• A Return to Cold-bend Hardwood
    For several years I used CompWood for furniture parts that needed to be bent precisely. It’s a wood that has been compressed in its length under heat and with moisture. When the wood cools, it can be bent cold. No steambox. And I have yet to encounter wood failure with the stuff. The only downside? It’s expensive compared to cutting down a tree, riving out the stock and bending it […] The post A Return to Cold-bend Hardwood appeared first ... read more
    Source: Woodworking Magazine WeblogPublished on 2017-11-22
  • sash saw olive – kleine Zapfensäge Olive
    Sash Saw olive wood 350mm long 70mm deep 12 tpi rip Kleine Zapfensäge Olive 350 lang 70mm tief 12 TPI längs ... read more
    Source: Two Lawyers ToolworksPublished on 2017-11-21
  • A (not so) Brief thank you to the Armchair Woodworkers
    Yesterday, I got into a rather heated argument with a coworker. She’s decided that she wants to be a woodworker, and was telling me about something she was planning on making, (assuming I could loan her some tools), and then proceeded to explain how steps that I’ve been trying to master for years were easy. […] ... read more
    Source: Fair WoodworkingPublished on 2017-11-21
  • If you have to scrape…
    …then do it, but go ahead and turn a burr on that blade so you’re actually taking shavings. Although I revel in those moments when my handplanes leave a smooth, glassy surface behind, there are times when that’s just not going to happen. Reversing grain and run-out plague even the best woodworkers, and there’s never any shame in getting out a scraper. In the current issue of Popular Woodworking you’ll find my review of the BearKat Wood chair scraper. ... read more
    Source: The Daily SkepPublished on 2017-11-21
  • A new woodworking blog in Danish
    I have once in a while tried to search for Danish woodworking blogs, but the few ones that I have found all seem to have gone dead very quickly.Woodworking doesn't seem to be big as a hobby in Denmark, but who knows, perhaps there are someone out there who would like to read about it in Danish instead of English.So for once I did something highly unusual for my part. Instead of just bitching about it and getting annoyed, I ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2017-11-21
  • Switcheroo, and Mulling over Milling
    One of the minor issues with the Zimmermann PS 1/2 sanding machine was the on/off switch, which was on the verge of having its buttons fall out. I decided to take a look-see. Fortunately, a standard hydrant key, which I happened to have in my tool set, opens the electrical box:Inside everything looked un-molested, which was good:The switch itself was in good shape, and there was a brochure inside the box that was for the switch. It is a Siemen's ... read more
    Source: The Carpentry WayPublished on 2017-11-21
  • The Eco-Friendly Wooden Skyscrapers of the Future
    The Eco-Friendly Wooden Skyscrapers of the Future: Amanda Kolson Hurley, on a 12 story wooden building being built in Portland, OR:Although we’ve been building with trees since prehistoric times, they are having a moment, architecturally. Wooden structures similar to those in Portland have recently been built in Sweden, Finland, and the U.K., and a 24-story wooden building is under way in Vienna. […]Buildings are by some estimates responsible for a third of global greenhouse-gas emissions. Much of a building’s carbon ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2017-11-21
  • Perch Stool Part 4: Glue Up
    You Did a Glue Up Live?? Hey who doesn’t like a little bit of danger and excitement in their life? Live streaming, talking and answering question while gluing up a project is the new pastime for the adrenalin junkie! In this installment I went over how to bore the odd angled holes in the legs for the stretchers. I demonstrated a great technique that I’ve used for my last few Windsor chairs that was taught to me by Elia ... read more
    Source: Renaissance Woodworker BlogPublished on 2017-11-21
  • Highland Woodworking Featured in Atlanta INTOWN
    We’re excited to have been featured in another Atlanta publication this month after having just been featured in an interview on the Voyage ATL website. Grace Huseth, a contributor for Atlanta INTOWN sat down with Molly Bagby, daughter of owners Chris and Sharon Bagby, to discuss 40 years of Highland Woodworking. Although Molly hasn’t been around for all 40 years of the store’s operations, she spent the majority of her childhood in the store when Sharon started bringing her to work ... read more
    Source: Highland Woodworking BlogPublished on 2017-11-21
  • 5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Clients
    As long as you have to sell your work to make a living, you’re working for someone else: your customer ... read more
  • My Workbench—The A to B Series
    I’m never too sure when it comes to talking about my work where making is replaced by teaching—every time I make I end up thinking about whether what I take for granted in my everyday work has additional value to those relying on keyboard dexterity synchronised with head knowledge. My world of designing, making and […] Read the full post My Workbench—The A to B Series on Paul Sellers' Blog. ... read more
    Source: Paul Sellers’ BlogPublished on 2017-11-21
  • square till nearing completion……..
