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Fun with hand saws #2: Sharpening LN

04-28-2012 02:19 AM by JeremyPringle | 1 comment »

Hopfully you have read the previous blog where I tested three saws. In that test I found how badly I need to sharpen my LN progressive pitch DT saw. And because I am in the midst of cutting lots of dovetails (see my other blog series) I decided that I should take a break and sharpen the saw before continuing. So that is what I did. The first thing I did was to clamp the saw between two pieces of cherry with just the teeth sticking out, this way there is little to no vibration on the pla...

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Fun with hand saws #1: Bad Axe VS. Lie-Nielsen VS. Veritas

04-25-2012 05:35 PM by JeremyPringle | 14 comments »

So this is my first tool test/comparison. I am putting my LN progressive pitch VS. my friends Veritas 14tpi VS. other friends Bad Axe 15tpi. Before jumping into using the tools, let’s introduce them. First my LN progressive pitch. The saw plate is 9” long, 1 5/8” depth of cut the plate is 0.020” thick with a kerf of 0.026”. The major difference is this saw has 16tpi at the toe and progressively gets more aggressive at the back where it is 9tpi. The saw come’s hand filed and set. Bras...

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Half scale Bombe Jewelry Box #5: Final Post

04-24-2012 09:43 PM by KPW | 7 comments »

It’s finished!!! and she loves it. This was a great and fun project. The learning curve was terrific. I’d like to thank all who followed along and encouraged. I hope you all enjoyed it too. God I love this site! I’m moving to Florida on June 15th so until I get my shop set up again, I’ll be sort of quiet. Thanks again to all. Next time it’s full size in mahogany and maple. Or perhaps that black walnut I’ve been milling.

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Carving Commissions #1: Rampant Lion

04-22-2012 02:50 PM by Amcarver | 6 comments »

Commissioned Carving ~ The Rampant Lion Been a long while since I got a nice commission like this. The “Rampant Lion” is based on a Scottish Coat of Arms which is the subject of my collector. He gave me nothing more than a piece of clip-art that he wanted reproduced as a carving in the round. I’ve started the carving with a clay maquette, used to help realize the design of the carving in 3 dimensions. I just glued up the basswood block this morning and will post...

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Half scale Bombe Jewelry Box #3: Half scale Bombe # 4

04-19-2012 08:32 PM by KPW | 12 comments »

Well, I’m finally back to my Bombe’ chest again. Sorry for the wait but I came to realize that my carving skills left alot to be desired. As a matter of fact they were practically none exsistant! So here are some more pics please exscuse the bad B&C feet.

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The space in a tool chest

04-19-2012 05:52 PM by TDog | 14 comments »

An heirloom tool chest…wow that’s a lot or room for tools… I was so surprised and relieved upon finishing my medium to small sized tool chest (posted with my projects) to find that it held all of my hand tools that were once taking up so much space in the tool cabinet I made which took up to much bench space and got in the way often of working on projects. The old cabinet had tools hanging on dowels and pegs and there was dust covering all my nice hand too...

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Workbench #3: Workbench - Trestle base beginning

04-15-2012 06:22 PM by twobyfour16 | 6 comments »

Back at it….FINALLY!!!Considering my last entry on this project was almost 2 years ago, I thought I had better get going. I resumed work on my workbench recently. I had most of the trestle components laminated up (legs & feet anyway), so I started working on the mortises & tennons. I started with the feet, which required 2 big mortises (1 1/2” x 2 1/4”) 2 1/2” long. I drilled most of the material out with a 1/4” drill bit followed by a 3/4” fors...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box for Mom #4: Creating the interior assembly

04-14-2012 11:46 PM by SPHinTampa | 0 comments »

In this session, I was able to: - Glue the wood fronts onto the plywood shelf stock- Fit the upper shelf that creates the first hidden compartment- Route the stopped dado slots for the shelf assembly- Route the notches for stopped dados- Create the shelf assembly- Glued and fit the shelf assembly into the case When I resawed the curly maple for the drawer front, I was able to use the left over side as my shelf stock. I planed the left over 1/4” strips to an even thickness...

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French screen doors #2: Making the grills

04-10-2012 08:20 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

In the last video, I began making screen doors for a set of exterior french doors. Today I started to make the grils. The owner wanted vertical slats that rose at least 24” as he has a medium sized dog that wil punch the sceen out without them. I’ve decided that a dog needs to go in and out so I’ll put the grills on both sides of the doors.Cutting the slats, About a dozen per grill was a long tedious task with sanding and all. Below is a short slideshow video with narrated e...

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French screen doors #1: Starting with embedded framing squares?

04-04-2012 12:08 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

A set of hard to get screen doors for Anderson exterior french doors. This ‘beginning’ shows the production of the rails and styles with embedded metal to brace the doors to help with any possible sagging. The unusual thing about it is that as I was going to weld up some flat bar into an L shape, I instead found some $2 framing squares which looked exactly like what I would have made. View the short video of the start of these doors. The video begins after I have cut up and st...

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