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Around the Shop #9: Sanding blocks made from Stanley plane parts.

12-23-2012 05:18 PM by Don W | 28 comments »

I hate to throw anything away. I figured someday I’d think of something to do with the broken hand plane pieces. These are all from un-restorable bases. Most of the knobs and totes are from pieces bad enough I wouldn’t put them back on a plane. I’m glad I found a use for them. The largest one has an Ash inlay and I added a Ash tip to the broken rosewood tote. The front can be held similar to a wood bodied plane and seems very comfortable to use.- On the firs...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #4: Fixing a tote.

06-03-2011 02:56 AM by Don W | 6 comments »

I’ve had some question on how I fix the totes. Its a relatively easy task. I typically remove the tote, clean the break and simply glue it back together. The hard part is holding it together while the glue dries. I’ve tried several ways. here is what I do. But the way that seems to work for me best: I typically use whatever glue is handy, either titebond II or III. I asked this group on LJ’s in another thread, and the samer answer came back severa...

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Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel box #3: The grand finale and a blast of a confirmation.

06-03-2014 01:16 PM by mafe | 41 comments »

Mathildes Japanese inspired jewel boxThe grand finale and a blast of a confirmation. Part three:In the process of making of a Jewel box for my sweet daughter Mathildes confirmation. Time to continue the Jewel box tour, last time we ended with lots of bamboo nails, glue and a Jewel box in clamps, so I guess there are no way back.As some og the comments suggested, this blog is a World record in number of Pictures and if I had put just one more Picture in it, I guess we could have called i...

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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #3: Glueing the inlays.

05-09-2012 04:07 AM by ruddy | 18 comments »

This is now the home stretch….not long to go.1. Left hand side base inlays. These inlays are going to be glued into the base. Make sure that they slide in easily before applying glue. Remember which face is the reference!I use drills of the correct diameter to get the centreline of the hinge pin in the correct position. The centreline should be on the mid point of the over lap which is about 8 mm. In this case I set the centreline at 4 mm.When I have glued these base inserts previously ...

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project ounder work, chipcarved plate in personal style. norway.

11-07-2013 05:38 PM by koraile | 6 comments »

This is simply a test and a introduction. The plate im working on at the moment is a thing With history, it is a thing i have poured a lot of myself into. Its like a inner prosses, both of sorrow,joy and creating. My grandfather turned this plate maybe 15-20 years ago from one piece of silver birch and forgott it in a corner in the workshop where i found it afther his passing away many years later. I thought it was sad if the plate wasent finished, so i started thinking of a pat...

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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

07-03-2008 06:48 AM by Woodhacker | 83 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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resawing #6: slabbing a huge Eucalyptus log

08-18-2009 04:29 PM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

While looking through old Flickr sets, I realized I never made public one in which I slabbed one of the huge Eucalyptus logs I wrestled home from a craigslist ad. The largest of them is over 230lbs. I chose the smallest – probably around 80-100lbs, because I was desperate to see what lurked inside. I have at least a dozen of these things, so I could sacrifice one enormous beast to curiosity, though that said, I did immediately seal up the ends with a few inches worth of Anchorseal, and ...

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