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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #18: Squares, Squares and more Squares...

04-01-2020 12:55 AM by Bill Berklich | 3 comments »

OK, I’m not a galoot. I use hand tools to augment my power tools. While the quite whisper of a sharp plane on pine like the silent fall of heavy snow is wondrous, the screaming song of an 6 inch jointer and instant piles of wood shavings fits me better. That said I do like a well made tool. Earlier I rehandled a Two Cherries backsaw and honestly I like it better than my Veritas Dovetail saw – more on that later. It got me to thinking about other tools I could make. And then...

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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 – https://youtu.be/BpKsGU6OGsU

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Starrett Combination Squares #1: Interchangeable blades

08-17-2018 03:15 PM by Joebe1 | 3 comments »

I bought a 12” Starrett combination square a while back. I’ve had other brands but decided to spend the big bucks on this one. I love it! But I rarely need the full 12” blade. Is the 6” blade interchangeable with the head from the 12” square. I would think so but wanted to see what fellow lumberjocks say. Thanks.

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Single-bore mortises

09-04-2017 12:15 AM by galooticus | 1 comment »

As I’m preparing to cut various joints for a project, I’ll go through my copy of The Woodworker from Lost Art Press to refresh myself on how to do the joint in question. In this case, mortise and tenons. One included article, a reader submission, suggests a more efficient way to cut a mortise, instead of boring out as much as possible and cleaning the remainder up with chisels. I tried it out, and thought I’d share my experience since I haven’t seen this approach no...

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Hand Tools #5: An Amazing Donation from my New Friend Earnie Searing

07-29-2017 12:09 AM by Jerry | 1 comment »

Earnie saw my recent post about inheriting a vintage South Bend engine lathe. He’s a machinest with a lifetime of experience. He contacted me through a PM here at LJ’s and offered to bring me tools from his shop and to help me understand the new to me engine lathe. Earnie spent most of the day here today giving me invaluable instruction and the benefit of his experience. He also gave me all of the tools and manuals you see in the picture below. My hat’s off to y...

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Hand Tool Shootout | Preparing Rough Sawn Lumber by Hand vs. the Machines

05-20-2017 06:06 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

My usual routine is somewhat hybrid, I typically do the bulk of the removal of material with the jointer and planer, then square it up at my cross cut sled, and finally remove the scallops from the planer with a smoothing plane, and shoot the ends to final dimensions to fit. But for the purpose of demonstration, I prepared these two overly dry (20 years in a barn) air dried Walnut by hand and then with my machines to see how long each process took. End of the day 7 minutes with the machin...

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Hints and Tips #24: Another use for those plastic cards

07-08-2016 11:21 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Ever need a square and you don’t have one? If you don’t need extreme precision, this will at least allow you to strike a line straighter than freehand. I was doing a project and being intentionally minimalist. I wanted to strike lines across a 1×2 to guide my eye for hand sawing. I grabbed one of my glue cards, folded in in half and presto, I had something like a square.

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Squaring up oval rotered mortises with a Narex Corner Chisel

06-21-2015 09:44 PM by Greg Guarino | 0 comments »

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3 Shopbuilt Brass Tools

01-31-2015 12:14 AM by Dave Rutan | 11 comments »

One of my great weaknesses is brass. Another is shop made tools. I like the look of brass, especially when it has aged. I must have a steam punk side that is trying to come out. I made these 3 tools out of brass. The square and the Fibonacci gauge can certainly be made of wood, but the gauge is so esoteric it just seemed like it would be better in brass. The square I made partly as an experiment, partly because I needed a small square and begrudge the $8 or more it would cost in stee...

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Shop Made Square

08-04-2013 03:38 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 8 comments »

I’ve had a hard time drawing lines across some 2×10’s recently. I made my own square out of wood. I don’t know if it will stay true, so this is a test. Please comment if you’ve made an all wooden square and let me know your outcomes. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

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