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Japanese tools #23: Bunmawashi - Japanese beam compass

156 days ago by mafe | 26 comments »

BunmawashiJapanese marking compass I post my blog no 200 here, amazing how time is running and that so many blogs have been made from me playing with wood and trying to understand how to work it.I will like to thank you all here on LJ, for all the inspiration you have given me, good advice, friendships and kind words that kept me posting. In this blog I make a Toshio Odate inspired compass. I dedicate this blog to all my friends here at LJ and since it is my 23 blog on Japanese tools...

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The ABCs of Picking Saw Blades

1584 days ago by knotscott | 31 comments »

There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning. The saw’s end performance is largely determined by proper setup and blade selection. You don’t need to spend big bucks to get a good blade, but more expensive blades typically increase your chances of getting good quality. As with many things, there are often a variety of choices that each have merit, so consider what’...

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Grease Box, Grease Recipe #1: Cream Furniture Polish Recipe

1304 days ago by Jamie Speirs | 16 comments »

Cream Furniture Polish RecipeFurniture Preparation Oil Recipe or (Furniture Cream)Ingredients:32 oz 1.8lt Pure Turpentine (Not Turpentine Substitute or White Spirit)16 oz 908ml Boiled Linseed Oil8 oz 450g Beeswax1 oz 225g Carnauba Wax Flakes• Grate the Beeswax in a double bowl with hot water in the larger bowl (like a double boiler). Add linseed oil, stir well. Add Pure Turpentine, stir well. • There are double boilers available for wax candle making. They are expensive though and un...

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Tool Cabinet Build #7: Refocusing, Reorganizing and Sliding Dovetails..

206 days ago by Airframer | 8 comments »

I realized yesterday morning that I was getting way ahead of myself trying to make the saw till with the door guides before the case was assembled. I need to know the exact dimensions of the space it will occupy before I build it *doh! So I got re-organized and turned my focus on prepping the panels for assembly. First thing on that list was to knock out the grooves for the sliding dovetailed drawer cubbies. I asked my helper if he wanted to help me out but he was busy chilling on the...

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Tool Cabinet Build #8: Starting To Take Shape Now..

173 days ago by Airframer | 7 comments »

It has taken longer than I had hoped to get an update here but I wanted to wait till I had some tangible progress made before posting an update. So after a month of long days at work followed by a family emergency that kept me out of the shop for 3 weeks I have what is starting to look like a cabinet sitting on my bench. All 52 dovetails were cut by hand essentially the same way. The first set looks like I chewed them out of the wood but they all improved with each corner lol. I am not...

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Saw Talk #9: Making a Saw Vise

760 days ago by Brit | 49 comments »

When I did my research, I found a number of good saw vise designs on the web. Some were simple, whilst others were more complex. The fundamental requirement of a saw vise is that it clamps a saw securely while you sharpen it, everything else is just icing. So it can be as simple as sandwiching the saw plate between two pieces of wood in a vise on your bench. Last December, I had the privilege of attending a saw sharpening class with Paul Sellers at Penrhyn Castle in North Wales. At the beginn...

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Tool Cabinet Build #1: The Beginning Stages.. Plans and Poplar..

229 days ago by Airframer | 9 comments »

Well, now that my workbench is finished I can finally start on some badly needed tool storage and organization. I have been tossing around ideas for a tool cabinet for a while now but have put it off in order to not get distracted and prolong the bench build. Basically I am wanting a cabinet that can be mobile (I am a renter and in the Military so my stuff will have to move eventually) It needs to be able to hold a large amount of tools in a central location. Be a cabinet rather than a c...

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Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

950 days ago by Don W | 17 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. My Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying threadAnd Andy's Saw Talk A MUST SEE Andy's Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video Other Reference Siteshttp://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm lumberjocks blogs...

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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

317 days ago by Brit | 107 comments »

Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...

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Making a Traditional Style Wooden Jointer #4: Making the tote and mortise for it

269 days ago by Mosquito | 31 comments »

Got some work done on this over the past few days and weekend. The tote isn’t 100% done yet, but I got excited and wanted to share :-D Bought a 1-1/8” piece of hard maple off of eBay for a few bucks, intended use for the tote, and got it planed down to about 1” thick (had to remove the heavy kerf marks on it. Had a little surprise at this point, Birdseye… huh Drew out the rough sketch of what I was going for, then cut it out Drilled a couple hole...

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