I picked up a Henry Taylor curved gouge at Hardwick’s in Seattle for this project. I think it’s a 13mm #6 sweep, which is slightly bigger than ideal, but I expect to mostly be using it for larger projects than this. It sharpened up n...
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Learning about hand woodworking tools by restoring my Grandpa's old chisels (mostly Buck Brothers) planes (Stanley #6 and #7) and saws (Dunlaps and a Disston), nothing too fancy. I'm focusing on lutherie, basic cabinetmaking skills, and simple tool and jig making in a very small space as I build up my 'workshop'. I've made some simple spool clamps, a try-square, a thumb plane. In progress on a bench hook and a cigar-box mandola.
-- Tim -- Tools to make tools to make...it's tools all the way down.
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I started a wooden spoon as a practice carving project. It’s kind of like a very miniature mandolin back plate, neck and head stock. My coping saw is right near the top of the list for my least favorite tool, but it got the job done ...
I decided to abandon the firewood plane blank after I realized it was lodgepole pine. I’m playing it safe by using a Maple turning blank. It was about 2×2x20. I cut it down to two 10” segments and glued them together to make a ...
It seems I had nothing better to do tonight, because I ended up splitting a plane blank out of a piece of firewood and planing the four faces down. Partially it was to see if I could do it. Partially it was to try out a beater Stanley #5 I...