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- A Parting Gift from Jennie AlexanderLast week the woodworking community lost one of its giants. Jennie Alexander (1930-2018) passed away in Baltimore, where she … The post A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of WorkI am fond of using acid brushes – sometimes called “flux brushes” – for spreading glue. And I have used … The post Enough Glue Brushes for 720 Years of Work appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope)Like pocket screws, traditional pinch dogs are a great way to join odd assemblies or to use them in … The post Pinch Dogs to the Rescue (I Hope) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes)The first time I became aware of pocket screws I was standing in a Grizzly Industrial showroom handing out free … The post Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes) appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.
- A Parting Gift from Jennie Alexander
LostArtPress on InstagramDone. Staked armchair in oak and black locust. Milk paint. Now back to building something that will feed my sausage hole.D. Tenon for Moulded and Rebated Frame. Moulding is cut away locally at the mortise and is mitred. Rebate is level with bottom square of moulding so that shoulders are level. Haunch serves to prevent corner from twisting. E. Joint for Rebated Framework. Back shoulder is longer than that at front by amount equal to rebate depth. Note also that mortise is set in at inside by same amount since rebate cuts aways the tenon. Haunch prevents twisting. F. This is similar, but haunch is omitted and is thus quicker to cut. — from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press #The_WoodworkerAfter the obligatory pants crapping after the first coat of black milk paint, I got everything looking good. Tomorrow I will rub out the black with some burlap and apply oil and wax.
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Category Archives: The Anarchist’s Tool Chest
When I built my chest for “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” I didn’t include any chest lifts. Why? I don’t know. I had planned on making some intricate rope beckets. But I didn’t. I guess I’m just an idiot. Months later, … Continue reading
When I post photos of my tool chest, there’s a 50 percent chance someone will ask me how much it weighs. My usual and honest answer: I don’t know. It weighs a lot. Two people can easily move it, however. … Continue reading
Readers frequently ask for a list of tools I have in my chest with brand names, tool sizes and short comments on the efficacy of each tool. I hesitate to do this because a lot of my tools are dictated … Continue reading
One of the significant changes to the interior of the tool chests I build for customers is how the sawtill is constructed. The original from “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” was built like a few chests I had observed with a … Continue reading
While at David Savage’s shop, Rowden, a couple years ago we assembled a bunch of dovetailed tool chests using hot hide glue. That’s not weird. What was weird was how some of the students applied the glue. They brushed the … Continue reading
You might look at the photo above and say: “Schwarz is a slob. Look at the mess of tools piled in his tills.” I don’t see things that way – open tills allow you great flexibility. The only problem is … Continue reading