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Practice with the Uzukuri-Part 3

The completion of my Japanese style toolbox gave me the opportunity to see how the uzukuri technique would respond to a linseed oil finish.  All of the exterior surfaces, except the bottom, of the toolbox received the uzukuri treatment.  The … Continue reading

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The Art of Hand Washing Dishes

I am utterly saddened by the number of people who rely on an electric dishwashing appliance to clean their dishes on a daily basis.  This trend is causing the art of hand washing to quickly fade and it is in danger of … Continue reading

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Starting Out Naked

I don’t think there has been a better time to for someone to start wood working in over a hundred years.  At least for hand tool woodworking.  Quality tools are once again being manufactured and the internet gives us unprecedented … Continue reading

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Heavy Handed Woodworker?

If you work with hand saws then you’ve heard the oft repeated mantra: “Let the saw do the work.” Makes sense.  The problem is that it can’t be taught.  Told, yes, taught, no.  It is one of those things that … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-7

As of today I’ve built a grand total of (7) drawers in my woodworking “career”.  Feel free to take a moment and let the magnitude of that number fully sink in.  OK, I know that is pretty damn pitiful, but … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-5

I bolted awake in the wee hours of the morning with an idea.  OK, let me back up a little.  When I start a project I usually have the finish worked out before the lumber is even purchased.  I know … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-3

Another productive weekend of working in the shop is in the books.  Admittedly I did steal a few minutes in the shop after work just about everyday of the past week.  That little bit set me up for quite a … Continue reading

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My Groovy Secret Weapon

There are 35 grooves in the HB Tansu case construction.  That’s a lot of grooves to plow for one project.  If you’ve used a plow plane then you know that one momentary laps of concentration can have disastrous results.  If … Continue reading

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HB Tansu Progress-1

I was able to make a good start on the HB Tansu this weekend.  The weather was tolerable, still a bit on the humid side, and there was no other pressing chores that needed to be done.  I started off … Continue reading

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End Tables Part 13 – Done!

  Whew!  These tables are now moved into the done column.  This has been a long and drawn out build for me and taxed the confines of my small shop.  I actually had to move the bases into the house … Continue reading

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