I’ve been busy trying to gather up some oak barn wood that was given to me by a local farmer. More on the back story of how I came across it is in this post. I was able to get a couple of pictures before unloading the truck. I’ve posted them here. One of my hopes for the wood is to be able to build a Morris Chair sometime in the future.
Made good progress on my bench today, despite the ache in my hands (whole body, really) from this nasty return of winter. Did a light sanding of the top, and filled the tearouts with wood filler. If someone asks me what my bench top is made of, I’d have to answer “wood putty, mostly!” :) hahaha! Nah, not that bad. Had my boyfriend help me flip it over (definitely not a one person job!). Then I did a quick job on it with the scrub plane. Not looking to get this fancy...
It is spring cleaning time at my shop. So I was taking some pictures of stuff I do not use to list on CL for sale. I took a picture of an old dovetail jig I have never been too fond of, when I had an idea... A while back I salvaged some plastic strips that had been used as packing material for something at work. It suddenly struck me that it was about the same size and type as the plastic on the jig. I have another custom made jig I use, but it is not handy to clamp it to the workpiece. So,...
Like a lot of others before me I can not imagine having been here for a year…. I can not remember when I was not posting here… well thanks to all of you who have taken time from their busy lives ….to comment on my posts and to encourage me with my new ventures…No I am not getting teary eyed… just some sawdust in it….I have made a powerful lot of wonderful friends here and If you will allow me … I will keep posting here for a while yet… you don...
When i was in the States, i got to pick up some new tools at the Woodworking Shows, about which i have blogged. That was in Columbus. When i was in New York, i experienced the awesomeness that is Sephora. How do i explain Sephora? Well, it’s kind of like the Veritas or Lee Valley of makeup, and going into the shop is like going into Woodcraft (i’m dying to see Highland Woodworking, mostly because the people there are super-nice) or Rockler, etc. Sorry to belabour the point wi...
I’ve been playing with several different designs the last few evenings and ended up deciding on this one. Still have quite a bit of tweaking and still not sure about the top but thought I would post s picture and hopefully get some more comments. So let me know what you think.
Hey Everyone, In this episode i give an overview of template routing. My sample pieces are the aprons from the bubinga tea table so of course there’s no room to mess around!!! I go over bits as well as safety and techniques for getting the best out of your templates. Hope you guys like it!! here’s the link to it at my blog as well http://teenagewoodworker.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/template-routing/
So last time i worked on cutting the curves in the aprons for the pie crust table. now its time to move on to the legs as well as the candle slide. neither of these are done yet but i figured I’d just give a little update. the legs are cabriolet legs. Eli helped me design them and i have them cut out right now. just waiting to spokeshave them up and chisel them and all that good stuff to finesse them. they’re looking good so far though and I’m really satisfied with the shape...
Recently I’ve made the effort to learn more about hand planes so I’ve posted some of that info over on my personal blog. I’ve been reading and watching the recent book and DVD by Christopher Schwarz and I can tell you I feel like I’ve went up another level in my woodworking skills. My limited success has given me the confidence and excitement to continue pursuing the use of hand planes. I’m by no means a hand tool only woodworker and probably never will be, kudos...
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