Summing up the past week with a few highlights that help to illustrate how we've been getting along in the ending days of the 2012 winter season.
Here’s a method to quickly put a razor-sharp edge on chisels, planes, knives and carving tools. This sharpening technique is based on electric-powered buffing wheels that polish tools to a keen edge. The hardware is simple and quiet. A small electric motor spins a hard felt buffing wheel that’s covered with a fine, waxy abrasive. Use a softer, cloth wheel for concave surfaces on carving gouges.
Make your own hand-crafted broad axe with these easy to follow directions.
This video demonstrates how to get a shaving edge on a never-sharpened knife, quickly, simply, economically, and - perhaps most importantly - manually.
Diamond sharpening stones make the work of sharpening chisels, plane blades and other edge tools go quickly and easily.
Learn how to sharpen your chainsaw properly with a file and guide
Carbide saw blades last a long time and typically perform very well. Learn about two ways to keep them sharp and effective.
We use available time in the winter to preform routine maintenance on appliances and tools.
Working with a sawyer to cut custom lumber for your projects can be a great experience. Here are a few tips to make it even better.
Adzes and broad axes have been used for centuries in log cabin building. Learn a bit about what these tools do and how to use them.