December 10, 2022

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Can I make an AUTHENTIC Katana from wood?

3 min read

Historical weapon, beautiful construction & a great holiday gift, Katanas have it all!
Patrons get all plans early: http://www.patreon.com/rexkrueger
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Walter Sorrells’ amazing Katana video:

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You need a workbench!

My English Joiner’s Bench is sturdy, strong and incredibly easy to build. This design is based on jobsite benches built by 19th Century carpenters and housewrights. It’s made to go up fast using common construction lumber and it handles EVERY common woodworking operation. Even if you’re brand new to woodwork, you can build this bench.

The complete Joiner’s Bench Bundle includes detailed, step-by-step plans for building the bench along with a complete stock-list and cut-list.

Joiners Bench Bundle: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/joiners-bench-bundle-everything-about-the-bench

This bundle includes complete instructions for building the bench, including a stock list and cut list. You also get all of the work-holding options, like the planing stop and crochet. Also included are the complete plans for the Big Leg Vise, including all the hardware and detailed shaping and fitting instructions.

Build along with the videos:

Build the Bench: https://youtu.be/zcq1LQq08lk

Get Started Without a Vise: https://youtu.be/kzv27STMnvY

Build a Big Leg Vise from Pine: https://youtu.be/eiwtBs-9Dco

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Quick-Stack Workbench

My most recent bench design is portable! The Quick-Stack bench breaks down into 6 manageable pieces that can be easily moved or stored when you’re not working. When you need your bench, you can assemble it in 3 minutes and the only tool you need is a mallet.

Watch the FREE Build Video: https://youtu.be/l2C5NRS1uLE

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Get the Plans: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/quick-stack-workbench

*When you buy the course, the complete plans are included for FREE.

This course will guide you step-by-step in the process of putting together your bench. Make sure you grab the plans to follow along with:

https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/quick-stack-workbench

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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
*Cutting*
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw: https://amzn.to/2Z5Wmda
Dewalt Panel Saw: https://amzn.to/2HJqGmO
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw: https://amzn.to/3abRyXB
(Winner of the affordable dovetail-saw shootout.)
Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/2zykhs6
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/3l89Dut
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife: https://amzn.to/2DkbsnM
Narex True Imperial Chisels: https://amzn.to/2EX4xls
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels: https://amzn.to/2tVJARY
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

*Sharpening*
Honing Guide: https://amzn.to/2TaJEZM
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/36seh2m
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/3irDQmq
Green buffing compound: https://amzn.to/2XuUBE2

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife: https://amzn.to/2Pp4bWP
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square: https://amzn.to/3gSi6jK
Stanley Marking Knife: https://amzn.to/2Ewrxo3
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig: https://amzn.to/2QTnKYd
Round-head Protractor: https://amzn.to/37fJ6oz

*Drilling*
Forstener Bits: https://amzn.to/3jpBgPl
Spade Bits: https://amzn.to/2U5kvML

*Work-Holding*
Orange F Clamps: https://amzn.to/2u3tp4X
Screw Clamp: https://amzn.to/3gCa5i8

Get my woodturning book: http://www.rexkrueger.com/book

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0:00 Intro
0:39 Katanas have layers
1:26 Taking shape
3:19 Habaki
3:56 Tsuba
5:27 Tsuka
7:29 Finder details
8:46 Fun
10:22 Finished Product
10:53 Outro

Woodworking News Source: Rex Krueger

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