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Modern changning table with hand tools #1: The Design

05-06-2019 12:24 AM by Thorbjorn88 | 0 comments »

This is my first real furniture project. I’ve built four electric guitars from scratch, a workbench, a countertop support, and some small stuff like picture frames. I’ve also been getting more into hand tools. The workbench and countertop support were made using only handtools with the exception of a thickness planer and I plan to do the same with this project. The design is basically the same as this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6pz_L0RLcE&t=7s with a few changes...

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Treadle Lathe #14: Tool Rest and Finale!

02-22-2019 12:00 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

The project is finally done! I have been working on this project since late August. The final part of the project was to build the tool rest. It consists of a base plate with a sliding through mortise. The upright is mortise and tenoned into the baseplate and the steel prefabricated rest mounts within a 1 Inch hole on top. The steel rest is adjustable with a finger screw. The tool rest mounts to the frame and is adjustable front to back, side to side, up and down and can twist. The tool rest ...

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Treadle Lathe #13: Tailstock

02-13-2019 12:53 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

The tailstock is pretty simple. It is made from 3 inches thick of laminated oak. It is attached to the frame by a wedged tenon and slides along the uprights to adjust to the length of the turning project. The wedge is made of laminated cherry. The live center rests in a #2MT. I used calipers to get the dimensions of the MT and used my brace and bit and carving chisels to create the pocket for the MT to rest. I mounted up a 4×4 scrap piece of cedar at the end of the video and it was reall...

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Treadle Lathe #12: Headstock

02-09-2019 03:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

The headstock went through several design changes prior to the build. I originally planned to mount the spindle drive wheel (3’ pulley) between the first two posts. I realized the stock was not going to be long enough for the spindle height I wanted. I settled on laminating 6×6 oak stock. The headstock is hollow from front to back with the spindle drive wheel mounted between on a 3/8” rod. The rod is fixed into the headstock with bearings and stop collars. The He...

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Treadle Lathe #11: The Frame and Flywheel are complete and installed

02-01-2019 12:23 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Over the past week, I took apart the frame and did final shaping. I tapered the legs some to give the base a more bulky appearance. This also shifts some of the weight to the base. I added the bearings to leg #1 and #2. I draw bored each leg to its corresponding base. Each leg was labeled using traditional timber frame Roman numeral numbering. The Flywheel was grooved using a series of carving chisels. I created the mortises for each wedged through tenon and the frame was com...

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Drawbored Mortise and Tenon Tutorial

01-26-2019 03:38 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Drawboring has been used in timber frame construction and traditional woodworking since the earliest wooden buildings were built. It is a method of tightening up the mortise and tenon joint and preventing loosening over time. It generally will outlast a glue joint as well. I did a two video tutorial on how I drawbore and will link to it below. Pictured above is my Timber frame sawhorses which were built of green timber and draw bored about 3+ years ago. No glue and no loosening has occurr...

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Treadle Lathe #10: Treadle Pedal Mechanism

01-12-2019 07:48 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

In the last post, we assembled the flywheel and mounted it to the frame. The treadle pedal mechanism is made up of an oak offset block housing the flywheel axel and offset axle or crank (not sure the correct term). The pedal is made up of an oak frame pivoting around a 1/2 steel rod. It rotates on two 1/2 bearings. The pedal connects to the offset block using an oak crank arm with pressure fitted bearings in each end. 5/8 connecting to the offset block axle and 1/2 connecting...

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Treadle Lathe #9: Flywheel finally done!

01-02-2019 02:28 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

It took some sweat equity but the flywheel is finally done. I ordered a few extra bow saw blades this time in case of another blade failure. Now that the flywheel is mounted in the lathe frame, it is really starting to take some shape. Once I get the bearing installed in the frame, I believe the flywheel will spin almost as good as my kids fidget spinners! Thanks for watching and following my build! View on YouTube

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Veritas Combination Plane Comparison #7: Living with the Plane - A Perspective from Dave

12-31-2018 07:51 PM 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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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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