Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A Fun Weekend

I had a great time last weekend at the¬† Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking annual open house combined with a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. It was a lot of fun and I got to meet many people and make some … Continue reading

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New Handle for a Turning Tool

I just finished re-handling a 1/4″ spindle gouge. It is like new even though I have had it for years. I never used it because I didn’t like the handle. It had the same handle as the skew chisel above … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Restoratin

I like straight handled hacksaws better than the modern pistol grips so whenever I find one it seems to follow me home. The Millers Falls #26 seen above came in a boxlot of tools that I bought at a local … Continue reading

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Saw Sharpening Bench Part 4

The last time I worked on this bench was in March. Finally I am getting a chance to finish this project. The mortises¬†were cut and the sides pared using chisels and the tenons cut on the table saw using a … Continue reading

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New Tote Jig

I have been working on a knob and tote set for the Veritas bevel up small smoother. The knob is pretty straight forward and posed no problems. The tote for that plane is another matter. I have always held totes … Continue reading

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Bench Vise Rehab

  Repairing, rehabbing, and restoring old tools often requires a bench vise. The one I have been using until now has been adequate, but I have been looking for a bigger, heavier tool. Several weeks ago I found the vise … Continue reading

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What’s happening

One of the many things currently going on in my woodshop is a search for a new drill press to replace my current one. The one in use now is in very good condition, but there are several shortcomings that … Continue reading

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Saw Sharpening Bench Part 3

Finally I got a little open time in the woodshop so I decided to mill the tenons on the aprons and stretchers for the saw sharpening bench. The stacked dado set on the table saw was the tool of choice … Continue reading

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Saw Sharpening Bench Pt 2

I started the joinery with the legs. They are 3″ x 3″ Douglas Fir and the first operation was to cut them to their final length on the table saw as can be seen in the pic above. The height … Continue reading

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Saw Sharpening Bench Pt 1

The pic above shows the top and the wood that will be used in this project. The wood has been collected over the last year. For shop projects I don’t usually buy the materials, but try to use what I … Continue reading

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