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New Yankee Workshop - Featuring the Craftsmanship of Master Carpenter Norm Abram

New Yankee Workshop - Featuring the Craftsmanship of Master Carpenter Norm Abram
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Homepage | Woodworking New on Our Blog: Setting Up Factory Blade Guard Systems (Editor's Note: Join us every day for new posts from the web's best woodworkers. You can check out our past content on our new blog page.) When set up properly, factory blade guards are easy to use and offer another level of protection for the operator. Frustration with factory table saw blade guards is uncomfortably common today. Unfortunately, new woodworkers hear or read misleading remarks labeling factory blade guards as "dangerous" or "worthless" and some within another generation of woodworkers take potentially debilitating chances in a hobby meant to be fun. Making sure that the splitter/riving knife itself is flat is important. Naturally, the truth about factory blade guard / splitter assemblies lies somewhere closer to the middle of the road. Splitter/Riving Knife Setup The splitter/riving knife must be centered on the blade, not "cheated" to one side or the other. First, be sure that the splitter/riving knife is flat.

PBS: Public Broadcasting Service Journal - American Craftsman Workshop Blood and Ink: Front Pages From the Civil War 1860 edition of the Charleston Mercury. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. (Newseum collection) 1861 "Extra" edition of the New York Illustrated News devoted to events at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie. 1862 edition of The Union Sentinel, a handwritten newspaper published on lined notepaper by students in Warren, Conn. 1863 edition of the Union-occupation newspaper Stars and Stripes printed on wallpaper. 1864 illustrated edition of Harper's Weekly. 1864 "Extra" edition of the Atlanta Daily Intelligencer detailing the capture and burning of Atlanta. Location: Mezzanine Level WASHINGTON — Experience the story of the Civil War as Americans in the 1860s did — through the front pages of newspapers. "Blood and Ink: Front Pages From the Civil War" showcases more than 30 historic front pages from the Newseum collection spanning the length of the war, from the birth of the Confederacy to the death of President Abraham Lincoln.

Woodworking Plans Jointing glue-ups I have glued some pine 1x4 and 2x4 pieces together to make a 3x4 block using Elmer's wood glue. Can I joint the glued edge or will the jointer melt the glue and gum up my jointer blades? Author: ldjafrey Posted: 12-22-2014 "Celebrating" Maple - A bunch of pics... It's funny.... sometimes you get a "flury" of orders all of the same species.... and in this case, I pretty much got orders for most of the maples.... Author: Ed S. bugs in old wood I just finished a cabinet from old wormy white oak that had been in a pile at least 15 years.......After I brought it in the house, I'm finding "sawdust" piles inside, so I'm assuming the worms are still there! Author: sewnso85 Posted: 12-17-2014 Roadster completed (finally) Just got this done.

In The Woodshop Japanese Chosera Waterstones by Naniwa at Tools for Working Wood Traditionally sword polishers and the most accomplished Japanese knife sharpeners have always preferred natural waterstones. But the best natural waterstones come from age-old quarries that are largely exhausted. Naniwa has always strived for their artificial waterstones to have a very natural feel, and their Chosera stones are their top-of-the line stones. These are the best, fastest cutting waterstones we have ever seen. However what really attracted us to the stones is the feel of the stone on the steel as you sharpen. You get a firm, consistent feel, with no slipping, glazing, skidding, and a good sense of feedback on how the stone is working. At our request, the factory is packaging these stones without bases to that they will fit in any existing sharpening jig you use, and so that you can easily use the both sides and the edge of the stone. The Chosera stones come in six grits: 400,1000,2000, 3000,5000, and 10K. . 8 1/4" x 2 3/4" (210 mm x 70 mm) and 1" (25 mm) thick.

Chris Schwarz Blog | PopularWoodworking.com Note: I started writing this blog entry more than a year ago. I shelved it and have revisited it several times since. Each time, I thought: I don’t need this kind of grief. For whatever reason (four beers, perhaps?), I offer this as an observation based on teaching students, both amateur and professional. My recent article on the new polissoirs from Don’s Barn and a long-term test of the burnishing effect from the tool had a significant error: The photo showed the wrong sample board. Reader Greg Merritt of Parkersburg, W. Last weekend during the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Charleston, S.C., I completed three try squares and even applied the finish right at the bench using a polissoir (French for “polisher”). Here’s a basic trick for planing up the rails and stiles for your doors. The furniture history of Charleston, S.C., is both glorious and a bit sad.

Headlines | Norse Woodsmith Secession" Secession, the withdrawal of part of a country or state from the central government's control. The withdrawal may be carried out peacefully or violently. Political conflicts that lead to secession are usually based on economic, cultural, or religious differences. In United States history the question of secession arose several times before the Civil War, but the term generally refers to the withdrawal of the Southern states from the Union in 1860–61. Secession has also been an issue in other countries. Panama in 1903 seceded from Colombia partly because of Colombian opposition to plans by the United States to construct the Panama Canal. In the United States From the time the U.S. In 1803–04 a small number of New England Federalists, facing decreased political power as a result of the admission of Southern states to the Union, proposed a separate nation to be called the Northeastern Confederacy.

Why Pay? 24/7 Free Access to Free Woodworking Plans and Projects Restoring a Stanley No 7 Jointer Plane Every time I see an article in a woodworking magazine about restoring an old plane, it's usually a Stanley No 4 smooth plane. While a smooth plane is probably one of the most important planes to own, it certainly shouldn't be the only plane you have in your arsenal of tools. A jointer plane is extremely handy for jointing the edges of boards straight as well as leveling the tops of wide panels flat. In fact I probably use my jointer just as much as I use a smoother. So I decided to write a blog and show how easy it is to refurbish an old jointer and put it back to use. The first thing I do when cleaning a plane is take it completely apart. Next you need to get yourself a product called Evap-O-Rust. Once the parts have soaked overnight, take them out and wash them under the tap to remove any residue from the part. Now that the plane is clean, you'll need to make it work. Next and most importantly, you need to sharpen the blade. Now it's time to see the results of your work.

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