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A Table for the Gazebo #5: Mortises, two ways

05-21-2021 07:03 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Well, I was going to do Olde School and chisel/chop them out.. Was taking way too long…Thought there MIGHT be a quicker way….Seems the tenons are 3/8” thick….hmmm I do have a decently sharp 3/8” Forstner bit….I’d still have to lay out the mortises the same way….then clean the mortise out with a chisel.. Seemed to go a little quicker…..like about 3 this way, to 1 the other way….able to get a few dry fits, too… Even t...

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Making Axdes and axes at home #1: Blacksmith tools

04-11-2021 01:03 PM by RJaltman18 | 0 comments »

I just recently harvested hickory and dog wood for my tooling handles. I’m letting the wood dry now untouched. My next steps are to make my anvils out of A11 steel which when I researched is harder than any of the anvils they use today and better than some of the older anvils. I’m looking for tips, advice, and techniques on a blacksmith table. I have wood and metal to use. This table will double over as a woodworking table and the shop itself will be made outside so I have ventilation. Any su...

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Outdoor Table Top finishing

02-09-2021 12:51 AM by Beachware | 0 comments »

I am carving a design into a flat table top , to be used outdoors at sub zero temperatures. I was told that you cannot protect it with an epoxy resin finish in outdoor conditions. What are my other options to seal the carved grooves outside ?

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bench vise for carving. #1: Carving ideas

11-29-2020 03:13 PM by celticbikers | 1 comment »

I’m looking for the plans to make a benchtop or freestanding type of Benchtop Carving Standthat Jim65 made. https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/80492#comments

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One More Guitar #9: Gluing on the soundboard and prepping the back.

11-01-2020 03:34 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The braced soundboard is mounted onto the guitar sides in this video. The back is also prepped with braces, getting ready to enclose the sound chamber. The video is here or click the following window.

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One More Guitar #8: Shaping the Neck

10-28-2020 02:43 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Here I finally take the neck I glued up in an earlier episode and shape it with drawknife, rasp and sanding. This is part 8 of the making of a guitar after a 44 year hiatus from from having made them long ago in my youth. It is as I learned it in Camden, Maine from Luthier Nikos Apallonio in the mid 70’s. The process uses only ordinary shop tools and simple homemade jigs. The video:

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One More Guitar #5: The rosette: made and inlaid in the guitar top

10-16-2020 10:27 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The past couple of days I fashioned a sound hole rosette and inlayed it into the top. A short Video of it here, or click the picture

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A box for chisels #7: Rounding the corners, and a PIP

10-16-2020 12:59 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Got to looking at those sharp, square edges along the lid’s top….decided to at least round them over a bit…. Since the Stanley 45 couldn’t do the job, I figured a block plane could at least round over the outside edges…I only have one gouge in the entire shop. Block plane, I simply make a bunch of passes along the outside edge, tipping the plane to the outside a little with each pass.. It would also work on the inside..until the plane hit the ends…....

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de Havilland Mosquito muti role combat aircraft ww2 In Olive Wood

08-25-2020 05:16 PM by Pedropete1 | 1 comment »

Well it has been a few months now with all the restrictions but progress has been made slowly. The last pictures showed the Mossie in a carved out shape from a huge olive stump around 3-400 years old you can tell by the red colour. The only tools used is a Chain saw for the stump and a small band saw for the parts also a very small drill 2mm bit . Cutting and shaping this olive wood is no mean feat the wood is hard and soft in places which did surprise me a little being this old, it would bre...

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Carving ink pens #1: Creating Ink pen from Local Wood Native to GA U.S.

08-18-2020 07:25 PM by RJaltman18 | 4 comments »

This week I’ll be carving my First ink pen from yellow slash pine. Will be slim line with no detail. Just learning the basics of carving into a round blank the going from their to a finish product. All work to be done my hands from carving to sanding to finishes. Will post pictures of my finished work for review from members on Lumber Jocks.

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