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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #1: Getting on Target

07-19-2016 02:57 AM by JayT | 8 comments »

During the 2015 Plane and Spokeshave Swap, I built a couple of what came to be called Transitional Infill Shooting Planes. A few people asked for a blog, but there weren’t enough pics to really document the build, so it wasn’t done. Well, after completing a few other projects, I decided to build one more and will try to do a detailed enough blog that someone else could follow along and build their own shooting plane. Lets get started. Gathering materials. First thin...

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OCTAGONAL TRIVETS

03-15-2016 04:35 AM by BertFlores58 | 2 comments »

THE DESIGN This is the design where it has started. At first, I thought it was difficult due to complicated angles. but what I realized later there were only two angles that will be cut namely: 22.5 deg and 45 deg cut. The 45 degree is only used when the star in the middle is to be done. THECONSTRUCTION So I started with making the stripes. I glued 4 pcs of stacks that I already prepared in making the coaster. Selecting the 4 colors: green (not know wood), black (kamagong), bro...

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Tips for Picking Saw Blades

12-15-2009 10:42 PM by knotscott | 47 comments »

-updated 2/4/2015 Good blades are analogous to good tires on a high performance car…they can ultimately determine or limit the resulting end performance. There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the cheapos even if they’re a “good deal”. Two inferior saw blades that cost the same as one decent saw blade are still inferior. It’s sort of like ...

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Carving a Welsh Love Spoon #1: Designing the Spoon

08-30-2015 01:49 PM by Brit | 17 comments »

On my woodworking bucket list, I’ve always wanted to have a go at carving a ball in a cage and a chain. With this in mind, I decided to incorporate these elements into my next spoon project (This will be my 4th spoon). So I grabbed a suitable piece of Lindenwood and sketched out my design. I went through a number of iterations before ending up with this. However, while I was ripping down the two sides of the spoon with my saw, it occurred to me that a caged ball and a chain were ...

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Some Thoughts on Box Hinges

06-16-2011 08:32 PM by RogerBean | 16 comments »

Box hinges are always a problem. Hingeing is the nemesis of all box makers. We all get a little twinge when it comes time to fit the hinges. We generally have a lot of work invested by the time we get to the hinges, and a slip here can make a real mess of many hours work. And, I am no different. When it’s possible to spend $100 on hinges and a lock for a single box, picking the right ones for your box project is worth a little time. Perhaps this will help a little for anyone str...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project #8: It's done!!! Ready to start turning!!!

01-27-2015 01:46 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 6 comments »

I got it done. The only thing I might do is paint the additional parts on the motor cover battleship gray. The scale was made with a clear self-adhesive shipping label. I got out my tachometer and made a test run and marked the speeds on the lathe. I then took a photo of this pencil scale head-on and laid out on my computer the scale. I made a printout and went to OfficeMax and they copied it on the shipping label for 68 cents. Can’t beat that! I put the switch for the DC ...

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Accurate Box Joints, Simple and Fast

01-12-2015 07:14 AM by wnwoodworkingschool | 9 comments »

Hi Everyone. Just want to let you know that I’m back making videos. Here’s my latest on making accurate box joints. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutwD7B6tmE

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Stickley / Jeff Jewitt Arts and Crafts Finish

04-15-2013 01:24 AM by pintodeluxe | 14 comments »

I wanted to recreate this Jeff Jewitt finish from Fine Woodworking #157, however the article didn’t list which formula was used. I consulted with Jeff, and it was Transtint Brown Mohogany dye, followed by McCloskeys Walnut stain. McClosky no longer makes stain, but sold to Valspar / Cabot. ---So I set out to make a sample board to achieve the rich, dark color I was after. ---The top colors are stain only, the middle colors are dye first then stain, and the bottom color is dye only. ...

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Japanese Tools #2: Vocabulary.

09-10-2014 03:55 PM by CreekOne | 0 comments »

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, PLEASE HELP ME FILL THIS OUT.Send me a message or a comment to add stuff This is my small vocabulary of Japanese tools.This names are useful to know if you wish to use, buy or search for Japanese tools.Reader should remember that the names may change in different regions of Japan. Personally I think its good to know the names of tools in more than one language, Swedish is my native tongue so I know a lot of tools in three languages already. This vocabulary...

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Japanese Tools #1: This is the start of a new series where I'm going to clean and fix up tools, specifically Japanese

09-09-2014 05:23 PM by CreekOne | 5 comments »

So. This is the first of hopefully many posts about fixing up Japanese tools, I have a lot of old tools and most of them needs fixing, cleaning and love. This is tools that I will use, some I might sell off as I don’t need all but most will stay for use. To start this series I’ll post some pictures of some of my tools that will be cared for in the future. Some Hira-ganna. Some special ganna. More ganna, some special some with long dai, some small Some more, hira-...

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