As you can see in the pictures below, there is quite a bit of difference between the newly applied patina and the aged patina. You can actually see it change colors. The first picture was taken a couple hours after the patina was applied. I let it sit in the sun Saturday afternoon and didn’t bring it in until today. The middle picture was taken late this afternoon. I lightly sprayed water on it and some of the patina flaked off. That is okay because my wife wanted some of the copp...
Block Plane TuningOur next step was to tune our our block planes. We tuned a Stanley 220 and a Stanley 60 1/2. This is pretty simple. We started by lapping and sharpening the blade as described in our prior blog entries.We lapped the sole on a diamond plate to flatten it and then polished it on water stones.We tuned the lever cap by removing paint from the underside on the grinding stone.and then polished the curve of leading edge of the lever cap.Here are the finished planes which cut like d...
So this time around I decided to mix my own chemicals. It really gave me an appreciation for the pre-mixed solutions available at Sculpt Neuveu, but there is a level of understanding you just can’t get unless you try it for yourself. Regardless of how I got there I must say I’m really happy with the result. Even my wife likes it and she’s a professional artist; high praise indeed. This time around I also wanted to experiment with different colors and techniques so I cu...
Okay I am feeling alot better especially when a project you do comes out better than you expected. I have lots of stuff I am making so I go to work a 7am come home at 5 and then into my little apartment to work on another project. On the table I was outside with a flashlight cutting an sanding to get the job done. I guess I got the dedication, now I just need to find a little shop to rent. That is tomorrow’s worry, tonight I am just relaxing on the sofa. Thanks for all your support guys...
I spent the day in the shop, turning the legs for the game table, cleaning up and getting ready for Monday.
Hello everyone. Been a long time since I’ve posted because it’s been a long time since I’ve done any woodworking. Discovered fly fishing this year. Well I got out into the shop and cleaned up a little and started work on the back of the chair. I marked out the joinery for the mortise and tenons and hogged out the mortise waste with a drill press then tried to square it up with a chisel. I’m rusty and messed up one of the mortises a little so that got me thinking about ...
Hacked off the end of my thumb on the table saw last weekend. All things considered I got very lucky; but still had to have surgery to cut back the exposed bone and move some skin around. What is the most dangerous tool in the shop? My answer – whatever it is that you take your eye off, even, or especially, for a moment. After due consideration, looking at the fact that I do consider myself careful on the TS, the stats for accidents there and the fact that I have kids I will want to ...
Which wood should i use for a workbench top, i have to choose between: -pine-birch-ash-oak
In Part 1 from last night I introduced my son’ Eagle Scout project and got about half way through the building process. After cutting the shelves and backing to length, we started on the edge banding for the shelf fronts. I bought an “aspen” board from the borg and ripped it down a test piece to just over 3/8” strip. I thought the light colored aspen would contrast well with the oak plywood. I was wrong. Here is a pic of the test piece attached to the oak veneered...
I didn’t believe this deserved a project posting…maybe later, if I get the chance to create some moldings on the edges and a finish on her. I also think it needs an endcap of some kind between the two supports. Anyways, the picture. I had fifteen minutes to myself a few nights ago, and this is what I came up with. Hope you take the idea and make it your own, for your furniture. It’s about 15”w x 13”L.
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