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2 Minute Tonewoods #1: Finishing Exotic Woods: 1 Oily Problem

07-18-2019 02:59 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

My new video on finishing oily tropical exotic woods is out. It’s part my article Pau Ferro verses Rosewood View on YouTube

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Pau Ferro: Alternative to East Indian Rosewood

05-26-2019 02:49 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

We have a new article on Pau Ferro wood on our website. Due to CITES restrictions on Dalbergia Rosewoods, we’re seeing more and more interest in Pau Ferro. Although it’s not a true rosewood, it’s sometimes referred to as Bolivian Rosewood or Morado.

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Monster Wide Cocobolo Slabs and the Blank Give-away

02-19-2019 01:09 AM by Steve | 0 comments »

A while back, we brought in some of the largest 8/4 Cocobolo Rosewood live-edge slabs I’ve ever seen. It was fun to process them into parts. At the tail-end of the project, we made pen blanks from the scraps. Maximum utilization of the resource! View on YouTube

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #4: New Tote and Knob

01-28-2019 02:36 PM by HokieKen | 20 comments »

I didn’t have a lot of time to spend with the #45 this weekend but I did carve out a couple of hours to make a new tote and handle :-) The original handle broke on me when I tried to drill out the pins that held it on. It was dry and cracked anyway so I would probably have replaced it regardless. And I just didn’t like the original knob at all. It’s just a ball: I did the tote first. There is a web in the cast body that the tote has to hug and flanges at top and bott...

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Afraid to use wood my wood!

02-21-2018 09:28 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 18 comments »

A little fun with the title but basically I’m flummoxed here. Back when I was in college, in the mid 70’s, I used to make guitars for fun and profit. I was a graduate of the Maine school of Luthiery at the time. I actually payed most of my college with it. After several years I got married, had kids, etc… you know the routine. And stopped all that stuff for awhile. In the last 15 years I’ve gotten back to woodworking but not guitars. Back then I had in my mind th...

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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Winning the Sumguy lottery

08-21-2017 03:57 AM by MDots | 1 comment »

I am not a lucky person, despite my Irish heritage. I have never won a game of bingo, or one of those stick-your-name-in-the-hat drawings, or anything like that. However, lady luck might have accidentally turned her head and sneezed in my direction while hanging on the arm of a far handsomer man than myself, as I have had more wood related luck in the past few weeks. I may have mentioned before that I work in a shop adjacent to a hardwood flooring company, and occasionally dig through t...

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Thorsen House Cabinet #12: A little on Ebony plugs....

04-22-2015 07:30 PM by EläväPuu | 0 comments »

This Thorsen House cabinet repro is probably the third large-scale Greene & Greene project I’ve worked on in addition to numerous smaller lighting items. Common to the lot of them are masses of Ebony splines and plugs. Lots of information exists on people’s own ideas of how to pillow, round, shape, soften and relieve simple square plugs. Probably the most common that I’ve come across is William Ng’s tactic of chucking up a squared and thicknessed stick and pillo...

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Tool Cabinet Build #17: Saw Till and Tambours #3...

04-11-2015 01:29 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

A lot has happened since the last update just nothing that looks like much of anything has been done lol. I hate that kind of progress but it must be made to move forward. Yesterday I was able to finish up cutting and fitting the track for the doors to ride in. Something that should be done before one of the panels is immovable… yeah.. that got a bit tricky but with the help of some brass stock and some juice cans I got it all glued up successfully. After tha...

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Marking Gauge #4: cut the fence to shape

08-10-2014 01:20 AM by harum | 1 comment »

The fence is cut to shape and sanded with grit 60. Further sanding will bring the brass screws flush with the brass plate. Next, will cut the brass shoes and cut slit in the rod. The Honduran rosewood is really tough as far as sanding goes, even with low grits.

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