Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sharpening'

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How to Buy a Wood Lathe & Related Tools

05-17-2020 03:10 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently met with Mike Waldt, a Woodturner from the UK and we made a video together to provide advice about how to buy a wood lathe. This was our first time putting together a video where we have a discussion about tools, so let us know what you think so we can figure out if this is a useful format for viewers. Thanks. Scott Link to YouTube Video—>

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Tool rehab part 1: piles of chisels #1: In the beginning there was a pile of chisels

03-22-2020 01:38 PM by garethmontreal | 0 comments »

Instead of hijacking the chisel forums i figured id start a chisel restoration blog, So brief Recab: This is what 250 (300+) dollars worth of chisels looks like. A couple years ago I got to try a co-workers brand new lie Nielsen chisels and needless to say they were far better then my Irwin chisels. But then I tried my other friends mixed set (buck bros, marples, and the like) of old pairing chisels and was shocked that they were better then even the lie Nielsen’s. I asked my friend where ...

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Mandocello build series #18: Gibson style Mandocello Full build

02-29-2020 01:34 AM by Tomy Hovington | 3 comments »

over a year ago I started my florentine style Mandocello based on prints that I’ve presonnaly made. so to be accurate I’ve started this build when I started gathering information about this instrument, size, dimentions, scale length, pro and cons etc… so in reality, I’ve been working on this baby for over 4 years. well last week I’ve finally did the final setup and call it a wrap. I’ve just finished the editing on the full build and i’m happy to sh...

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Making parts #1: Liberty Bell nib

02-13-2020 12:43 AM by Dan Krager | 3 comments »

This is a little project that takes advantage of my new to me metalworking capabilities. A few pictures along the way to making some Liberty Bell nibs and nuts. Not only are these hard to come by, they were made in an era where standardization was very local. Even matching the average of a range of sizes measured to a best fit international standard doesn’t make the nibs and nuts, new and old, interchangeable. The short of this is that while a new nib or nut might be close, the fit to...

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Build a table, with Leftovers #5: Details, Mortises, chisel sharpened..

02-08-2020 03:39 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Spread out over a day or two…Details? Well, I thought I would use this beading plane.. To run a bead down the outside corner of the legs…didn’t go very well….Plan B….was a small cove with the router.. Grain had issues with that idea…used a plane to smooth things out… Also found a few joint lines sticking up…there USED to be one down the center of this leg…finally all four legs were coved, made sure it was the correct corner…...

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Wish List for Woodworking Gifts?

11-27-2019 11:19 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I reached out to some YouTube subscribers and asked if they are interested in a gift guide. 4 of the 5 responses were yes, they would like a video. I put this together mostly on what I use in my workshop, but also one BIG item on my wish list. What’s on your wish list this year? Any tool purchase regrets in 2019? Here’s the video if you’re interested –

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Proper way to glue furniture parts

09-28-2019 01:12 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I’ve seen a lot of failed furniture joints in my furniture repair shop. I’m surprised how many people don’t know the fundamentals of how to properly glue up parts. I’ve seen finish in joints. I’ve seen joints with barely any glue in them. I’ve seen dowel joints with just glue at the bottom of the mortise. I put this video together to show how to properly glue up furniture joints. Let me know what you think.

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Cleaning Up An Old Hand Saw

05-23-2019 07:08 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I picked up a Disston D8 thumb hole saw to replace my old Bishop rip saw. I cleaned it up enough to make it a great user but not loose the character and patina. I think it’s ready for another lifetime of service

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Horizontal Disc Sharpener, aka DIY WorkSharp WS3000

04-29-2019 11:56 AM by DrTebi | 5 comments »

You may also want to check out this short video demonstrating the machine. After a bit of experimentation, I finally finished my horizontal disc sharpener. I posted this idea in the forms here a few weeks ago. This project was inspired by the WorkSharp WS3000 sharpening machine. Apart from making my own version, I also wanted to be able to wet-sharpen blades. This keeps the blades cooler during sharpening, and, due to the lubrication, should generally give better results. Unlike ...

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Tools I Recommend #1: Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide

03-20-2019 10:39 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 4 comments »

My father was a wood sculptor. I spent my childhood surrounded by his tools and sharpening bits. He could put a razor edge on piece of cardboard and read grain direction from 10’ away. He could get a glass smooth finish on an end grain cut of the hardest wood with just a handful of nowhere near flat oil stones and a buffing wheel. He taught me a lot. More than I realize now that I am “up there” in years. One thing was how to put on edge on most any tool…by ...

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