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Making My Straightedge

Friday 10th February 2017 I made my first straightedge from oak, an offcut scrap but quarter-sawn nonetheless. That one’s still in the US somewhere. Today I use another made also from oak and yet another offcut scrap. Mostly I’ve kept them shorter than say four feet long because I have a spirit level that’s 122cm (48″)…

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So, On Making Tools

There’s something about making your own tools, even when you buy the parts from say Lee Valley Veritas or some other resource provider because you’re a woodworker and not a metal worker—not quite yet! Knives and mallets, peeled from a chunk of wood become really special to you. It’s far from second rate to be…

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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 work was different using so many tools for so small a project. The demands were high, tight tolerances essential and I felt the tension build until alI…

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Can You Carve Spoons from Mesquite?

Indeed you can. Someone wrote and asked this question. You can carve spoons and a whole lot more using mesquite. I have made hundreds of items and furniture pieces using this unbelievable wood but it’s not easy. For spoons there is no problem at all though. Mesquite is one of those treasure woods that’s much maligned…

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Making a Curve-soled Plane – and Others??

Making the plane here can be made in one of two ways. In my last blog on these planes I said you can separate the parts from a single block of wood as I did, or you can use three pieces. Whichever you choose, the composition of the plane is gluing up four components the…

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Training the New-genre Woodworkers Means Making

We just spent two more days filming, which for me is making too. Carrying the coffee table home yesterday was one of those rare satisfaction moments when you just made something completely by using your own hands and set the finished article in its place. I say rare because we actually live in a culture…

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Filming the Toolbox Making Videos

Working on the toolbox build Yesterday and today we filmed making the toolbox for the start to the New Year series to start 2015 with. I have a feeling that this could be as popular a series as any we have done so far and as far as conservation goes it’s important to me as it means hundreds…

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Making My Toolbox – Coping With Dovetails

Cutting the dovetails and coping saw usage It’s not the best way, using a coping saw or a fret saw, but it can speed up the operation if you are in a hurry or making a beehive. On finer joinery it’s not really accepted. That said, a tool box of this type would not generally…

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Making My Bed – The Colours and Textures Change

Contemplative dimensions of work remove me from earthly realms The past few days have changed from heavy joinery to more refined and defining work. I like the change of texture as I work and my senses shift their focus to the closeness and higher levels of exactness decorative features bring. The bed head and footboard…

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