I decided to make something that was for myself, this plan is from popular woodworkingthe material is Douglas fir recycled from packaging used to ship some pvc trim material, it was a 2×6 12 feet long mostly knot free with a little damage from a forklift when i saw this i knew i had to make something out of it
So I’ve been working quite a bit on saw sharpening skills and for the most part its been going well. I’d say I’m learning with each saw I work on and getting better file angle control. That said some of the nicest saws I have also have some handles in need of love. I recently took a second class with Matt of the saw blog on saw restoration and let’s face it were all wood workers so its back to basics. Disston and son”s” No 7 Its important to note m...
With the Holidays in full swing I haven’t had the time to work out in the shop as much as I’d like but did get the benches finished. Then it took me another two weeks to get it posted. ;-) Last I left off the legs and were ready to be shaped after I cut them on a tapering jig on the table saw. To do this I used a spoke shaver I had built years ago for making greenland style kayaking paddles. Its great with long pieces but troublesome with shorter things like the legs. Next I used a tric...
One of the skills I’ve been working on as time permits is saw sharpening. Like so many of use I buy used tools and enjoy bringing them back to life and using them. For the most part that’s not a big issue until I started getting interested in sharpening saws. I found I was getting the “idea” correct but still had some gaps in the process. Enter Matt Cianci who professionally sharpens saws and writes a saw blog. This winter he’s found time and is offering a few saw related class (I think in...
I’m really excited to finally have this saw bench complete! Everything came together real well if I don’t say so myself. If you are interested on how I cheated, you’ve gotta read to find out!
Making some good progress on the saw bench. Milling is done, everything has been dimensioned and stretcher housing is cut. All that’s left is the actual assembly. As you can tell with the title, my skin learned that it cannot hold up to steel. Check out the latest entry here
This past weekend I’m still dealing with some home repairs that need to be done before it gets to cold. We had a very old deck replaced with a smaller one and in the process I took down some smaller trees to better adjust the fence to it’s size. All went well but sadly its take my time away from working on this project. Last we left off I had the parts sized and and ready to drill the compound angles. I was lucky enough to find some larger Irwing auger bits, I was looking for 1...
While I haven’t been spending a lot of time on here in the past couple months, I’ve started gaining back momentum. What I have noticed is that I seemed to jump on the latest craze/band wagon for many woodworkers without knowing it. While going to hand tools is nothing new, when I first started here there seemed to be very little projects or people with complete hand tool mentality. I could no doubt be wrong but everything I read, all the projects seemed to be done with all power t...
I guess I have this far enough along to call it in progress and share out. The project is a pair of saw benches built in what I’d call the “chair style”. This is my first attempt at chair legs and I figured it’s a forgiving enough project. For inspiration and sizing I looked at a number of articles by Chris Schwarz but really like the design of “making and using saw horses” by Adam Cherubini in Popular woodworking April 2006 issue 154. However he built them by axe ...
One wild shaving horseMuseum tour just for the inspiration… This is part three of the shaving horse blog. Today my daughter and I took a little tour to a town in Denmark called Roskilde.In roskilde we have this beautiful church, where all our kings and queens are burried. But also a wonderful little tool museum http://www.roskildemuseum.dk/Default.aspx?ID=113 .The tools here are donated to the museeum by a private persons collection.And it is from here I took the picture of the...
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