So after reading Christopher Schwarz’s book Workbenches: From Design and Theory to Construction and Use, I decided it was time I built myself a “real” workbench. I’ve had various bench-like structures that I’ve used as assembly tables, clamping areas, clutter storage, etc. My current “bench” is basically a large custom cabinet base with a formica top and an integrated Kreg measuring fence built on it that I use for making cuts on my miter saw....
Saturday… 0630… In the car heading to Lowe’s for the last few items needed to make the piece of my garage a real shop. Kind of like Pinocchio wanting to be a real boy – my 1/3 of the 3-car garage WANTS to be a woodshop, and I am the maker, Geppetto, who has been carefully, slowly (too slow) making that piece of the garage into a shop. Rich, my neighbor across the street, and, a “sheetrock guy” by trade, has offered to help my little piece of heaven becom...
Was given an old wood clamp with a steel runner the other day was a bit worse for wear, it was being thrown out…but but but it is still functionable. Anyway today I decided to give it a bit of a tidy up, I decided instead of replacing the bits I would just sand them as I found out as well the clamp is over 100 years old. So it would be cool to keep the orginal and with its battle scars and all. Before the sanding and re-oil… All I did was give it a light sand including ...
This is entirely the method shown by Roy Underhill but with color pictures and timbers which he has probably never worked with. What is a glut? A glut is a wooden wedge used to split timbers green from the woods.Made from wood, to split wood! Made entirely with a handsaw and an axe. Start with about a 2’ section of log 4-5” in diameter. This is my SUV carrying it back from the woods.Here I am use Australian Blackwood. I have about 50 of these dead standing ones which ...
Hello fellow woodies iam new to all this blog/post thing so bare with me. i have recently bought ( not yet received ) 4 Kanna from a guy in australia. my big Q is does anyone know the makers of these kanna? These planes have not been sharpened and not adjusted. From left KITANIHON Blade width 56mm.?Body size 242mm x 70mm x 32mm. KAKURI Blade width 60mm.?Body size 259mm x 75mm x 33mm. KIZASHI Blade width 59mm.?Body size 260mm x 75mm x 34mm. KOSADO ...
Sorry to those of you who were confused by my comment about pictures . No pictures of my shop till I get it cleaned up . Yes there will be pictures of this project ” it’s not really in my shop , it’s too big ”. This project was started some time ago and I made many in progress pictures … sigh , but lost them . So I’m going to describe the process and pose useing the tools and if I can find a small log do some more in progress pictures of a small project . F...
Here is a method I use for inlaying a bow tie.You can cut any shape you want, I just grabbed my bevel gauge, set it and drew some lines on a scrap of cherry.I cut the lines out and cleaned up with a chisel.I placed the scrap on the work piece and layed out the lines.I carefully cut just inside my pencil line.I then routed out the waste material with a plane.Then glued the piece up and bashed her home.Here is a video of the process and pictures say and teach a lot more.Any questions, comments ...
When my partner and I bought and moved into this place just over nine months ago, the basement was a total shabbles… the basement as now just a shabbles. I still have to save my pennies to get the floor concreted. But in the mean time still have a workable area just for tinkering. (we all like to tinker right) Not being on a huge wage and still really recovering from the shock of owning a home when we moved in I just slapped a bench together with bits I found about the basement…...
I imagine a dugout chest has many names , but I have also heard them called log chests in english . I like dugout because they are just like dugout canoes . They are made from a whole section of a log so that name works well too . The basic idea is you get a section of tree about 6ft “2meters ” to 12ft “4 meters ” long and hollow out the inside after spilting off one side . More detail latter . As for tools many of our traditional hand tool designs go back hundreds in ...
Been a bit slack and well christmas and all that no excuse… anyway both speakers now glued and set, the back piece is not yet glued in, so we can assemble the wiring to the actual speakers when finished etc. Clamps are off and the long slow timely process of sanding to get them loooking good. This will also hide any inperfections of our glue up… Doh Have taped newspaper over speaker faces to protect them the best we can, so no dust can get in anyway. Also have done the same to ...
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