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  • Still working on a block of oak

    by Steve Newman     Friday, June 6, 2014
    Hmm, must have run out of room , so, here is the rest of the story ( I hope) Carving the top was just a few saw cuts, and some chisel work to make a step on the end. The rear end was just a chisel to rough out, then a belt sander to refine a bit to make...
  • First, get a block of oak

    by Steve Newman     Thursday, June 5, 2014
    And after awhile, you wind up with a wood bodied edge plane. Almost a skewed Rebate plane. Say this being built on a youtube show from China. Any way, here we go Not too bad a start? The cutter at one time was an old Harbour Freight Skew Chisel for a...
  • Just a saw bench

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    Built from a few parts. A 2x10 from the dumpster, one store bought 2x4x8' and a few scraps. needed to make this so I could build a workbench later. Legs sply out about 20 degrees or so. Used that step ladder as a workbench. I clamped a spare plank...
  • Workbench build in an Afternoon?

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    Some of the pictures of this little pjoject. That stepladder served as a bench during the build. The patio table held the few tools i used for this. The saw is an old Craftsman 7-1/4" all-metal circular saw, and a couple hand saws. Visegrip finger...
  • Tool chest for the Dungeon Shop

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, April 6, 2014
    Not really a blog, this time. Will IF someone wants to read it. Needed a chest to store most of my handtools. Had four planks of Black Walnut, and a few of Pine. Using a set of already done Sycamore boards that were raised panel by a handplane as a guide...
  • Mersman Table: reborn from the trashpile

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, June 5, 2013
    Ok, found an old table in a trash pile awhile back. Top was in layers, two of the aprons had split apart. Legs were...Ok. Tore the mess apart, leaving behind a bunch of bugs. Saved two aprons, and all for legs. Even saved the hardware,covered in rust...
  • Lap Desk

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, June 5, 2013
    From reclaimed barn wood? I had an old plank of the stuff, and needed a project to build. Decided to just "wing it" and make a lap desk, using just the boards on hand. Plank had a nice angle crack running the length of the piece. Sawed to get...
  • cheap table part three

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Somehow, I don't like this set up used for pictures. Where was I? Ok, I guess i will just show the completed project, and the Chair it was supposed to match. Chair was my Grandma's, now belongs to my Daughter. let me know if you like it..
  • Cheap Table??

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Ok, Daughter wanted a small Dinette Table for the kitchen. I had some old planks down in the Dungeon Shop. Milled up an old Oak 2x8 into four leg blanks. This is what passes as a tablesaw nowadays. I used the edge of the saw's base to set the width...
  • Hand plane's tale: Crash and rebirth

    by Steve Newman     Friday, July 27, 2012
    Awhile back, I had won a Diamond Edge #6c handplane. It was kind of rusty, front knob was cracked, everything was in one piece, though.. However, when the box arrived at my front door... .something didn't look quite right. The front of the part came...
  • New Computer Desk

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, May 13, 2012
    Old one was getting a bit beat up, one grandBRAT needed a desk for HIS computer. Decided to make a new bottomhalf, and just re-use the small hutch from the old one. It seems that I have a supply of Beech, and Oak, from that old garage that fell down....
  • Rust hunting results

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, May 13, 2012
    i needed a few planes for the shop. Decided to go visit a few "thrift stores" in my area. Found a few rusty, CHEAP planes. Just needed some work to clean back up , and return to service. A Stanley Bailey #8c at one shop @ $25??? Sold !! Kind...
  • Workbench project

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, May 13, 2012
    Is underway. i started with some old, nail-sick, UGLY beams from a garage that fell down, old age. enough for four legs and some other items. I also had a beam laying around outside of the shop, kind of buggy. Wound up takingan axeto plane off the buggy...
  • Plank Table

    by Steve Newman     Monday, December 26, 2011
    The "Other Half" wanted a small Prep table for the kitchen. I had a plank of Oak out in the shop about 13-1/2' wide. I clean the old boy up, trimmed off the beveled edges to get things down to fit my 12-1/2" planer. I had a few other...
  • Blanket Chest

    by Steve Newman     Monday, November 14, 2011
    From a few old Oaken barn rafters? Yep, after pulling a few pounds of nails, resawing down to about 3/4" thick, and planning down nice and smooth, I wound up with a nice stash of White Oak. Purdy, ain't they? Made a box out of some of the parts...
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