Spent a good portion of the daylight in the workshop. I’m finishing up the last bench for the set of back porch benches. I took my time, getting one thing at a time done, not trying to finish the whole project, just one task at a time. The slat supports were installed with a minimum amount of fuss ( Miller dowel joinery, but I’m considering going to just straight dowels ), then I ripped a 2×6 down to 1/2” slats. While the initial cross cut was a bit exciting ( I d...
I came across a stanley plane #4. In rather rough shape. trying to figure out the best way to go about restoring it to a usable tool. Looking for advice and such.
of wood and steel…
I just completed Stage 1: Boulle at American School of French Marquetry with Shipwright (Paul) in San Diego where we studied under the undisputed authority in this field Patrick Edwards. Patrick and his staff did a wonderful job of hosting us, and we learned a tremendous amount about what we were doing right, and mostly about what we were doing wrong. Given that we already had experience working with the Chevalet, we thought that it would be possible to skip ahead to some of the more diffi...
Late last year, the boys at the local hardware sent a young bloke over to buy some timber so he could build a Guitar… Electric Bass that is… It even has a name CHERRY DEMON….cool hey And so does he… Johnathan… He had never built one but was going to give it a try… Today we finally got together to build it… you got it… He and I are going to build our first electric bass guitar.. together…. Found a nice piece of Hoop Pine...
I’ll skip the boring parts, like the glue up of the legs and material choice. I will say that I had intended to build my own designed bench sometime last year. I was sold on a certain author’s idea of an awesome Roubo style bench. I got Paul Sellers’ Working Wood, book and dvd set at Christmas this year, and it completely changed my way of thinking. But you didn’t come here for ramblings, you want to see pictures…... There they are, pretty aren...
Fast and easy way to build a jig for tenons in less than two hours.View video Here:
There’s not a lot of people who could name a well known Croatian furniture designer/maker, but the one name that people do know is Kopriva.I thought it might be of interest to some people to see what style of furniture Croatian designers and craftsmen make.This is the first in the series.Kopriva had a bold chunky style with a lot of carved elements. Picking up one of his chairs is not an easy task !http://atelijer-kopriva.com/
I made some headway yesterday on things, but I still need to remain focused. I realize that this is a time of opportunity for me and I don’t want to let it pass me by. I suppose that puts a bit of pressure on me, but I am rather used to that and in some ways I think I even thrive on it. Sometimes my best work comes from being under the gun. We will just have to hope that this is one of those times. I spent a good part of the day creating the pattern packet for the birthday calend...
Here is the final part folks. Fitting the doors and drawers.
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