    Spent my entire lunch break looking for box latches that I could buy locally. Lee Valley has them but they aren't offering any free shipping at the moment. Even if I doubled them it would still be less than the S/H charge. What I found locally was that everyone has a different name for them. In the end I found nothing locally and I will have to order from Lee Valley.how will round 2 turn out?it appears to be okI ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-11-21
  • The Change of Seasons (Covington Style)
    It’s been almost six months since my last haircut and three months since my last shave. This is not intentional. I simply don’t care what I look like or what others think of my visage (hey, a Fancy Lad term!). But I do notice that as my hair gets longer the people of Covington address me differently. When I have short hair, they call me “sir” and ask for work. When I have long hair, they call me “brother” ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-11-21
  • Left Handed Moulding Planes
    Note: I have never had a left-handed student choose to use right-handed planes. I have never had right-handed students choose to use left-handed planes, unless posing for a joke.I am teaching a class at CVSW this weekend. There are two spots open. Come learn how to use hollows and rounds, left or right. Come learn what appropriately tuned planes feel like, left and right. Come listen to Bob Van Dyke chastise me for listening to the soundtrack to "Hamilton", neither ... read more
    Source: Musings from Big PinkPublished on 2017-11-21
  • Slab bench II
    Here is the bench assembled.  By far the most challenging part of this project was surfacing the slab; the rest was pretty straightforward, basically just 6 mortise and tenon joints.I hadn't really thought about how to attach the slab to the base, so what I came  up with was a 1' square piece pegged to the legs and attached to the slab with screws in elongated holes:Seems to get the job done while looking good.After 3 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal ... read more
    Source: Oregon Woodworker by Andy MargesonPublished on 2017-11-21
  • What’s On The Bench – 11/20/2017
    On my calendar was recovery from back surgery this past week but there was a change of plans; a dental issue came up and surgery was postponed. Instead I am taking antibiotics and will have minor dental surgery in a week or so. The back surgery will probably be within a month or so after that. Let it not be said that I don’t know how to have a good time! I’m a firm believer that what is happening is ... read more
    Source: Doug BerchPublished on 2017-11-20
  • The Slöjd Tradition with Jögge Sundqvist 
    Well, this has nothing to do with me, other than I was there to watch it happen. Now I get to see it again, from the comfort of my own home. Here’s the blurb: The Slöjd Tradition with Jögge Sundqvist  Learn some of the methods and techniques behind Slöjd, the self sufficient tradition from Sweden that emphasizes hand work and handicraft. Jögge Sundqvist walks you through the process of making a spatula and a cheese board from green wood. He ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Goatboy’s Leatherworks
    I’ve never been what you might call a frequent poster, but since I started this blog I don’t think I’ve gone this long without offering up content before. It’s been over six months since I last posted, so I guess it’s about time I remedied that. In fairness, I should point out that since the beginning of the summer, our little family has been going through some difficult times. One of our number has had some fairly serious health issues ... read more
    Source: goatboy’s woodshopPublished on 2017-11-20
  • Using My Jack Planes As Smoothing Planes
    The earliest known plane was a flat-bottomed tool for smoothing wood and nothing more.Aldren A. Watson, Hand Tools, Their Ways and Workings, 1982The only plane I owned when I started working with wood was a Stanley No.5, Type 4 plane. It wasn't tuned properly, the tote was a replacement my grandfather had made from a walnut board that never did fit the plane quite right, and because it was a Type 4 the depth adjuster knob turned the opposite direction ... read more
    Source: Brokeoff Mountain LuthieriePublished on 2017-11-20
  • Update on the Crucible Lump Hammer
    You can read all about it on the Crucible blog if you like.Filed under: Crucible Tool, Uncategorized ... read more
    Source: Lost Art PressPublished on 2017-11-20
  • good sunday production…….
