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Green Men and Wood Spirits #2: My Second Green Man - It's larger and deeper.

11-11-2011 12:03 AM by helluvawreck | 21 comments »

This green man is from a pattern by the famous artist and woodcarver, Lora S Irish. The pattern is in her book, Relief Carving Wood Spirits: A Step-By-Step Guide for Releasing Faces in Wood . I love this book and Lora Irish has inspired me. After carving this pattern in my last blog entry I decided that I wanted to do a second version of the carving, only larger and deeper. As on the first carving, I transferred the pattern to the blank and cut the pattern on the scroll saw. The picture be...

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Entry Table Specs

11-14-2007 04:58 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 27 comments »

Friends With Benefits… OK guys it’s not what you think. But the benefit here are specs for the entry table that I made. One of the LJ brothers asked if he could build the entry table as a gift and I thought I would share it with everyone. I am keeping his identity secret lest I give him away to someone that he would be intending to surprise. In The Rough… These are not professionally drawn plans, but they will do. This is a simple project and all the specs are t...

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There was a lot of interest in my half mitered dovetails so I decided to do a tutorial

11-12-2016 01:27 AM by Wes Harville | 1 comment »

Here is a link to the video with a step by step tutorial https://youtu.be/XlY7owmtMPw

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Broom restored - Because I can't.

06-02-2013 10:21 PM by AnthonyReed | 48 comments »

My push broom was in bad shape: I sanded it down using sequentially finer grits, beginning with 80 grit working though 320 grit. I then applied a 0:0:1 mix wet sanded with 400 grit. Which was then followed by two coats of 0:0:1 applied with 0000 steel wool: Being the rookie i am, i was unable to even out the blotching that was present on the broom head: The results were satisfactory to me: It sweeps like a dream now: This is the proper push broom stance: I mean n...

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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

07-03-2008 06:48 AM by Woodhacker | 82 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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Garage Cabinets #8: French cleat system

12-23-2014 12:38 AM by John Lowell | 2 comments »

Used one sheet of 1/2 in ply to build two sections of a French cleat system. Then scrap ply for various hangers, none custom, but generic mix of holders, thought it would be quicker and take less thought. A snap of the under cabinet one, will install this week with the last cabinet. Ran out of 1/4 in dowel, always something.

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W. Butcher Saw Restoration #1: Restoring a W. butcher backsaw

08-23-2011 03:45 AM by yrob | 4 comments »

I was able to get my hands on a nice W. Butcher backsaw. It is 12 tpi, filled crosscut and about 12 inches long. Original handle, but missing one split nut. The plate is in good shape, no rust at all. Teeths are not broken but probably need to be jointed and then of course sharpened and set. Butcher is well known for their chisels but they also made adzes, saws, knives and a number of other tools (they manufactured the famous “bowie” knife that became very popular in america)....

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Saw Medallion Reference Guide

02-13-2014 01:52 AM by summerfi | 78 comments »

SAW MEDALLION REFERENCE GUIDE Saw medallions, or label screws as they are sometimes called, are invaluable for identifying old saws. Additionally, many of them are small works of art in themselves. I don’t know of a comprehensive reference source for saw medallions that covers all makers, so I decided to start one here. My intent is to add to this list over time to make it as complete as possible. If you run across a medallion that is not listed here, post a picture of it in the comments, ...

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1911 Automatic Rubber Band Gun with working slide.

12-27-2013 01:08 AM by Nick_R | 16 comments »

This is a long project and I was asked to put together a HowTo blog. I will do my best and have taken lots of pictures. My project is located HERE Three Guns For Christmas A few words and warnings. First if you use this blog to build rubber band guns for children you must paint the tips bright orange. These are very realistic and could get a kid shot or killed. DO NOT MAKE THESE FOR CHILDREN unless you make sure they are easily identified as Toys. Please please please This is not an eas...

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Wood Saw Vise Vice

04-09-2012 09:51 AM by BigYin | 1 comment »

I was looking for a design for a saw vise & found a real nice one on English eBay My Version of the Saw vice made from recycled mahogany recovered from a builders skip (dumpster).11 inches across the jaws, 17 inches top to bottom.Made from 4 & 1/4 inch by 1 & 3/8 inch mahogany with jaw linings of Ebony. Brass hinge and screws and a 10mm coach bolt to clamp jaws. One coat Danish oil.

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