Category: woodworkingcommunity

#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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I missed #tbt throwback Thursday so here’s a q…

I missed #tbt throwback Thursday so here’s a quick shot of my first workbench (came with the house). This is in the garage of our first home, now a rental, soon to be sold (I hope). This is where things really got started for me. This house is a post war row home, very common in the Philly area, built in 1950. It still had the original kitchen and bath when we moved in. We tore out the carpets, refinished the floors, painted every wall, all the trim and entirely gutted, resigned and installed a new kitchen. Lots of DIY firsts in this house and more money than I care to think about 🤑 went into making this house a home. Hopefully another young couple will love and appreciate all the work we put into it.
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#woodworkersofig #makersgonnamake #makers #handmade #woodworking #customfurniture #furniture #maker #woodworker #wood #workshop #garage #diyproject #homedecor #dowoodworking #tools #carpentry #woodporn #woodfurniture #bestofigwoodworking #howto #diy #craftsman #woodworkingcommunity #builder #woodworkingskills #tools #toolsofthetrade #thejawnshop
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There’s plenty of controversy and disagreement…

There’s plenty of controversy and disagreements over saw blades, brands, which is best, which lasts longest, tooth count, angle, etc.
I’ve found @freud_tools /@diablo_tools to be a nice compromise between price and performance.
At first, I used a thin kerf combo blade for everything. That’s fine if your focus is rustic pine, but when you step up to finer woodworking, consider a dedicated crosscut and ripping blade. For my crosscut, I use an 80 tooth and it’s been great for me.
For ripping, I had been using a full kerf glue line ripping blade. This is a heavy duty monster and it’s great for full size saws on thicker hardwoods. But it’s probably overkill (and wastes 1/8” every cut) for most ripping I do. So I got a thin kerf ripping blade for general purpose ripping. The bonus on this one is that it has a true flat top grind, so I can use it as my spline cutting blade too.

YMMV, but I’ve been happy with these. If you’re an average DIY’er and weekend warrior/nap time hustler, they’ll probably be good for you too. #notsponsored #wishiwas #thejawnshop approved 👍🏻👍🏻 #goodtools
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#Woodworkersofig #makersgonnamake #makers #handmade #woodworking #customfurniture #furniture #maker #woodworker #wood #workshop #garage #diyproject #homedecor #dowoodworking #tools #carpentry #woodporn #woodfurniture #bestofigwoodworking #howto #diy #craftsman #woodworkingcommunity #builder #woodworkingskills #tools #toolsofthetrade #thejawnshop
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I’m actually woodworking today! Except that it…

I’m actually woodworking today!
Except that it’s sanding. And even worse: sanding on a project I’d rather not do. Oh well, the @boschtoolsna 1250 DEVS and mirka nets and @ridgidpowertools shop vac are making quick work of this 1950’s oak staircase.
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#renovation #woodworkersofig #makersgonnamake #makers #handmade #woodworking #customfurniture #furniture #maker #woodworker #wood #workshop #garage #diyproject #homedecor #dowoodworking #tools #carpentry #woodporn #woodfurniture #bestofigwoodworking #howto #diy #craftsman #woodworkingcommunity #builder #woodworkingskills #tools #toolsofthetrade #thejawnshop
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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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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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Closing the books on the custom stain matched …

Closing the books on the custom stain matched maple shaker style refrigerator cabinet. Did an after hours install in the client’s office this evening, so here’s a final picture of the piece in its new home.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
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Here’s the nearly complete fridge cabinet. Ju…

Here’s the nearly complete fridge cabinet. Just needs some feet so the door opens smoothly 🙄
Honestly, not my best work, but its functional (or will be tomorrow). I should have spent a little more time planning, then the little hiccups like the hinge spacing, and door size might not have been problems. The stain matching was a whole other problem, but I’ve detailed that saga already. The finished piece wound up with @generalfinishes brown mahogany and gel topcoat. Kind of a weird application with the gel coat, but the satin finish looks great. Almost exactly like the sample i was aiming for in color, texture and sheen.
Next time, I’ll draw a complete plan (which I usually do, but decided to skip for no good reason) and I’ll spend a bit more on premium finishes the first time. Nothing worse than ruining a nice project with a crappy finish.
Back to dovetails tomorrow.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
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Here’s the latest cake knife. First ballet got…

Here’s the latest cake knife. First ballet got to oil this one and take some glamour shots.

Figured maple chef’s blade with a zebra wood handle and black walnut bolster. I really like this combo. The walnut and zebra wood are so different by themselves, but they blend into one another so well in this piece. Congrats to the happy couple!
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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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