• gained again.....
     It was only a pound but I wish it was minus rather than a plus. I am still a pound under my target weight of 185. I changed what I eat again by cutting out an extra veggie with the noon time meal. For dinner I cut back 25% on what I put on the plate. Disappointed that I didn't see the expected loss this week. Maybe I need a couple of weeks for it to work the way I... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-12-06
  • A Wonderfull Book For Your Library
    I was reading a comment in the most recent edition of Bill Goodman’s Plane Making from the 1700s book which is now the continued work taken over by Jane Rees under the title ‘Goodman’s British Planemakers 4th Edition’ that intrigued me but left me questioning. The book is a veritable tome of almost 700 pages, … A Wonderfull Book For Your Library Read More » Read the full post A Wonderfull Book For Your Library on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2021-12-06
  • applied turnings
    First off – great turnings on the original cupboard I’m copying, and a great photo by Gavin Ashworth. There’s a really stupid debate among maybe 4 or 5 idiots about how these turnings were made. I used to get involved. No longer. Here’s how I made them on my pole lathe. Start with the maple … Continue reading applied turnings... Read more
    Source: Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes Published on: 2021-12-06
  • ugh......
     Had another sleepless night where I woke up at 0230 and couldn't fall back to sleep. I watched a few sitcoms and I dozed off about 0430. I woke up just before 0600 and rolled out of the rack. I didn't want to greet the world then but there was no sense staying in the rack. Getting only a couple of hours sleep ruined my day. I did some things in the shop but I wasn't feeling so hot so... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-12-05
  • 15 Years of Galoototron
    With a decade and a half on this blog’s odometer, I got to wondering if I really have any more of a clue now than I did 15 years ago. Recall that I started this blog when I started woodworking. … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: Galoototron - Woodworking with Hand Tools Published on: 2021-12-04
  • Shaker Chimney Cupboard - Part 2
    The first step was to lay out all the boards and choose the best orientation possible.  Fortunately, the wood that I had was all pretty good so it would have been hard to make a bad choice.  The boards were long and heavy (mostly 1x12's of cherry).  As such, I cut it into rough lengths for the sides and shelves.  Though long boards, conventional hold downs work well to secure the wood for rough cuting.  Rough cross cutting a 1x12... Read more
    Source: Joe's Wood Working Journey Published on: 2021-12-04
  • it is a dresser......
     Googled the difference between a dresser and a bureau today. I was expecting them to be totally different from each other but they aren't. Both are considered to be drawers for storage. No further distinction made on the number or the arrangement of them. The difference between the two is a dresser is usually in a bedroom and a bureau is in an office. Bureau also refers to a type of desk. I got the OK from Amanda to make... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-12-04
  • In My Workspace
    I looked back on the different workshops I have worked in since I came back to live and work in the UK. Two thing that all have in common are my workbench and my work tools. They’ve never changed in nigh on 60 years. What I started with I still have and still use. What … In My Workspace Read More » Read the full post In My Workspace on Paul Sellers' Blog.... Read more
    Source: Paul Sellers' Blog Published on: 2021-12-04
  • Phil’s Julfågel
    Last Christmas, Phil Teeter sent me some cheer in the form of these delightful carvings. Phil explained that they are Julfågel (Swedish for Christmas Bird), “very rare and shy — they appear at Christmas and bring good fortune.” Phil has … Continue reading →... Read more
    Source: David Fisher, Carving Explorations Published on: 2021-12-04
  • Back in Stock: ‘The Anarchist’s Tool Chest’
    Sorry for all the blog entries today. We’ll leave you alone tomorrow. Just a quick note to say that “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” is back in stock and is shipping immediately. If you are ordering one for Christmas, best to order sooner rather than later.... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-12-03
  • Soft Wax 2.0: More & More & More
    We’ve had several complaints that Katherine’s Soft Wax 2.0 sells out so fast. We apologize. She is still in college and has only so much time to devote to wax-making. This time, she has made a double batch, so perhaps they won’t sell out quickly. You can order yours from her etsy store. Shown above...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-12-03
  • Mystery Saw, Solved
    Barn finds are the best finds.Last week on the Daily Dispatch, I put up a video comparing several saw totes, from an oddball old Disston D-8 thumbhole crosscut (?!) saw to a brand-new Spear & Jackson crosscut that is less than graceful in form (as most new hand saws are, sadly). I also shared an interesting tote I hadn’t seen before – it was found in a bucket of rusty tools in a friend’s barn. This handle has similarities to... Read more
    Source: Mortise & tenon magazine Published on: 2021-12-03
  • Crucible Sliding Bevel – the Movie
    I promised a short film that demonstrates how our new Crucible Sliding Bevel Functions. So here it is below.  Our machine shop in Kentucky has begun milling the parts for the first big production run for this tool. We still hope a batch will be ready for Christmas, but we can’t make any promises. At...... Read more
    Source: Lost Art Press Published on: 2021-12-03
  • 22 transitional fettling......
     Started my day in the shop by throwing the gauntlet down to the 22 woodie. I was determined to figure out what was wrong with it or give it flying lessons. Proud to say that the woodie didn't get its pilot wings. I think I got it working and it only took about 3 hours of doing this and that and repeating it again and again with new twists. I am not not calling it 100% quite yet. I need... Read more
    Source: Accidental Woodworker Published on: 2021-12-03
  • Make a Small Moxon Vise from a 2x4
    Having recently made some wooden screws and wanting to put them to use, a Moxon vise was in order.  A chunk of a 2x4 was used for the project.  Two pieces, each approx. 18" long were squared up to about 1 3/8" x 3 1/4".The partsAfter marking for the holes, an expansive bit was used to bore 1 1/4" holes in the front piece.  A standard 1" auger bit was used for the back piece.  The back piece needed inside... Read more
    Source: Woodworking in a tiny shop Published on: 2021-12-03