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Cool! A real Ulfberht! Have you seen this documentary?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTlmrAh1oHI
Love it! You gave me an idea for the thin PVC sheeting I salvaged from the trash :-)
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I do respect archery as a sport. But bows are also used to kill wild animals for the fun of it.
Great job! When you make a wooden bow, you're a hero. But making knuckle dusters suddenly makes you a criminal, apparently :-)
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Thanks! Glad you like it. The sides are 8 mm thick, but I think 1/4" (over 6 mm) would do fine. The sides don't have to endure much lateral force anyway.
Looks pretty real! No end grain though, but that's probably hard to fake. Maybe with a slice from a real beam.
Cool table! It's a bit wasteful to destroy useful measuring spoons for their wooden handles. May I suggest you follow the woodworking class here on Instructables? I can give you a pro membership if you haven't got one already.
Hi debschell. It's measured straight across from outside tip to outside tip. But don't worry too much about exact measurements: a bit larger or smaller would also work. The trick is to find the sweet spot for the airfoil profiling so that it's just enough to make a full circle. Many happy returns!
Thanks! Isn't it amazing how much less friction you get with wood-on-wood, compared to metal-on-wood?
Great job! I like the Krenov style planes a lot. Not too many hand plane Instructables, so I'm glad you added one. I recently made one from Stanley parts:https://www.instructables.com/id/So-You-Dropped-Your-No4-Hand-Plane/
Wow, I'm impressed with the inlays! You got my vote for the 3 contests you entered.
Haha, good one :-)
Thanks! And yep, those are Wandel push sticks. You have a keen eye for detail :-) His table saw is complicated to make, so my version is a bit simplified. It still allows blade height adjustment, but the blade doesn't tilt to cut angles. I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Thanks! Interesting list.
PS: check your inbox, Luis.
Thanks! And finally, someone to claim a free membership. I was afraid I would have to sweeten the deal with a bit of money :-)
Pallet Rubber Band Gun
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Good build! My metal hammock stand is very rusty and in desperate need of replacement, so these instructions will come in handy.
Simple, yet effective planing stop. Thanks for sharing!
I love it! The mahogany veneer really adds that little extra. Might have to steal this design ;-)
I think with a pvc pipe it would be much more powerfull but these are very difficult to get in Germany.I find that hard to believe. In Belgium, you find them in every hardware store. Also, Germany has a lot of PVC manufacturers. A quick google search led me to this site:https://www.pvc-welt.de/PVC-U-Rohr-32-x-24mm-16-barNice and thick pipe, excellent for bow making. Check out BackyardBowyer's YouTube channel for instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Buzpjllgo&feature=youtu.be
I first watched the video, saw you cutting wood with nails in it and thought: this dude is crazy! Then I read on and noticed your table saw is meant for this. Still, I suppose your blade will dull much quicker. Nice coasters!
I'm impressed. The teeth must be made from very tough material.
Je voulais dire voisins dans le sens pays voisin :-)
Thanks!A propos, nous sommes des voisins :-)
Thanks to all of your support, I won a book from Instructables. As a thanks, I'm giving away a free one-year membership to the first person that claims it. That's right, no sharing, no following, no 'I made it' required.
Thanks! I appreciate it.
Thanks! I'm glad you found my plane instructable useful. I'd love to see the result when you finish the set. Best part about this design is that it's so easy to adjust the blade.
That's some fine craftsmanship! Kind off ironic that you made the video look like it's old-fashioned woodworking, but then the power tools come out :-) Why not attempt a project with hand tools only? You seem to have most of them already.
I've been thinking of making a vise like this. Very helpful!
Congrats on winning the 'trash to treasure challenge'! A deserved winner, I'll say.
Stunningly detailed! Voted!
Excellent! Kids will love this too. You certainly got my vote in the metal contest.
Making a Wooden Guitar pick
Agreed! They're underappreciated tools. But that's also to our advantage, because they sell for almost nothing at flea markets. No competition from collectors whatsoever :-)
Yes, overall, metric is easier. But if you work in inches and have a tape measure in inch, I think it's pretty much the same. It does become ridiculous though when converting foot to inch, yard to foot, mile to yard etc.
Thanks! I wouldn't dare call myself a craftsman yet, because I'm only a couple of years into woodworking. But I like to think I'm getting there :-)
I like it! Please don't paint it. The copper is too nice.
Yes, I meant 'wrong side' for a right-handed archer. But if it works best for you, there is no right or wrong.
Great build! I like the aluminum riser. Technically, the notch is on the wrong side though. But if it works...
Coincidentally, it just started making my first natural elbow boomerang from a piece of cherry that I had set apart more than a year ago for this. Still needs better contouring and airfoils:
Coincidentally, I just started making my first natural elbow boomerang from a piece of cherry that I had set apart more than a year ago for this. Still needs better contouring and airfoils:
Hahaha, don't break your no.4 just yet. But if it does break accidentally, you have a back-up plan now :-)Btw, I discovered Instructables.com a few years ago because of your 'natural elbow boomerang' Instructable!
Aha, I understand now. The frog will be tilted backwards because the bottom of the frog rests on a slope too. That would definitely work. You made me very curious now! You can strike a good bargain on broken Stanleys, because nobody else wants them. Be sure to point out to the seller that his/her item is useless and that you're doing him/her a favor by buying it :-)
Yes, a shooting plane would work with these instructions. However, you can't make it low angle with Stanley no.4 frog. Unless you make a longer slope without a frog? You would loose the option to adjust laterally, but that also means it could never go out of square and that works to your advantage on shooting board. I'd love to see the result.
You're welcome. Glad to be of help.
Thanks! Wooden planes exist for all kinds of purposes: flattening, grooves, decorations, curves etc. You'd be surprised by what they all can do. There is even a wooden plane called a spill plane, whose sole purpose is to make tightly coiled thick shavings to transfer fire, for example to light a candle. Needless to say this type of plane is not so popular anymore :-)
Thanks. I like hand planes too. I have a lot more than I strictly need :-) I'd like to see your first homemade hand plane when it's done. I hear Krenov style planes are not that hard to make. Maybe a good place to start?
You're too kind :-)
Thanks for the vote! Texas is a bit far for me, but I would like to visit his UK workshop one day.Yes, it's an animated GIF. My first one, actually. Forget those complicated instructions using photoshop (which I don't have):http://videotogiflab.com/ This works like a charm. Make sure you input a video that is already in a loop (I used Movie Maker for this). To embed pictures in an Instructable, I followed these instructions:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Embed-Photos-in-an-Instructable/
Thank you very much!
So you dropped your no.4 ha...View Instructable »
Making shelf dividers / organizers from junk wood and old paneling.
Puzzle Tea Light Holder
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