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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #8: The Bare Bones Tool kit.

1069 days ago by RGtools | 15 comments »

I thought long and hard about posting this at all, but I have finally decided to cave. While this kit will not work quickly as a set of properly set up tools, some of us are limited in the amount of tools we can get when we start out. For the ultra cheap (guilty by the way) here is the starter kit for you minus any frills, add the tools you need as you go. Jack plane 3 blades (straight, light camber, heavy camber), If you go this route I really don’t recommend wooden planes since you...

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Setting precision angles #1: The bevel board

600 days ago by Boatman53 | 17 comments »

I often read posts from people having trouble setting angles on machines or wherever. So I thought I’d share what I’ve learned over the last thirty years, and I realized I’ve been using, thinking and in some cases obsessing about angles for a long time. My first career was a land surveyor, and obviously that was nothing if not angles and distances, down to degrees, minutes and seconds.┬áBut I moved on from surveying to wooden boat building in 1982 and have been doing that eve...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #3: Lesson 1: Surface preparation

1242 days ago by MyChipCarving | 24 comments »

Chip carving quilt squares, lesson 1 I have a couple of items to cover before we get started with the first lesson. How many quilt squares should I complete?This is completely up to you! I hope that everyone will be able to complete one square to send to me for our LumberJocks Class Quilt. If you would like to send me more, that would be fantastic. How many quilts will we make?I will assemble as many chip carved quilts as possible depending on how many squares you send me. From the l...

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