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- Video: Folding the Folding BookstandThe June 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine features an article I wrote about making a folding bookstand using scraps and copper rivets. It’s a design based on 18th-century pieces that were popular among British military officers. Several readers have requested a video that shows how the bookstand folds and unfolds. So here you go. Though the mechani […]
- Make a Marking Gauge for CurvesIf you work with curves, you need a marking gauge that can deal with curves. Me, I make chairs. So I need a gauge that can follow the curve of a seat so I can delineate the lines for the scooped-out saddle, the spindles and the “gutter” – a shallow and decorative channel on traditional chairs. I also need a gauge such as this for marking out the armbow and [ […]
- The Tools in the Bottom of my Tool ChestThe tools at the bottom of my chest are the heavy and expensive stuff – the planes and saws that get constantly used. At the back of the chest are my moulding planes. And the front wall of my chest has a tool rack that contains the stuff I need to grab without even looking at it. Let’s start with that rack. The Tool Rack From left to right: My […] The post T […]
- A Dovetailing Kit for BeginnersLast week I discussed the Zona Razor Saw and how it’s the ideal saw for beginning dovetailers. It’s just $12 to $15 and cuts extremely well. This saw got me thinking about what other inexpensive tools could fill out the kit for the beginner (or someone who is short on money). So here’s my best shot at this list. I’ve also included (at times) what I think is […]
- Video: Folding the Folding Bookstand
LostArtPress on InstagramThe belly is remarkably effective for shaving legs and other chair components. The block holds the work so you can knife the end of your workpiece without the drawknife’s handles hitting your body. Also, the rabbets on the head are all useful – especially the small rabbet at the top, which allows you to shave small components along their entire length. The belly is an effective alternative to a shavehorse in many cases. It can be used at a high or low bench. It takes up no floor space. It allows you to shave the entire length of a leg or spindle in one swipe. It’s as fast as a shavehorse. — from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz #Ingenious_MechanicksExamples of various triangle chip borders. A single-sided triangle chip changes character depending on where the deepest point is placed and how the borders are placed in relation to each other. — from “Slöjd in Wood” by Jögge Sundqvist #Slöjd_in_WoodNew batch of sticker designs coming soon. This one is by @ogrepraxy (used with permission). I despise images of myself, but Jason’s image is so clever that even I like it.
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- A quick video of how my folding bookstand unfolds and folds up. popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-bl… 18 hours ago
- The Tools in my Chest,@2018 blog.lostartpress.com/2018/04/25/the… https://t.co/nYYdKzNMPJ 19 hours ago
Category Archives: Crucible Tool
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We’ve just posted a new video at Crucible Tool’s blog on how to create two additional (and useful) tip shapes for your dividers. One tip is designed specifically for scribing arcs. The other is for cutting inlay or recesses. While … Continue reading
Note: This is crossposted from Crucible Tool. Dividers work better if the tips match the job you’re doing. For layout chores, such as scribing arcs or setting out your joinery, the dividers’ tips need to match the wood you are … Continue reading
There’s a quick tutorial on laying out a traditional pommel on a seat with a French curve and only two points. Check it out on the Crucible Tool site here. — Christopher Schwarz
This morning I posted an entry on our Crucible Tool site about how to use the continuously changing radius on French Curves to join three points. This is a huge help when creating irregular or organic shapes. Read the entry … Continue reading
Today Raney and I shot this short video on how to sharpen dividers with an all-purpose tip. These instructions work with any dividers, including our own. Next up: How to modify the tips to do interesting things. — Christopher Schwarz