Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'home made tools'

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Homemade Tools #2: Wooden Dead Blow Mallets

07-03-2008 01:45 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 35 comments »

I saw an article in a woodworking magazine, maybe it was shop notes, on making wooden mallets that were filled with lead pallets. I made up a few of these, some I gave away, others are still hanging around. They’re easy to make, and useful around the shop. Not to mention they look great and are a good use for small scraps of exotic woods. The ones below don’t have the leather contact cemented to the face of them. It’s this leather that keeps them from marring the su...

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Baby is here!

08-28-2014 02:56 AM by Philip | 10 comments »

Baby Brooklyn has arrived! August 4, 8 lbs 14oz, 20 inches long. Needless to say we are very happy, and a little sleep deprived. Baby and me at the hospital… She is too cute.Hmmm, looks familiar…Daniel is taking it in stride- what a champOn another note, Weird Al has been following me aroundThere are way too many inside jokes with this video- my wife is sure it’s about me.See!! Even Panda Express thinks so….Here we have my B-day gift from the in-laws…they s...

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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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