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08-01-2018 09:57 PM

Fixes for Cracked End Grain? - 8 replies

I’m constructing a Dutch Tool Chest and was nailing in the backboards when I cracked the end grain of the angled side of the case (see photo). Obviously I didn’t drill the pilot hole far enough, but that was the only spot that cracked. Testing the board the back remains firmly attached and there is glue at that top corner, so if fe...

04-20-2018 06:38 PM

White Oak Damage from Rusted Water - 34 replies

I am in the final stages of completing a small table out of white oak, and had the table base assembled and waiting idly in my basement shop for final sanding to prepare for finishing. One major rainstorm later I have an inch of standing water in a corner of my basement where the table base stood, with visible rust in the water from an old drai...

09-18-2015 02:37 PM

Cutting Board - Cutting End Grain Finger Groove by Hand - 4 replies

I am making a cutting board using nicely figured 6/4 walnut, entirely with hand tools. This will be a face grain cutting board to show the figure rather than an end grain board. I would like to cut a finger groove in the ends, but I don’t have a power router. What is the best technique to cut a finger groove in 1 1/2 inch end grain tha...

05-10-2015 08:53 PM

How to cut small, shallow mortise - 4 replies

I need to cut a few small (3/4” x 3/4” x 1/2”) mortises in the wide face of a board, to be used to register against another board that will have a matching floating tenon. How would you go about cutting this mortise? Too shallow for a mortising chisel. Would you just waste out the center with a drill and cut the corners with a...

04-21-2015 10:13 PM

Wooden cheek on Jogensen Vise - 3 replies

I’m installing a Jogensen vise as a face vise on my workbench. The Jorgensen vise requires you to screw through the fixed vise jaw into the workbench edge to secure the vise. At the same time I want to install a wooden cheek on that fixed jaw to protect my work. Usually I would screw that cheek in from the rear of the vise before attaching...

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