I would like to thank everyone for reading along as I spoil myself with this amazing remodel. It is such a huge difference for me, I am not sure it will really sink in until I have made three or four projects there. It has been a pleasure to have you all follow along and cheer me on. You have been an amazing bunch of people to chat with and get to know. So thanks a million.
This will be my last blog for some time as I need to concentrate on orders and getting my world put back together. I have been focused on this almost obsessively, getting up at 4am and working until I can’t hold my arms up some days. I look forward to slowing down a bit. It was hard to steal away the time it took to make these things, but I am sure twenty years from now I will be glad I did it.
I said I was going to explain the doohickey that was hiding under the bench the other day, it was my saw vise. I made it last year when I made my wood-backed hand saws.
It is about time for me to use it again to sharpen my stuff. That maple was a murderer.
So today I made the deadman.
I worked it to the shape it needed to be, then I pulled out my curve maker. Move over Katniss Everdeen.
In my original drawing I made the front of the deadman maple, but that was switched to walnut as I had a piece of maple that looked nice for that spot.
So here it is finished.
So that’s all folks. I lived thru it. I will be working to put tool holders in the cabinet as I go along, I didn’t want to hurry them up and not make them high quality. I will also put the inlay in the front of the bench when I can. Later this fall when I can get back to it I will start on the plane till. I will add to the blog then, but for now I am going to bid you all farewell.
Thanks again, you are the best!
Take care and have fun woodworking!
-- Brian Noel