    Got a lot accomplished today and that went hand in hand with the weather. This morning was raining with a strong wind blowing. By the time the afternoon came, the sun was out, the winds are died down some, it was kind of warm. My day started with me still having no direction on how to secure the squares in the square till but come 1500, I had a plan. We'll have to see if it works or not.I have ... read more
    Source: Accidental WoodworkerPublished on 2017-11-20
  • My First Woodworking Project (I think)
    The other day I was rummaging around in an old box of scraps, and I pulled out a chunk of wood that I had completely forgotten about. It doesn’t look like much, but I’m pretty sure it’s my first woodworking project (not counting the tree forts I built with my brothers when I was a kid).  It’s a doorstop cut out of a 2X4. I vaguely recall making this to prop a door open at a local church fellowship ... read more
    Source: The Literary Workshop BlogPublished on 2017-11-20
  • two recent herons
    Fall is maybe my favorite time around here. Great Blue Herons are a daily occurence lately. This first one Rose found on a walk we took recently. The other morning I went out to start the fire in the shop, and spooked three of them before I knew it. So the next day, I looked before barging out the door. Wouldn’t have seen this one, but for the reflection in the river:     And of course, turkeys. ... read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notesPublished on 2017-11-19
  • Axe handles and children
    I was looking at some old posts on my blog, and ended up looking a one where Olav had made a new handle for a hatchet. One of the comments was from Suzanne Deslauriers. She suggested to read the poem called "Axe handles" by Gary Snyder. (I haven't got the permission to print the poem, and I don't want to mess up with any copyrights to it, so I have simply linked to the poem instead. And that site states that it ... read more
    Source: Mulesaw: Being old fashioned, the cool way.Published on 2017-11-19
  • Chair stories: The flaky-bark oak
    My student Christophe from Australia commissioned three Pete’s Stools with white oak legs and butternut seats.  Here’s the story about his chairs: I like the log yard when it is quiet, and the three-man crew is waiting for trucks to arrive. At those times, Junior might come down from the knuckleboom truck to talk. He’s a tall man with white bushy hair, blue jeans and a John Deere ball cap. Mostly he talks about wood — how it grows, ... read more
    Source: Elia BizzarriPublished on 2017-11-19
  • Pluses and Minuses
    I almost never buy tools off eBay.  Not used ones, anyway.  I usually stick to the “New Old Stock” variety.  So it was particularly out of character for me to take a leap of faith on a random Stanley No. 4. The tool in question is almost certainly a Type 17 from 1942-1945.  It has […] ... read more
    Source: The apartment woodworkerPublished on 2017-11-19
  • Before I Die
      Greg Radley’s tool cabinet. This picture came from Michael Hanlon’s blog “Woodworking Archive.”I think it’s safe to say that most people have a list of things they would like to accomplish before they die. Most of the lists are a combination of places to visit and crazy things to do (which may bring you much closer to the end of your list). Not mine. I’m measuring the number of my days by the projects I want to build. Here ... read more
    Source: The Daily SkepPublished on 2017-11-19
  • And the music was good and the music was loud.Malcom Young gives…
    And the music was good and the music was loud.Malcom Young gives an eight minute clinic on rhythm guitar. ... read more
    Source: Giant CypressPublished on 2017-11-18
  • Bent Bowl
    I’m the guy that orders vanilla ice cream at Baskin Robbins, so you can imagine how wild I felt carving this asymmetrical bowl.  The silver maple log flared out wider at one end and also had a slight twist.  Going with the flow, I just let my hair down and laid out the bowl by drawing freehand onto the blank. There are many logs available that are less than ideal for making symmetrical bowls, but can still become beautiful ... read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving ExplorationsPublished on 2017-11-18
  • ’round tuits
    When you get a round tuit, … cherry, hand-turned, hand carved, finished with common paste wax ... read more
    Source: Bob EastonPublished on 2017-11-18