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  1. Screed (not a straight edge)

    My wife is an elementary age (grades 3-5) science teacher at a private school in Massachusetts. This summer she was able to get an augmented reality sandbox for the school. Last weekend while helping her get it set up and calibrated I realized that it would be helpful for her to have a screed...
  2. Irwin Auger Bit Set/Box

    My attempt to replicating an old Irwin Auger Bit Set box. The original was in pieces and falling apart and the lid was missing. The auger bits were badly rusted and no longer sharp. I cleaned up the rust in an electrolysis bath. I picked the best of the bunch to add to the box and I suspect...
  3. Padauk marking knife for spring swap

    I drew Brandon W in the 2013 Marking Knife/Awl swap. I took a quick look at Brandon's (very impressive) projects to get a sense of what style he might like in a knife or awl, and saw that he already had made a scratch awl. I confirmed with him that he'd prefer a marking knife. A while back I...
  4. Spoon and reamer augers - museum tools back to life post

    Spoon and reamer augers museum tools back to life The summer 2015 I bought some old museum tools on a marked. Also I bought the beautiful reamer from France. In the blog I bring back life to these old tools. You can read more in the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/97954 The old Danish...
  5. Collapsible forged reamer auger - museum tools back to life

    Collapsible forged reamer auger museum tools back to life You can read more in the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/98242 Pictures: 1. The reamer auger. 2. The old handle, museum tag, worms and all. 3. Time to go. 4. Shaping a new handle. 5. Fitting the metal. 6. Forcing patina. Part...
  6. Hand Tools
    I keep an eye on sets of vintage Irwin tapered shank auger bits on e-bay. I can't justify the purchase at the moment as I don't have a current project that requires it. I have not had good luck with the newer Irwin bits that are made in Brazil I believe. I was looking online for other options...
  7. Blogs
    Spoon and reamer augers - one from France one from Denmark Spoon and reamer augers museum tools back to life The summer 2015 I was at a marked with some friends, there were a guy selling tools, he had gotten his hands on a museum that was closing down and so he had some interesting things, I...
  8. Blogs
    Oak top I bought a little forge for the shop, and it arrived last week. Hoping to use it for the knife swap that's just begun. One of the things I'm short on in my shop is flat surfaces, so I decided to build a little table for the forge and associated tools to sit on (the anvil will hopefully...
  9. Blogs
    Auger drill bit stop DIY Auger drill bit stop DIY blog in less than an hour! Yesterday Brit Andy posted some pictures of deep stops for auger bits, I do have a deep stop as you can read in his blog, but I always like to take the challenge of making tools that everyone else can make after and...
  10. Blogs
    How to Choose & Sharpen Augers & Auger Bits By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) In the above video I share a tutorial on how to choose and sharpen augers and auger bits. The most important consideration when buying vintage auger bits is the lead screw. If it's blunt then you...
  11. Blogs
    Sharpening Auger Bits In a handtool shop auger bits are used a lot. I show how to sharpen these bits quickly and easily. Link to YouTube Video.
  12. Hand Tools
    Hi all, I recently found some auger bits in an antique store. One was a size 16 New Haven Copper Co. and the other was a size 14 but I couldn't quite make out the maker's mark. One of the markings has an obvious "nnings" which I tried searching. I found plenty of Russell Jennings and a few C...
  13. Finishing
    Hey All, New to this site, forum, woodworking, etc. Came here for a community of sound and informed advice and am looking for a little help. Briefly, my girlfriend and I moved into an apartment a couple months ago with this guy who has very nice furniture namely three chairs handcrafted in...
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