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Knifemaking #1: Small knife from file

10-28-2021 08:42 AM by Thefarmer | 5 comments »

(Will this count as a post in LumberJocks? If not, tell me, and I will not post projects like these in the future). I have recently made this small knife from an old discarded metal knife.The point of showing it here in this forum is the oak handle. (I will not talk about the leatherwork involved. Anyone interested can look at my website). Yes, the knife would perhaps look a bit more interesting if it had pins in the handle, but I decided not to drill holes through this hardened steel.I...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #8: Applying finish to the bench

11-02-2019 02:52 AM by siggykc | 1 comment »

Well, what can I say folks. The last post basically covered the last of the chopping, drilling and gluing. Perhaps the next step is a little boring for some folks – applying the finish to the workbench. I’ll keep it short, as there is nothing about smacking a chisel with glee nor using an auger with the finesse of Haliburton’s best directional drillers. My apologies in advance. With the workbench structure complete, I sanded it all over by hand with 240 grit sand paper, removing the fin...

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #5: My First Workbench Build - The Workbench Top

09-15-2019 08:30 AM by siggykc | 4 comments »

G’day folks. It has been a while since my last update. I shall do a couple of posts to catch up for the last couple of months. The Workbench Top. Like the legs, the top is constructed from good old fashioned Hard/Rock Maple. Due to the 115mm thick dimensions, and the fact that I am a mere 5’5”in size, constructing a single piece top was out of the question.As I work on this on weekends and some week nights, it is imperative that I can put the bench aside so that others may use the works...

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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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Treadle Lathe #7: After months of work.....

11-20-2018 01:14 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After months of work, I finally assembled the frame for the first time. First, I cleaned out the last mortise in the upright base and it fit snuggly on the first try. I then moved onto assembling the base. Everything lined up as I planned and I achieved a tight fit. Now that each of the joints are complete in the frame, I can move my attention to the mechanical parts of the lathe. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #5: Upright mortises and dry fitting the first through tenon

11-02-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Today I began hogging out the four mortises on the 1st and 3rd uprights. Each mortise will house a through tenon attaching the two ways to the uprights (legs). The second upright attaches to the ways with a series of housings in which I discussed on the last post. Sticking with the hand-tool only approach., I drilled out each mortise with my brace and 1 inch auger bit from each side of the uprights then finished it off with a chisel. I’m really happy with the fit. Thanks for following m...

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Treadle Lathe #4: Dry fitting the first joint

11-01-2018 01:49 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this episode, I complete the two housings in the 2nd upright. Each housing is mated with a housing in each way. The horizontal ways will attached to three uprights (legs) of the treadle lathe frame. The ways will be the structural support for the headstock, tail stock and tool rest. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #2: Joinery Layout

09-27-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Now that all the major components of the lathe are dimensioned I begin laying out the joinery. The treadle lathe will be build using mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak dowels. Check out the video for details! View on YouTube

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #5: The infamous crosscut

09-18-2018 01:30 PM by LastingBuild | 3 comments »

Crosscutting with a hand saw can be a real challenge and burden to the hand tool woodworker. In my video link below, I provide a tutorial on how to crosscut a large piece of stock with only hand tools. The result is within a 1/16 of perfection. The Paul sellers method combined with a few tricks of the trade will provide you the “know how” to cut large stock with a cheap saw. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMBxYcx7tQ

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #4: Parallel face and edge

09-15-2018 12:20 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After establishing the reference face and edge, I use my marking gauge to mark the board thickness using the reference face as the guide. Once I have marked all four sides, I use my jack plane, jointer plane and smoothing plane to bring down the rough surface of the board to my marking lines. Then, I repeat the step for the board width using the reference edge as the guide. Once finished the board was perfectly square. (as perfect as necessary at least). If you would like to watch my video...

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