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Latest Shop Addition

The old Rockwell lathe above is my second lathe. It has served me well for some years, but it had some issues. I have turned many a knob and chisel handle on this old machine. Because of it’s weaknesses when … Continue reading

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Another New Shop Addition

Recently I purchase a media blast cabinet for my shop. Above you can see it under construction. It is a sizeable cabinet and there are a lot of parts. Above you can see the assembled media blast cabinet ready to … 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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In the pic above I’m gluing a piece of abrasive paper to an angled surface of a holding jig to prevent the workpiece from slipping down the angle when tightened in the jig. Yellow, or white glue, as well as … Continue reading

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Saved From the Fire!

Recently a friend of mine, Matt Cianci, sent me a piece of hornbeam that was given to him by a friend who found several pieces in his firewood pile. It looked like it would be big enough to make 2 … Continue reading

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Drill Straight Holes Redux

Recently I posted a tip I use for drilling holes perpendicular to a surface using two squares placed 90° apart. Well, someone I’m proud and privileged to count among my friends and whose opinion I respect, Carl Bilderback, called me … 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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Next Project

This is a sketch of a saw sharpening table I plan to start next week during my annual year end break. My plans are to include a new saw vise from Tools for Working Wood which will be ordered tomorrow.

An article about it will be published.

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Another Shop Addition

A few weeks ago I found and purchased this old lathe. It was found in a garage out in the woods of Roxbury, CT. It is a 1941 vintage South Bend 9″ Model B bench lathe and it came on a solid … Continue reading

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New Vise Handle Installed

Here is the new vise handle I made with finish applied, and installed. It looks good, works good, and should serve me well for a long time to come.

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