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A Simple Bird Cage Awl #1: Starting with High Quality Steel

02-08-2016 03:04 PM by bondogaposis | 3 comments »

I like making awls. I have quite few around my shop in various sizes and configurations. A few years ago I decided to make an awl in the bird cage style and it has been my all around favorite ever since. I have no idea why they are called bird cage awls. Perhaps they were a critical tool for making cane bird cages in years gone by. Here I am going to make another one. I start out with a bar of O1 tool steel from McMaster-Carr. It is 3/16” square in cross section. This is the ide...

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A Twist on The Wood Whisperer Crosscut Sled Slot Repair

10-17-2017 05:14 PM by Rich | 3 comments »

I needed to repair the slot on my crosscut sled (actually three of them) after aligning my table saw. The blade widened the slot enough that the zero-clearance feature of them was gone. I decided to give The Wood Whisperer's epoxy fix a try. After doing the first sled, a small parts one I wouldn’t mind re-making if this screwed up, I found that the bottom of the slot was perfect because the tape held the epoxy perfectly level, while the cleanup on the top surface (where the boards ...

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Spill plane - old English beauty

11-22-2016 11:06 PM by mafe | 27 comments »

Spill planeold English beauty I usually don’t share my buys here on LJ, unless I restore or use them in a blog, but this one I think is worth it.This one just arrived with the post today and I was all smile and joy, after opening the pack and seeing this wonderful old well used tool, making beautiful spills. A spill is according to Wikipedia:A spill plane is a device which creates long, spiraling wood shavings or tapers which are used to move fire from one place to another. They w...

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Bridge City Tools: TenonMaker TM-1 #2: Kerfmaker Shop Made JIG

10-23-2016 01:16 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

Since Bridge City Tool Works do not have their KM-1 Kerfmaker in stock and they are without any indication if they will be making others, I have decided to make a similar jig in my shop. I have just a few more steps to complete this kerfmaker jig. 1) cut 1 inch off the top piece and glue it one end of the bottom piece. 2) With the top and bottom pieces fitted together drill a hole through both piece centered on their width and 1 1/2 inches away from the glued end. This hole w...

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Sliding Dust Manifold

02-06-2016 01:06 PM by Navaar | 2 comments »

My workshop is a small garage with a low ceiling.I waste a lot of time unplug & plugging-in my dust extractor. My main tools are:- DeWalt DW745 table saw- Bosch GCM12GDL mitre saw- Festool TS55 track saw- Mirka CEROS 650CV 150mm orbit sander I wanted to make a simple/cheap device to transfer suction to each tool in turn, I came up the the following which I could fix to my garage ceiling: Next a quick sketch in my notebook: I had some white showerboard which I thought would be...

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Printing on Wood (Transfer Using Acrylic Polyurethane)

10-21-2015 05:07 AM by TheCrafsMan | 26 comments »

I wanted to share this method because I’ve tried many of the available printing-on-wood techniques, including citrus solvent transfer (don’t use acetone, by the way) as well as Liquitex and Mod Podge. Acrylic Poly Finish (aka “acrylic polyurethane”, “polycrylic”, etc.) is not only cheaper than the above, but you end up with a cleaner image because it is less prone to rub off during the paper-removal stage, it is clearer, and it dries much faster. As a...

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Tree Identification Video

06-03-2015 04:09 PM by PeteCollin | 6 comments »

Hello All, I made a video for my forestry website. I sometimes get questions about how to tell one tree from another, so I went over how to ID several important species of hardwoods. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E-mgku40-0

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Another 52 Weeks #5: Tips & Tricks- Personalize It!!

01-25-2015 04:56 PM by clieb91 | 5 comments »

Ink Transfers- How I do it. So a number of folks have asked me about the method I use to put images and lettering on my projects. I thought I would use today’s blog as photo tutorial of sorts to answer this question. A few years back I ran across a Youtube video of a guy doing an ink transfer method using a laser printer and an iron, I have been working with this idea ever since. For this project I thought I would make a few bookmarks. First thing you will need to do is create ...

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Traditional Woodworking Tours #5: George Lott’s Antique Tools & Shop at the Frontier Culture Museum (Part 1)

05-23-2014 01:49 AM by WoodAndShop | 1 comment »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) Recreating historical furniture like this requires real talent and attention to detail: In the above video I returned to the Frontier Culture Museum in historical Staunton, Virginia, to visit the men who are responsible for much of the reproduction furniture there: George Lott, Ken Knorr, and David Puckett. George Lott and Ken Knorr volunteer their time, talent, and projects to the museum (wow) and Curator David Puckett researches...

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Small Wood Project #3: Impossilbe Arrow -Through- Heart Trick

01-07-2014 12:34 AM by Austin DenHerder | 3 comments »

Fun Woodworking Project. Easy weekend woodworking Project. This is a fun woodworking trick that makes a neat gift or conversational piece. How to get a wood arrow, through a small hole in a wood heart. A great holiday gift. Free downloadable PDF plan on our website under Free Plans. Click Link below. Watch the video on HOW TO DO THIShttp://youtu.be/yi43JA2ULKc

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