So for my big remodel I had ordered a Galbert travisher, soss hinges and fancy drawer handles. I ordered all the fixins’ from benchcraft to make my bench. I saved up lumber for over a year to make it. Today I received the last piece of the puzzle to finish off the remodel and have a kick-butt beautiful place for me to make videos, play with designs and spend the rest of my life working on a craft I hold very dear and am hopelessly addicted to.
John Switzer from Black Bear Forge in Beulah, Colorado was kind enough to take on a challenge and make me some hold fasts with a bear paw design on them. Much like my flaming table saw and my tool cabinet, when you see these you will know it is something I am working on. John did a great job on them.
I can’t wait to get the bench done and start using them.
Like I said yesterday I was going to work on the twist candlesticks today. I got them mostly done, they are just lacking some finish work and the walnut bases.
I keep a bucket of project odds and ends with all I need to put some things together. That is where I had the inserts for the candlesticks.
Much like the bench legs, I used the same two bits to turn the candlestick holders. The difference is I changed the number of starts to two and doubled the pitch so there would be a matching turn on the opposite side enabling the thru hole.
I followed that up by using a 3” long by 1/2” wide spiral cutting bit to plunge into the sticks to get the hallow.
This is what they will look like when they are done.
With the candlestick holders well under way I was able to put my attention back to the bench. I milled out the section for the leg vise hardware and finished everything up.
That done I put it all together one last time before I glue it up. I will be gluing the end panels together and the front and back stretchers get bolted in place. The deadman rail will be added on later as well as the shelf rails on the bottom. Looking pretty good to me.
Friday will be the 22 which will be the two month mark for the remodel. I have yet to start on the plane till and I still have a bunch to do on the inside of the tool cabinet, but hopefully I will have a good picture to share of everything by Friday. Thanks for reading everyone and have a great day.
Thanks to all the new youtube subscribers, my e-mail took me a while to go through today. Matt Cremona featured my stuff in his weekly update yesterday and it had a big effect.
-- Brian Noel