background preloader


Facebook Twitter

My First Project. Hello everyone.

My First Project

I have finally taken the plunge and made something after weeks of reading and research here and on other websites. I stumbled across David Savage's website with lots of useful information on what tools to start with. Then I saw an interesting portable workbench on the American Practical Woodworking website. Not having a lot of space in my garage for a workbench, it seemed like the perfect starting point for me. It is designed to clamp to any table and offer sufficient workholding for planing and cutting dovetails. So I started thinking about building the bench and trying to figure out how it all goes together from the articles on the internet. However being a complete novice and without ( woodworking ) tools I found myself on the slippery slope......

So back to the bench. He didn't have any Ash. The Milkman's Workbench Build - Part 1 — Gunpowder Woodworks. Timber Frame Tools. Timber Frame Tools » Reference. Woodworking Books – Online This is a small collection of old time wood working books and other reference materials related to timber framing or general wood working.

Timber Frame Tools » Reference

(the links will become active as I get them online) Woodwork Joints by by William Fairham This ebook has a fantastic representation of hundreds of woodworking joints. The drawings are quite good as are the instructions.Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 by Peter C. Welsh A nice overview of how woodworking tools changed as they progressed from the 17th to the 19th century.Handwork in Wood by William Noyes This is a dated textbook for high school wood working teachers. Woodworking Websites Tool Books ABC’s of Hand Tools (pdf) – A great book from 1945 written by GM that is short, simple to read and contains good examples of how to use and not use a variety of common tools. Log Cabin Half Dovetail Calculator and Template Generator - Metric. If it will fit on the page, print template at 100% scale and cut.

Log Cabin Half Dovetail Calculator and Template Generator - Metric

If not, un-check 'To Scale' and create a template to the measurements on the diagram. Angle 15° Overlap 40 Printing Tips: If your printed template is not to scale, or does not fit correctly on the page, it may be fixable via printer settings. When you select 'Print' from your browsers File Menu, a dialog should appear with options and preferences for printing. Shop Made Tools. Plans : Frugal Woodworking. Woodworking for engineers. Bandsaw sled for milling small logs. J. Phil Thien's Cyclone Separator Lid w/ the Thien Cyclone Separator Baffle. The Thien Cyclone Separator Lid w/ the Thien Cyclone Separator Baffle PATENT APPLIED FOR After seeing one sexy cyclone after another (at the various woodworking forums), and with the understanding that cyclone lids aren't true cyclones and don't offer a full cyclone experience, I decided to try them nonetheless.

J. Phil Thien's Cyclone Separator Lid w/ the Thien Cyclone Separator Baffle

My shop is small, and I use a shop vac for "dust collection. " Without starting a debate over what constitutes dust vs. chip collection, I'm just going to say that my tools really were designed for extraction with a shop vac instead of a dust collector. English. The BRIKOMAT is a small briquetting machine for home users.


For technical details see below. If you are familiar with metal-working you should have no problems with the contruction of your own BRIKOMAT 3000 (the base is a hydraulic wood-splitter). Some technical details: Energyconsumption: ca. 0,8 kWh Production: ca. 8 Kg/h Briquettes (d x l): 2,54 x 1-5 cm Working-methode: fully automatically It's your choice to define the level of automation - from manually to full automatically operation with remote-controlling with a PC from the livingroom. How to get a "BRIKOMAT"? A Construction- and Usermanual (+ Software for Brikomat 3000 and PC) is available on this website, but at this time it only is available in german language.

Counter: Contact-information. Alois's wood briquette press. Alois Schmid writes: Until recently, this was my dust extractor.

Alois's wood briquette press

I switched it to barrels from bags because the shavings can be pressed down in the barrels, and the barrels can be stacked. But the shavings are hard to burn in a wood stove, and I didn't want to throw them out either. So I looked for a briquette press. Industrial machines are available starting at about 10,000 Euros. Gear template generator.

This free online gear template generator is designed for making scale accurate paper gear templates which you can glue onto wood and then cut out with a bandsaw.

Gear template generator

I recommend printing the gears with an ink jet printer. Even cheap ink jet printers print very scale accurate but Not all laser printers are accurate. This is the new version (as of September 2015). You can still access the old Flash based version Getting the printout to scale correctly Different browsers print at different scales depending on browser type and printer configuration. Some notes about gear design and this gear template generator. How to make wooden gears. This page also available in Spanish Some people are intimidated at the prospect of making their own wooden gears for the screw advance box joint jig. So I figured I'd cover the topic of gear making in a bit more detail. You can click on any image in this article to get a larger view. The method I use to make the gears for the box joint jig is the same as for the gears for the wooden router lift, but I'll focus on the ones for the box joint jig in this article.

How to make wooden gears.