I figure you are all probably tired of reading about me doing this order, but it has really occupied so much of my time this past week or so that there is little else for me to write about. Today will be the final day regarding it, except perhaps in passing (I promise!) I finished getting everything packed up yesterday and took the remaining part of the day to get the house back to normal. In living in a small place, you can imagine the disruption that having the bulk of the patterns and...
The other day on craigslist I found an ad for “2 old planes”. The pictures we bad but one of them looked like a smaller bedrock so I contacted the guy and he told me that the one was a bedrock which he had never heard of. “too bad it’s not a Stanley, those are valuable” he informed me. The other was a craftsman. He wanted 15 for both, so I picked them up. The craftsman is a number 6, and I am not sure what I will do with it. The bedrock looked promising at first,...
Well, we are in the home stretch of completing this order. After only two short days of working, we can tuck it under our belts and wrap it up. It’s a great feeling to look at the piles of pieces and see how much we accomplished in such a short time. It feels good to me, and I hope it does to Keith, too. Working together like this is something that is new to us. While we are partners, we are usually each working on our own individual projects, which are at different stages more s...
Just wanted to say hi and let everyone know I will be beginning new projects soon. The basement flood problem has been fix. New tile floor is done and today I went and picked up a little Oak and Walnut for my next couple of projects. I finished up the floor at the end of last week and have taken this week off to hang out and play with my kids. It’s been a lot of fun, but I am itching to make some saw dust. The first project will be a shadow box for a Air Force Saber. This will be ...
July 5/12 Just checking …. who is planning on attending the get-together in September?
I have been making some progress on my reproduction of Charles Rohlfs Tall Back Chair and have started carving the various parts. Along with the Tall Back Chair I have also been working on another reproduction of Rohlfs 1898 Desk Chair. I have posted my first Desk Chair reproduction. After seeing the original on my recent trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art I wanted to build a second version more closely resembling the original. I had not planned to start this chair so soon...
Sorry for the long delay in between the voting results and this. I have to start designing the hall table that won. Before I start sketching some designs I want to know which way to go. Since this is a table that YOU are designing, I have to ask you. I will be adding another poll to the side bar called “2 square, or not 2 square”. Simply put, Do you want the design to be curvy or have crisp clean square lines? I’ll give a week for votes and then get started with designing. www.asliceofwoodwor...
I’m restoring an old jack plane and I need to make a new tote for it. The recess for the tote has angle at one end, this helps to lock the tote in place. The problem is that I don’t know what that angle is. Well, I came up with a method of finding that angle. Perhaps this tip will work for you as well. Thanks for watching.
Finally completed the interior. Three sliding trays and saw storage on the lid. Tray bottoms are white oak shiplapped and pine sides The drawer slips are red or white oak (whatever was available). I used cut nails for their holding power. They were a bugger to get out when I had to redo one bottom so I figure the bottoms are good for some time. The ring pulls are shutter pulls from a local blacksmith. I had a bit of a disaster soon after filling the chest, a gutter failed and emptied...
With the Summer drawing to a close, I wanted to get a head start on my Christmas gift making so that I don’t end up in a position where I’m out of time and feeling rushed (I know how easily that happens). The bulk of the gifts are pens that are now complete. I had setup a little production line to make the pens and learned a few tricks along the way. Lessons learned: Since I was doing over a dozen pens, it helped to do things in stages. I made all the decisions about kits and...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1856 entries
- dbhost - 455 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 398 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- mafe - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- Dave Rutan - 277 entries
- robscastle - 265 entries
- shipwright - 259 entries
- William - 258 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 240 entries
- bandit571 - 237 entries
- Betsy - 228 entries
- stefang - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 207 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- HappyHowie - 202 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 201 entries
- Rustic - 190 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 188 entries
- Chris Davis - 184 entries
- StumpyNubs - 184 entries
- clieb91 - 165 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- littlecope - 154 entries
- andyboy - 152 entries