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Office Cabinet #10: Door Frames and Sawing Tenons

05-20-2021 07:29 PM by Tom | 3 comments »

I completed my door frames last week and they turned out pretty well, so far. I need these doors to be very square and true with no twist. The proof will be in the glue up with the panel. The process is basically the same as the frame for the back panel, but they are bit narrower, about 2” wide. Also, I used a 1/4” groove instead of 5/16”. I mortised in the groove with a 1/4” chisel. The important thing is to keep the chisel in alignment. I had very good luck ...

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Coping Bowsaw #3: Fit the handles to the frame

01-07-2021 11:29 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

On tto fitting the handles to the frame. Work out what angle the handles should go in at. Not quite 90 degrees because of the slight curve from crossbar to where the handles go. Drill the holes. Test fit Mark up where the cuts are going to go to fit the saw blade. Cut them, had to widen the one for the pins with some needle files as my hacksaw blade wasn’t thick enough. Quick test cut to make sure I’m not completely wasting my time, seems to work. Mostly at least, fra...

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Coping Bowsaw #2: Frame

01-07-2021 11:23 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

Onto the frame, rive the birch (random piece of metal used as an ad hoc froe). And make the blank with a drawknife and a couple of planes. Mark out the handles. And cut to very rough size. Clean up with rasps, spokeshave and chisel, just need to get to more or less the final profile so I can test & tweak it. Make the crossbar in pretty much the same way. Chop out the mortices in the handles. Test fit And that’s about it for the rough frame.

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Coping Bowsaw #1: Getting started - Handles

01-07-2021 11:17 AM by MikeB_UK | 2 comments »

Spurred on by Dave’s coping saw and shamelessly nicking some ideas from Mads I decided to have a go myself, cheers for the advice and suggestions guys. I jotted these notes down as I made it so everything is in the order I did it.Hand tools only and with no plan and very little clue as usual. Feel free to comment/criticise. Grabbed some branches that are about the right size, birch for the frame and apple for the handles. Shape the apple into slightly tapered octogens, just used a...

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Tools I Made and Bought This Year

12-31-2020 02:15 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Video Link—> I’ve done a rundown of the tools I made and purchased this year. These focus on woodworking and furniture repair. Here’s the list and the video shows each of these. I hope you like it! 1) purchased Syringes for inserting glue in cracks2) purchased CBN Grinding Wheels3) purchased Wolvering Grinding Jig to sharpen turning tools4) purchased a Trend Air Shield Pro for a full face respirator5) I made a simple center finder to mar...

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Another Radial Arm Saw Rebuild

04-19-2020 10:59 PM by JimChrisawn | 9 comments »

Well I received, from a friend who’s dad passed away a few months ago, a box with a DeWalt 925 in pieces, some sanding, and taping done. His dad had started restoring it before he suddenly passed away. He didn’t want it as he isn’t a woodworker and since it was in pieces he couldn’t sell it. I found all the parts present (he later brought me the original table and cabinet another project for later) I sorted it out and set about finishing it up. I found the little saw h...

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Drop Leaf Table #3: A few details before....

11-27-2019 05:04 PM by Tom | 1 comment »

Before I launch into the next stage of my table build, I thought I would share a few learnings and insights from the mortise and tenon work. Only a few tools I think it is interesting how few hand tools I needed to create the mortise and tenons. Just a few chisels, a crosscut tenon saw and some basic layout tools. The mortise chisel is 5/16” wide, which is a really nice size for tenons with 3/4” boards. It falls right between 1/3 and 1/2 of the board thickness. It is ...

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Light Feet Yurts #2: Camp Fire Yurt Workshop Recovery Project

11-19-2019 04:48 AM by TreeBones | 1 comment »

Been a long road but the yurt adventure has grown over the years. I am now the project coordinator for the Camp Fire Emergency Shelter and Recovery Project. Providing on site emergency construction of yurt shelters. Made with lumber materials saw milled from salvaged trees at or nearby area impacted by the Camp Fire. The final product, a tangible, easily portable yurt shelter owned by fire victims that participate in building their temporary home. The Camp Fire Emergency Shelter and Recove...

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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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