Culture Museum

05-19-2014 02:34 PM by WoodAndShop | 4 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) This above video is a continuation of my amazing recent visit, with my family, to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Click here to see the previous video and photos. Steven Gallagher took time to give me a tour of his mid-19th Century tool chest. I love old tools, so this was like Christmas for me! We also had a really great time talking about handle making. I was surprised to see that he uses the same method...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #11: |Step 10| Learn how to Finish the Wood

04-15-2014 05:01 PM by WoodAndShop | 2 comments »

Step 10 is one of my favorite steps, because you get to see the true beauty reveal itself in the wood, and the grain patterns shine forth! I’ll admit it, I’m not one of those woodworkers who love complex finish recipes, but I love making it as simple as possible. In the above video I introduced quite a few of the well-known finishes used by woodworkers (there’s probably a lot more) but I encourage everyone to experiment and find out which finishes they like the best. My favorite, easies...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #10: |Step 9| Learn how to Fasten, Assemble & Glue-up Woodworking Projects

04-15-2014 04:58 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

Every project has different requirements for assembling, gluing, and clamping, but these videos can help with some basic tips. It’s important to have plenty of clamps so you don’t miss clamping a vital area of a project. 9.1 Fastening I used to think that using nails, and other fasteners, wasn’t part of traditional woodworking. But then I took a week-long class at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright School” and learned that cut nails and other fasteners is actually very traditional. And it’s...

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