Have you guys [this includes gals too] ever seen these; they are quite impressive for wooden toys:http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Hoggarth.htm
Alright, from last entry I have done a few things, including decided on the end design, and new glue-up of the chess board itself. Also, I am now in the dark abyss of handplanes – no coming back. Bought a stanley sharpening kit (angle holder) which made a world of difference for me, I am getting such lovely shavings that I can’t bear to throw them away, this is crazy, but I love it. Anyhow, this is just a post of a lot of pics and also progress report. In the process so far ...
For those of you who are familiar with my projects, particularly of late, see that I like to make planes. In my projects section I have several Krenov style wood body planes, a few specialty planes, a scraper plane and my first attempt at a toted wood body hand plane. With each one I’ve tried to take what I learned in the first and put that knowledge toward the next, as I’m sure we all do. It’s become quite the “hobby” of mine and I’m looking forward to ...
I have actually had the bench in this stage since early September when my father in law was in town to give me a hand in mounting the top, beam and all, to the sled. It went on just right the first time which was rewarding, until I looked closer at the planing beam pipes and realized I was going to have to make some adjustments on the alignment holes in the top. After several go ‘rounds, we finally got that into a workable solution. Then I raised the planing beam only to discover it ...
This week I had a piece of 5/4 white oak that I needed to take down to 7/8. I decided to do it by hand which was a first for me. I used my #5 crossgrain to take most of the material off and then a #8 with the grain to level it and finish it off. There were a few spots with tear out so I hit them with the #4 to fix them. All in all it was a lot of work but I learned a lot about my planes in the process. I recommed it for anyone and am anxious to learn more and imporve my work. Here’...
see the whole story, with the music i wrote while building these projects! @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com
picked up another jack early in the week. the number 6 spokeshave chisel moulding plane and transition i bought today. stanley 51 sweetheart spokeshave. moulding planemillers falls 814 jack plane stanley number 6 type 18 oak leaf transition smoother
Isn’t funny how some smells remind you of things from your past. As it turns out the scent of red elm reminds me of my late Great Uncles Barn. He owned the family farm that dated back to the 1800s and it had the original barn until just about 15 years ago. As a boy my cousin and I would play in the lofts and at the time I didn’t know it but that wood it was made of must have been elm because when I cut this red elm it reminded me of that old barn. Enough of that! I was able to put seven hour...
This feels like real progress! By the end of this blog, you’ll be able to see that this clock is actually coming together. When I stopped last time, I was waiting for the BLO to dry on the front frame. It dried. Now I need to apply shellac. I decided on clear to let the cherry darken and age on it own. Maybe on their 50th wedding anniversary the couple will pull out some old pictures and see how the tone has mellowed, just like them. Here’s a shot of the shellac being appli...
So the brief was that they wanted a place to store all the paper work in the house. Passports, house insurance, car related stuff and all the other paper trails that we must keep hold off.I’ve checked out the room that they want the piece to go into, and they have a rather ugly looking Mahogany table with the computer on it, they have asked if I would try and match this piece. I’ve looked over it so many times and still the piece says to me “Ugly”. So I’m going t...
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