With a nod to Jim Tolpin and the New Traditional Woodworker I am going to attempt to complete all of his skill building projects. I would submit that my bench hooks would qualify as my first project in this theme. These winding stick are a hybrid of Tolpin’s project and the blog entry by Schwarz. The sticks are made from a curly walnut stick and the inlays are poplar. The pics are pretty much self explanatory. No hold fast holes yet but illustrates a benefit of the split top. ...
As part of our kitchen remodel I’m taking on building the cabinets. We are modeling these off of a set at a local big box store. Here’s some pics just after I attached the face frames. They are ready for a finish and then install. Sorry about the picture quality. I was using my ipod. Should have better pics as I get them over to the house. I’ve yet to build a 18” cabinet because it will be my “wild card” cabinet. A section of these cabin...
Ok, here is the update Shirley found out about the visit Now her words were “Over my dead body your building a bench You can build a Kitchen first” Now I’m not sure of other countries but in Scotland the Over My Dead body is not an Invitation. LoL Last week she wanted a shower instaled. What is wrong with a cloth & basin? Well here is the planed plank, I think it looks great pity there is so little of it. The darker piece at the top ...
Well the thing I love about wood especially an orphan piece like this one Is that it can only get better, I hope :) It looks huge and if it were not for the flaws It would make a big bench Ok, it aint going to be a 6’ bench If I could only use the full piece I like the idea of one side being rustic The rot on the right hand corner means that I’m going to have to get a much narrower tha the 18” that I hoped for Well I did not s...
First off, a big thanks to Don W, the Lumberjock I bought this plane from. As anyone who frequents the Handplanes of your dreams or the Show the restoration before and after threads knows, Don is apparently a furiously busy man. He seems to constantly unearth interesting old bits of iron here and there, cleaning them up and selling them to the user market. I browsed the For Sale section of his site for quite some time before deciding that this nice little smoother had to be mine. So here...
I need a Bench I don’t have a Bench except for my wee carving one Many Shop projects have one thing in common They don’t get finished and get put on hold I know, I’ve started selecting timber for the bench many times It oddly becomes part of a customers order This time however I’m expecting an overseas visit from a fellow Lumberjock When? I dont know yet, I only found out today Who? Well until I find out the date, let me keep that a se...
Sharpening card scrapers was never so easy, or so much fun… This week is all about card scrapers: how to sharpen them, how to use them, we make a rack to store them and a jig to burnish them. Along the way we do some fooling around and talk about Roy Underhill’s mustache! There are two projects in this episode, a tool review and a detailed demonstration of cabinet scraping goodness. Check out more episodes at Stumpynubs.com. Enjoy!
These pictures are of a hand plane that was given to me by a friend. He picked it up at a local auction for about $5. Since I know nothing about planes, I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about it. I plan on restoring if possible. The only name on it is Dunlap and I haven’t seen any numbers. Thanks!
my eBay score… type 9 per the web resources; so it’s a Stanley Bailey #6 that’s at least 105 years old (which, to my kids, is roughly the same age as me) remarkably good shape with a the requisite broken tote, but most of the horn intact evapo-rust due in the mail tomorrow – tote to be epoxied tonight – let the games begin! thanks for looking!
its a great day to be here, and to have made so many friends on here, and to have learned from so many wonderful wood workers..here is to many more years, and thanks to all who make the web site here a great place …grizzman
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