A while back I got a great Arkansas stone from Norton. It's really a great stone, but.... it comes in a plastic box. I guess that's better than nothing, but I figured it was time to make a nice box for the stone.
This is just a quick entertaining video of me making a new Mahogany box for my oil stone.
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This is the HTOTW video I've been dying to do for 5 months. Finally the plane has arrived and it is time to open the box on camera. Yup, a true box opening, first impressions, and basically me being so existed I almost drool on my bench.
So sit back and watch me act like a little kid. This was done in one shot, so yeah of course I had issues, little bit of sound problems at the beginning, but in all I think things came out OK.
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And go visit the guys responsible for this over at Walke Moore Tools.
This week I have a few upgrades to the shop, and in a way a mini shop tour of sorts.
For the past couple weeks I have been doing some rearranging, adding some plane tills and other storage, and finishing up the old 1930 Delta DP 220 drill press. In fact, this week I added a nice table to the drill press from Lee Valley.
I also have book 4 of my 5 favorite books of all time and I share a little bit about my favorite wooden Try plane.
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This week I'm talking about my new 1930's Delta DP 220 drill press and the new saw till.
Been very busy the last few days getting this drill press cleaned and painted, still more to do, and I will continue to share the progress as time goes on.
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In the last Popular Woodworking (Issue #226) Mike Siemsen had an article on a Plane & Saw Till. The design is nothing crazy, rather simple, and honestly a style I've seen over and over for several years. I decided to extract the idea of the saw till from the total design, utilize my shop as it is, and make a simple interpretation of the saw till.
Here are the two side by side. Mine on the left, Mike's on the right.
This week I share one of my favorite tools. The way I use it and what I like to use it for.
It's not just a great plow plane, the 45 can do many thing well, if you take the time to learn how to finesse this mad creation of man.
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Lots of little things going on. Finished up the candle mantelpiece, starting on a Moby Dick carving, and really excited for the new English Woodworker premium video series on building a Side Table and Bridle Guides.
Also, book 2 of my top 5 favorite books of all time and another favorite hand tool.
This weeks Hand Tool of the Week I discuss Carving Mallets.
Simply put, these are my carving mallets, this is what I like about them, how to care for them, and what makes them all just a little different.
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It's been a few weeks with vacations and all. But, back at it.
This one is a little longer than normal but I have a lot to catch up on. I'm sure you won't mind.
I've got cutting boards, BenchCrafted crisscross vise attachments, candle holders, a book, a tool, and some food safe finish to talk about. Plus some updates about upcoming videos, blog posts, etc...
This is by far the most asked question that I receive in my inbox. And I totally understand why.
There are so many carving tools on the market and for someone just getting into wood carving it can be a daunting task to pick and choose what they need. No one wants to waste money on tools they don't use, or worse, buy a tool that is just a piece of junk.
Today I will try, in a way, to answer this question. For links to all the companies that I refer to in the video please look at the show notes on the youtube video, or look at the lower half of this blog post.
Any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I'm here, I'm always here.
Below are links to several places I go to get my carving tools.
Auriou and Ashley Iles
Sayers Set and Book
Chris Pye online workshop
Mary May carving school online
Sheffeild List (just click to download)