The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Plane screwdriver

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Plane screwdriver Just a quick shop tool build.I've been meaning to make a plane iron screwdriver for a while and just never found time for it. I had the lathe out to finish some pens, and had some down time while I was told to be out of the house while SWMBO went after it with a deep cleaning. So, I chucked up a scrap chunk of walnut and roughed this out. Unfortunately, I found a big ol' check a bit under the surface. Undeterred, I soldiered onafter all, this is just a shop tool.I turned down a small section of copper pipe, clipped a piece of scrap steel, and fitted it all up. Sanded to 600, polished with a bit of Dr. Kirk's, then finished with some friction polish on the lathe. Sprayed out with a couple coats of lacquer for durability, then some Renaissance wax.I cut a couple nicks on the bushing with a triangular file, just enough to know where the end of the blade is up under that bushing.Not a bad way to kill an hour. And I got a new tool out of it!



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Does adding a CNC to your shop make you less of a woodworker?

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Welcome to What Really Grinds My Chisels, an occasional feature where the Popular Woodworking editors tackle subjects they feel passionate about. I consider myself a pretty traditional woodworker. I heavily favor hand tools because that's how I like to work. …Source

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Cheesy Dado Shims

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While looking around the shop to find a shim for my dado set, I saw the plastic lid from a cottage cheese container in the trash. Hmm, I thought, that could be it. I trimmed away the edge and measured …Source

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Ficus corner shelf

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Ficus corner shelfMy mom started a collection of hand-carved wooden birds many years ago. She was moving to a new place and needed a few surfaces for her birds. When she stayed with us, she marveled at my neighbor's gigantic Ficus tree. It's really a pretty awesome tree. Several years ago it was being trimmed, and the crew was happy to let me take several large pieces. Some i kept natural and some I cut into boards. Since she loves the tree, I decided to make the shelf from the FicusThe shelves are attached to the log segment with mortise and tenon joints. The log itself is pretty well spalted, from leaving the bark on the wood for 6 years in my garage, while the shelves were de-barked and flat sawn several years ago. The log is attached to the wall with an integral french cleat. Finish is 3 coats of 100% Tung oil.Gory details and more photos at source: Rustic corner shelves



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Warped desk top advice needed

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Warped desk top advice neededWelp, I did it. It took me a year, between projects, but I did figure out how to do it by trial and error. But I learned a lot. I just tried to use what I had handy. This piece was sitting in the rain for some time, I wasn't sure if I was over my head on this one. But, my wife is happy. Now she wants to keep it. I'll post pictures as soon as I figure out how to post them.



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