Friday, October 17, 2014

Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2014

With fall comes the most important time of the year for woodworking build along projects. It's time for Woodworkers Fighting Cancer+Marc Spagnuolo (The Wood Whisperer) will be building a toy chest. Build along to help support the fight.

A warm cup of Joe and raising money for a great cause.

In order to participate and help, just build along with Marc. This year the project is a simple toy chest. It features pocket hole joinery and anyone can build one. For every chest that people do build, The Wood Whisperer will Donate $5 and the corporate sponsors will donate even more. You can find all the details here:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Funeral Chair Is Getting There

After months of working on it in fits and starts, the Funeral Chairs are finally coming along.

All lined up and ready for assembly.

This passed weekend I managed to sand all of the parts to 220. Then I realized I had forgotten to round over the tops of the legs. So I took out the belt sander again, rounded the tops and then re-sanded the tops to 220.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dave's Back!

Anyone who's listened to the +Modern Woodworkers Association podcast has heard me talk about the impact Dave Noftz's wonderful Modern Woodshop podcast had on me. More than any other source, Modern Woodshop is what drove my desire to contribute to the online woodworking community.

Over the summer, when I wrote about the woodworking podcasts I listen to, Modern Woodshop had the place of honor in my post.

Today on Twitter I heard news that made my day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 October Shop Tour

October. Shop Tour. 2014. Enjoy.

Don't forget about the +Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast. We talk woodworking with Guests from around the world of woodworking every other week. Subscribe to the RSS feed or iTunes today.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sharp Edge, Part II: The First Chisel

I've finally setup my Sharp Edge sharpening system and I was able to use it to sharpen a 1/2" chisel.

The Sharp Edge and its components.

My initial results are positive, if conditional.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Arbortech Looks To Have Solved Complex Sanding

Arbortech recently introduced their Contour Random Sander. Since hearing about it on WoodTalk I've been intrigued. It's a small and flexible sanding pad which fits at the end of an extension arm and allows sanding of intricate concave and convex contours.

Dust in your eye?

The amazing part is that somehow Arbortech has engineered an extension shaft that - though attached to a standard 4.5" angle grinder - produces a random pattern at the sanding pad. You can see it in action in Arbortech's video and it looks amazing.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sharp Edge, Part I

+Gervase Evans sent me a Sharp Edge Precision Tool Sharpening System this week. It's a strongly build device which registers the blade and holds a sharpening stone (or film) in a carriage which slides back and forth across the blade. It moves the stone, not the blade.

The Sharp Edge and all it's included accessories.

The kit includes all the parts needed. This weekend I'll put some of my duller chisels through it and hopefully use them on Sal's Clock. I'll be recoring how it goes along the way and I'll have a full review up in the next week or two.