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Japanese tools #23: Bunmawashi - Japanese beam compass

11-12-2013 05:21 PM by mafe | 26 comments »

BunmawashiJapanese marking compass I post my blog no 200 here, amazing how time is running and that so many blogs have been made from me playing with wood and trying to understand how to work it.I will like to thank you all here on LJ, for all the inspiration you have given me, good advice, friendships and kind words that kept me posting. In this blog I make a Toshio Odate inspired compass. I dedicate this blog to all my friends here at LJ and since it is my 23 blog on Japanese tools...

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The grease box story #6: Old Danish grease box - finally

01-08-2015 05:40 PM by mafe | 6 comments »

The grease box story.Old Danish grease box – finally. Here it is, finally a Danish grease box, I have been wondering why I never found one.It is a gift from a artist friend, Flemming, thanks.(Yes I’m Danish). Just as we know them. Classic. ;-) It has been cleaned, but was with plenty of traces of old tallow. Here next to one of mine. Now with grease. Ready again for many years of use now. Best thoughts, may the grease be with you, Mads

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The grease box story #2: The 66 years old secret Abdel box from Lebanon.

10-10-2010 01:24 AM by mafe | 3 comments »

The grease box story.Chapter two: The 66 years old secret Abdel box from Lebanon. Even we are now far away from the original grease box story, I feel I have to tell this story before going back.Here is the original secret Abdel box. What do we know of this secret box then? We know Roy Underhill have seen one in a marked, I have seen some pen boxes made with this system as a child, but besides that I was not able to find out more until:I had a wonderful lunch at an old friend and architect ...

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Grease Box, Grease Recipe #1: Cream Furniture Polish Recipe

09-21-2010 09:35 PM by Jamie Speirs | 19 comments »

Cream Furniture Polish RecipeFurniture Preparation Oil Recipe or (Furniture Cream)Ingredients:32 oz 1.8lt Pure Turpentine (Not Turpentine Substitute or White Spirit)16 oz 908ml Boiled Linseed Oil8 oz 450g Beeswax1 oz 225g Carnauba Wax Flakes• Grate the Beeswax in a double bowl with hot water in the larger bowl (like a double boiler). Add linseed oil, stir well. Add Pure Turpentine, stir well. • There are double boilers available for wax candle making. They are expensive though and un...

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Japanese tools #14: Japanese toolbox - finish drawer, wood nails and final details.

06-11-2012 09:39 AM by mafe | 46 comments »

Japanese toolbox大工の道具箱 Here we are part three of the build.Last blog we made the drawer lock parts and other stuff, now it’s time for drawer parts and the nailing of the box. This was where we left last, right there on the floor. Drawer parts ready, front with wood lock made. And here is the drawing I made for the drawer, following traditional Japanese cabinetmaker ways. The drawer back gets its rabbet.And I get to test my Veritas mini shoulder plane (it works fantast...

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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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