28 01, 2017

Removing Rust From A Japanese Ryoba Nokogiri Hand Saw

By | 2017-01-28T20:59:19+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Woodworking|1 Comment

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 [...]

18 12, 2016

DIY Magnetic Handsaw Cutting Guide

By | 2016-12-18T11:06:32+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Woodworking|0 Comments

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.

17 05, 2016

Japanese Whaleback Saw Logo

By | 2016-11-27T12:59:50+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Custom Paint|0 Comments

Recently I've been thinking of changing my logo.  The current one was made a couple of years ago when I was trying to capture a focus on just do it yourself projects.  I was contacted by John Zhu, and  asked to hand draw a logo.  This was my opportunity to imagine something a little different. [...]

15 04, 2016

Install A M.2 SSD Drive In A Lenovo Y700 14″ Laptop (Y700-14ISK)

By | 2016-11-27T13:42:13+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Technology|5 Comments

By installing a M.2 drive in your Lenovo Y700 laptop you’ll get a significantly faster laptop and have 2 drives. This article will show you what you need to get and how to install the correct M.2 drive. The laptop that is being upgraded is a Lenovo Y700-14ISK. The video below will give you an [...]

20 03, 2016

Make A Real Copper Ring With A Torch

By | 2016-11-27T13:33:52+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Metalworking|0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to make a copper ring that looks like a regular ring? You'll learn what thickness of copper wire works best, how to make a mould, use an off the shelf torch to melt the copper, shape the ring and how to finish it so your finger doesn't turn green.