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Opening Day 2014

It’s official!  The Vaught Woodworks Shop is open for 2014.  The weather finally eased the death grip it’s had on our necks up here in Wisconsin and it got to 65° today!!!  It felt like high summer after a George … Continue reading

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[Deep Thoughts] How I learned to stop worrying and love the oilstones…

Okay this post is definitely for the newcomers to the hobby or anyone who is stepping into the world of sharpening hand tools.  You old salts will probably just laugh… But for anyone out there who, like me last year, … 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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[Dovetailed Tea Box] The lid.

I decided to try my hand at chip carving something with more curves and a lot more detail than the simple borders I’ve been doing. I also sharpened the knife and looked at with a magnifying glass to determine if … Continue reading

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Family tools and a tool gloat…

Just before we left on our trip, my parents came up from Florida to visit in the last week in October.  With them, besides lots of laughs and smiles and good times with the grandkids, they brought me some of … Continue reading

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Shop Organization: Chisel Rack!

I guess I got a bug to get more organized as the projects I’m working on get more complicated, storing all the tools in the rolling tool chest o’ many drawers is getting awkward. Plus it seems like all the … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 21: More planing…more sweating.

Today was all about the grind.  Just grit your teeth and push through the burning in your arms and hands.  To get going, though I had just had to settle my differences with the onery plane (it caused me to … Continue reading

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