Category Archives: woodworking

You can’t make this stuff up. Milking the reindeer. Merry Christmas everyone.

So i’m reading the unpluggedshop blog aggregator and I happened upon this: https://blog.lostartpress.com/2016/11/09/for-your-bookshelf-peasant-art-in-sweden-lapland-and-iceland/ Great pictures of crafts in Sweden. So I’m showing the pictures to my wife on archive.org and no lie I flip the page and there is a … Continue reading

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Werkzeug Eisen: Roman Iron Tools

Thanks to Chris Schwarz and the Lost Art Press team for making me spend hours looking at old books in a language I can’t remember from High School. Seriously, thank you. For all the woodworking history buffs, this type of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Hermine  took out the old gate

It was a crappy gate with a z brace screwed right to a cut up piece of pressure treated fence panel. To be fair to me, it was the gate that came with the house and I just kept scabbing … Continue reading

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John Townsend Cabinet Maker Free Download

  Who don’t love free. Thank you met museum of art. Goddard and Townsend were Quaker cabinet makers from Newport, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, who made furniture so exquisite it is now in the Met. More about them here: … Continue reading

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Use a string along the centerline to draw an arc.

Or… The Mothers day chairs made from old pallets with help from some crusty 2×4’s. So, as you can see I was unhappy with the first arc. Right by my hand you will notice it runs off the edge of … Continue reading

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Fig. 79 Workman and Bench

Is this all you need. I love the stretchers. I wish I had enough time to read all the old books.   https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112002672613;view=1up;seq=33   Checkout the hinge used as a bench stop. I could do that!     https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112002672613;view=1up;seq=37 I’m … Continue reading

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Unicorn for sale, Stanley 45 with original Screwdriver

Just kidding. I wouldn’t part with my Stanley 45 and I’ve grown attached to the unicorn. We named him Bert. But, if it comes down to it, the Unicorn goes way before the Stanley 45 combination plane. I just acquired this … Continue reading

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