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A slight variation on Shipwright hinges

39 days ago by BobAnderton | 3 comments »

Shipwright showed how to make these cool integral wooden hinges for a box in this tutorial. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/23989 I liked them a lot but it required planning ahead and cutting the hinge features in the back of the box before assembly. I wanted to be able to assemble a box and cut the lid off with the tablesaw and have the choice of making an integral hinge or using brass hinges later so I developed this slight variation. An example of the finished hinge is this pro...

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Making an Infill Pocket Plane #1: Introduction

60 days ago by Ripthorn | 6 comments »

It’s been a while since I’ve made a plane, and recently I decided I should start one. This one is going to be what I am calling a pocket plane. It is smaller than a standard block plane, with the idea being that often I want to put a chamfer on a piece or smooth down a very small area and a regular block plane is too large. This one is not my original design, it is a blatant rip off of Malcolm MacPherson’s mouse plane (pictures make the name self explanatory). I drew up ...

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Antique Boxes #1: Just found on the net, it's good to share!

65 days ago by Gumnut | 5 comments »

Hi I am back again!I have been lurking in the back ground admiring all the great work for some time now as house renovations took priority, that is nearing an end and I am soon to get back into the workshop. The club I am in has some amazingly talented people and one of them has sent this link here and another hereI am not sure if these websites have been posted before but it has given me some wonderful inspiration to get going again. I am in awe of these master craftsmen of the past. A...

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Building a Moving Fillister Plane #1: Precursor and laminating the body

79 days ago by Wally331 | 4 comments »

Intro- I’ve been using a lot of wooden planes recently and have really come to enjoy their lightness and the feel of wood sliding on wood. Obviously there are a ton of vintage woodies out there; however, I quite enjoy making my own versions of them. They are a lot cheaper (if you have some time on your hands) and you don’t have to deal with old warped wood and a host of other problems you may encounter. I can’t say I am an expert by any means, I’m simply sharing my...

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Making a toted coffin smoother

86 days ago by Wally331 | 14 comments »

Pics will be on in a few min- will edit when I’ve got em all, hang in there ;) After making my small cherry smoother which worked great, I decided I wanted to up my game and build a more traditional styled plane. I also wanted it to be toted and have a harder wood for the sole of the plane. I chose to use cherry again because it’s what I had and it is very beautiful. For the sole I chose purpleheart- mostly because its what I had, but its also extremely hard and it is actua...

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The Basement #42: Building ZCI's with a homemade pin router for the '113 TS

101 days ago by JL7 | 14 comments »

This has been on the list for awhile now. I’ve built ZCI’s in the past from Oak and Masonite but overtime they have issues. I got my hands on a Leecraft ZCI for my Craftsman 113 TS and was blown away at how nice it was. So all the design credit here goes to Leecraft, here’s a picture: The Leecraft doesn’t use the front hold down screw that comes standard on this saw, rather, they use 2 horizontal screws (one in front and one on the right side). You tweak...

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A collection of 50 woodworking blogs you may not know about

126 days ago by JSB | 3 comments »

Woodworking inspiration is all over the place. And the cool thing about the internet is that the inspiration is available to everyone for free. One of the best and most dense places for woodworking inspiration is of course here on LumberJocks. But what if you’re like me and want more. I can’t seem to get enough of other people’s woodworking perspectives lately. So, I’ve put together a list of 50 woodworking blogs that you may not know about. For those who are intereste...

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Thoughts on Using Aniline Dye to “Pop” Curly Maple Veneer

176 days ago by HillbillyShooter | 10 comments »

“Popping” curly maple is something I’ve wanted to try for some time, so I decided to test it on drawer fronts for a slant cabinet I built last year. My buddies at O-P Hardwood were out of curly maple so I ended up using curly maple veneer. The aniline dye I chose was W.D. Lockwood Early American Maple Yellow from Tools for Working Wood. There are great instructions for the preparation and use of this dye on the web site. The main two things I’d emphasize are: (1) use hot, distilled wat...

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Workbench #7: Leg vise

181 days ago by yuridichesky | 17 comments »

Got sick a little and can’t work in the shop, so it’s time to blog :-)...In total I spent quite a bit time working on leg vise, but to my excuse I had to built most of the parts from scratch except for Jim Ritter’s (aka Boatman53) chain mechanism . I’m more than happy with this chain-driven vise and highly recommend it. Jim, thank you a lot for all your effort to send your kit up here to Russia!...Ok, leg vise implies that there must be something done with the leg to...

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Shop Stuff #5: Machine Cut Through Dovetails

188 days ago by SPalm | 28 comments »

Simple, Fast, Easy, Thin Pins, Variable Spacing, Looks Hand Cut, Simple Set Up, Tastes like Chicken. I have been playing around with dovetails for the last couple of weeks. I have tried many methods of making them, as complete hand cut ones are just too much work for me. I own a commercial Leigh dovetail jig but I have never been happy with the look or the futzing that it took to set it up. So this is what is working for me, all ideas are cobbled together from other designs. I cut the pins...

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