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Starting out: My first chisel set

02-13-2020 01:21 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

I think I have always had an interest in making things from wood, but it always seemed out of reach for me. I used to watch the New Yankee Workshop and I was fascinated with the projects, but the expense to build a shop of tools was absolutely daunting. I could not imagine ever having enough disposable income to get the necessary equipment. So I resigned myself to making basic carpentry projects with basic power tools. Time marches on, my kids got older, the weekend soccer tournaments e...

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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #17: Fancy a useless chisel?

02-03-2020 02:04 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)…. To be fair to the product(s) mentioned, this is not a review per-se, but my impression, be it through bad judgement, misuse or just too much cheap vino. After buying my lathe the second chisel I ever owned was this broken gouge that I amateurishly ...

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See how to patch broken wood

06-15-2019 11:48 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

Over the years I’ve learned some techniques to repair areas where wood is missing… without wood filler. Finding the right wood to match is the first step, but then what? I walk through three examples of how to patch wood in this video to share some woodworking knowledge. I hope you find this useful. Scott https://youtu.be/dycS6FBro3E

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My Sharpening Setup!

12-21-2018 02:49 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Hey all, I wanted to share my sharpening setup and hope you will share your experience so we can all benefit. This system works fairly well, but I’m sure there is always room for improvement. Thanks for watching and look forward to seeing your comments. Jim View on YouTube

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Chest of Pine Drawers #14: Last of the dovetails are done

07-21-2018 03:09 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Still need to buy a board for the back of the drawer. Needed to clear off the bench, first.. The shavings are from sizing the front of the drawer. Still needed a couple more “swipes” for the final fit..laterEven cleaned the floor, BEFORE I got started….still had to clean it a few more times. Got moving around just after 2pm in the shop. First, the drawer front needed a groove milled. Benchdog at one end.. A jig to keep the board from sliding around...

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Hand Tool Woodworking #2: The mainstay of hand tools and woodworking in general Chisels

07-15-2017 02:29 AM by Rwolinski | 3 comments »

I am not sure what all the fuss and bashing going on now on the internet about Narex Chisels. I see article after article that A) they don’t hold and edge, or B) they require a lot of prep, or C) they just are a cheaply made chisel. Well in Reverse order:C: IN the grand scheme of things they are cheap, but not cheaply made. At roughly $13 a copy they are very affordable. Have good length, good balance, and I think they are pretty well made. B:) I have about 14 of these chisels ...

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Dave's Workshop #20: No more piles O' files

02-16-2017 01:14 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

Since I recently went to the trouble to put handles on my collection of chisels, I decided to also make them more accessible. They used to be kept inside the cabinet shown. The smaller ones were in a lazy Susan that I inherited from my dad, while the longer ones just sat in a pile on a shelf. I made these racks out of scrap wood and mounted them on the outside of the door of the cabinet. While I was at it, I took my rack of ‘good’ chisels* and mounted it on the outside on th...

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Are Expensive Chisels Worth the Money?

02-08-2017 11:03 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

I recently had the opportunity to have chisels from most of the major North American brands; everything from Harbor Freight, Irwin Marples, Stanley Sweetheart, Narex, Lie Nielsen, Veritas, even ALDI workzone. I put them all through there paces: ergonomics, sharpening, flattening, pairing, dovetails, mortise and tenons, even had cut dadoes. I put this video together to sort of sum up the experience, I sort of buried the lead in the video but here are the cliff notes. Veritas is on it̵...

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Amazing Day at the Salvage Store 26FEB2016

02-27-2016 09:40 PM by Dex378 | 1 comment »

So after talking to the owner of the salvage store for a little while he let me go down and pick the basement where all of the items from his estate buy outs go before they put them on the sales floor. I was floored with the amount of stuff that he had down there. Picture a room the size of a football field filled with boxes, trunks, shelves and crates FILLED with amazing stuff. I picked for about 2 hours and found everything we like from vintage, rare Stanley #18 Sweetheart plane, a Stanley ...

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My Roubo Workbench. #4: part 4 Leg to benchtop joints.

01-02-2016 03:12 PM by joedillon | 3 comments »

At this point of the build I had a big decision to make, the original Roubo design details a through mortice and Tenon and sliding dovetail. Although I’m a carpenter I haven’t marked out a Tenon let alone a dovetail in over 20 years. My confidence in my joint cutting skills didn’t match my aspirations in keeping to the original design.I chickened out and decided that a single beefy mortice and tenon would do.Using a mortice gauge I acuarately marked the tenons in eac...

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