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  1. Meet Mr. Bowsaw

    I recently decided I needed a smaller bowsaw. I already have a big one so I had a go on a 12" bowsaw. The frame is made of cherry from my sister. These were suppose to be drawer fronts for her kitchen drawers, but the contactor drilled them wrong or something, so they landed on my doorstep. I...
  2. Shop Made Traditional Froe and Mallet (Riving axe)

    I made a froe (riving axe) and mallet for myself using wood from a tree that fell in our yard, and an old lawnmower blade. I used my angle grinder to shape the blade, which took a while because a lawnmower blade is not perfectly straight. After much sweat and grinding, I bolted it to a handle...
  3. Home Made Milling Machine

    This all started after I made my router jig for doing burls and clock faces and I saw a 'Woodsmith' plan for a 'Rotary Tool Milling Machine' and thought that would be a great project and make life easier doing exact cuts. The plans were well priced, reasonably easy to follow & comprehensive...
  4. Ebony Spokeshave

    So when I was building my perch stool, I very much missed having a spokeshave to help fare the outside curves. The other piece of equipment I felt I needed and didn't have was a travisher, but I'm still working on that one. At some point I had had a metal one (a Stanley copycat I think), but...
  5. Hacksaw Blade Chip Carving Knife

    This is a simple chip carving knife I made from some maple and walnut scraps, and a HSS hacksaw blade. It works OK, but I think I'll try again with a thicker blade made of properly hardened tool steel. Check out my blog for complete details of the build. Thanks for looking!
  6. My first Carbide lathe tool project

    I was sent a carbide kit. Check it out
  7. Custom Screwdrivers

    This is a set of screwdrivers I made using the shafts available from Lee Valley. For more info see my blog post that shows the project from start to finish.
  8. Bull Nose Plane

    I recently needed to clean some dadoes out, but the width did not match any tools I had available. Obi gave me some tool steel when I visited him in January, so was now the perfect time to try it out. The plane measures 7" long, 1 3/4" high and 17mm wide (0,669"). The body is made from Beech...
  9. Krenov-style mallet

    Ever since I got back into woodworking a few years ago, I've been using a dead-blow mallet for my chisels. And that's been good enough. Eventually, I knew I'd need a wood mallet, but I figured I'd find an inexpensive one just like I had acquired my other vintage tools. Why make my own? What I...
  10. File Holder for Jointing Saws and Hand Scrapers

    Sapele body 190mm long by 44mm by 44mm. Hard maple clamp. Finish is Liberon Finishing Oil followed by Lord Sheraton's Wood Balsam. Step by step instructions for making this file holder can be found on my Saw Talk blog. Thanks for looking!
  11. The Tree of Humanity Walking Stick.

    This has been occupying much of my spare time during the last 6 months. I grew the wood, made all the knives and chisels used and did all the carving. The wood is Sycamore. The smallest face is about the size of a small finger nail and the largest is about 75 mm high. The stick depicts a vine...
  12. From firewood and an old jigsaw blade to a Marking Knife

    I have a couple bigger projects that I keep on putting off. I don't feel particularly motivated to finish them right now with everything on shutdown, especially since even if I do finish it, I can't deliver it until quarantine is over. So… woodworking procrastination I don't even remember how I...
  13. Marking/Cutting Gauge

    One of the habits I've developed over the years is to stay focused on one project at a time. This is the only way that I don't end up with a shop full of half finished projects. With ADD like mine I can easily get distracted by new exciting project ideas. This past year I spent a lot of time...
  14. drawer box with hidden mechanism

    with an inlay brother of the previous box, same mechanism, but structure with beech wood. I have a little video with mechanism action, but I don´t know if is possible put it here thanks for looking
  15. Quick and Dirty(tm) Spring Pole / Bungee Lathe

    Hello fellow Lumberjocks, I agonized several minutes whether I should post this as a simple blog post or a full-fledged project but I eventually figured that this would get more visibility as a project. I have never been attracted to turning as an end in itself but I regularly feel the need to...
  16. Shop made lathe tools

    I landed a good deal on a lathe on Craigslist but it didn't come with any lathe chisels. Since we just had our first child days before I got the lathe so my wife didnt want me to spend much more money. So I took one of the spare square carbide cutters from my jointer and a $6 round bar from...
  17. Wood Shooting Plane

    Lately, I've been playing around with the new Veritas Wood Plane kit making different styles of wood planes (from scrap wood). I anticipation of a Shooting Board seminar I attended today I made this Shooting plane. The plane is made from scrap mahogany, reused maple hardwood flooring for the...
  18. Spearpoint Marking Knife

    Build gallery here. I got tired of the thick and short bladed store bought marking knife I was using, so I decided to make this. Used an old sawzall blade for the steel, and used a pen blank of Claro walnut burl and a bit of cherry for the grip. Cuts great, I'm pretty happy with it.
  19. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Hello, this is my first real post, other than my workshop. There is a small sawmill near me that I have built a relationship with recently. They can give me rough cut at a great price, allowing me to have some material around, waiting for my next project. My question is this, how long must I...
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