Couple of Shop Projects

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Project by visualj posted 06-18-2015 03:00 AM 1113 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Before I pack up all the rest of my tools, I thought I would post some picture of a couple of shop project I have done in the last couple of months.

The first is a saw till that I made because I got sick of having them hanging on pegs. It case is dovetailed pine with a plywood back finished with milk paint, then BLO. The bars are maple finished with BLO. I made the slots by cutting in a kerf, then clamping a block so that it just covers the kerf, and then cutting again using the block as a guide. Giving me a double wide kerf. Then I took a chisel and eased the corners. It hangs on a French cleat that is attached to a couple of battens screwed to the plate.
The saws in there from left to right are a “Rev-O-Noc” rip saw made by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. After sharpening, this saw went through all the walnut for my table. Second is a Disston D-8 crosscut. Haven’t gotten the time to sharpen this, but it cuts pretty good as it is. (I got both of these saws for $8.) The next two are some beat up crosscut saws that I picked for $1 so I could practice sharpening. Next up is a Disston, not sure which model. I can’t make it out on the blade.
Next is a Stanley Shark saw for breaking down plywood sheets. Leaves a rough cut, but it is fast. Then there are two Pax back saws that I have to do some more with. I already reworked the handles so they don’t cut into my hand instead of wood. I also have to get them sharpened by hand so they cut a bit better. Each tooth is exactly the same distance from the other so they don’t cut very smooth.
Last is a Grammercy dovetail saw that taught me that my cutting technique was crap. This saw cuts beautifully, if you use it right and let the saw do the cutting.
All in all, I wish I would have made it about an inch higher because the Rec-O-Noc hits unless you remove it just so. And maybe a bit wider, because I only have three openings left. ;)

The next two photos are of my sharpening station. I use wet-dry paper for sharpening on a piece of plate glass. I made the table and added a couple of runners as stretchers. Then I could use one for the glass and one for the grinder. You really can’t see it, but on the top of the table there is a piece of rubber so the glass doesn’t slide around. I also put in a little drawer for supplies.

The next series of posts should be the building of my new shop. It is just a portion of my out building, but will be double the size of this room.

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#1 posted 06-18-2015 07:43 AM

well done, I have been thinking about making one of these, great project!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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