Category: doityourself

It’s that time again! 40 gallons of California…

It’s that time again! 40 gallons of California cancer agents out the door. Bring on the new year! (I empty this a few times through the year). Building centralized PVC vacuum system has been one of the best shop improvements I’ve made. It’s under powered for the length of pipe I’ve run, but it’s way better than nothing.

I finally got the shop back in functional shape today after a month plus of in and out trips to the rental, dumping stuff and getting to the next project. I have 2-3 projects still sitting around that I’d like to knock out this winter, but I’ve got a few home improvement things on the list too. Kumiko as I have time, then to the others.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #dust #dustcollection #dustcollector #vacuum #shopvac #vacuumsystem #pvc #dustdeputy #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #madeinnj #nj #newjersey #thejawnshop
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Had a few minutes to myself tonight so after p…

Had a few minutes to myself tonight so after prepping tools for *hopefully* the last weekend at the rental house, I decided to do a little carving. I have no idea what I’m doing. This is just some scrap pine, and I’m getting a feel for the gouges and chisel/carving work while trying not to cut myself. I’m not even sure if I’ll finish this, but it was fun to finally spend a little time in the shop. Oh, and I did a quick little IG live while carving. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, even just for a minute or two.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #iglive #spoon #spooncarving #pine #scrapwood #maker #makersgonnamake #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqyd7B0AwQT/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=2l66iutj6mtt

#tbt to last year around now when I was workin…

#tbt to last year around now when I was working on these spalted maple charcuterie boards.
I haven’t had much shop time lately but I do have a whole bunch of wood that I’ve collected and milled. It’s been drying on the shed lumber rack so I hope to transfer that indoors and get to work on more of these kind of live edge charcuterie boards this winter. I’ve got a bunch of maple and spalted beech that should look 🔥
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #liveedge #cuttingboard #slab #natural #kitchen #accessories #bowtie #inlay #cherry #handmade #handcrafted #diy #alaskanmill #charcuterie #doityourself #nj #silvermaple #maple #branch #local #thejawnshop
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Here’s the @homedepot gem of a bookmatched Bir…

Here’s the @homedepot gem of a bookmatched Birdseye maple panel for the oak whiskey shelf. This is fresh off the planer, no filter. just imagine what it’ll look like with some arm-r-seal on it!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #oak #redoak #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery
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After the dovetail challenge hustle, I’m takin…

After the dovetail challenge hustle, I’m taking a bit of a break and playing with some new tools from @dfmtoolworks. Got a cabinet scraper set and burnishing tool to try out. I’ve watched the sharpening video a few times and tried it out on my own a bit, but I’m not quite there yet, as evidenced from my dusty shavings. Hopefully I get the hang of it because this could be a nice alternative to sanding!
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#wood #woodwork #finewoodworking #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #tools #handtools #cabinstscraper #newtools #burnisher #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #nj #local #thejawnshop (at The Jawn Shop)
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#Shopsounds 🔊 Trimming the shelf tenons to f…

#Shopsounds 🔊
Trimming the shelf tenons to fit in the stopped dado. Next up: rabbeting the back panel and sides of the box.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #oak #redoak #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #igdovetailchallenge
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Got in a few minutes after work today to route…

Got in a few minutes after work today to route out the stopped dado for the shelf and the rabbets on the shelves.
After dinner, I’m going to try to pare down the dovetails a bit and trim the stopped edge of the shelf to fit.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #oak #redoak #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #igdovetailchallenge
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I didn’t make it into the shop yesterday, but …

I didn’t make it into the shop yesterday, but I worked quickly today and got all the pins trimmed up. Here’s the first full dry fit. I think I’ll pare the super tight joints just a bit, some of them are scary tight. It would be a shame to crack something since I’ll probably be right up against the deadline on this.

So after the trimming is done, that will be the end of the hand tool portion. I’ll be rabbeting the back and sides, and then routing a dado to accept a small shelf before installing the back. I hope that doesn’t disqualify me from the hand cut dovetail challenge. I don’t have the tools or the time (or the skill) to do the other stuff by hand 🤷‍♂️
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #oak #redoak #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #igdovetailchallenge (at The Jawn Shop)
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Here’s the final cake knife of last week with …

Here’s the final cake knife of last week with bonus coordinating cutting board. The cake knife is a santoku style blade in figured black walnut and the grip is curly birch.
The cutting board is maple, jatoba and more of the curly birch. Swipe to see a video of the chatoyance in the shop lights. If you’ve never worked with birch, I’d suggest you get some to try out. I find it’s workable like walnut but holds up more like maple. Nice stuff.
Congrats to my cousin Natalie and her husband Nathan!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #natural #kitchen #accessories #handmade #handcrafted #diy #charcuterie #doityourself #nj #local #knife #chef #chefknife #santoku #cakeknife #weddingcake #weddinggift #keepsake #woodburning #pyrography #oil #mineraloil #thejawnshop
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I’ve had a run of cake knives this past week. …

I’ve had a run of cake knives this past week. Here’s the second, on its was out today. This is another maple chef’s blade with zebra wood handle and black walnut bolster. This one is a bit different than the last though. I kept a substantial grip and when I resawed the zebrawood, I decided to flip it for a mirrored grain pattern instead of continuous like on the last one. Swipe through for a couple detail shots.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #natural #kitchen #accessories #handmade #handcrafted #diy #charcuterie #doityourself #nj #local #knife #chef #chefknife #santoku #cakeknife #weddingcake #weddinggift #keepsake #woodburning #pyrography #oil #mineraloil #thejawnshop (at The Jawn Shop)
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