Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sharpening'

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Ladder for Towels? #5: Sunday, a quick shop visit

04-20-2021 02:43 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Decided to finally head to the shop, Sunday afternoon…and see about the other 5 mortises….and even time how long I was taking per mortise. Got down to the about 3pm….and spent about an hour and a half down there… Move the completed side and the treads out of the way….slap the other side of the ladder onto the top of the bench… Start here right at 3:00 Chop down 1/2 way into the show side….flip over, and complete the mortise.. save the m...

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Ladder for Towels? #4: Mortises?

04-18-2021 05:02 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Need a way to attach the treads/rungs to the sides….figured a wedged through tenon will work, but..the lay out is a bit..different.. Treads will sit parallel to a floor….the ladder will lean towards a wall at 12 degrees. Ladder sides splay out at 12 degrees…makes a mortise a bit tricky to lay out and Needs to be something like this….but, the other side needs to match up … Then carry the lines round to the other face…one edge at a time...

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Making Axdes and axes at home #1: Blacksmith tools

04-11-2021 01:03 PM by RJaltman18 | 0 comments »

I just recently harvested hickory and dog wood for my tooling handles. I’m letting the wood dry now untouched. My next steps are to make my anvils out of A11 steel which when I researched is harder than any of the anvils they use today and better than some of the older anvils. I’m looking for tips, advice, and techniques on a blacksmith table. I have wood and metal to use. This table will double over as a woodworking table and the shop itself will be made outside so I have ventilation. Any su...

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A Project for March #6: Rebate, and some grooves

03-11-2021 04:26 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Floor of the compartment sits in a rebate in front of the box..set up the Stanley 45 for that job… Took longer to set up, than to actually do this….next…reset the 45 again.As the other 3 sides need a groove to match….longer rods, to reach over into the middle….use the just ploughed rebate to set the distance… Set the jig up.Plough a 1/4” wide groove… The router plane is there, to level the bottom of the groove. had issues with the two...

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Box for a Combo Plane #1: day 1, start up

01-29-2021 05:31 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, recently, I finished up rehabbing a Stanley No. 45 Combo Plane.. And thought it would be nice to build a box/case to store this in, when not in use…so, I went to Lowes, and bought 5 planks….1/2” x 6” x 24” clear Pine. All the way from New Zealand, no less. Got them home, and clamped them together… And let them sit in the shop for a day or two, to get used to the “weather” down in the shop…. Bench was a bit full of …...

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Not Straight outta the Box #1: Sharpening a Chisel

12-31-2020 08:08 PM by whope | 3 comments »

For many, this is shop season. For me, it’s too cold in my shop, so I work on other things. Over the summer, I picked up a set of Japanese chisels. So sharpening them is something I can do indoors. People new to woodworking may assume, as I did, that chisels (and planes) are ready to go out of the box. So I’m also starting a series about things you have to do to some tools before you use them. Anyway, here’s how I sharpen chisels:

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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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11-09-2020 04:35 PM by garethmontreal | 3 comments »

It’s been a while since I gave a progress update on the rehab projects. That’s because I’ve been working a fair bit more importantly me and the missus moved from our small apartment into our first house about a month and a half ago. It has a garage. Well it had a garage. Soon it’ll have a woodshop. Anyway updates should coming pretty frequently over the winter. Lots of work done already. Lots of work to do. And quite few new additions to the rehab list. cheers Gareth. ...

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One More Guitar #9: Gluing on the soundboard and prepping the back.

11-01-2020 03:34 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

The braced soundboard is mounted onto the guitar sides in this video. The back is also prepped with braces, getting ready to enclose the sound chamber. The video is here or click the following window.

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One More Guitar #8: Shaping the Neck

10-28-2020 02:43 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Here I finally take the neck I glued up in an earlier episode and shape it with drawknife, rasp and sanding. This is part 8 of the making of a guitar after a 44 year hiatus from from having made them long ago in my youth. It is as I learned it in Camden, Maine from Luthier Nikos Apallonio in the mid 70’s. The process uses only ordinary shop tools and simple homemade jigs. The video:

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