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Wheelbarrows, Humble Earth Movers

The wheel barrow is an old device replacing the hand barrow which was more of a stretcher-like contraption.  Simple as it is, it is one of those benchmark inventions and should not be overlooked in the realm of important technological … Continue reading

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The Beginner’s List

Originally posted on wesleyworkswithwood:
My beginner’s tool list: Workbench Panel cross-cut saw Two back saws, one rip, one cross-cut Stanley No. 5 Jack plane, or non-Stanley equivalent One 3/4″ chisel One 1/4″ mortise chisel A Mallet Two holdfasts Two to…

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Art of Joinery in House Construction (or how I re-learned my original trade)

I have been re-studying joinery, amongst other things, recently and am currently deep in Moxon’s The Art of Joinery.  I have built many structures in my life and documented quite a few for historic preservation.  Last night, I made it … Continue reading

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Leather Shop Apron

I finally got around to replacing my very old shop apron.  It was the standard issue split-leather welder style and over many hard years had amassed large quantities of wood glue, grease, metal grime, blood and membrane (from brain tanning), … Continue reading

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Spokeshaves

              The common spokeshave has not changed much in over a century.  The main types can be subdivided several ways but they are essentially, high or low angle with various shapes to the foot … Continue reading

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Three Legged Dutch Chair

From the issue of “Work” made available today by the good folks at Tools for Working Wood.  Minimalist yet fairly ornate.  It would sit well in a corner to get it out of the way when not needed. While you … Continue reading

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Frame saws

Advertisement from 1913. These saws are an excellent and handy way to cross-cut large logs quickly.  the design is over 2,500 years old solving the problem of keeping a stiff blade with a minimum amount of metal.  This style come … Continue reading

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