Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'victorian'

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Blind Dovetails? #4: Make it into a box?

10-31-2020 04:42 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, the whole point of this little project, was to learn HOW to make a “Double Lap Blind Dovetail Joint” or however you want to label it… Made a few mistakes along the way….part of the process, I guess. Each corner seemed to get better as I went merrily along…. So….maybe a few grooves to house a lid panel, and a bottom panel….had other tasks for the Stanley 45 in mind, so This old woodie will do. Was at one time part of a Tongue & G...

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Blind Dovetails? #3: Day #4

10-29-2020 03:37 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

About the same as the last two days…I skipped Day #3, because I was too tired to go to the shop….even with hand tools, sometimes brain farts will happen….better to show up all rested up….with the brain fully engaged… had the lay out line wrong…moved it forward and try again….Sawing….careful, otherwise you’ll saw too far….better just to barely nick things, then come in with the “Kerf Knife” You can see a couple spo...

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Blind Dovetails? #2: day 2...a little better

10-28-2020 04:15 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Found out a couple items….on the end of most bevel gauges, the blade ends at an angle… Which also matches the angles I use for my dovetails. I can simply leave the blade locked out straight with the handle. I can lay that blade along the rebate….and lay out the pins.. So, if I start with a half pin on each edge, and work towards the center…. I even gained another pin! Then, while using the No. 68 Dovetail saw….IF I also used the putty knife as a ke...

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Blind Dovetails? #1: back story, day one

10-27-2020 05:51 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Was just sitting around, one day, watching a bit of Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s Shop on Youtube. He had Chris Schwarz on, talking about building “Campaign Furniture” episode 1….when Chris showed how to make the corner joints used in the casework….before all the brass parts were added. Called it a Full Blind Dovetail. Wasn’t doing any projects at the moment, hmmm…maybe give those a try….would be something different to learn? ...

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Swan Beam Bore Rescue

05-17-2020 01:04 PM by CTMike | 2 comments »

This beam bore was really crooked. I’m putting it back on the straight and narrow.

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Vintage hand tools in my shop #2: Dorn's patent Revolving Mitre Box part one

03-31-2020 01:36 AM by theoldfart | 14 comments »

A few years ago a fellow LJ, RealCowtownEric, posted a pic of a rather distinctive mitre box. It revolved and did compound mitre cuts. Fast forward to last December and an EBay listing for a damaged Dorn’s Mitre Box. The seller and I came to an agreement on price and it was mine. Mind you, i didn’t do a lot of research. I was taken in by the siren song of Victorian cast iron. I was a goner.Best pack job I’ve seen in a while. Last one this good came from POA. Here’s ...

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Building a Semi Elliptical table with a gilded silverleaf top

11-21-2019 11:56 PM by BenhamDesign | 6 comments »

This was a fun build that stretched many of my skills. Figuring out all the angles to produce the segmented edge along the top, was a lot of fun. The gilding process for the silver leaf is something I plan on exploring more textures and colors in the future, and using the spokeshave to shape the legs was awesome. Definitely an underutilized tool in my shop. The table is made from African Mahogany. The top is gilded with silver leaf, and then a patina was applied with sulfur potash to ad...

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05-10-2017 02:49 PM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

So I noticed after looking on Facebook that there were no woodworking guilds in Oklahoma that I could fine so I’ve made a Facebook page titled woodworkers Guild of Oklahoma basically just because a lot of other states have a guild and my hopes are to build some networking and make some relationships with some other woodworkers locally because to be quite honest I don’t have but one friend who is a woodworker and he can’t do anything right now because of a personal injury. ...

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04-24-2017 11:43 AM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

Hey guys i just thought I’d talk about the importance of networking with each other in the woodworking/maker community. Social media is a HUGE platform to show your work and meet other woodworkers all over the world( i think we all know this) but i just wanted to share my usernames for my platforms in hopes you guys could give me a follow and ill return the favor. Its all about growth and i have a dream of making this my way of living and you wouldn’t know how much it would help m...

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Mini Medieval Crane

02-06-2017 05:14 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

Over the weekend I got a new table saw and this was one of my first projects! It is not perfect but I wanted it to look old and used so that work for me. View on YouTube

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