I was in a slump here a while ago and I was sort of avoiding going into my shop. I have been avoiding having to carve. Two feet into the ball and claw feet for my lowboy and I have realized I really, really, really don’t enjoy carving. An...
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321 posts in 1745 days
Location: Calgary, Alberta
I am a hand tool junkie. I love hand planes, hand saws, chisels. My favorite finish is aniline dyes (if I put colour into something), boiled linseed oil, and shellac. I love shellac. I don't like sanding. I avoid it.
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|added project||Box Elder wall cabinet||03-13-2016 10:43 PM|
|added blog entry||Various shenanigans #27: Hanging wall cabinets||03-13-2016 10:37 PM|
|commented on||skull N bones||01-12-2016 04:01 AM|
|added project||skull N bones||01-12-2016 03:40 AM|
|commented on||Daughters dresser from 2010||08-10-2015 02:17 AM|
|added project||Daughters dresser from 2010||08-07-2015 02:25 AM|
|added blog entry||Various shenanigans #26: BLOTCH!!!||05-08-2015 09:25 PM|
|replied on||PICKED UP A MOLDING PLANE||05-05-2015 03:39 AM|
|commented on||Bow saw from kit||05-05-2015 03:32 AM|
|added project||Bow saw from kit||05-02-2015 11:31 PM|
|commented on||Lowboy Build #7: Bowsaw done!||04-27-2015 11:59 PM|
|added blog entry||Lowboy Build #7: Bowsaw done!||04-27-2015 10:29 PM|
|commented on||Lowboy Build #6: Leg work..||04-08-2015 11:56 PM|
|added blog entry||Lowboy Build #6: Leg work..||04-05-2015 08:03 PM|
|commented on||Fun with hand saws #13: On your mark, get set... SAW!!||03-02-2015 08:57 PM|
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Ok.. so blotch. Wood blotches… its part of woodworking. Some woods blotch more than others… some don’t blotch at all. Blotch has come up a few times recently in my life. It was also briefly talked about on a recent Woodtal...
With time being a commodity in low supply, it has taken me much longer to finish making my bowsaw than I had wanted. None the less, it is finally done. I started with the kit. I bought the Gramercy bowsaw kit and printed off the plans in 1:1 ...
Letting off from last entry, I had just finished gluing up the side panels. Now it was time to finally get the legs dimensioned. I planed all 4 sides of one of the legs, but decided it was way too much work to do it again 3 more times. So, I fi...
Its been a while since posting anything about hand saws, but all is not lost. I have been posting a blog entry every Friday on The Unplugged Woodshop. This past weeks entry was about hand sawing. More specifically, on stance and grip. I als...