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03-05-2014 04:16 PM

100 y.o. Pilliod Tool Chest posted by Tools of the Trade - 2 replies

The old tool box I found caught the attention of Tools of the Trade: http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/hand-tools/carpenter-discovers-a-treasure-trove-of-tools_o.aspx?dfpzone=blogs.davidfrane#articlecomments

02-20-2014 11:22 PM

Traditional Finnish Log House Building--Video - 2 replies

Some amazing axe wielding and other hand tool skills here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3J5wkJFJzE

02-19-2014 07:31 PM

Is there anything I can't do with my bit and brace that you can do with... - 28 replies

...just wondering out loud… I imagine that most who ordinarily prefer hand tools for woodworking still reach for the new variety of cordless driver/drills and impacts before they reach for the original cordless drill/drivers—the brace and bit or yankee screwdrivers. Is this true? Are there tasks the old tools excel at? I used t...

02-14-2014 03:29 PM

Looking for the Japanese Video on Plane Iron Angles/Chipbreaker Effects - 2 replies

A month or two ago, someone posted a 30 minute or so video by a research university in Japan. It showed close up images of the simulations of plane irons with different cutting depths, angle of attack, chip breaker proximity to the cutting edge, etc. Neglected to favorite it and now I can’t find it via search. If you can set me up...

02-03-2014 01:58 PM

Project Gets Favorited 92 times in 5 days, But missed the Top 3 - 22 replies

I guess I should have waited to post my project until after they fixed the Top 3. I was hoping it would be added after the glitch was fixed. It looks like it may be fixed now. Oh well. The Top 3 would have been cool and I’m sure that would have helped more people see it. Maybe next time. This if the project, if you missed it: htt...

01-27-2014 03:11 PM

Hey Everyone! Let's All Start "Short Posting" to Reduce the Scrolling Needed - 4 replies

I know a few people have started doing this already, but if people can start their threads with a short summary and then put the rest of your post in a reply, that would be…

01-24-2014 07:10 PM

Got Spam? - 12 replies

The Spammers are taking over HomeRefurbers and GardenTenders! Time to clean house.

01-18-2014 08:18 PM

Nautilus Rosette--Spiral Square--Greek Key Door Casing - 2 replies

One of my more interesting projects this winter will be to reproduce this historic Greek Revival door casing. 56 pieces of trim per door opening, including the 4 acanthus leaf carving at the center of the rosettes.

01-16-2014 10:12 PM

Basswood's Irregular Pentagon and Quadrilateral Pergolas - 14 replies

Here are a couple of interesting pergolas I built during 2013 (a bunch of my woodworking is mega-scale). One is a pentagon which created some interesting rafter lines. I will dig up a photo of the simple jig used to cut the rafter tails later tonight. The other is essentially a triangle with a clipped corner. It also has interesting lines....

01-16-2014 12:53 AM

One of My Specialties: A Fairly Rare Sort of Door - 16 replies

I’ve done a few of these. They usually pique some interest. Do you see what I did here? :)

01-15-2014 01:19 AM

Rosewood Studio Student Project Gallery - 0 replies

This is worth a look. Some pretty cool pieces. Anyone ever take a course at Rosewood? http://www.rosewoodstudio.com/index.php?action=cms.studentgallery

01-14-2014 09:51 PM

Seven Corners Hardware in St. Paul, MN Closing--Sad News - 7 replies

Losing another good old fashioned hardware store. They had the best selection of hardware and tools in the region and knowledgeable staff. A HUGE loss. http://www.bringmethenews.com/2014/01/14/seven-corners-hardware-to-close-in-ongoing-west-seventh-transformation/

01-14-2014 07:59 PM

Dovetail Layout and Cutting with Convex Curved Front Joined to Sides - 5 replies

I did this vanity drawer retrofit a few years ago with a curve that wraps around the sink bowl. I have been thinking about how nifty it would be to have used dovetail joints. Has anyone here done that?

01-13-2014 12:57 AM

Ever see crown molding wrapped around a tight curve? - 30 replies

Here is another of my projects that is worth a discussion. Anyone know how I did this?

01-12-2014 05:21 PM

Good Classic Work with Marketing for the Modern Era - 3 replies

This Twin Cities woodworker knows his craft and something about cinematography too. This video and his site are worth checking out. He makes the trolleys used in the film work and has videos of how he gets the shots. The has some good tutorials on finishing and other informative blogs too. He is generous in sharing the tricks of the trade. ...

01-11-2014 12:49 AM

Tool Shelving with a Victorian Twist - 6 replies

These are the tool shelves in the work trailer for my business. Just for fun the brackets are patterned after some I have made for Victorian buildings. The brackets are only part of the system though and some of you might like something like this for shop use. I made it so the shelves lift out (if I need the space for cargo hauling). They dro...

01-10-2014 03:14 AM

Stepped Casing via Table Saw - 9 replies

Table saws can be used in interesting ways. I made this casing by running the stock on edge and after each pass dropping the blade 3/4” and moving the fence over 1/8”. The edge detail was added with a router later.

01-09-2014 02:50 AM

Guess Where This Carnage is Headed - 32 replies

You may not want to look.

01-09-2014 01:59 AM

My Knock Down Portable Workshop Design is in Tools of the Trade - 17 replies

Some of you might like seeing this design. It was conceived with contractors and carpenters in mind, but some of the ideas could work for small shops too: http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/homemade-and-modified-tools/clever-home-built-saw-horse-work-station_o.aspx?dfpzone=blogs.davidfrane&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_me...

01-09-2014 01:53 AM

Monster-Sized Oak--Curved Brace--Scrollwork Brackets for an 1888 Train Station - 1 reply

This was one of my more interesting projects. The original brackets were a 3-layer lamination. I made the new ones out of 5-layers of white oak. They are both structural (holding the roof up) and ornamental. I only made two to replace rotten brackets. Some of the interesting features are the rosettes, cross grain beading, and hand carved lamb...

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