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September 9, 2011

The Full Chisel Store

Filed under: — Stephen Shepherd @ 10:56 am


  1. […] finally have the Full Chisel Store up and running.  It has taken a while but at last I have figured it out, mostly.  Hopefully […]

    Pingback by The Full Chisel Store is now open. « Full Chisel Blog — September 10, 2011 @ 8:40 am

  2. Steve,
    I think you would be well served to include a small synopsis of the books. Why ouldI want a book about Utah?

    Good luck,


    Comment by Jim Ferrell — September 10, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

  3. This product works as advertised and is a pleasure to use. Now if it would only whiten my teeth and cure my rhuematiz!

    Comment by Tracy Mutter — September 19, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

  4. […] the Full Chisel Store under the heading of Moses T’s is a special offer of Moses T’s St. John’s Oil, […]

    Pingback by Moses T’s Finish Sampler Special and Tools for sale « Full Chisel Blog — September 21, 2011 @ 7:54 am

  5. […] My friend and new partner in restoration work, George Merrill came up with this new sign that will be up shortly.  For now it is still The Full Chisel Store. […]

    Pingback by New sign for my store front « Full Chisel Blog — September 30, 2011 @ 7:33 am

  6. I read somewhere that Moses Ts would lift any water ring off a piece of furniture. Here is my question, I have a small oak dresser that a was recently molded on the top (vaporizer). It has lost its sheen and now has little black mold spots. Do you have any suggestions on how I can fix it?

    Comment by Juliana — November 13, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

  7. Mr. Shepherd,
    I recently purchased a copy of your book “Shellac, Linseed Oil, and Paint”. It is by far the most informative and enjoyable book on finishing that I have read. I will be ordering the book on hide glue as soon as funds are available. I have worked in the painting and restoration business in Charleston, SC. for a number of years, but the past two years I have been redirecting the business to antique furniture restoration and finishing. I am trying to specialize in traditional hand applied finishes and wood turning. Your website has been extremely helpful and a source of inspiration. Are you currently selling powdered pigments? They are not listed under the Full Chisel Store, but I noticed them on the website’s product line. If not, could you recommend a source. Any direction you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    Jason C. Rucker
    Goose Creek, SC.

    Comment by Jason Rucker — May 30, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

  8. Forgive my ignorance, but what does this product do? (The pistol grip handsaw tang). I can’t figure it out for the life of me.

    Also, I’m 48 and my eyes are becoming less efficient. But it also seems like your website’s font is set so much smaller than most. I have a horrible time reading the descriptions of your tools. Any chance you could bump the size of the type up a little?


    Briley Woodworks

    Comment by Pete van der Lugt — October 12, 2012 @ 8:21 am

  9. Pete,
    If I make the images larger they don’t work for some servers, try increasing the size of the font/page on your computer.
    The pistol grip tang is for making your own saws with a pistol grip or straight handle typical of early saws.

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — October 12, 2012 @ 8:30 am

  10. Yea Stephen! clock turns. Interesting thing about the bow lathe is that I understand a clock of clock and watchmakers used them well up into modern times because you can do surprisingly accurate work. I’ve recently been taken with this idea that we’re all caught up in thinking that if we’re going to do a little clockmaking, the first thing we do is go out and buy some expensive new lathe. What we really ought to do is take a step back and construct something from the past and get on down the road and make something. So, I guess I’m not so much interested in using tools of the past because they’re authentic, I’m interested because they might make a whole lot of sense. Well, sorry to go on a bit here, but why not save a whole lot of money, learn a whole lot of skill, and hang out in the past a bit…

    Comment by Charles Morrill — February 18, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

  11. Stephen

    I’m an old F…, soon-to-be military retiree and most importantly, a restorer of old houses in the Pittsburgh area. I was thrilled to find your blog and hope your book on shellac and paints is what I’ve been looking for.

    I’ve been making my own shellac finishes and use danish oil and linseed oils a lot in my work. However, I’m tired of paying upward of $200 for imported Swedish linseed paint for my wood siding restorations and hope to make my own soon.

    Does you book cover making my own boiled linseed oil and linseed paint? I don’t want to use chemically produced boiled linseed oil (so I can teach others how to make their own) and believe I’ve found most what I need off of artist’s websites.

