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939 views, 0 by Thorreain

Thorreain

Homage to chisels

I made a chisel from a hand file over twenty years ago. The one with the blue handle. It has a permanent place in my tool pouch. It functions as a wood chisel. As a fine and medium file. It also works very well as a wood scraper but it’s only an...

861 views, 0 by RonnieFarmer

Need pointers on tools

Hi folks! My name is Doug (although it says Ronnie). I am a noob to all this save for whittling when I was in boy scouts (yes, I got my eagle scout badge). Anyway, I’m looking for advice on chisel and carvers. I also want a rotary tool. I am...

1,829 views, 1 by MontyJ

MontyJ

Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience...

2,281 views, 0 by MontyJ

MontyJ

Mortise and tenon

Is it possible to make mortise and tenon joints without a mortise machine or drill press? I know I can cut the tenons on the table saw, but what about the mortises? Router table with a straight bit and chisel out the corners? Any tips for this?

1,039 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

What kind of hand saw for this job?

I’m planning a cantilevered pergola for my backyard modeled after the one in the photo. I designed it and bought the materials yesterday. I have a good handle on how to get it assembled (figuring out how to get the rafters up by myself was the...

819 views, 0 by Bo Peep

Bo Peep

New To Woodwork

Hi, I’m new to wood work and I’m currently learning all about wood carving. I have been out and done a little bit of hedgelaying and I my start to wood carving was sparked by a friend offering to teach me how to use a set of chisels I rescued...

773 views, 0 by Wolf (& Rabbit!)

Wolf (& Rabbit!)

cat scratch fever

i don’t mean to be absent but i was bitten by a cat on my right wrist. my hand looks like a hagus with five sausages sewed on one end. long story… owners of random cat discovered, cat carrier delivered, terrified cat, argument about where cats...

856 views, 0 by Mtrac

I'm Mike

Hi, I’m Mike. Thanks for letting me join the forum. I’ve been a long time tool owner, but consider myself a real beginner when it comes to woodworking. I’ve decided to put the stuff in my garage to use instead of just gathering dust. I don’t...

742 views, 0 by Jack

Jack

What the heck happened?

About a week ago I was working on another music stand. I already had one pour of System Three Mirror Coat on it and waited the recommended time to do the flood coat. It went on fine and I covered it to dry. It was beautifully smooth and a...

869 views, 0 by a1jim

a1jim

Learning wood carving online

Hi Freinds I’ve had some long-term projects that have been sitting on a shelf for a long time and I decided to get them down and try and complete them.The reason I’ve put off completing these projects is they have lots of carving on them and...

947 views, 0 by Joe Laviolette

Joe Laviolette

Finally finished my "tool cabinet"

Which is not much of a cabinet at all. I’ve been meaning to make one for a few months. Previously I just hand my hand tools all over makeshift shelves that the previous owners put in the garage. I decided against a cabinet in favor of using the...

727 views, 0 by MJCD

Post-Project Shop Reset; Optimizing the Small Shop

The following covers two areas: getting my shop ready for the next project, and optimizing the small shop. Post-Project Reset We each have our procedures; one of mine is that after every project, I reset the shop. The reset includes re-touching...

524 views, 0 by Bo Peep

Bo Peep

New Carving Tools

With Christmas arriving and the new year imminent i have received a £20 gift that I am thinking of spending on improving my carving kit ready to kick off the new year. My current kit is a bit hit and miss with some gouges, chisels and V tools...