Well to make this plane usable, I have to figure out a few things and maybe someone here can help me. I got the plane all put back together today, but the blade depth dial doesn’t seem to work very well. When I look at it, it appears that there is a notch in the chip breaker where the little pivot mechanism is supposed to fit. It appears that the pivot mechanism doesn’t seat in there very well, and on further inspection it actually appears like the chip breaker notch area has been...
It’s taken 12 days but I finally have all the milling done. I plan to start the shaping of the parts this week. I http://lumberjocks.com/Betsy/blog_entries/new#have some work on the rockers to get them cleaned up. I sure like working with cherry. So here’s my pile of rocker parts. Not very interesting – but sure was a lot of work. I can now very much appreciate the cost of a nice rocker. Thanks for looking.
Been a while since the photos hit. I didn’t take photos of everything, once I really got moving along. I roughed out the end cap tenons with my TS55. Whacked the waste with a hammer, made a pass with the chisel, then went to town with LN 60.5R Began to rough out waste from my vise end end-cap. I probably won’t bother with the other end cap until the bench is built. I need to finish this end cap to complete the tail vise, which I want to do while the bench...
For my first hardwood project, I’ve decided to honor my lovely wife who lets me spend countless hours in the garage playing around. She’s a budding quilter, so I’m going to build 3 matching quilt racks—one for her, one for her quilting buddy, and one for my mother who also quilts. As of today, I’ve got a bunch of 3/4 thick white oak sitting in my lumber rack and wishing I had a jointer and planer to work with it. Fortunately, I have a friend who’s a mu...
I have to admit I enjoy looking at the workshops more than most of the projects. The projects can come from many sources, but the shops they are unique works of art. After watching Blakes tour, I am more apt to work on my shop than to work in it. The pleasure I get from changing and rearranging my shop is usually more than any particular project. They space is really a reflection of me and every now and then I need some changes. My best memories of my Dad were being in his shop and I see him ...
The saga continues. After the dry fit up, I decided to pre-stain all of the component pieces before my final assembly. My Daughter in Law selected the ‘color’ she wanted and I did what I could to come up with it. Here are a couple of pics of the backside panels and legs. I still have to do some touch ups and apply a few coats of wipe on poly. I will do that after it’s fully assembled. Outside View: Inside View My son and daughter in law stopped by yesterday ...
Rather than code a bunch of pictures into this post, here is a link to my Flickr Set for this plane. So, recently I’ve taken an interest in hand tools. I don’t own any vintage or nice ones (unless you count this one) but that may change really soon. I have always been a history buff so that part of it appeals to me as well. I think being able to go out to my shop and having some nice quiet time working with wood would be very satisfying. Rather than go through my educa...
Today (night in my country), I post a question on how to apply Danish Oil, an oil finish that I never had chance to use before. Furtunately a newly opened ACE Hardware Store is just 5 minute drive from my home. So I managed to get a can of Danish Oil and also a can of BLO.With the support and guides from many fellow LJs, I’ve more confident to try it now, eventhough I’ve been frequently reading books on finishing that covers from oil finishes to water base finishes but as I said ...
from the year 1933! Perhaps this blog should have the sub-title, “How I Finally Came to Woodworking”. Unfortunately, I can only travel forward in the stream of time, so I can’t get any do-overs. Drat and piffle! Making something has always been important to me, so very early on at the age of five, I declared that I wanted to be an Artist. Yes I capitalize the word because I feel its important enough for that.I began by drawing. Using crayons, pencils, whatever I cou...
I’m getting excited and I’m pretty happy with how everything has come out. My father-in-law came over to the house on Saturday around noon. He and I used to do professional house painting as a ‘side gig’ for several years so we made short work of it. Only took us a shade over 3 hours to do all 3 walls and the ceiling. When you have done something like this with someone for a long time, you can work really efficiently. The wife tried to come out and help a litt...
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