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Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the finest...

Mitre clamp

I live in a split level house where a portion has a basement and a portion is slab on grade. The slab part has a foundation wall about 30" above the floor. This part forms a shelf along the wall about 3-1/2" deep which is now only covered with...

RECALLS #14: Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard: Recall Date: November 1, 2018 Recall Number: 19-027 Recall Summary Name of Product: Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers Hazard: The...

RECALLS #13: RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums recalled due to Shock Hazard

I haven’t seen a woodworking recall for some time, but some of you might have this shop vac. Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot Recall Date: September 11, 2018 Recall...

Project builds #70: Little barn truss and purlins.

Another job off the still very long list. A little truss and purlins done. Done with traditional joints and draw pegs in genuine English grown oak that was locally milled to me. Small truss with the tie beam being just over 3.6metres...

Hand planes #12: A light repair

As seen in my last instalment in this series I found some writing on the bottom of a plane handle. I repaired that handle and sanded and dyed it again and gave it several coats is new shellac. I also cleaned the rest of the body of the plane and...

Pipe and Book 3

Clockwise from top left: Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche. Existentialism (/ˌɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃəlɪzəm/) is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European...

Hand planes #11: A little bit of family history.

My Mother came to see me at my shop yesterday as she wanted a new prop for her washing line. I pulled a piece of deal out the rack and 4.5 plane out of the cupboard smoothed all four faces and knocked the arris off. The plane I pulled out was a...

Timber frame barn conversion #3: The barn an update

So the repair work on the barn was moving along nicely and apart from the ridge and one purlin the repair work is done and awaiting the new sections of the frame going in. When we seperate our building from the neighbours it became apparent...

Project builds #69: Charred larch Cladding

So with work on the barn having ground to a very painful holt both in terms of what can be done and financially I’ve turned my attention to other things, the four panel doors I posted in creations the other day and a cladding job have all been...