Leif - Mon, 08/27/2007 - 5:51pm
One of the most basic tools used in veneering is a veneering hammer. These are used not like a hammer, but more like a squeegee - pressing the veneer down into place using back and forth and zig-zag motions. These also work best when using traditional hot hide glue, as it is sticky enough to hold down the veneer, where aliphatic resin glues will not always do so. I won't get into big detail on the process here, but generally you first coat the substrate then the veneer, and press the veneer into place with the hammer. Some methods of hammer veneering also have you coating the top (expose
Leif - Sun, 08/26/2007 - 8:37pm
Here is a version of a split nut screwdriver appropriate for most classic split nuts, using a thin blade at its core. Thinner steels are not very well suited when using a tang to hold it in the handle. A better method for thinner steels is to rivet the two sides of a handle (or scales, as they are known to knife makers and blade smiths) onto each side of a blade that runs its full length, like the wooden scales on a steak knife.
Leif - Thu, 11/04/2004 - 4:30pm
In the back saw article, I referred to an article on building a saw vise on the Cornish Workshop web site. That vise, while a very well designed vise, is not useable as shown for backsaws. It is designed, rather, for larger saws that don't have the back, so is inappropriate for back saws without some significant design changes.