I was collecting firewood from a construction site today. It was a pile of spruce logs with easy access. Pretty happy about the find. Then I found a birch tree in the pile, the best firewood in Alaska. Really happy at this point. Then ...
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Location: Anchorage, Alaska
I am an infill plane maker and a recreational woodworker in the frozen north. I currently serve on the board of directors for the Alaska Creative Woodworker's Association.
In my spare time on the evenings and weekends, I'm building a log house. Other than hiring out the log package and some of the excavation and roofing, I've done everything else by myself.
I have used the project as an excuse to do woodworking projects. For instance, I've had to mortise all of the electrical outlets in the log walls. I also made my own loft floor decking (see photos on my project page). I have a stack of hickory lumber in the basement waiting to become the kitchen cabinets.
-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com
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|commented on||Steve Latta's Inlay Bench||02-26-2015 04:44 PM|
|commented on||A Pair of Dovetailed Cherry Boxes||02-05-2015 11:43 AM|
|added project||A Pair of Dovetailed Cherry Boxes||01-30-2015 08:46 AM|
|commented on||Tea Chest||03-16-2014 05:27 AM|
|commented on||Pretty Good Maple Plane||03-13-2014 05:12 PM|
|added project||Pretty Good Maple Plane||03-11-2014 04:41 PM|
|commented on||Long Dragon Tine||01-30-2014 04:13 PM|
|commented on||"Little Dry Creek Ravine" by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz||12-05-2013 04:26 PM|
|added project||Wood Veneer Hammer||12-05-2013 06:54 AM|
|commented on||Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #4: Separating The Top and Cutting a Hinge to Fit||12-05-2013 06:01 AM|
|commented on||Derrick Takes Careful Aim: Boxguy||12-05-2013 05:58 AM|
|commented on||Porter-Cable Disk/Belt Sander||12-05-2013 05:55 AM|
|commented on||Les Hastings's Workshop||12-05-2013 05:52 AM|
|replied on||Lumberjocks around the world.||12-03-2013 04:20 PM|
|commented on||Dovetailed Router Plane Box||12-03-2013 04:16 PM|
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There seems to be one (unfortunate) truism in the tool world: “Sooner or later every tool gets used as a hammer.” With that in mind, the first tool to come out of Raven’s Edge Toolworks is a brass plane adjusting hammer. It proved to be a gr...
I finished making the vertical cuts for the dovetails in the sole plate. I clamped a piece of scrap wood cut at 75 degrees as a guide for my hacksaw blade. The guide block began to wear and lose accuracy after a couple cuts. At that point, I ma...
I was browsing the Popular Woodworking web site about a week ago when I innocently poked on a link to infill plane maker Sauer and Steiner. The site described how the dovetailed metal bodied planes are made using hand tools that most people alrea...