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Hickory harvest!

I love Autumn. Okay, so, this post isn’t technically about woodworking, though it does involve some tools… In my yard I’ve got a decent size shagbark hickory tree, along with about 5 others that have spread from this “mother tree”.  … Continue reading

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[Carving Mallet] Will This Really Work?

So if you read the other post on the leg vice chop, you know I’ve got some plans for a pretty detailed relief carving as my “makers mark”.  To do this, I figure I’ll need to use a little more … Continue reading

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[Medal Chest] Router Inlay

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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[Medal Chest] Fitting it all together…

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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[Medal Chest] More dovetails!

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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[Medal Chest] First dovetails…

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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Shoptime and dovetails…

After what seemed to me (someone who’s lived in a state where winter was 3 months–Jan, Feb, March—Florida, where there is no winter and Texas where winter lasts from Jan to Feb) an interminal winter, the garage finally warmed up to 40* … Continue reading

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Light plates: the carving.

More progress on Jim’s light plates has occurred lately.  Here’s the update: I took the piece of siding that he gave me and measured out where the crests and valleys were on the back of the wood and went to … Continue reading

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Kroktskaft….or, how Mjolnir died.

Ah, it’s good to be back in the shop.  Took a break there for a while to go on a trip to the Bahamas with the family.  We had a blast but the only woodworking I did was reading about … Continue reading

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Mjolnir (part 3) or, A Lesson in Sticking With the Plan

As the title says, things didn’t go exactly as planned with the hammer the past couple days.  I tried my best but it just didn’t work out as I imagined.  Here’s what happened.  Best pull up a chair and get some popcorn. It started … Continue reading

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