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08-03-2020 02:33 PM

Rescuing and restoring an old Jack Plane - 6 replies

I found this plane recently and since I don’t have jack plane I snapped it up (for free) and put it back in service again after it had languished around for many many years. Not sure the exact maker and age, and I’m sure it’s impossible to get too accurate, but maybe someone here can help zero in on it a little more. https:/...

07-28-2020 01:44 AM

Trying to ID a hand plane - 12 replies

I just picked up this hand plane today. The only markings I can find on it are R 5 behind the back handle. I don’t have this size. It has a 14” sole, and no matter who made it, I have a lot of work to do! Any ideas?

07-27-2020 03:50 AM

Making Micro Chisels - 2 replies

I’ve started doing some inlay work and needed some really small chisels. So I made some. Here’s how I did it:

07-21-2020 01:58 PM

Mounting hinges - 0 replies

This is actually part of another video I just made, but the part about mounting hinges seemed be of use to some people, so I thought I’d just fast forward the video to the good stuff ;)

07-20-2020 12:32 PM

The Chicken Coop Improvement Channel? - 1 reply

I built my coop 2 years ago from plans I found on the internet. It didn’t take long to realize it could use some improvements. So after 2 years, I took a couple of days off this week and finally got ‘er done.

07-10-2020 02:47 PM

Making a Measuring Wheel - 2 replies

Today I made a measuring wheel. It’s a very old tool used to measure curved surfaces that a regular rule can’t. It’s a quick project and can be made simply or ‘dressed up’.

07-04-2020 03:54 PM

A quick drawer organization project - 10 replies

A small shop requires constant organization so here’s a quick little project

06-13-2020 06:48 AM

An Escape Board for bee hives - 0 replies

Don’t know if there are any beekeepers here but this was a nice little project on a rainy morning. I made two escape boards which allows the beekeeper to clear a hive of all bees so that he/she can then get the frames of honey without having to deal with thousands of angry bees.

06-09-2020 01:22 AM

Setting a Tablesaw fence with a digital caliper - 1 reply

I know this could be a little flashier (maybe later), but it works. I can use this handy little jig to accurately set my fence to a thousandth of an inch. As well, it works to calibrate the fence so that it is parallel to the blade.

06-04-2020 10:24 PM

Need advice on a microscope - 18 replies

I am thinking that it would be helpful to have a microscope so that I could look at the edges on my chisels and especially card scrapers while sharpening. (As a bee keeper I have other uses as well). Suggestions on what power I would need? Are the 1600X USB useful at all? Thanks

05-31-2020 05:30 AM

Managing a small workspace - 0 replies

It’s a never ending battle, but it does get better.

05-26-2020 03:45 AM

Making my first rosette - 6 replies

Definately something that I want to do more of!

05-08-2020 04:40 AM

Making a Brass Hammer (from plumbing parts) - 3 replies

I’m starting to make some musical instruments in my little shop. That requires a lot of new tools. There seems to be a never ending list of essential tools and they are almost always beautifully crafted, well designed, and expensive. Most luthiers make what they can.

03-26-2020 06:17 PM

Using Kydex in the Shop - More Anti-social Distancing - 1 reply

This week I’ve been experimenting using Kydex as a custom shaped sanding block. Fun stuff!

03-21-2020 04:07 AM

Something for my Socially Distanced Woodworking Brothers & Sisters - 13 replies

My workspace? It’s where I go to be ‘Socially Distant’.

03-19-2020 01:11 AM

My new tablesaw multi-sled - 1 reply

This project was so easy and quick and useful, that I don’t know why it took me so long to make it. It also has a lot of possibilities for expansion – some that I’m sure I haven’t even thought of yet. Here is my quick video of it:

03-01-2020 07:12 PM

Making a Mortise and Tenon / Vertical Router Jig - 0 replies

I made this jig initially to accurately route the mortise & tenons that join a guitar neck to the body. But I have other uses for it too. These kinds of cuts can’t be done with a hand held router or a router table because the router/work piece would be too tippy, inaccurate, and unsafe. There turned out to be a lot more to making ac...

01-11-2020 08:01 PM

Making a Lock Pinning Tray (and why wood ROCKS!) - 4 replies

For those here – this is not fine wood working – more of a prototype really – but whether you are a master craftsman or just whittlin’ on a stick, wood has something for everyone. I needed a lock pinning tray so I got some scraps and made one. It’s really just that simple :)

12-16-2019 02:16 AM

Installing & Testing the new Dustopper - 5 replies

For $40, I got a cyclone dust separater AND the extra hose. And for my small shop I needed to make the vac and the dust separater as efficient as possible. So far a great addtion to the shop.

11-20-2019 07:28 PM

Accurately drilling a hole in a dowel - 13 replies

Even if you never have to do this, it’s kind of a nifty trick anyway…

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