last we were here with the shop buildi had raised and nailed 4 sheets to the roof my friend daniel was coming down to help the following sunday/mondayi got a call from another bud to go sheetrock their outhouseand show him how to tape itsince work involving wood and mud is a thrilli went and did that and came home with some cash to proceed here another old friend lucy also came by from californiaand proceeded to clean the living room and help get me ready for the breakfast table finisha...
By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) I shot the above Video at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School (original blog post is here). Bill Anderson shows how to properly use a Stanley 45 Combination Plane to cut a simple groove for use in a dovetail box or many other uses. Bill shows the basic parts of the combination plane and how to adjust them. You’ll learn how to hold the Stanley 45 combination plane to get a consistent groove, and how to avoid misshaped grooves...
By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) In the above Video I show how I made a simple (and cheap) “Pad Saw”, sometimes referred to as a “Keyhole Saw”. I was building the simple, yet amazing Roubo Bookstand featured by Roy Underhill in this episode of The Woodwright’s Shop (click here for the video episode). But I didn’t own a pad saw, and I also found some missing details in Roy’s tutorial. So I decided to make my own pad saw with a scrap of poplar (you can use any wood) and...
By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) I’m excited to share a quick video tutorial about how to cut rabbet joints by hand, with a few simple hand tools. This method focuses on cutting rabbets along the grain, which is especially useful for cutting moldings (first step in using hollows & rounds molding planes), picture frames, etc. Go to this original blog entry (here) for some links to the tools that I used in this tutorial (you can use variations):-Marking gauge (I...
Ok, I won this Rusty & Crusty plane the other day. Showed up this morning on my doorstep. Might have been in the bubble wrap a might long?? The sole was in need of some work As well as most of the rest of this plane shaped object The iron is stamped “Shipleigh’s” might have been from that St. Louis Hardware bunch? Although I hate steel frogs, I figured i would at least give this plane a chance to get back to life. Brought home a few items, to get the Na...
http://youtu.be/qV8sLdVHb0c I enjoy cooking outside with my wok. The wok I use is made from a plow. The cabinet has made the experience that much more enjoyable.I have started the process in the video after cutting everything to length.
A year and a half into the life of my roubo bench I set my mind to improving the leg vise. Dropping the 4 bills for a retro fit Benchcrafted setup was one option, but what’s the fun in that? I decided to go my own route and save the cash. -I’ve never been that crazy about the performance of my leg vise. It had a fair amount of play and did not spin as freely as my other vises. The hardware was the basic Lee Valley Tail vise that most folks use:-The big nut/flange was installed...
So yesterday we left off with a clean and reassembled mitre box with a few missing accompaniments. I was also left with a broken drill press (piss.. damn you HF!!!!!!).. Anyhoo.. the drill press saga will come into play in a bit but first I needed to draw up some plans for the missing tree from a photo provided by a fellow LJ. I blew it up on my computer screen till it was scale to my ruler and started mapping it out on some graph paper ending up with this.. Now…. I he...
I recently purchased a Knew Concepts “woodworkers” fret saw. I was tempted by the titanium version, but opted for the aluminum at half the price. - It is a great saw for cleaning the waste between dovetails. No complaints there. -However, I have to agree with some common complaints about this saw. First the….Red! I know the maker has been given enough grief about his choice of color so I won’t pile it on. Just toss me in with the other petty woodworkers w...
By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) I’ve tried almost every method to remove rust from metal parts! In the above VIDEO I show my favorite method for removing rust from metal parts – specifically traditional woodworking hand tool parts – but it’ll work for most other metal parts, like auto parts. Click here to read the original blog post with links. But first let me tell you about the other methods that haven’t worked very well for me: -Electrolisys with a car batt...
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