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Confessions of a Novice Handsaw Filer

11-11-2013 04:12 AM by summerfi | 12 comments »

These are my observations about learning to sharpen handsaws, along with some reminiscing about years gone by. I will say at the outset that I consider myself a beginning handsaw filer. I still fall short of what I would call an accomplished filer, and I’m certainly no expert. As I’m still in learning mode, these observations are not intended to be instructional. Perhaps, however, my observations will be helpful, or at least interesting, to other beginners. I doubt that experienced handsaw fi...

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The Coolidge Chronicles #3: Part 2 - Assembling Grizzly G0490 8" Jointer with Byrd Shelix Cutter Head

11-04-2013 06:50 AM by darthford | 5 comments »

PART 2 – In part 2 I complete assembly of the Grizzly G0490 jointer, there were a number of issues to overcome but no show stoppers, lets get to it. Extension Table – In the pic below you can clearly see the extension table is not flat, there’s more. First I had noticed earlier in the assembly the far end of this extension table which was installed at the factory was sticking way up in the air about 1/16 above the outfeed table. The reason is they located the bolt holes s...

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Sketchup #1: Handplane Cabinet and use of Sketchup in the design

10-29-2013 04:52 AM by paulcanbuildthat | 0 comments »

For my Introduction to Woodworking class, we have a “final project” that we choose ourselves. Given that I’m learning to use hand tools, I’ve decided to make a handplane cabinet. In my latest blog entry, I show how I use Google (now Trimble) SketchUp to create the design and the use of layers and scenes to showcase the various parts of the design without duplicating any portion. This was based on information that I learned from Bob Lang in his article from Popular Woodworking. T...

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Build Your Own Dovetail Saw #2: Materials and where I got them.

10-29-2013 02:21 AM by ErikF | 4 comments »

I suppose a good place to start this blog is to list the materials I have been using and where I was able to find them. Some of the stuff is basic and some took a little searching. I will try to remember everything (it’s really not that much stuff). First stop: McMaster-Carr This is a really great website, if you haven’t spent any time on it, try it. It got me thinking of lots of new projects. Here are the links to the material I purchased from them. saw plates- http://ww...

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Around the Shop #5: Making my Plane Swap entry

10-20-2013 03:08 PM by Mosquito | 19 comments »

This is the plane I made for NateDog for the 2013 Plane Swap. It’s made of red oak, and is sort of a hybrid between krenov and traditional. It’s made with 4 pieces, 1 for the bed and tote, one for the toe, and one on each side. This turned out to be good, as I could make multiple attempts at the sides before I settled on ones I was happy with (I believe I made 5 sides total). The tote was then shaped out of the piece that’s laminated in the middle. The bed is 55°...

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Texas Star Inlay #1: Tutorial: How to make a Texas Star and Inlay

10-15-2013 06:56 PM by cakman | 1 comment »

My goal in posting this was to give everyone an idea of how I went about making a Texas Star to use in inlay work. There is probably a better way to do this, but this way is safe and effective and requires few tools. I have seen it done this way once and wanted to attempt it myself. I did not snap pics of the build process but I was able to come up with some drawings in sketchup to illustrate each step. Step 1: Layout The first thing I considered is what wood to use. It is ideal to pick...

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Make your own beeswax

09-06-2013 07:08 AM by Heavy | 2 comments »

I have noticed that there is a increased demand for beeswax finishes so I wanted to share my experience and knowledge with you. This video will show you how to make your own beeswax (ratios that I use) and hopefully point you in a right direction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEYI6hkuOf0 It is my first video so the quality isn’t the best, but I do hope it will help. Comments and critiques are welcome Cheers

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woodworking tool fix with machinists tools

09-02-2013 12:16 AM by hobby1 | 6 comments »

Hello, This is a build blog for fabricating a new combination square clamp, it is that part of the square that gets bent and finally breaks after normal usage, usually the pin breaks, this is because the whole square is built rigidly with a cast aluminum body, and a stainless steel blade, beautiful small 6” squares to work with, but the clamping mechanism is cast aluminum too, and always wants to bend and break at its pin location. The first one broke, I went to town bought a new ...

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Building a Dr. White's Chest #1: My Interpretation of Thos. Moser's Design

04-30-2013 01:09 PM by DustyMark | 8 comments »

What to Expect This blog series will highlight some of the techniques I use in solid wood case construction. My previous blog, about building the New Gloucester rocker, covered nearly every step in photographs with an occasional video. This blog will not detail every step along the way, but will rather explore key details of case construction using primarily videos. The videos are “rough takes” since I’m not going to spend the extra time to edit them. In those situati...

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My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool #7: A video Update

07-30-2013 02:40 PM by Armand | 10 comments »

Finally a video of my Band Saw.

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