Making an Adjustable Try Square is a pretty staight forward build, here are the parts: I chose rosewood for the handle, approx. 4” X 1/12” 1/2” Some brass, 5/16” rod,1/4” rod and 1” flat stock (about 1/16...
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Location: The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
I've been woodworking since building that first tree house with a buddy, we were probably around 8-9. I gained a real appreciation for wood in high school wood shop class. I made a few pieces of furniture back in the 80's, then woodworking was kind of put on hold while my wife and I raised two wonderful daughters. We built a house in 02.........well OK, building a house, finished the basement in 2009. Now the girls are 19 & 21 (time really does fly) and I am enjoying woodworking again!
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This plane has been my favorite tool in the shop, I love the size and weight, it just feels good in the hand. It’s always on my bench and it gets used on every project. Reading on Super Tool it seems to be a WWII era as these models sometime...
A couple of MAFE inspired chisel racks seem to fit nicely on the inside of the left door. Made from cherry, walnut and spalted oak cutoffs. The top rack is not completely filled, so a few spacers on the left side. Rules and misc, lay...
First a couple shots of the finished cabinet with the doors attached. The bench in the background is a good testimony as to my need for a tool cabinet :) The back of the cabinet is solid oak 5/8” thick and I need to account for so...
One third each of Boiled linseed oil, poly-urethane and low odor mineral spirits has become my favorite finish. Here is a great site with a lot of good info Homeshop Finishes That Work. Scroll down to: Finish #4: Sam Maloof’s Finish. I...