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Cardio Woodworking or Frame and Panel Construction the Way Norm Doesn't
Building a frame and panel door using only hand tools, by Jamie Amrine of the SE Michigan Woodworkers.
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Making a Raised Panel Door
Using only non-powered hand tools, from the ilikerust website.
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Raising Panels
How to do this without any power tools – good write-up with plenty of illustrations by John Gunterman.
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Squaring Stock using Hand Tools
Good pictorial overview from Dave Chaynie's site.
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Thicknessing Stock by Hand
Once you've squared the stock, get it to the right thickness, from Dave Chaynie's site.
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Home Made Scroll Saw
Part 1 and Part 2. Nifty plans from Nailbender's website.
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Arts & Crafts Movement
Overview with links of this very important movement in furniture design.
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Angle Calculator
Galoot Christopher Swingly has posted all of the rise/run requirements for every integer angle from 0 to 90 for setting an adjustable bevel from a common carpenter’s framing square. Thanks, Chris.
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Making a Beaded Back Panel
Scott Post teaches this using wooden molding planes.
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Proportions and the Use of the Golden Section in Furniture Design
Interesting little article about this ancient design technique, from Pete Mullard’s website, The Saw Horse.
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Cross Grain
Techniques for handling this age-old problem from Stephen Shepherd’s ILoveWood website.
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Handtool Basic - Hammers and Files
Good overview of different types of hammers and files with photos, from toolnewz.com. Include usage tips.
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Making and Using a Maul
from Gerald Findley's Ropeworks website.
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Hand Tool Basics #4 - Clamps
Article overview of various clamp types, from toolnewz.com.
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The Clamp Guy
Very complete site for collectors and users of wooden clamps.
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Splitting and Riving
The how-tos of working with the wood, rather than against it, from Stephen Shepherd’s ILoveWood website.
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Riving Wood for 17th Century Joint Furniture
Everything you wanted to know, complete with copious illustrations, from the authority, John Alexander, the author of Make A Chair from a Tree, from the Greenwoodworking website.
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Pouring Pewter Rings
This relatively simple technique can liven up any turning project, from the OldTools archive.
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Period Productivity
Interesting article from conservator Patrick Edwards about how long pre-industrial craftsmen took to construct furniture. From the Journal of Society of American Period Furniture Makers, reprinted on the author’s website.
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Plowing a Stopped Groove
A short page about using a stair saw, chisel and router plane to make a stopped groove for a panel in frame and panel construction.
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The Two-Legged Parser
This is how craftsmen removed small shapes from pieces of wood before the advent of CNC routers. This page could benefit from a little more explanation, and especially pictures, of the parser in use, but it's a good starting point.
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Splitting a Log
Great description of the process from Aussie Galoot John Manners about this most basic of Galoot activities. Culled from the OldTools Archives.
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A Galoot Method for Stock Preparation
A Galoot primer and classic on using hand tools to four-square a board, contributed by Yorkshireman Richard Wilson. A must read.
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Using Dowel Plates
Woodworking instructor David Charlesworth gives tips on saving short offcuts and reusing them by driving them through a metal plate to make short dowels out of them. Galoot recycling at its finest.
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18th Century Cabinet Shops and the Furniture Making Trades in Newport, RI
Fascniating article about the workings of furniture-making shops in the 1700s, including numerous figures by Mack Headley. Reprinted from American Furniture.
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