After reading a lot of different options about how to store your planes (on there sole, on their side, blade in, blade out, etc) here is what I came up with: Here is the holder, basically two platforms on opposite ends of a cleat, edged with pieces of lattice As you can see I sized the platforms to be short of the blade opening. Both platforms are the same size so that I don’t need to place the plane the same direction every time.
Good day lumber jocks. Last week I talked about having patience and it does pay off by having patience. Since I decided not to be concered about how much work I have I have got another order and maybe a couple of more. Other than that it has been slow which is alright because my next couple of weeks will be busy. I have decided to in owning a business you can’t try to please everyone either. If they don’t want to pay the price that your selling your things for then so ...
Well, it took 6 months from the time I first bought the yellow pine, but I am glad to say that the bench is finally done. I could write a bunch about all the mistakes I made, stuff I learned, etc., but I won’t bore you with all that. Just a few quick comments. True to form, I made some silly mistakes, like relying on the dimensions in the Chris Schwarz article and forgetting that his legs were narrower than mine so this nicely cut inset for the end-vise was in the wrong place. N...
3 Strings CBG (cigar box guitar) #6: This cigar box guitar is done but I think the journey just began!
Hi there guys, I had another long weekend (revolution day over here) so I managed to finish my first cgb, whee! So, first I did the last polycrylic coat(satin) and wet sanded with 1200 grit, the plan was to do some polish to the finish… but it turns out that, when wet sanding this finish it looks and feels just like the necks in 3 of my factory made guitars – natural matte look, and smooth to the touch- which I love a lot so no polish needed!, and that means a lot less elbow gr...
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At long last, I finally am getting a bandsaw for my home shop. Its going to be the Craftsman 14” bandsaw, and I’m going to pick it up on Saturday. I like this one because it can cut up to 8 inches thick, which is a little better than some other 14 inch models. I plan on doing some resawing with it because I want to start adding some inlays to my projects. Cant wait to use it.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8hT5VQCUSM In this episode, I stain and finish the base and talk a little how I’m not so sure that I made the best decision with stain.
Conceptually, a plane is a fairly simple device. It holds some kind of cutter that can be passed over a piece of wood to effect a cut. To work well, it needs to hold the cutter securely, and may have fences, guides or stops to help control the path of the cut. And even those fences, guides and stops aren’t there to help with making the cut, just to ensure consistency. So that’s it. Hold the cutter securely. In a Krenov-style plane, there are a small number of pieces that factor...
“If engines had ears, I’d be an engineer.” -Anonymous About this time last year, I had a need to rip some 7 foot 1×8 boards for use as French cleats. Not a difficult feat with a table saw, but I was faced with the problem of how to do this with hand tools. After several failed attempts at trying to mount the board on the work bench and tilt my saw at or near 45 degrees, I gave up and consulted the woodworking boards. Some of ...
When I decided to take up my best friend on his invitation to see his new home in Norway, and meet my newborn niece, I expected long fishing trips, dinner with the family and the occasional Viking drunken brawl. We did all of that, so my expectations were met, but our fishing trips were cut in half because my friend’s better half, Margrete, wanted to join the children’s rooms through a simple square portal and since she knew I had handled several such projects back in Maine, she a...
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