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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|added project||Pine 6-Pack Carriers||09-20-2016 07:57 AM|
|commented on||Yarn Bowls||04-22-2016 06:04 AM|
|added project||Curly maple and walnut dovetailed box||03-19-2016 07:13 AM|
|commented on||Well Drilling Rig||03-03-2016 01:34 PM|
|commented on||Walnut coffee table||02-27-2016 07:50 AM|
|commented on||Homemade Wooden Radio||11-12-2015 11:47 PM|
|commented on||Arts & Crafts Lamp W/Copper Shade||10-27-2015 07:35 AM|
|commented on||Sculpted Birch Burl Bowl||08-16-2015 09:22 PM|
|commented on||Designer firewood: wood gloat...maybe||08-16-2015 09:20 PM|
|commented on||Sorry to be away so long... Been making Babies!||06-12-2015 11:03 AM|
|commented on||Sorry to be away so long... Been making Babies!||06-11-2015 06:50 AM|
|commented on||Shaving horse for the workbench - shaving leg - post||06-03-2015 09:34 PM|
|commented on||Recipe Box||04-01-2015 05:50 AM|
|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|
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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...