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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #13: Saw jointer handle

03-16-2019 07:28 PM by Bill Berklich | 2 comments »

Knocked out a second small project for the Swap to go with the Split Nut Screwdriver, a Saw Jointer Handle. Generally the antique Stanley’s are in steel. This one is Osage Orange starting with a 1.5” x 1.5” x 12” chunk I cut squared and scraped a blank. Then it was a matter of cutting a relief file and clearence for the saw. Then I installed a brass insert (I’d go steel next time). Some sanding and some poly A small brass thumb scr...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #12: Split nut screwdriver

03-16-2019 06:43 PM by Bill Berklich | 3 comments »

Lots of projects as every other LJ’er but this Split nut screwdriver is (in my mind) a good looking success. Like every project I do there is always something else I need before I get started on the main event. The Split nut Screwdrivers started because 1) so many LJ’ers have made so many really cool saws and 2) I have a couple of old back saw plates and 3) I REALLY needed a project for the LJ Spring Swap… :-) Casting about LJ and the net I came up wiith sever...

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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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Wood of the day #1: Osage Orange

01-13-2015 10:24 AM by CreekOne | 4 comments »

Common name(s): Osage Orange, Hedge Apple, Bois d’arc, Horse Apple Botanical name: Maclura pomifera Synonymous: Distribution: South-central United States Description: Osage Orange is a golden brown to yellow hard wood, it turns in time darker from UV light.Its a straight grained wood with a clear distinction of early and late wood, large end grain pores. Fun facts: Commonly used to make Bows due to its good ratio of elasticity, strength and weight. Bois d’arc transla...

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home made tools

02-16-2014 06:27 PM by Lazy_K | 4 comments »

Hi;seems like showing off one’s Shop built or home-made tools is de rigueur here so I’ll get it over with fast!Over the years I have built many tools and jigs. some were failures, most were not.The main thing is there are a lot of tools that you could buy, but also that you could just make! like marking gauges and scratch stocks, for starters. I don’t expect making your own saw to be everyones cuppa, nor making your own hand plane, but big compasses and other marking tools, ...

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Wood Gloat

01-26-2014 03:22 PM by ghost5 | 4 comments »

I was asked months ago if I would trade some wood for one of my custom turkey calls. i told the guy sure but then forgot about it since I never heard from him. This week he called to ask if i would take a look at what he had to trade. When I got to his house most of what he had was firewood but then i looked and found a pile of spalted maple that was the best I have seen here. Our maple tends to be soft and colorless. Then I saw a big Osage Orange root ball and he showed me a red oak piece...

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No Hear? New Year

01-14-2011 10:07 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

Sorry folks for the hiatus. Been a hectic beginning to the New Year but not entirely unproductive. Towards the ending of last year, an announcement was made that the company I work for has been sold to a company in India. This has caused me to reflect a little on life, evaluate my future, and come to terms with the fact that I have made the transition to my middle aged years. Most of this will be fodder for another blog. In the interim, I spent a little bit of time working on my turnings. ...

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Osage Orange Journey #1: In the beginning...

04-16-2010 06:31 AM by woodchips | 10 comments »

Hello fellow LJ’s, i just wanted to share this amazing find with ya’ll since we all (more or less) share the same love of wood. A rancher pushed over this enormous bois d’arc tree to make way for a fence (of all things) anyway he gave a buddy and me free range to cut as much of it as we wanted to. I was overjoyed and so far this is all I’ve gotten to the sawmill but there is much more to come. one of the huge benefits to living in deep east Texas is there are saw...

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Spindles #5: It's raining, but I'm still finishing

03-11-2010 07:05 PM by Lisa Chan | 2 comments »

It’s been a great week for getting caught up on spindle production. The weather in North Seattle is gray and wet. That means that shop time won’t be that pleasant. That’s OK. I have a handful of orders to sand, polish, and finish. I’m looking for a good source for Birdseye Maple and Tulipwood. Later today, I’m meeting up with a new client and we’re going to spin some yarn together.

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Osage Orange picture frames #1: The wood has arrived

05-25-2009 03:50 PM by ahock | 10 comments »

This is the first project that I’m working on since I’ve joined LJ’s and thought, “Hey, I’ll journal the whole thing on here and get some input from people…”. So that’s what I’m doing. I wanted to try my hand at Osage Orange, as I’ve seen some cool things done with it before and wanted a challenge, from what I hear it’s very hard and dense. I couldn’t find any locally, so I went to Bell Forest Products website and pick...

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