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Branding iron on the go.

Branding iron on the go.

01-31-2016 06:25 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Branding ironon the go Do I need a branding iron on the go? Naaaaaa…... but it’s one of those things that just needed me.For others, it can be a fair priced way of getting a branding iron for your tools and projects. So what is this thing?A small 3D printed object that can be mounted on your BIG lighter and like this it will be able to make you smoke and look smoking hot (also wait for quite some time before it gets hot).But: the iron gets too hot and melt the lighter, worst...

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Ray Iles plane irons

Ray Iles plane irons

01-08-2015 07:19 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Ray Iles plane irons Really wonderful irons, thicker than standard app 3mm (left) instead of the normal 2mm (right).I choose the O1 carbon steel hardened to RC59-61, this is easy to touch up. Comes in a protection pack and blade end are dipped in wax.Before using it, I gave it a hone, this because I like to be able to compare with what I usually do. Since it’s thicker you might have to move the frog or open the mouth a wee bit on you plane. I have been using the iro...

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Record Power CL1 36 lathe

Record Power CL1 36 lathe

10-30-2011 03:13 AM by mafe | 10 comments »

Record Power CL1 36 I promised some LJ’s to make a review of my lathe. It’s a Record CL1 36, it’s no longer in production, this is how they presented it: The CL1 fills the gap between the DML Lathes and larger CL3, ideally suited to satisfy the more demanding turner who doesn’t require the big bowl capacities offered by the CL3 or CL4. The CL1 is a heavy weight cast iron lathe with solid chromed bed bars; in fact these are the same bed bars which are fitted...

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The workbench book

The workbench book

09-09-2011 08:59 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

The workbench bookA craftsman’s guide to workbenches for every type of woodworking.by: Scott Landis ISBN-10: 1561582700 ISBN-13: 978-1561582709 A craftsman’s guide to workbenches for every type of woodworking. This part of the title is where this books really stands out. It is not just a how to build a fancy workbench and where to buy the hardware book, it is a real workbench book. What do I mean by this?Where some books are written for the hobbyist, then this book is a b...

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One good turn

One good turn

09-08-2011 03:08 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

One good turnA natural history of the screwdriver & the screw.By: Witold Rybczynski This is a wonderful little book, the write set out to tell about the best tools of our millennium, and end up discovering and telling the history of the screw… On this discovery we go back in time to the Romans, the Egyptians and we people like Leonardo and Archimedes all in a wonderful style of writing. What is this book?It is a serious documentation of the history of the screw, but told in...

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The workbench book

The workbench book

09-06-2011 07:35 PM by mafe | 58 comments »

I have asked LJ to remove this review, but due to a number of personal mails with requests from my fellow LJ’s, I re post it here, I think you are all right at the end ‘we may not let us control by the few.. The workbench bookA craftsman’s guide to workbenches for every type of woodworking.by: Scott Landis A craftsman’s guide to workbenches for every type of woodworking. This part of the title is where this books really stands out. It is not just a how to build a...

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A Museum of early American tools

A Museum of early American tools

09-05-2011 04:32 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

A Museum of early American toolsby: Eric Sloane Again a book I was recommended, this time by our fellow LJ littlecope who got his from his father. It is a book of illustrations with short texts that explains the tools and their use.For those of us that are curious about old traditional hand tools, this book is a pearl, not only does it show us the tools and tell us the story, but it is also so beautifully illustrated that you can enjoy it as a art piece. I do not have a lot of wo...

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The Complete Woodworker

The Complete Woodworker

09-05-2011 08:44 AM by mafe | 23 comments »

The Complete WoodworkerAnd he was telling the truth! Book title: The Complete WoodworkerBy: Bernard E JonesEdition: 1935 (first edition: 1917).Bought via E-bay:Price 35AU$ Shipping 30AU$Highgate, South Australia, Australia New print:ISBN-10: 0898150221 ISBN-13: 978-0898150223 I was recommended this book from a fellow LJ David when I made my not so positive review of Schwarz Anarchist book, he wrote me this: “The Complete Woodworker.” ‘The book is an apprentice’s instructiona...

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Black iron oxide for chalk line

Black iron oxide for chalk line

08-25-2011 01:42 PM by mafe | 19 comments »

Black iron oxidefor the chalk line A friend told me about the use of black iron oxide for the chalk line, this has been used as pigment all the way back to my ancestors the Vikings. It is a water resistant and inexpensive product of nature. So I bought a Stanley chalk line roll and filled it up with this black iron oxide, and tested it on a piece of work that are Japanese inspired, this because they usually use the ink line, but I find that a bit messy. SO what happened?The line s...

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Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America

Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America

08-20-2011 07:14 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century AmericaBy: James M. Gaynor, Nancy L. Hagedorn ISBN-10: 0879350989 ISBN-13: 978-0879350987 This is a really interesting book telling and illustrating for us the history of woodworking tools in America (and Europe since it was where it came from).The author’s document in a interesting way how the tools were traded, sold and show us selected tools of each period.It is a orgy of wonderful old tools, tool boxes, tool chest’s and paintings, and throu...

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