Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'backsaw'

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Back to building boxes #2: Finger Joints?

11-23-2021 01:08 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok…a little layout, first… Marking gauge, set to the thickness of the boards…mark all the way around…then darken the lines so I can SEE….take the 2 longer side to the bench vise, and grab the chisel.. That will be doing the chopping. Step off from the sides towards the middle…then a combo square to carry those lines around.. Then set one of the sides aside for now…lower the other in the vise,,,and make a bit of saw dust.. Can ...

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Dovetails #4: 3062 days later...

08-12-2020 05:59 PM by stroml | 1 comment »

After taking some serious time off from woodworking, COVID, new life situations, and interests have put me back here. I initially got into woodworking to craft a dovetail jointed cabinet for a guitar amplifier, but that project has since been finished. A friend of mine, another aspiring woodworker, made a plywood box for me and I called it done. Circling back after almost 8.5 years, I’ve rekindled my interest in woodwork. This time, I’ve been avidly following Paul Sellers&#...

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A NEW, Improved Saw Til #5: last corner, and a late nite in the shop...

04-27-2020 11:36 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, last corner…aka Corner #3…worked on the pins first, again…got those done….Craig needed some 80-20 parts cut to length….found out the carbide tipped tablesaw blade worked just long as a wood backer was used…last corner tended to chip out…with the wood sitting there, no chipping. Then cleaned everything…..lots of “silver” specks all over the place…. Back to the tails… Stood the Pin Board straight up, la...

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A NEW, Improved Saw Til #4: 2 more corners, last rebate, and other things

04-26-2020 02:34 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Seems I packed about 2 days of work into just a single day…even had a Lunch Break….had bout 5 hours total shop time, today. Kind of worn out. Corner #2 was next on the list…so Dovetail 101? Layout tools…I do pins first, so Mark the pin layouts on the end of the board…making sure which way the half pins are to go…then use than combo square to run the cut lines around Board is up this high, so I can look straight down the square while running t...

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Making Two Sets of Matching Heirloom Saws #2: The 12" Carcase Saw

02-14-2018 08:24 PM by summerfi | 18 comments »

This is the third in a series of articles on making two matching sets of heirloom saws. The first article was on making gent’s saws and table saws. It can be found here: second was on making 10” dovetail saws, and it can be found here: you’re wondering what these sets are all about, please see the first article in the series where that is explained in detail. It has been two full years since I made th...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #7: Dovetails, just dovetails

07-09-2017 04:38 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Have four corners to do. Gave a hint in the last blog… This is Corner #1…..maple doesn’t like saws any more than Cherry does, it appears. I usually do pins first on these through dovetails.. Handsaw to cut, just an old Disston No. 4….. Then some chisel work.. I chop in from one face of the board, leaving a tab for support, then flip the board over… Chop out the waste.. Once they look good, I use these pins, and a sharp pencil, to trace out wh...

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Making Two Sets of Matching Heirloom Saws #1: The 10" Dovetail Saw

02-12-2016 02:20 AM by summerfi | 20 comments »

This blog entry is a continuation of an earlier blog post titled Making Two Sets of Heirloom Saws: The Gent's Saw and The Table Saw. The making of these saws is an ideal topic for a blog series, but I unfortunately didn’t think of that when I made the original post. I’ve now turned this into a series, but there is no way to go back and incorporate the original post into the series. That is why this post shows as #1 of the series even though it is about the third saws in the sets....

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Refurbish, Reclaim or Reject!! #1: Picked Up and Old, Early Disston today. Is it too far gone?

02-01-2016 01:50 PM by Dex378 | 4 comments »

So I went to my local salvage/resale store today looking for anything cool they might have up in the tool section. After rummaging through all the junk I found a complete postwar Stanley #4 bench plane for $3.00, some halfway decent rasps for $0.25 each, and few other odds and ends. As I was leaving I decided to dig through all the hand saws they had jammed in an old slop sink. After going through about 30 of them I came across an early Disston. I looked at it for a little while and the handl...

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What to do with a Walnut slab.. #2: Trying to catch up, after other issues

11-26-2015 04:07 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Project was put on hold for almost two days….van needed work, had three planes needing rehab…..finally got some time in the Dungeon shop this evening… The bottom shelf is out of the clamps, and cleaned up. Will cut to final size WHEN I find out what it will be.. laid out for the long aprons/stretchers. Hmmmm, foot of the legs is a bit too small. Had to cut a larger “flat” where the stretchers will go….and still keep them off the floor, too. trim...

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Cabinetmaker's Toolchest #2: Dovetailing the case and bottom skirt

11-15-2015 04:40 PM by dannorocks | 3 comments »

With the jointed boards smoothed of tool marks and lumber yard stamps I’m ready to dovetail. I chose 1:6 ratio since I’m using pine, and will cut the tails first. I chose to lay out a tail 1” from the edge of long boards then used my dividers to space out my tails so that the opposite edge has a tail 1” from the edge of the board. Once I was happy with that I decided to go with 1” wide tails and drew out the boards and began cutting them out with my only back...

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