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Mark Harrell – Bad Axe Tool Works

10 Mar

I’m sure that I’ve blabbed on about Mark and his awesome saws on my blog before, but I’m going to do it again.  All my backsaws are made by Mark except for the old dovetail saw I inherited and he re-plated that one.  He makes amazing saws and provides a truck load of free information about how to keep your work at top speed.

Mark has always been an amazing supporter of women woodworkers.  For International Women’s Day he posted this video:

International Women’s Day Video

Mark sure you check out his site: Bad Axe Toolworks

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Progress on Carving Tool Chest

27 Feb

This is how I laid out the dovetails and the mitered shouldered dovetail for the bottom edge.

PS.  Wanna know where to get a sector?  Go here ->

CABINETMAKER’S SECTOR

Wanna know how to use a sector?? Or make a cheap one?  Go here -> http://www.burn-heart.com/sector

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Carving tool box – Japanese styled

25 Feb

 I’m making a tool chest for my larger carving tools that are currently floating around in the shop.  An ax, and adze, etc.  If things go right, the small chest will hang on the wall when not being used to transport these tools.

It’s a modification of the Japanese tool chest but I’ll be using the mitered dovetail should for the joinery (video below).  I like this joint because I can plow through the slot for the bottom to fit into but it doesn’t show.  If that’s confusing, keep an eye out and you’ll see what I mean.

sketch-up

miter-dovetail

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/video-mitered-shoulder-dovetail

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Frames

23 Feb

I had a chance to make some more frames with some inlay this time.  Mahogany with yellow heart inlay.

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Glam Shots for the School Box

26 Nov

The last photo for the School Box.  See my Instagram profile for more info.

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The School Box

24 Nov

I finally finished up my School Box / Carving Chisels Chests.  I’ve been posting along the way on Instagram, so I thought I’d put the whole thing, minus the finish which will be in the next post.  Here’s the blow by blow in the captioned pictures.

Making the Carcass

Fitting the bottom and dividers

Making and installing the molding

For more on my the box:

Carving the top of the School Box / Carving Tool Chest

Milk paint finish on the School Box / Chisel Chest

 

 

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Making the Crucible Improved Pattern Dividers

15 Oct

I find manufacturing process fascinating.  An now that John Hoffman, Raney Nelson and Chris Schwarz are make tools that I use .. how could I resist posting this?