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Japanese tools #19: Kiri hand drill (gimlet)

01-01-2013 04:49 PM by mafe | 11 comments »

Kiri hand drillJapanese gimlet In my last blog I used a kiri and promised to make a post on this.Quite some time ago I actually made the pictures for the blog so here it finally is.It is a mix between info on the types, photos of mine and finally how to make a simple DIY Western version. I have to warn you, you can get really sour hands using this tool until your hands are used to it. Here you see the kiri’s I have in my tool box, a mix of new, old and self-made. I can’...

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No More Whining!

05-04-2012 01:10 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 44 comments »

As I sit here at the computer putting together another video, a friend sent me a link to this video. I am ashamed for any whining I have ever done.

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Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4) Blog

10-07-2010 09:03 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Hand plane fence DIY (for my no 3 and 4) BlogMaking your own fence for any metal handplane. I decided to take up the challenge of making a fence for my hand planes, this time I made one that will fit my no. 3 and no 4 Stanley and Record planes.The next one I build will be for the larger no. 6 and 7, but you can follow this DIY for every size. You need:Hardwood or plywood in a good quality.(A) 6mm thick; app. 20 cm (8 inch) by 15 cm / 6 inches (B) 6mm thick; app. 20 cm (8 inch) by 10 cm ...

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Chopping the mortise--Bevel edged or traditional mortise chisel (video)

07-05-2012 07:24 AM by Paul Sellers | 17 comments »

Chopping the mortise—Bevel edged or traditional mortise chisel I recently saw a Youtube video put together by Lie Nielsen where it shows a mortise being cut behind glass; the idea was to show the progression of the traditional method using a traditional ‘pig-sticker’ mortise chisel and I understand it was Roy Underhill who came up with the idea, which was wonderful.     As a boy in school I was shown this method and indeed we were trained that w...

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Chip Carving Tip #7 - straight thumbitis?

06-19-2012 12:51 AM by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

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Making a workbench, without a workbench #2: Laminating the top (with video)

06-12-2012 02:58 PM by Paul Sellers | 12 comments »

Making the Workbench with Paul Sellers If the video below is not working please use this link: This replicates my personal workbench, one I have used and preferred over all others for, well, actually, half a century. Let’s talk briefly about benches and specifically working workbenches and not images of what a bench should be. Anyone can build any bench type they like, regardless of whether it works well or not, is big and clunky and la...

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Making a workbench, without a workbench #1: Introduction and choosing wood, why I use pine

06-10-2012 10:54 AM by Paul Sellers | 27 comments »

This is a series that I have started that I will be doing over the next few weeks on my blog and on YouTube. For those of you that follow my blog, there will be quite a bit of duplication but I really enjoy the discussions and questions on Lumberjocks so I want to replicate it on here in, possibly, a slightly different format. Make your own bench First of all make your own bench with confidence. I will help you through every stage and in a few days, no more than say four, you will ha...

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Bandsaw Series #4: Video Deleted

06-02-2012 05:51 PM by Paul Pomerleau | 10 comments »

Video Removed – November 15, 2012.

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Finished Harbor Freight Bandsaw Restoration

05-27-2012 05:23 PM by Stephenw | 6 comments »

More pictures and information on my blog…

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Flattening Workbenches & Wide Boards With A Router

05-23-2012 06:39 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 6 comments »

Original post on the TWW site: The traditional method for flattening a workbench is to use hand planes and winding sticks. While some folks truly relish this labor of love, others prefer to delegate this grunt work to power tools. The power tool method is very similar to the action of a CNC machine. A router is placed inside a sled that rides along two parallel rails that are attached to the sid...

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