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A new til for the hand planes #2: Start on a corner

04-09-2020 04:15 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, 2 planks hauled to the shop…Plan being, that these two would become the top, bottom and both sides of the cabinet…sides need 37-1/2” long parts, the other two need to be 30” long…out of a pair of 1×10 x 6’ boards. Can’t get to the tablesaw, not much room. The Mitre boxes? Boards are a hair too wide…so.. Two Disston D-8s….Panel saw was in the tool cabinet…Crosscut was over in the saw til…Full length was hav...

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The mail train build #3: Dremel and lathe

04-08-2020 09:04 PM by jeffswildwood | 8 comments »

I’m running a little late on part three. Between the grass growing and other projects I can only work on it when I can. This don’t look like much progress but to me it was a lot! First in my original design, I wanted windows for the train. The trick is how would I do it. I solved this with a dremel router. I marked the inside of the window openings an eighth inch. Using a sharp marking knife I scored all around. Next was the dremel. I cut the thickness of the plexiglass I’...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #116: Lumber and Cut-Offs Reorganization

04-08-2020 08:37 PM by Retired Guru | 0 comments »

Since my father passed on last summer, I’ve been cleaning out, clearing out, and reorganizing the dungeon workshop. I’ve made shop cabinets, added drawers to benches, made some carts, sorted fasteners and supplies. As I have mentioned already, it has been like playing with a Rubik cube, a sliding puzzle, where I’ve had to shuffle stuff around to make progress in any one area of the shop. I’ve accomplished a lot—my wife keeps telling me I have—and I do feel ...

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Workbench #4: Finishing touches

04-08-2020 07:23 PM by JimYoung | 2 comments »

I’m on forced vacation this week, so I’ve been able to get a lot done, between bike riding with my daughter and the honey do list, and I’m basically finished with the workbench. The stock for the deadman guide Needed to be straightened out, so I used my tail vise again, and glued it in place. The slot for the deadman was routed in the top, and I flipped the shape of the chop to make the deadman. Next everything was disassembled and given a quick coat of ...

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inspirations of box building #1: looking to up your game?

04-08-2020 05:58 PM by dclark | 0 comments »

Hello Lumberjocks, It’s been a long time since I last posted, and so I thought I should re-engage with this talented group of artisans. Several years ago I met Patrick Edwards of the American School of French Marquetry and got involved building the Chevalet kit for Students of Marquetry – and I’ve been busy with that ever since. Prior to that however, I was building boxes of all sorts and found many Lumberjocks were into making boxes as well – we’ve all seen ...

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A new til for the hand planes #1: Start with a plan

04-07-2020 10:23 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had to happen…I build a new Tool Cabinet for the rest of the hand tools….and now the hand planes are feeling “Neglected”... The til beside them USED to be full of hammers, they have since moved over to the new “house”. So….bought some more 1×10s, and some 1×4s….First, I need to know how big to build what, and where. Hammer til was removed and sent to the firepit. Planes IN the til got moved out….the bigger ones to a coupl...

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Slant Top Desk Build - French Feet

04-07-2020 09:01 PM by MPython | 3 comments »

I’ve been working on a slant top desk for a while now. It was inspired by an antique walnut slant top desk my college landlady owned that had belonged to her grandfather when he was president of my college in Kentucky. I fell in love with the desk over 50 years ago and have dreamed of owning a similar one all these years. I finally decided to build it. The hang up for me, aside from it being a very substantial woodworking project, is the fact that it has French feet. We own a Kentucky f...

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Vintage hand tools in my shop #4: A video starring Dorn's patent revolving mitre box

04-07-2020 03:13 AM by theoldfart | 8 comments »

I put together a video tour of the revolving mitre box. Keep in mind this is an amateur endeavor. The audio on the last segment is lower than the first two so be prepared to turn it up! I’ll answer any questions that you come up with. Thanks for reading and watching. I’m planning on doing another series on a Roubo saw and kerfing plane. Thank you,Kevin BTW, a shout out to Smitty for being a sounding board, i bow to the master Galoot.

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Arts and Crafts Bookcase #2: Approaching glue

04-07-2020 02:13 AM by BlueRidgeDog | 0 comments »

So here are the steps taken to get to the glue up portion for the rails and lattices. This video includes 50% less viewer pain the first! Thanks for all the suggestions, though some of this was filmed prior to those helpful folks giving me good ideas and insight. There comes a point in each project when bulk wood starts to take shape. I love that moment when you do you first dry fit or rough assembly. Lots of work ahead, but it give you energy and motivation to press on. Just to r...

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Workbench additions and accesories #1: Where to place Your Bench Dogs

04-07-2020 01:13 AM by Dimensions | 1 comment »

So i Finally did it!!! I drilled the dog holes in my Hybrid Roubo/ Nicholson Workbench. i held off on this for far too long because i didn’t want to ruin the bench that i put so much work into by drilling holes in the wrong place. I watched as many videos as i could find ( there weren’t many) and read as much as i could find on this topic. With this being my first “real” bench i didnt have any prior experience with where the dog holes should be placed. I finally came u...

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