For all those looking for this much sought-after handbook, the wait is over. Originally published in 1990 and out of print for almost 10 years, Swedish Carving Techniques by Wille Sundqvist has enjoyed cult status among carvers and craftsmen and is widely considered the bible of spoon carvers. In honest, straightforward style, Sundqvist shares his love for basic hand tools and the practical objects they can produce from branches, burls, and crooked pieces of wood. He brings a new appreciation to the age-old craft of working with knives and axes and the rich cultural heritage of Swedish craftsmen. 144 pages. You'll Learn About: The hand tools he works with and how to sharpen themCarving techniques and different kinds of strokesTips for designing spoons for maximum strengthHow to shape dough bowls, butter paddles, and ladlesTechniques for adding decorative detailingPlus safety tips for enjoying this age-old craft Contents: Introduction Historical Background Why Use Knives and Axes? Tool Basics Knives Knife Handles Make a Knife Handle Other Carving Tools Axes, Hatchets and Adzes Edge Protection Safety Sharpening Grinding Honing Ax Work Hewing with an Ax Make a Dough Bowl Knife Grips A Butter Paddle Power Strokes Carving Toward Yourself Smoothing Strokes Finishing the Butter Paddle Small Projects Sharpening a Pencil Buttons A Clothes Hook A Peg Board Carving Spoons Form and Function Carving Spoons and Ladles Finishing Touches Sanding Carved Engraving Finishing Using Wood Finding and Using Wood Sources of Supply About the Author: Wille Sundqvist learned to carve from his father and grandfather while still a boy. He was one of Sweden's Provincial Handcrafts Consultants and has written extensively on the art of wood carving.
The humble putty knife is a useful tool to keep close at hand in the woodworking shop. This one features a comfortable handle with a rubberized grip and a precision ground steel blade. Use it to fill nail holes, scrape glue and paint, or to open the odd can of finish in a pinch.
Perfect for the small shop or woodworking hobbyist, the SuperMax 19-38 churns out flat, smooth surfaces with unwavering consistency, giving you the benefits of a wide belt sander at a price that won't break the bank. Gone are the dips, gouges and sore arms of the hand sanding process. The 19-38 Drum Sander offers 19" width sanding in a single pass and 38" in a double pass, perfect for flattening and smoothing raised panel doors and drawer fronts, table tops, cabinet parts and much more. The 19-38 Drum Sander comes standard on the Open Stand. The drum is pre-wrapped with 80 grit sandpaper.Features:Simple alignment: Just one nut will adjust the conveyor parallel to the sanding head.Indexed alignment setting for narrow and wide stock. When sanding stock wider than 19", the index lever will properly adjust the conveyor for flawless sanding of wide boards.Easy height adjustments: Thrust bearing below handle and nut above it prevents drum from moving out of set position while sanding. No backlash or slop in the height adjustment mechanism, allowing easier and smoother height adjustments.Extra-wide 22" conveyor properly supports stock over 19" wide.Drum will never go "out of alignment". Drum carriage is bolted to the base, preventing any movement or alignment issues.INTELLISAND Technology automatically adjusts conveyor speed based on load, preventing gouging, damaging or burning stock, providing consistent finish even with varying grain pattern and density, and greatly increasing abrasive planing and dimensioning speed.Precision-flattened steel conveyor bed is reinforced with four steel cross sections for no "flex" in conveyor, guaranteeing flatness to less than .010" across the width of the sander.Abrasive conveyor belt offers the best grip for raw wood, giving you the ability to accommodate stock that is very short or thin.Patented abrasive attachment system effectively tensions the abrasive wraps, preventing loose or overlapping abrasives.Easiest access to abrasive fastening system of any drum sander. Extra wide space to access fasteners to eliminate need for special tools.Self-cooling drum prevents overheating and extends abrasive life.Tension rollers are adjustable for height and hold down pressure, eliminating snipe.Metal dust cover is formed to shape of drum for optimum dust extraction.Heavy-duty cast iron construction for strength, rigidity and reduced vibration.
Your guide to selecting, using and maintaining a huge variety of handplanes plus plans for making a handful of your very own! The author breaks every plane down into six basic elements that are common to every plane, and demonstrates how they work. You'll also learn about planes from countries across the globe, including Japan and China. Includes over 200 beautiful photographs and sketches. 256 pages. Softcover.Table of Contents:IntroductionChapter 1: Smooth - What to Use When and WhyChapter 2: Sharp - Cutting Through the MystiqueChapter 3: Plane Anatomy - Understanding How a Plane FunctionsChapter 4: Bench Planes - The Classic TriumvirateChapter 5: Three More Planes - Strategies to Speed the WorkChapter 6: Styles of Planes - A Wealth of TraditionsChapter 7: Choosing Your First Planes - A Guide to a Suitable ToolkitChapter 8: Planes for Joinery - Tools and Techniques for Making and Fitting JointsChapter 9: Planes for Shaping Wood - Tools for Forming and Decorating Your ProjectsChapter 10: Getting Your Plane to Work - Tuning and TroubleshootingChapter 11: Sharpening - A Basic Skill that Leads to OthersChapter 12: Bench Work - Of Slaves, Dogs, Dead Men, and DonkeysChapter 13: Making & Using a Shooting Board - Getting at that Last Thousandth of an InchChapter 14: Making Your Own Planes - You Can Have Whatever You WantIndex