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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

03-19-2013 at 08:30 AM by Lenny | 22 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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The ulimate honing material free from mother nature

07-26-2012 at 02:55 AM by apprentice | 10 comments »

Here is what I was shown by my Grandfather for to make the final polish to a plethora of cutting edges. This common fungus readily found growing on dieing silver birch trees, see here for genus The fungus has some of the finest silicates known to man within its superstructure that are perfect for honing your plane blades. Take the fungus and let it dry out naturally under cover, when dry carefully slice the bracket into thin strips...

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