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  1. Shed Doors (Barn Style)

    I have been posting (albeit intermittently), about the re-construction of a 12×20 shed in my backyard here in Columbia, SC. I shopped around for barn door hardware but could not locate any that I liked, or that seemed robust enough for these heavy doors, for under $250-$300. I made a temporary...
  2. Knife Swap Entry - Chip carving knife set.

    All, I submit to you my entry for our LumberJock Knife Swap It's a set of chip carving knives made for LJ doubleG469 When I decided that I wanted to do chip carvers I sent a personal message to LJ member Brit (Andy). He is an amazing carver and I knew he would steer me in the right direction...
  3. Railroad Spike Indian Ax

    This is an example what can be done by a good blacksmith with a high carbon railroad spike.The head of this ax was made by LJ Chuck1 ( Chuck Andrews ) in the forge he made at our park in Arizona. The third photo is his forge and the head and a spike that was used to make the head . The handle...
  4. Hand Tools
    Hello guys! I have a question to you. My friend has really awesome hand tool. It's piece of sheet with rough pattern of little dosts, like micro grater. These dots are maybe diamonds. You can attach this sheet to holder. Whatever, it's useful for sanding and leveling. Normal grinding paper is...
  5. Blogs
    Homemade tools Yesterday I got a little adventurous, threw caution to the wind and instead of buying some tools, I made my own. I first made a cabinet scraper. I had to clean up the metal a little. After I got the metal almost all nice and shiny I had to make an edge on one side. I slapped a...
  6. Blogs
    Easiest Anvil Stand I needed a stand for my anvil. I had just taken apart my workbench with all the 2×6 material and decided to use that. After cutting all the pieces to 23" I screwed 6 sets side by side using pocket holes. After I had all those done I screwed them all together in a laminate...
  7. Blogs
    Forging holdfasts so this all started a long while back when I built my workbench and didn't do enough homework. not knowing every commercially available bench accessory is made for a 3/4 dog hole I drilled my bench with 1" holes. since I'm cheap and didn't want to spend money on brass dogs I...
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