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|1171 days ago||
My wife and I are investigating the tools required to turn drop spindles. Drop spindles are an ancient tool used to spin fiber into yarn. In the simplest form, they are a shaft and a whorl AKA flywheel. The shafts of course can have beads and so forth. And the whorls are sometimes flat disks and other times ‘bowled’ to redu...
|1576 days ago||
Speaking of workbenchs... - 2 replies
My bench is straight out of Norm Abram’s first book. I built it about 20 years ago. While I can’t complain about the longevity of the bench… I am thinking it is time for a change. The bench is something like 30” wide including a tool tray. First, do you actually like tool trays? To me it was a great place to accumu...
|1593 days ago||
Bang for the buck chisel and saw for dovetails - 9 replies
I need a chisel (or maybe a set) that are triangular in cross section so I can clean up the tight spaces in dovetails. I’d also like opinions on a dovetail saw. I won’t be going Japanese. I’m looking for usable tools that are a good bang for the buck. No garbage, but I don’t need top-of-the-line either. Opinions ...
|1598 days ago||
Designing a simple box... - 1 reply
I have some roughsawn cherry in the shop. I could probably plane it and resaw it to yield perhaps three 1/4” thick pieces. Q1: I want to make a small box for my son’s chess pieces. The internal dimensions would be all of 4”x7”x3”. Is there any problem with dovetailing 1/4” cherry? I can’t imagine ...