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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #1: Leg Laminations and Angled Tenons

148 days ago by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

Here is the project at hand, a slant arm Morris Chair. I am working off plans from the Popular Woodworking April 2011 issue, which I recommend you buy. The Author is Robert Lang. He posted a free diagram to Sketchup, but with this detailed of a project, you will want to order the back issue. My techniques differ from Robert’s methods significantly, so I will try to elaborate along the way. -----I like to start by laminating the legs for quartersawn figure on all four sides. ...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #1: How to price your woodworking to make a profit (and sell it)

418 days ago by huff | 22 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 1 So where do you begin to answer such a simple question; or is it that simple? I’ve heard this question asked so many times and I’ve heard so many one liner’s for an answer:• “Know your market”• “You can only sell it for what the market will bear”.• “I sell it for enough to support my hobby” • “It’s just a hobby, so what does it matter as long as you at least cover your material cost”.• Cost of materials x 2.• Cost of...

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3d 30" Star #1: star process

455 days ago by mrsmith | 0 comments »

Howdy to all interested in building a star.I would like to start by explaining the jigs.I cut this jig out of a 2×10, it, what I had on hand.Use a framing square-cut out with your tool choice. The next jig could appear confusing if you do the math, but it works for 3d. So, on to the process. Cut your board at least 15” longgggg

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Accurately heat treating small tools

607 days ago by lwllms | 18 comments »

Let’s see if I can write this without getting real technical. It’d be a good thing because I don’t have a PhD in metallurgy or physics and I don’t fully understand a lot of what’s happening in heat treating tool steel. Like water, tool steel exists in several states. Water can be vapor, water or ice. Tool steel is similar. In its soft state tool steel is made up of ferrite and cementite, iron molecules and iron/carbon molecules. When heated to critical temperature, around 1450° F, th...

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Fun with a Stanley #45 - #1: Introduction and References

616 days ago by Mosquito | 19 comments »

The Stanley #45 Touted by Stanley as “7 Planes in One” Beading and Center-beading Plow Dado Rabbet and Filletster Match Plane (Tongue and Groove) Sash Plane Slitting Plane What shall follow in subsequent entries will be information that I’ve been able to gather on these wonderful planes. I won’t claim to be an expert on the subject matter, but rather someone with a profound interest in the uses of a Stanley #45. I will use this first entry to...

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Skill Building #4: Raised Panels with the Stanley #78

1096 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 11 comments »

Did a search on LJs for anyone using the venerable Stanley #78 and found nothing. Tonight in the shop I staged a bit of a dry run with the plane, making a ‘raised panel’ drawer bottom, and took some pictures along the way. First step was to check the iron. I bought the plane probably more than a year ago and my sharpening skills have improved since then, so it was a natural place to start because “sharp fixes everything” and I’m going to be cutting across the grain… The back had to be flat...

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Plane Restorations #1: Stanley No. 45 Boxes Reproduction Graphics

652 days ago by grfrazee | 7 comments »

I bought a No. 45, but the cutters did not come with the boxes that were included at the original purchase, all those decades ago. Not wanting to spend a large amount of money for real boxes, I’ve opted to make my own reproductions. However, I wanted them to be as close to the original versions as possible. The astute reader will note that the No. 45 cutter boxes had graphics on them displaying the contents of each box. These tend to get destroyed over time and are very rare to be...

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W-pod speaker (Ipod speaker from recycle).

692 days ago by mafe | 24 comments »

W-pod speakerfrom recycle parts WOOD-POD SPEAKER.For a long time I have been using computer speakers as sound system at the workshop.The speakers were playing really well, but they were as usual dead boring to look at and could need some more mass to make better sound.Also I am a Lumberjerk so I needed a speaker that fitted this… WOOD-POD SPEAKER mafe2012. The speakers are Phillips computer speakers, the box an old veneered sofa table top and the logo from an old Noris ...

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The EZ mitre technique

1457 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 72 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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The Restoration of a 14" Tenon Saw #1: Identification, Historical Evidence and a Vivid Imagination

1025 days ago by Brit | 27 comments »

In this blog series, I’d like to invite you to join me on a journey of discovery as we look at the history and restoration of an old English back saw. This is where the story starts… I really wanted one of these (Adria Large Tenon Saw 14”x 4”) …but didn’t have enough of this: So over a number of weeks, I trawled through eBay.co.uk, until I finally found and bought this… The saw plate is 14” long and the saw is 18 ½” overall. It has an iron back and is...

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