There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: Grooving Planes 4 – Tweaking and Tuning. I put everything together and make final adjustments. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/grooving-planes-4-tweaking-and-tuning/
Each show I attend, I make a point of featuring one stand… this year at the Timber and Working with Wood Show the stand that caught my eye ..My good friend Brian’s company, Sitco, had a great display of Solomon Island Queen Ebony including some great carvings from the Islands… Not a great set up but the timber and the carvings really stood out.. I managed to pick up some small sticks of the Ebony for use as accents in a lazy larry or two, and also as stripes in a c...
Lots of vegetable gardening done in the past couple of months, and it could not wait, so the harp building project had to wait a while. Finally last week I got back into it after 6 weeks of seldom working on it. Now it is almost done- but let me go back to where I left off in March.I had these beautiful abalone mother-of-pearl wings provided to me by a fine Lumberjock. She also did a great blog about how to do inlays, and that was very helpful to me. I didn’t follow instructions exactly...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Finale. I put the rack together and apply the finish in a different way. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/shaving-rack-finale/
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Part 4. I shape the brackets for the razor and brushes. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/shaving-rack-part-4/
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog: Shaving Rack – Part 2. I deal with the peculiarities of ebony and the difficulties of small-scale mortise-and-tenon joinery. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/shaving-rack-part-2/
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Part 1. I start on a small-scale project to keep my shaving hardware organized. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/shaving-rack-part-1/
In one of my earlier posts I showed what I referred to as “the poor man’s dowel plate”. Unfortunately it didn’t work as I had hoped. Using the saw blade was fine for one, maybe two accurately sized dowels. After that they became slightly larger and rougher. In that post I mentioned that my friend had ordered the dowel plate from Lie-Nielsen but it wasn’t scheduled for shipping for a couple of weeks. As I took a lunch break yesterday and pondered how the heck...
Many years ago a dowel plate or dowel sizer was a pretty common thing to find in a furniture or cabinet shop. Even then, the diameter of the dowel would change with humidity and they weren’t always the correct size so the dowel plate corrected that. If you want to have dowels of a non commercially available species like Ebony, you could make your own. Well, things have changed and the dowel plate is a hard to find item. Lie-Nielsen has a beautiful one in their catalog but it has ...
I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the completion of a project like this than my favorite 16 year old single malt… Except for maybe my favorite Anejo: Things I learned:- Green and Greene were some amazing designers. I already knew this but I have a much better understanding now.- So is Darrell Peart.- The Hall brothers deserve far more recognition than they get. If you don’t know who the Hall brothers are then read Darrells book.- Measure 3 times, cut once. Twic...
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