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My Version of a Moxon Vise

05-17-2016 02:23 AM by builtinbkyn | 14 comments »

I decided to make a moxon vise for the bench. I figured I’d make it a mini-bench that mounts to my workbench, so it would provide a taller work surface as well as a larger clamping area for dovetailing drawers and panels. I planned this a few weeks back. The Benchcrafted hardware is certainly very nice, but I thought I’d see if I could make one on the cheap. So I searched to Amazon to see what I could come up with for the hardware. I ended up using CNC components and some ...

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Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

09-10-2011 02:48 PM by Don W | 19 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. My Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying threadAnd Andy's Saw Talk A MUST SEE Andy's Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video Other Reference Siteshttp://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm lumberjocks blogs...

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Vintage Split-Nut Driver - Well kind of :o)

08-07-2011 06:01 PM by Brit | 20 comments »

Busy, busy, can’t stop! Saw this (no pun intended) on eBay… ...and thought of this. Hacksaw, files and P600 wrapped around a dowel. Perfect fit. No more mullered split-nuts. Miss ya, luv ya, cant stop! P.S – Don’t file while drinking, especially if its your 5th one. I’m a bad woodworker!

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New Handle for and Old Saw

08-12-2011 06:43 PM by Mauricio | 13 comments »

Here is my entry into the Western Hand Saw world. Until now I’ve used Japanese saws so I’m pretty excited to have this one. I finally found an old saw at a thrift store. It was 50% off that day so it cost under $2bucks. The blade is not taper ground. Does that date it to the early 1900’s? Also if anyone knows what Disston model number this is I would appreciate the info. I haven’t been able to figure it out. It was in pretty rough shape. The handle was cracked in ...

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Reshaping saw handles revisited

06-02-2011 10:13 PM by Paul Sellers | 30 comments »

Many people underestimate the value of reshaping handles to suit your personal hand and also create saws that reflect the owners quest for aesthetic value. Ultimately we ten to undervalue those qualities esteemed with high regard by 17-18th century makers of tools. Turning the trend takes only two hours. here is Part I of a Two-part work. I began this saw before I decided to write out the steps so some work I began, but only a little as you can see. This saw is an Atkinson & Walker. It...

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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by trifern | 55 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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2x4 Projects #2: Quilt Tile Square

01-07-2015 12:27 AM by Paul Pomerleau | 2 comments »

This is a great gift for that special quilter that you know.Admit it… someone, somewhere has given you or someone that you know a quilt.They put a lot of hard work and pride into it, now it is your turn to make that someone special a quilt square to hang on their wall.It really isn’t that hard and all it takes if a single 2×4.You can even make it easier by using a plywood backing.So go on… you know that you want to… get in your workshop and start cutting some wood...

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Saw Medallion Reference Guide

02-13-2014 01:52 AM by summerfi | 78 comments »

SAW MEDALLION REFERENCE GUIDE Saw medallions, or label screws as they are sometimes called, are invaluable for identifying old saws. Additionally, many of them are small works of art in themselves. I don’t know of a comprehensive reference source for saw medallions that covers all makers, so I decided to start one here. My intent is to add to this list over time to make it as complete as possible. If you run across a medallion that is not listed here, post a picture of it in the comments, ...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #1: Starting Point

06-28-2013 12:27 PM by huff | 13 comments »

Marketing and selling your woodworking (What’s the best way?) Well, there’s a lot of ways to go about marketing and selling your work, so I thought I would take the time and write a series on just that. Some of you may be familiar with the series I did a few weeks ago on pricing your woodworking. I received a lot of positive response to it and a number of woodworkers showed an interest on doing a topic on actually marketing and sellin...

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Antique Radio Cabinet Retrofit #9: Part 9: Front Panel Rebuild

10-24-2016 07:40 PM by Pags | 1 comment »

Its been over a year and a half since I stopped working on this project… sorry for the delay to those that have been following this project… hard to believe so much time has passed. Anyway, when I got started on rebuilding the front panel I hit a snag… my integrated amp wasn’t going to fit into the front panel the way I wanted it to. It was very close, but it just wasn’t going to work. I had to stop and rethink the project. So the cabinet has been sitting in ...

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