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Toy Construction #267: Scratch build Steam Train

08-23-2019 11:07 PM by htl | 8 comments »

This will be a scratch built Stream train in the style of the 1860’s or there about.Something like this. Here’s where I got to today.I have three partial days in it, one of those spit and sputter builds. I have the plans for both Toys and Joys trains but wanted it to have a longer look to the boiler.I have built both the wood and coal T&J’s Trains.Started with the frame.The back is 3/4” and went back and thinned the front part down to 1/2”, I used dowel...

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Wooden Outdoor Swing Chair

08-23-2019 11:32 AM by BuildItYourself | 1 comment »

HelloToday I’m building this swing chair. The design is made of pine.The whole was painted with rosewood stain.The project was quite a challenge but I’m happy how it came out. See how it was created step by step. Thanks for looking.-BIY

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Two drawer chest #1: Something to go under the workbench

08-22-2019 06:51 PM by Wintergreen78 | 1 comment »

So right now my catch-all storage is a cardboard box that fills up with shavings and sawdust. I decided to make a little chest with two drawers to store odds and ends. The drawer is 12×12 by 18 inches deep. The bottom drawer will be about 2/3 the height and the top drawer 1/3. It would be good practice for cutting dovetails and fitting drawers. This is also my first time making a frame and panel, which will be the back of it. I didn’t do a great job of flattening and squaring the pane...

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New Restoration Project Home from 1880

08-22-2019 03:57 PM by Raymond | 1 comment »

This is my latest restoration project. Now we purchased an old 1880 Cape Cod style home and i’m building my tool collection again. It originally had no power when it was built and had gas lights, at some point it was upgraded to electric lights, and now is upgraded to code. We removed the suspended ceiling that someone had put in and discovered the original gas light fixtures and crown molding were still in place, the lath and plaster walls and ceilings needed some work and that ...

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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #2: Bolection inlay class

08-22-2019 02:07 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

The bolection inlay class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking was well worth the 10 hour drive. Reid Eric Anderson taught the class over a weekend. The class project was a small portion of the inlay from the Thorsen House sideboard. Reid uses a combination of CNC and laser cutting to create the recesses and pieces for the inlay. He developed a clever method that uses a secondary working panel (shown on the left below) with slightly oversized recesses to allow carving of the inlay pieces....

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Around the Shop #27: bladesmithing, yes I found another rabbit hole

08-21-2019 09:06 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

i started a series on my journey into bladesmihing here on timetesedtools if ou’d like o follow along. it’s been a learning experience and lot of fun for sure. i didn’t even know what a kiridashi was before, now i’ve made several. made from 1080 steel this hunter was a xmas gift and these two were great projects here are a few more here the 2 x 72 in grinder was a great addition for far more than just knife making. my heat treating tec...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #37: Another apple and resin bowl

08-21-2019 01:36 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

This was supposed to be somewhat of a ‘winged’ bowl, as I started with a half log chunk that was ~7” across and 12” long. The log had other ideas. I got chunks breaking off both long edges so I ended up turning it round vs. oblong. In retrospect I could have flipped the blank and maybe taken the chipped out areas out by removing material from the top / face of the bowl, but I took all off as I turned the back of the bowl and put a tenon on for the foot. The result was ...

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2 Minute Tonewoods #2: 5 Ways to tell African Mahogany from Genuine Mahogany

08-20-2019 08:01 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I always hesitate to write a blog post, either here or on our website has the potential to make me look…well, dumb. It’s much easier on the ego to write one of those self-serving humble brags under the guise of teaching something. ”Let me tell you about the time I lost a 20 million dollar account…” So it is with trepidation that I made a Youtube video about the difficulty of correctly identify African Mahogany (Khaya) verses Genuine Mahogany (Honduran Ma...

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Broken Knife

08-19-2019 06:39 PM by ClaudeF | 0 comments »

My Allan Goodman scimitar blade knife broke! This was the 0.030 steel blade. It took me a year to get used to this blade, but once I had used it a while, I really liked it. The curve of the blade makes a regular cutting movement into a slicing action and the knife glided through basswood like butter… Allan is difficult to contact, so I ordered a replacement from Helvie. Not an exact copy, but a similar one. Since they have a backlog, I decided to experiment a bit. I took the blade th...

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Fixing my obsolete ryobi miter saw blade guard

08-19-2019 01:08 PM by moco27 | 0 comments »

I’ve been using an old ryobi ts1340 10 inch miter saw for years. It’s lightweight and dependable. I had a friend of mine try and change the blade while I was working on the roof. He didn’t know what he was doing and took things apart that shouldn’t have been apart for a blade change. He didn’t get it back together right, made a cut and cut off the bottom half of my blade guard. The saw was dangerous even after the guard was properly placed on the saw since...

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