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Refurbishing A Japanese Plane Adjusting Hammer – part 1

By | 2017-07-20T07:03:50+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Woodworking|

I won this hammer on Ebay.  Only thing is the hammer head had a little rust on it and the handle easily slips out of the hammer head.  I spent a little time over the last two weekends working on making a new hammer handle from a small log of olive wood.

Interviewed By Chop With Chris

By | 2017-03-24T06:18:47+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Woodworking|

Recently I was interviewed by Chris from the Youtube channel Chop with Chris.  I was lucky enough to meet Chris at the Atlanta Woodworkers Show in 2016. Chris makes project completely by hand, and usually starts a project by taking a trip into the woods for his materials.  Below is the video interview and a [...]

Removing Rust From A Japanese Ryoba Nokogiri Hand Saw

By | 2017-01-28T20:59:19+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Woodworking|

I’ve been looking for a Japanese ryoba nokogiri saw that I could practice sharpening Japanese handsaws on. I managed to win one on Ebay that was right around 30 dollars shipped. The blade had a bit of rust and some minor pitting, but wasn’t missing any teeth and was in OK condition. Also, at the [...]

DIY Magnetic Handsaw Cutting Guide

By | 2016-12-18T11:06:32+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Woodworking|

Make a magnetic guide for your handsaw so you can easily make square cuts. The guide is made from scraps and inexpensive magnets, and takes only an hour or two. The principle is the same as the rip fence on a table saw. You’ve got a section the saw will ride on and one that keeps the fence 90 degrees to the material you’re cutting.