Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'rasping'

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My Maloof lowback #12: On a scale from 0 to Sam Maloof...

01-05-2013 11:11 AM by Antti | 3 comments »

...I can start to see that I wont achieve the perfection I was expecting from my first chairs ever… It is quite a shock! When approaching the final shape I begin to fully appreciate Sam’s talent, as the shapes prove so difficult to recreate. However, I foresee the final product to be well above zero! Today I finished most of the shaping with rasps. Next time I attack these puppies, I will be using sanding blocks. P.S. It is...

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My Maloof lowback #8: Finally starting to take shape

08-05-2012 11:05 AM by Antti | 3 comments »

I finally managed to saw and drill the armrest blanks so I could glue the whole thing together. I had my doubts on getting the glueline tight with only one screw from behind so I put in two. After it was too late, I realized this might affect the possibilities to shape later… I wish I could already put up an “after” picture to complement this “before” picture: There’s a Maloof joint in there somewhere: Unfortunately I only scratched the...

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Saw Talk #5: Shaping a Lamb's Tongue and more

02-12-2012 05:59 PM by Brit | 41 comments »

Next up on my epic backsaw journey is a much younger saw (60s, 70s? – not sure exactly). It’s a W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner filed 10 TPI crosscut and sports an extra heavy brass back. I bought this saw because it was cheap and there was nothing wrong with the saw plate. Gone is the subtle stamp that appeared on the brass back of a 19th century Tyzack saw. Instead, this spine has a rather garish impression. The crisp elephant logo now looks like a partially thawed out woolly mam...

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