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To collect or not collect... There are no question! handtoolscollection

Hi there. I have a small problem, I promised my self never to become a collector, but… My rules are; I can only have one of each. I need to use it, or have the intention to use it at some point. It’s also fair if it’s a really beautiful...

Handtoolscollection-edited 21 May, added one more picture

Okay, here is my input, First pic is the hand saw vise, more hand braces, old Stanley Miter Box, larger hand saws (rip and crosscut), and a hand made Roubo Square. The next pic is of my first Hand Tool Wall Cabinet, when I started out, it...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Bo Peep

This interview, with Bo Peep, is from April 2016 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My interest in woodworking began about a year into me volunteering at my local country park. I had gone...

Sewing box phase two #1: Getting started

The sewing box I made for the wife is very heavy. It was never made to be carried around, but rather to sit near her sewing table and give her extra storage. I’m now building a table for it to sit on. Here is where I’m at so far: After cutting...

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #8: Completing the project

At the end of the last blog the sides and bottom had been glued up and the foot frames and top rim frames had been each glued together in preparation for gluing them onto the basket. A RECAP OF THE BASKET’S COMPONENTS There...

FANTASY MARQUETRY #13: Fresh out of the press

The veneer press worked perfectly for me using the hot hide glue. I brushed glue on the picture back and the substrate and rubbed it in with circular motions to make sure there would be no dry spots. Here is the sequence of the pressing...

Hand made vs. Computer made

Well, I’m back. Sorry for the brief sabbatical but I’ve been out of town and upon my return I have been completely covered up with work. I’m certain this affects the lives of so many as I’m sure I have an absorbent amount of people just hanging...

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #2: Making Hand Tools with Power Tools

I would love to have the time to work on these chevys with hand tools without the noise, dust, and sharp whirly things but I’m on a mission here and time is of the essence. In that light, this morning started out (after cleaning up the glue-ups)...

Shaker End Table #11: Oh yes I did...

I planed down both side pieces to provide a snug fit in the drawer opening. I used a marking gauge set at 1/2" to scribe my gauge line on the side and face pieces. I used 1:6 Dovetail marker and laid out 4 tails with spacing that looked even...

Shaker End Table #6: Mortising Front Rails, easy does it now...

After a long layoff, I resumed work on the table by mortising in the front lower and upper rails. First I defined the shoulders and then I had to cut the rails to length, needed to take off 1/16th. Next was to mark out the lower rail...