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A bow saw project #1: To Build a Bow Saw

08-17-2008 05:33 AM by Texasgaloot | 10 comments »

Before I can chronicle more of Moby Plank, which I’m itching to do, I need to get the mesquite legs and stretchers made. In order for me to complete the legs, which will be carved out of 5×5x 36 blocks of mesquite, I need a band saw much bigger than the little hobbiest one I have. I can’t afford a band saw until the project is completed, and I get paid. Hence a conundrum. After pondering possible possible solutions, and my wife objecting to me selling the kids, I struck u...

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Alexander DIY reamer - need help on how to sharpen

11-24-2010 06:29 AM by daltxguy | 9 comments »

I built the ‘Alexander saw steel tapered reamer’ based on the information found on Jennie Alexander’s green woodworking website. SawSteelTaperedReamerPlans I’m having some trouble understanding the instruction on how to sharpen the back edge of the saw blade, which works as a scraper to form the tapered hole. Here’s what mine looks like now – As you may be able to make it out, it’s just a square edge right now. Alexander says this abo...

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what i've been doing #16: Hand Inlay of a Bowtie-Dutchman

01-04-2012 03:13 PM by Dave | 25 comments »

Here is a method I use for inlaying a bow tie.You can cut any shape you want, I just grabbed my bevel gauge, set it and drew some lines on a scrap of cherry.I cut the lines out and cleaned up with a chisel.I placed the scrap on the work piece and layed out the lines.I carefully cut just inside my pencil line.I then routed out the waste material with a plane.Then glued the piece up and bashed her home.Here is a video of the process and pictures say and teach a lot more.Any questions, comments ...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #20: A Bit More About Resawing

04-24-2013 01:16 PM by RGtools | 1 comment »

Generally the aim of resawing a piece of wood s to divide in neatly in half. One thing you have to account for is the kerf of the saw. If you place a line dead center, one side will end up thinner than the other. For this reason you can offset the line from the center by the width of your kerf (this is a measurement you will be able to eyeball with some ease after converting a couple hundred yards of wood into sawdust). It occurs to me that I should have taken some photos of that layout p...

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How to make a glut

01-14-2012 09:36 AM by daltxguy | 11 comments »

This is entirely the method shown by Roy Underhill but with color pictures and timbers which he has probably never worked with. What is a glut? A glut is a wooden wedge used to split timbers green from the woods.Made from wood, to split wood! Made entirely with a handsaw and an axe. Start with about a 2’ section of log 4-5” in diameter. This is my SUV carrying it back from the woods.Here I am use Australian Blackwood. I have about 50 of these dead standing ones which ...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #2: General Comparison

09-11-2017 01:01 AM by Mosquito | 1 comment »

Table of Contents Introduction General Comparison Irons Comparison Rods and Fence Comparison Thoughts on Use My Conclusions Living with the Plane - A Perspective from Dave ———————————————————————————————————————————&#...

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #25: The Home Stretch

04-11-2012 02:15 AM by RGtools | 21 comments »

Once you have taken the clamps off of your base and your top you are in that dangerous period I think of as the home stretch. It’s easy to want to run into it. Stop. Sharpen all your tools. Breath. Think…then get back to work. Trust me, if all your tools are sharp and you are in the right mindset this phase of your work will be the most uplifting in your shop; it will be the time you breathe life into your furniture. If you are ill prepared for it you can make frustrating mistakes. Start b...

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #6: My Conclusions

09-11-2017 01:28 AM by Mosquito | 23 comments »

Table of Contents Introduction General Comparison Irons Comparison Rods and Fence Comparison Thoughts on Use My Conclusions Living with the Plane - A Perspective from Dave ———————————————————————————————————————————&#...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #1: Day 0.5

11-14-2008 12:41 PM by Texasgaloot | 6 comments »

It’s 1994 or 95. (Or so, I can’t actually remember.) I’m living in Jessamine County, Kentucky, working in the campus library as I finish my master’s degree, when one of my computer-savvy friends mentions a fairly new “listserv” that he has run across, called the “Old Tools Listerv.” Of course, I’ve been a woodworker since I was a kid, so I have to check this out. Before long, my vehicle is sporting a bumper sticker that declares, ̶...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #2: Day 1, or Is This Heaven or Am I Just In Sensory Overload?

11-15-2008 05:21 AM by Texasgaloot | 10 comments »

Back in college when you had four classes in one day it was just another day. I guess that’s why we send our kids to school while they are young. I don’t feel young. Here’s the run-down of my day (mercifully all my classes were within two buildings very near each other.) My first session was on chair design with Brian Boggs. If you aren’t familiar with Brian, you need to be. Find him here. Now, I’ve never really had any interest in chairs, knowing that t...

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