Woodworking Blogs

No see, no wood

Dear friends, I am in the unfortunate situation that I have macular degeneration. I cannot see, wood, inches and centimeters anymore. Therefore I believe my woodworking days are over. I want to say thanks too all my friends and foe on this site fo...

Craftisian Awards Are Back

Craftisian Awards are back after 5 years. We held the latest "Giving the Gift of Boxes" Awards in January of 2017 with the 15 awesome entries. Now, we are relaunching the revamped Craftisian Awards in a new monthly format. There is no designated ...

Wooden Boat Restoration

I have just had the joy of teaching short courses in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding and Wooden Boat Restoration.  Each course 5 days long at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis, UK.  7 and 9 students respectively.  We covered tool sharpening,...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #2: DAY 2 - THE FRAME

2nd Todays Work Materials were prepared for the frame cutouts. The 18mm (a little less than3/4") birch this time. There wasn’t enough space to cut the half platters so the table saw was used as a work table to cut off what I needed with my saber s...

Fibonacci gauges #4: you will get the point...

Fibonacci gauges you will get the point. Hi again Craftisan’s. In the last part we made gouge arm points, yes jigs and . So this blog starts with us cutting on the table saw, this time exactly on the mark we made for the lengths. Again in a batch,...

Fibonacci gauges #1: for the joy of beauty...

Fibonacci gauges for the joy of beauty… Hi Craftisan’s. Last week I were going to post a small blog, about a Fibonacci gauge I made ten years ago, but never posted anywhere on the internet – but then I thought hmmmmmmmmm, why not make a new one, w...

Fibonacci gauges #6: finally the screws arrived.

Fibonacci gauges finally the screws arrived. Hi again again Craftisan’s. Now we can call it done, the screws took some time time to arrive and I helped my brother build an IKEA kitchen in the weekend, don’t worry, I’ll not share that as a project,...

Fibonacci gauges #5: rivets, branding and more…

Fibonacci gauges rivets, branding and more… Hi again Craftisan’s. In the last part we finished the build of the first one, while we are waiting for the screws to arrive. In this part we will be testing it, branding, playing and I’ll show alternati...

Fibonacci gauges #3: making the arms.

Fibonacci gauges making the arms. Hi again Craftisan’s. In the last part ended with ready made gauge arms, so we will go from there. We have the long arms lined up here, with the drill bit going through to hold the aligned. One gauge in Walnut, tw...

Craftisian Labs #1: Blog Series Are Back!

Welcome to the latest news from the Craftisian Labs. Blog Series Are Back! Craftisian Blog Series are back in the spotlight with the awesome new selector interface and beautiful views. Blog series are great for grouping related entries together...

Fibonacci gauges #2: rounding jig and a near disaster...

Fibonacci gauges rounding jig and a near disaster… Hi again Craftisan’s. In the last part the measures, cuts and holes were made to the gauge arms, here we start by making a wee jig, that can make the ends round on the sander. A piece of MDF, one ...

Eighteenth Century Cabinet #10: Change of Plans, Front Marquetry

I know I said I was taking a break to get back to sailing for the summer but there was a surprise in store for me. On April 26th I had my boat hauled out of the water for bottom paint and a couple of quick maintenance issues. It was to go back in ...