    Thanks for your help. Hope your book is what I’ve been looking for

    Dennis Lapic
    Old Economy VIllage
    Ambridge, PA

    Comment by dennis lapic — September 3, 2013 @ 10:15 am

  12. Dennis,
    The book covers making your own ‘boiled’ linseed oil from raw linseed oil.

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — September 3, 2013 @ 11:27 am

  13. 3 book package ordered 2nd October, delivered in the UK 10th October – I expect longer than that even from UK suppliers!

    First scan through, books appear to be everything I had hoped, & a valuable addition to my (excessive, out of control, and growing)library.

    Many Thanks.

    Comment by Dave Preece — October 11, 2013 @ 8:06 am

  14. Hi there,
    I was wondering about the size of the 1805 lathe. I’ve got a small workspace and would
    just like to know the length and width if I followed the plans.


    Comment by Shane — November 21, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

  15. Shane,
    The 1805 Turning Bench is 60″ long, 48″ tall and 30″ deep.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — November 22, 2013 @ 8:13 am

  16. Stephen,

    Does your book on finishes go into japanning at all?

    A related question: many japanning recipes call for rosin — would you know if the stuff you sell is of the appropriate type?

    Comment by john sayles — February 28, 2014 @ 10:18 am

  17. John,
    Yes it talks a bit about japanning including ingredients. Yes the rosin I sell is for varnish and other finishing applications.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — February 28, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

  18. In the treadle lathe parts kit; the threaded headstock mandrel is 8 tpi but what diameter? 1″ or 1 1/8″ ? I’m wondering about what size drive spur would screw onto it.


    Comment by Byron — April 12, 2014 @ 8:42 am

  19. Byron,
    The headstock mandrel is 1″ diameter.

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — April 12, 2014 @ 10:40 am

  20. Good sir,

    I am finally about ready to build my treadle lathe and will want plans and hardware. My question it this. I do not think I need the “bench” aspect,and I will probably want to use 4 x 4 doug fir to build the thing. Should I be able to figure that out from your pland?


    Comment by Ron Harper — April 21, 2014 @ 10:09 am

  21. Also, looks like I will need some kind of drive center?

    Comment by Ron Harper — April 21, 2014 @ 10:14 am

  22. Ron,
    Yes several people have built the lathe from the plans without the bench. When you are building the lathe I can help you along if you run into a problem.
    The mandrel is threaded it is 1″ 8tpi and there are wood taps available on the market to make various drive heads and centers, details on the plans.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — April 21, 2014 @ 10:34 am

  23. Hi Stephen,
    I purchased your 1805 treadle lathe spindle 1″ 8tpi. I tried some 1″ 8tpi spindle adapters but they would not fit. If I have to tap a wooden adapter for a spur drive, what type of 1″8tpi threader would mate with the spindle threads you sent me.

    Please Help,

    Comment by Byron — June 18, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  24. Byron,
    I purchased my tap from WoodCraft, it is made by Beall, 1″ 8 TPI.

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 18, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

  25. Stephen,
    Thanks, I’ll give it a try.


    Comment by Byron — June 19, 2014 @ 6:50 am

  26. Hi there,

    Do you have a base price for a flyer rebuild, just reproducing the flyer arms? My bobbin and whorl are fine (a bit chipped but nothing terrible) and I do have the mandrel. Just need the flyer arms!


    Comment by Hannah — July 2, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

  27. Hannah,
    A reguild on a flyer runs about $50.00 plus shipping and insurance. Send me an email stephen@fullchisel.com


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — July 8, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  28. Will there be another printing anytime soon of the hide glue book. Made the mistake and told a friend about this book a couple of months ago before I got a copy and now its gone. You’re making fans of your work in St. Louis. Thanks Shaun

    Comment by Shaun — September 9, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

  29. i was given a flax spinning wheel as a gift, wonderful surprise but i can NOT find any markings so that i can find the correct whorl, bobbin etc or how to find a way to measure it so that i can but it from you ? thanks in advance for your consideration

    Comment by diane haney — September 15, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

  30. Shaun,
    I will have some copies soon, keep watching.

    send me an eamil at stephen@fullchisel.com,


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — September 18, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

  31. Dear Stephen,
    Very interested in your Shellac, Linseed Oil, & Paint book and hoping it may be back in stock soon? I want to experiment for the finishes of my bows, and try some other options, and certainly, learn more about those options…



    Comment by Maryellen Burdwood-Porter — November 8, 2014 @ 8:32 am

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