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Ash Scraps = remote tote #2: Design change, then a PIP

04-22-2019 01:08 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Had to get this thing done…didn’t have any trouble cutting pins… Same as before…spaces for 4 tails.. Was even trying out a new chisel… Even ran a plane across the side… to flatten a bit of cup going on.. Problem arose with cutting the tails…. Grain direction…tails were snapping off, during the dry fits…finally decided to just buzz the dovetails off,,,and get out the nails and glue.. Cut a 5mm plywood panel to rough size, ...

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What To Do with All Those Scraps #1: Knobs

04-21-2019 11:39 PM by Mark Wilson | 2 comments »

Are you like me? If so, I pity you. I can’t bring myownbadself to throw away a piece of wood. Within reason, of course. Let’s not be ridiculous about it, huh? But, those pen blank cut-offs. Some of it’s pretty exotic stuff. Sure. They get put to some use, from time to time. Usually, as happy accidents, or afterthoughts. Like this: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/408589. Or, this: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/407532 Or, this: https://ww...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #31: Final Wrap Up

04-21-2019 02:44 AM by TungOil | 2 comments »

Here are the project totals, for those that are interested. Board feet of Sapele used: 3154’ x 8’ sheets of 3/4” baltic birch plywood: 2Number of chair parts fabricated: 285Number of mortises: 720Number of floating tenons: 360Number of square ebony plugs: 405Number of ebony splines: 120Quarts of finish used: 10Hours to complete: 596 What worked well? I spent about 40 hours drawing templates in AutoCAD to be cut by CNC at the start of the project. I made som...

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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #7: Pocket drawknife - One for the road

04-20-2019 09:20 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Pocket drawknifeOne for the road Once again a tool made by your own hands, to be used by your own hands, this time a pocket size drawknife, that will be my tour buddy, when I’m out there with my hammock, playing in nature, as a part of my tool set. So let’s start making some noise. A piece of Swedish sled runner steel again, roughed out, with an angle grinder.(The Swedish did make amazing steel back in the days). Some heat in the forge. And banging that baby into sh...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #30: Stain and Finish

04-20-2019 01:10 PM by TungOil | 5 comments »

With the slip seats out at the upholsterer, I focus on staining and finishing the chairs. First I set up my temporary spray booth, which consists of heavy plastic sheeting held up with zip wall poles. I cover the floor with kraft paper and mount a fan in the window to extract the overspray. I use a similar finish schedule on these chairs that I used for the dining table in my previous blog. First, two applications of General Finishes water borne dye stain are sprayed on. I quickly wi...

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Shop stuff #156: A saddle of bone for an acoustic guitar.

04-20-2019 02:15 AM by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

My first time trying this job. It is very involved. I made the blanks quite a while ago and have that video up on my channel. I get the blank roughed out and fitted, stumble a bit, and carry on. Interesting medium to work with and very traditional for the job. The saddle will probably be worth more than the whole guitar, but I think that’s just what you want for a first try at something. Having some fun with this one! View on YouTube

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Lounge Chair #8: Arm into leg

04-20-2019 12:49 AM by Kaelin Quigley | 0 comments »

I thought this would be a lot more tricky than it turned out to be. Four dowels are placed in the top of the leg and run into the bottom of the arm to make it appear as if the arms are floating. The dowels are 3/8” and are a little longer than an inch. This forms the “lego joint” which is used a few different places on this chair.

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'Inoue Hamono' in Tokyo

04-19-2019 07:39 PM by metolius | 2 comments »

originally posted in the Hand Tools forum I had the pleasure of having to travel to Tokyo for work last week. The work hours were long, but I found some time to scour up the interesting experience of Inoue-san’s tool shop. I understand that the shop has been there for over 100 years and is hosted by its 4th generation. If you are a hand tool fan, and find yourself in the area, its definitely a destination. Of all the hammers, chisels, planes, saws, marking, measuring, and...

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a 21st century bench with engineered wood #1: starting

04-19-2019 07:09 PM by metolius | 0 comments »

I’ve been on the thought of building a workbench for several years. What’s held me back ? - My shop is a mess, I’ve neglected organization and now 1/3 of my space is a pile of scrap and lumber. - It’s hard to budget for nice things - Indecision ; How do I want to work ? Where is woodworking going to take me next ? What I do know right now, is that I want to enjoy my hand tools and my bench/tables don’t hold my work. A day may be a series of awk...

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Historic Craftsman - Thoughts on Design and Craftsmanship #2: Lilly Reich, Mid-Century Furniture and Exhibition Designer

04-19-2019 11:34 AM by Hoosierwoodcraft | 0 comments »

If you were inspired by a female woodworker lately, you will want to see my historic design tribute video on the life-story and furniture designs of Lilly Reich in the heyday of the German Weimer Republic (1918-1933). Ms. Reich overcame design obstacles erected in a strong paternal culture, and won the respect of many European craftsmen and women for her international exhibitions and her interior decoration designs. To see my video tribute, click on https://youtu.be/xftFV-o6_Ik

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