Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'coping'

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Who cut the cheese? Opps, I mean wood.

07-28-2011 08:11 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Clean and simple info on some basic hand saws in a workshop. View article

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Arts & Crafts Night Stands #5: Dry Fit!

09-17-2009 01:29 AM by CaptainSkully | 2 comments »

I was able to plane the stock for the shelves yesterday. I glued up a large enough blank for two shelves, then used the fence to cut them parallel. I then used the cross-cut sled to square the other sides. I got to use my Delta new mortiser to make all of the mortises (3 on each side x 4 sides = 12 total). Luckily, they were all 3/8” and had the same offset from the front/back. This meant that with one setup, I could knock them all out. If I had done them with a chisel, ...

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Coping Bowsaw #1: Getting started - Handles

01-07-2021 11:17 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

Spurred on by Dave’s coping saw and shamelessly nicking some ideas from Mads I decided to have a go myself, cheers for the advice and suggestions guys. I jotted these notes down as I made it so everything is in the order I did it.Hand tools only and with no plan and very little clue as usual. Feel free to comment/criticise. Grabbed some branches that are about the right size, birch for the frame and apple for the handles. Shape the apple into slightly tapered octogens, just used a...

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Coping Bowsaw #2: Frame

01-07-2021 11:23 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

Onto the frame, rive the birch (random piece of metal used as an ad hoc froe). And make the blank with a drawknife and a couple of planes. Mark out the handles. And cut to very rough size. Clean up with rasps, spokeshave and chisel, just need to get to more or less the final profile so I can test & tweak it. Make the crossbar in pretty much the same way. Chop out the mortices in the handles. Test fit And that’s about it for the rough frame.

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Coping Bowsaw #3: Fit the handles to the frame

01-07-2021 11:29 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

On tto fitting the handles to the frame. Work out what angle the handles should go in at. Not quite 90 degrees because of the slight curve from crossbar to where the handles go. Drill the holes. Test fit Mark up where the cuts are going to go to fit the saw blade. Cut them, had to widen the one for the pins with some needle files as my hacksaw blade wasn’t thick enough. Quick test cut to make sure I’m not completely wasting my time, seems to work. Mostly at least, fra...

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