Continuing the last blog post. Took the Leg vice face to my table saw (It has a channel that the fence runs in (fits perfect) and placed a dead wood under it and drilled out 1” Spaced holes… (that way cool old cold steel pin, is yep! An old 3/4” Allen wrench!)The holes are for “expanding the jaw” for larger work.. This is it in place with a test fit of the “pin” you can use wood dowels also… or anything I suppose… OK that wor...
The Leg vice starts out 1 1/2×8 x34” Near table top height. The top tapers to the bottom in mine and the others I saw so that the bottom flexes first when its used. Mine Is 1/4 inside the leg width and 8”inches at the top.. You want the top face to drop its dimension down to the screw and then taper so that it looks like a coffin kinda… Here is a picture of it done and laying on the leg its to be mounted on.. I Already chopped and fitted the bottom of the ...
Hi Everyone, I decided to remake my shooting board because my first try left a little to be desired. I wanted more accuracy and I didn’t have the ability to shoot 45° mitres. I started with some reclaimed 3/4” common plywood and a piece of hardboard. I had an extra piece of walnut that I’d cut, so I had all the wood that I needed. I spent some time surfing the net for ideas an found a few good ones. http://www.evenfallstudios.com/woodworks/category/shooting-b...
Well i have my first xmas craft fair on sunday and the list of things to do is mounting up, looking forward to it but have a bit of work to do first, i suppose being made unemployed will aid my progresion. made a batch of honey dippers to sell and at the end of the batch was getting quicker and quicker so decided to record it, i am in no way a production turner and only ever recived one lesson in turning so i do a lot of things arse ways but thats just how i taught myself… cheers goo...
The Workbench THREE The third video in a series of nine. ............................ Mortise and tenon joinery synonymous with fine woodworking, mystical like dovetailed joints. Working with wood is therapeutic in a way, putting you in touch with your senses and connecting your head to the wood. T he woodworker’s never ending quest for perfection. It will drive you crazy if you let it. In the first part of the video I show the perfect fit. At least perfect for me, on thi...
The Tail vice is a Veritas Twin Screw Vice… You have to make the Faces for the vice as it is hung on the end of the bench by the rear Jaw/Face. I started with some 3/4” Red Oak and cross cut it to the bench width 24” and make 2 sets of Jaws that are 3×3/4. Here is what you get from the Kit… (all hardware is included and various bits to correctly size your chain.). Once the Jaws are dry you cut them/ clean them up… Veritas has a algorythm to ...
Making mission style frames for Sandzen tiles #1: shorts, gluing plywood on the tiles and rough sketch of frame
Quartersawn white oak, zebra wood, sapele shorts / stripsI’m using up some strips of hardwood on this pair of frames.Tiles are iron oxide sepia toned, fired to cone 6 or 7 … made them several years ago.. tiles are inspired by Woodcuts by Birger Sandzen
This was a craigslist item that showed up yesterday evening. I quickly arranged to head over to the sellers house and pick it up. The Stanley 112 is a scraping plane used for finishing surfaces similar to a card scraper. According to Patrick Leach, “this is one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the public from New Britain, Connecticut.” It has been on my shopping list for a while. This one is in pretty good shape. It has some light rust and is missing i...
This project is not technically finished so I will not post as a project..This part of the blog will deal with the cutting of arcs.I basically used one of the patron jigs I developed to cut the end curves for a Baguette Board…this pivots on the circle cutting jig. Cut two lengths of contrasting or complimentary timbers… I of course chose Purple Heart and Silver Ash…Silver Ash and Tasmanian Blackwood would have also been suitable… But if all you have is Walnut and Curl...
David Mitchell aka Patron first showed us his amazing starburst table ...a few months ago. David sent me a design…a rather simplified version.. This was his gift to me on Fathers day..This is my version of that design… It has taken me a while to get around to it. David I hope you like it!..Here a some blanks cut to size.. First I milled the stock to 5/16 and 2 inches wide… cross cut to just over 3 inches.I used Purple heart and European Walnut.. any complimentary or contras...
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