Tag Archives: hand tools

A Vinegar Bath to Remove Rust

Today I went to get a container to soak the plates of my new (old) saws.  As I started to remove the sawnuts, I found that each saw had one that just spun when I turned the screw.  Drat!  What … Continue reading

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New (old) Saws and Some Bad News

I’ll start with the bad news.  Two days after replacing my alternator, my motor stalled and refused to start again.  A friend of a friend agreed to come out to look at it and sure enough, the motor is shot. … Continue reading

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Mortising a Door Hinge Without a Router

If you’re doing more than say, three doors – the router is the way to go.  I actually prefer to do it by hand, probably because I’m a woodworker first and a carpenter second. The same principles of chopping a … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned

It feels good to complete a project. I finally finished the chisel rack.  Up until now, I have uploaded fairly short videos to YouTube.  I had no idea what I was getting into with the chisel rack video.  I stopped … Continue reading

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Makeshift Shooting Board Success!

In preparation for the Chisel Rack video, I put together this shooting board: This is not meant to be a permanent fixture, as it’s made from pine and simply screwed together.  I’m just working with small projects right now, so … Continue reading

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Ready for a Test Drive

Here are a few more pictures of the finished prototype: I’ll be playing with it some more tomorrow, and there will be a video coming soon.

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Workbench Progress

The workbench is coming along nicely.  Even though what I’m making is actually a prototype, I’ve got a lot of time in it.  I intend to actually use this bench for awhile to see if I’m comfortable working with it. … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Started Doing This Sooner

After posting my marking gauge video, I decided to submit the project to Instructables.  It was featured by one of their editors the next day. On Halloween, I posted this one: I got halfway through the video before I realized … Continue reading

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A Return to YouTube

I’ve decided to start putting together some YouTube videos from home.  Until the shop situation gets ironed out, I’m left with time on my hands and a bad ache to get some momentum going.  There are certainly enough projects I … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Poor Quality Tools Discourage You

I have to wonder how many people have been discouraged away from traditional woodworking after trying to use tools like the ones I’m about to show you. It’s my opinion that most woodworking hand tools don’t come off the shelf … Continue reading

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