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From Picture Frames and Making Wood Work

Today I made picture frames with different moulded shapes using moulding planes, smoothing planes, rebate planes, scratch stocks, screws and tenon saws of different types and sizes. The w...


Brian’s Cherry Sideboard

Brian crafts a beautiful Sideboard!


Marking Gauge #2: wear strips

Cut and sanded the strips to the right width, and cleaned the exposed sides with grit 320 sand paper. Have to find a piece of 5/16” brass rod or a couple of bolts for the sho...


The Know-Nothing Woodworker #1: In which I discover sharpness, and make a Useful Thing

In this series I document stuff that is ground-level woodworking, but since I know nothing about what I am doing I feel like a GENIUS when I accomplish these basic things. (Or as my dad a...


Tapping Handle for Moxon vise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRM3vcuSLZE


Working with a Maneater

The school has been so busy lately, that I'm running out of bench space. Right now, the benches are 60" square, but some students come in to work and take up a whole bench, when ...


Holly's Jasper #27: Holly's Jasper #27

Final phases; ‘Hair of the dog’. on the last push, shaping all the fur from back of the neck to the front. Last detailing before sanding will be done with V-tools.


The July 2014 issue of The Highland Woodturner

Ah, the middle of Summer, usually the hottest time of the year but also the usual time for vacations and relaxing. If you’re currently on vacation right now we invite you to sit bac...


The Gentleman’s Valet – Part Eight

  We’re winding down in the Valet project, and here, in the second to last installment, I’m applying the molding. When you think of molding, you probably think of hollows...


Efficient Storage of Marquetry Veneers

What I needAfter my first small marquetry project and the ensuing smaller parts of leftover veneer sheets I can see a storage problem on it’s way already, much like the classic cuto...


ScrollSaw Information and Resources #64: Magazine Subcriptions

I take both of the major Scroll saw magazines and have for many years. We recently noticed what we thought was an overpayment issue on our part so we contacted the magazine. We were infor...


My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1367: Travelling Down the Crackled Highway - A Learning Curve

I always have a great feeling as I see the Purolator man driving away after a pickup. Usually it means that I just completed a project and it is on its way to the publisher.  That...


Next Generation Cheese boards... #11: MC Escher tessellations...

Recently I was sent a link to Instructables.com… They made an end grain tessellated chopping board… cut with a 400 W laser… My laser is only 80 W so I cut some thi...


Tool Tip #12: Liquid Hide Glue expired no good Pt 2 Stress test results

OK its 24 hr plus and the LHG test results are in. Shear Test Method:All I did was hold each of the ends and pull them apart in line with the glue joint, very scientific.However there ...


Shop Tours #1: Very interesting shop tour

Adam Savage, special effects designer hosts his shop tour it’s amazing how crammed it looks and is worth watching all 17:36 http://youtu.be/l9AqYaSRjw0


A Strategy for Woodworking #12: How Design Starts

Design starts with a pattern in the sky, a curl in the stem of a plant, the swirl in a coffee cup. It starts with an idea. There is no one single place from which it begins. And so the de...


Live Edge Chery Coffee Table from the Beginning #1: Choosing a Board, Initial Flattening

Four months ago I asked some advice on how to construct a waterfall leg on a live edge table. I’m finally beginning construction after several things got in the way. The first s...


Building a Ditty Box--first project for my nephew #5: Triumphal Finish, A Long Entry

My nephew didn’t want any more pics to go up until he had a chance to show it to his mother and grandmother (my sister), so I haven’t posted any update. However, since today ...


Filling the guts of your Dutch tool chest #4: Plane dividers lattice

Fixtures really make this chest an excellent storage space. And since I intend to travel with my chest, I want it to travel well. By “well” I mean that I don’t want tools to be damaged in...


Craftsy woodworking blog posts #8: Tage Frid three-legged stool -- cutting holes for the legs

My recent post on Craftsy: By the way, at the end of the post you’ll find a free class offer from Craftsy for a finishing class. I found it really impressive. Let me know what yo...


Marking Gauge #1: have finally started

I had been saving a nice Honduran rosewood cut-off for a while before the last weekend. I wanted to make a marking gauge and thought rosewood was a good wood for it: dense and oily. A ...


English Tool Chests in England

The No. 1 question I get from students in my tool chest classes: “Aren’t you tired of building tool chests?” That’s like asking a delivery-room doctor: “Aren’t you tired of delivering bab...


The History of Wood, Part 12

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1366: New Ornaments Completed

I had another busy day yesterday. I had to take my kitty Coco to the vet yesterday to get a little bump on her paw checked out. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing and she is fine. I...


The best $1 you can spend on your workbench

I recently finished off my never-ending project — building a proper workbench. I snapped some photos figuring it will never look this pristine again. Time to press the bench into se...