Like my previous post, this is mostly a note for my own future reference. I’m trying to centralize all my woodworking notes in one place, preferably one accessible from anywhere, and LJ is the only logical choice. So I have some unusual needs in a sawbench. Since I am an above-knee amputee, the conventional method of holding the board in place with ‘pot roast power’ is a no-go. I’ve tried it, it’s excruciatingly painful and it doesn’t work to hold the...
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I had been looking forward to building the saw bench for a while. I really struggle with sawing to a line. I know that it takes practice, but sawing at bench height is a real pain. Having the use hold fasts or clamps to hold the board, trying to see your line at that height, not being able to get the full effect of letting gravity help, etc. I looked for a board that I could have a final 1” thickness for the top to no avail. I did not feel like making the top out of any premium lumber which i...
The joinery was cut for the legs and temporarily screwed in place to start working on the stretchers
My wife and I have a small B&B in the Applegate Valley. In an effort to work towards getting me on staff full time we have decided to start offering classes. Take a look here if you are interested. Here is a small selection of what I am planning to offer. As time and requests permit I hope to add more. Understanding Bench Planes Per Person Price: $70 In the class we will discuss the primary set of planes for a hand-tool woodworker: The fore, try, and smoothing planes. We w...
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...
One wild shaving horseand the show must go on… This is part two of the shaving horse blog. So here we are!The horse is tamed.In this post I will show you the possibilities and the details. A row of holes makes it an excellent little on site workbench with a vintage French hold fast.Notice an elf has left a book on the little table… Chiseling. And a wonderful saw horse.For long boards you can remove the slope. Side view of the horse with a piece of wood ready to s...
One wild shaving horseor MaFe’s version of the beast at least… This is not a tutorial, just me playing arround. Ok I know it, I have a problem with words, yes words, not horses – and even the fact I am retired not ten wild shaving horses can keep me of the wood… I’ll stop now! Not the wood the words I mean. The shaving horse:For years I have been looking at this fascinating work horse, at the internet and at museums all over Denmark and on travels, it se...
I am building a table saw island to add out feed and and cross cut capability, to this craftsman table saw. A customer from my stereo install days, asked me to build him a table around his table saw. When I complete this I am going to build and fabricate car stereo and interior panels, enclosure, and a custom console for his cherry 67 Camaro. This bench/table should be great for woodworking. The pictures show my progress at the end of the third day. I included plenty of storage with deep cabi...
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