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Disposable KerfMaker

1143 days ago by rance | 31 comments »

Well, yes, the Kerf Maker is a very clever jig. I have a different take on its manufacture. I see a reason to have several, NO, Wait… Why not make them DISPOSABLE? :) I had a need to use one today so why not make one. Here it is:  I used a stick of about 1/2” square pine. Yeah, Pine(or is that Poplar?). And some double sided tape. Cut the stick in half. (I’m kinda protective of my tape. Can ya tell?)  Then stick both halves together with the tape. &n...

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Matthew's Wand ~ Day 1

1175 days ago by EPJartisan | 8 comments »

I got a call from a past client, who’s son had just finished the Harry Potter books. So, of course, he wants a wand. I had Matthew and his father come out to my shop to see my stock, but as I expected…most of my wands are more for adults or people who appreciate the wood used. SO … as usual I told him I would make him one. He showed me what which woods he liked and why, and I asked him what he likes to do for fun. After the interview I had a strong idea for what wood and wha...

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Inlay Tools #1: Introduction and Radius Cutter

1849 days ago by Jon3 | 1 comment »

I was very intruiged by Steve Latta’s DVD for Lie-Nielsen “Fundamentals of Inlay: Stringing, Line & Berry” and the associated line of inlay tools that they offer along with it. I learned (by way of the Villiage Carpenter) that Steve has been touching a longer course on inlay for quite some time, and used to advocate the manufacture of your own tools, in the style that Lie-Nielsen is now offering. When looking at those offerings, I did think that several of them could...

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Axes, adzes and drawknifes #1: Making a leather sheath for a axe or adze.

1209 days ago by mafe | 11 comments »

Axes, Adzes and Drawknife’smaking a leather sheath for an axe or adze. This is first part of a little series where I will go through the types of, making sheaths, and handles for axes, adzes and drawknife’s, it will not be a general teaching, just me telling of how I do what I learned, and the types I have. Making a leather sheath: First you need some good leather, I personally use a thick hard pressured front piece cowhide app. 2 mm (I believe you call it harness leather in US), thi...

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Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog) #1: Making the cutting gauge I (Tutorial)

1237 days ago by mafe | 16 comments »

Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. Before I start the blog I want to share with you why this blog ever came to life and the gauges were made. The truth is I did not need another gauge, I have several, and I just recently finished a panel gauge also. Here on LJ I have meet many wonderful persons, and some I consider personal friends even I never had the joy of meeting them life. Each person for his or her qualities, and for a consistent dialog. One of...

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Hand plane DIY blog #1: Hand plane DIY convex (Krenov style)

1282 days ago by mafe | 12 comments »

Hand plane DIY convex.Or Mike meets Mads style… Our dear Mike (Stefang), started a ‘master class here on LJ, a blog on how to make a traditional Nordic bucket, and part of this class was ‘making a convex hand plane’, so this was why I did it. Thank you Mike!Also it was a dream for me, a dream to make my own hand plane, not that I needed one, but to prove to myself I could, and in the future be able to make special purpose planes when needed. Since I’m a bad...

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

1408 days ago by mafe | 37 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39236 I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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my new tool chest built from wood

2121 days ago by SCOTSMAN | 30 comments »

I thought you might like to see a toolchest I built here it is under construction top and bottom.I built it for my machine shop I hope you like it god bless Alistair

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Building a new workbench #1: The top is glued up and the components are rough cut

2008 days ago by Loogie | 9 comments »

I’m in the process of building a new workbench based on Bob Lang's bench as detailed in the October 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking. I’ve read Christopher Schwarz book “Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use” as well as several others. It always seemed like I wanted a combination of the features I found in most other benches. Bob Langs design was the first I’d seen that incorporated everything I wanted in a bench, so here goes! I bou...

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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

2219 days ago by daltxguy | 317 comments »

If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Th...

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