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Building Angled Jigs

In the current August issue of Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine (UK) is an article of mine about building accurate angled jigs. A customer from England has commissioned me in the last few years to build four custom Donkey Ears for his Vogt Shooting Board with the No-Rock Runway. He makes multi-sided boxes and the angles […]

WoodSwimmer

Feast your eyes on this fantastic short film.

“Fascinated with the shapes and textures found in both newly-cut and long-dead pieces of wood, I envisioned a world composed entirely of these forms,” Foxwell told Colossal. “As I began to engage with the material, I conceived a method using a milling machine and an animation camera […]

Process and apparatus for repairing tires

In WW II my father was called up for service at the Pentagon where he was “in charge of the selection and procurement of tools used in overseas shops for the repair of fighting equipment.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bamboo, DynaGlide, and Handworks 2017

Bamboo is now used for the bearing and running surfaces on the Vogt Shooting Board. It is sealed with shellac, followed by Osmo Polyx-Oil, and then wax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use a product called DynaGlide […]

Two bandsaw slicers

Two after market band saw fences tug at my purse strings. The first is the Little Ripper, which holds small logs on a carriage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have seen Ethan Moore from Stockroom Supply (Mastodon Tools) […]

The Stabilizer

Most of us who have any experience using hand held routers understand the reason for an offset subbase. Here is how Pat Warner explains it:

“Routers are tippy. Most of the mass of these machines is above the control knobs. On inside excavations this top heaviness is unnoticeable, especially when the casting is entirely surrounded […]

Chasing a Perfect 45° Bevel

A fixture used to produce an angle had better by right on, as on the Donkey Ear for the Vogt Shooting Board. Close ain’t cuttin’ it. It’s easy to get in the ballpark but not to hit home runs consistently.

If you want to bevel a plywood edge to 45° the tablesaw is the […]

It’s A Good Day

A demo from 2005. Listen to Ray’s voice and have a good day!

On blogging

First off, a note of gratitude to www.unpluggedshop.com and Paul and Joseph Sellars for this aggregate site that we go to daily. It has been a vital way for me to connect to the world of woodworking enthusiasts.

Next, I want to thank the many bloggers for their inspiring posts through the years. You deserve […]

A nice video from WIA 2016.

 

I am pleased with the video on Popular Woodworking’s blog about shooting boards. It was filmed at my booth at Woodworking In America in the quiet before the doors opened.

 

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