Hi; not so much an update. but putting something here hoping it helps my search.I am looking for Green Woodworking people, amateurs, pro’s, wannabees, aficionados,... you know people who like to start with trees and make things out of them! I am especially interested in finding out if there are any “clubs” or organisations of them in the USA like there are of other turners, carvers and furnituremakers. post a reply to let me know you are out there, and all that sort of...
For the picture heavy version, please click here! Today was all about the grind. Just grit your teeth and push through the burning in your arms and hands. To get going, though I had just had to settle my differences with the onery plane (it caused me to stop prematurely yesterday). I took my time and examined the thing to see what was amiss, because it wasn’t acting like this when I was planing the individual planks for the top a few weeks ago. Then I noticed it—-the frog...
I decided to turn the shop inside out recently moving some things about and bringing out my shavehorse with a maple branch in hand. I have been yearning to get back on this horse needing to get some draw knife work in and let the shaves cover me with a wisdom that only nature hides inside itself. Handtool woodworking has some mysterious outlet of stress and satisfaction I gather only us newave hobbiest’s need to feed our efforts of taming its addicting applications. The drawing of th...
Hey friends, I figured It may be time for me to try doing a project blog…..so..I hope this may be of interest to someone. This was a fun or more like….CRAZY challenge I set for myself to find out…what could I do in a two hour time limit….with ONLY 2 hand tools? and for extra fun…and insanity…a piece of rescued pallet wood….lol So….I set the standards a bit higher….a $5 auction Spokeshave….and a recently bought Stanley 35 pla...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Part 4. I shape the brackets for the razor and brushes. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/shaving-rack-part-4/
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog: Shaving Rack – Part 2. I deal with the peculiarities of ebony and the difficulties of small-scale mortise-and-tenon joinery. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/shaving-rack-part-2/
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Shaving Rack – Part 1. I start on a small-scale project to keep my shaving hardware organized. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/shaving-rack-part-1/
So like many here, this summer has been one of hardship, and little work, and lots of stress. But as outlined earlier, that’s why this blog is titled the way it is. This spring didn’t see as many trees fall as I figured would, so not as much work there. One old box elder did take a plunge…right into the fork of a large mulberry tree, splitting it about 10 ft….but still 10ft off the ground….and over a fence right into the neighbor’s garden…so that w...
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