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A new life for a 1/4HP motor... is going to be a diy lathe! #9: The first turning... an awl

09-17-2011 08:12 PM by FreddyS | 3 comments »

Hi everyone, my lathe is not finished yet as I didn’t take the spindle drawing plan to the metal lathe guy, but I couldn’t stop thinking about using it so I went ahead and turned an awl: A smaller tool rest was built to ease work with smaller wood pieces: The finished awl together with an old awl with the more usual handle shape, couldn’t copy it as the wood length was too small to maneuver, and a small wood blank the same size used for the awl (1×1 x3”): ...

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Dust cyclone - with house hold trash bags blog

04-18-2015 05:58 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Dust cyclonewith house hold trash bags Yes I got tired of the mess each time I had to clean the shop vac when it was full.Also I was fascinated by these cyclones, have to admit I am a child.So when the prices for one of these finally hit the floor here in Europe I had to give it a try. Had two challenges, one that where my shop is, I have to deliver all trash in 15 liters bags, otherwise our trash suction system jams. Second, I wanted it to be standing under my saw, so it could not be t...

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Hand Tool Journey #12: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery Done!

05-07-2013 08:11 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

Just finished it up and thought I would share a few more in progress pics that didn’t make it to the project page. Taking a BLO bath :-)

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Hand Tool Journey #11: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery..

05-07-2013 01:35 AM by Airframer | 12 comments »

As mentioned in my Workbench Blog I was planning to replace the gents style handle on my 8” Crown Gents Dovetail Saw with a more suitable one. This will be more of a photo essay than anything but lets just say most the pics are of take 2 of this event lol. I am pretty happy with myself for getting the saw kerf cut free hand with nothing more than a scribe line and a HF flush cut saw :-) Sadly I was so “in the moment” that I forgot to take pics of the procedure. I hope ...

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Drill press table and much more! #7: Drill press drum sander jointer / planer - I just had to...

03-15-2015 06:00 PM by mafe | 12 comments »

Drill press drum sander jointer / planerI just had to… Ok I admit it, I am infected by the woodworm, it has bitten me and infected my brain.I am a woodoholic, a lost case, may the wood be with me. After building the drill press drum sander table I could not get out of my mind that it would be fun to make a planer top for it.No I did not need one, I have no idea if I will, but who cares!By the end of this blog, you will see that I now got one.Yes and it works.Shut up MaFe and start...

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Scraper Plane #1: Charles Hayward Scraper Plane Build

03-09-2015 12:43 AM by shipwright | 11 comments »

I love card scrapers and I use them a lot. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that I now have osteoarthritis in my right thumb. Bending a card scraper to make those beautiful little shavings is now a pain …. literally. The answer seems to be some sort of scraper holder or scraper plane and since I discovered Charles Hayward's great book in pdf format, I have often thought about the plane he describes. It uses a Stanley #80 scraper blade, a replacement for which can conveniently be bough...

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Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel box #2: Wood springs and nailing it...

06-02-2014 07:59 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel boxWood springs and nailing it… Part two:In the making of a Jewel box for my precious daughter Mathildes confirmation. So time to continue the tour, last time we ended with the main part of the box made and even drawers close to being a reality, so guess there are no reason not to just jump right in and get started. So back to the drawers.The rabbets cut and drawer front taped in place.I don’t care to make the rabbets stopped, since the u...

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Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel box #1: Drawing, inspiration and making the box.

05-31-2014 10:11 PM by mafe | 21 comments »

Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel boxDrawing, inspiration and making the box. My inside out beautiful daughter Mathilde is now fourteen and in Denmark it’s tradition you have your confirmation at this age if you want to become a member of the Christian church.We are not particularly religious and honestly only goes to church at weddings or once in a while at Christmas, but she decided to follow the family tradition and become a member of the Christian church.(Pay church taxes when sh...

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Asian Inspired Side Table #1: The design

09-20-2008 04:41 AM by bfd | 15 comments »

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony. The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both...

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MDF Spline Cutting Sled #1: The Sketchup Chronicles

03-19-2011 07:43 PM by Brad_Nailor | 16 comments »

I was flipping through a catalog the other day and happened upon a spline cutting sled that this company was selling. I really liked the design of it, so I went on their website and learned all about it, watched videos etc. The only problem was, I didn’t want to pay the (what I thought was) high price for something that I could probably make myself…not to mention I’m broke, and cheap, and have enough scrap materiel’s lying around that I can make it almost for free. I...

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