Finished up the cutting board today. This old japanese plane has a wide mouth, so it works great for removing the glue squeeze-out stalactites. Used the low angle jack plane for leveling the pieces and flattening the board. This took quite ...
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Location: Lafayette, Colorado
I am a computer programmer / hardware engineer at NOAA. I design, build, and write software for various weather balloon instruments. Woodworking is a hobby I picked up to work with my hands and have projects to occupy my free time.
I really enjoy building small wood projects on the weekends and after work. I also spend time hiking, bicycling, playing video games, and building computers.
-- Allen, Colorado
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|replied on||Big German Bowl !||04-27-2015 08:54 PM|
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|commented on||A couple of projects (hold-ups and a spice cabinet)||04-24-2015 04:34 PM|
|commented on||cornhole boards for my Niece's wedding gift||04-24-2015 04:33 PM|
|commented on||Keyboard cutting board||04-24-2015 04:32 PM|
|commented on||Desert Ironwood Pipe||04-24-2015 04:04 PM|
|replied on||Bench Top: Woodcraft||04-24-2015 05:43 AM|
|replied on||Bench Top: Woodcraft||04-23-2015 09:35 PM|
|commented on||First Bench||04-23-2015 09:22 PM|
|commented on||Glue Rack||04-23-2015 09:21 PM|
|commented on||Wood Storage and Major Shop Clearout/Upgrades (Before/After Pics)||04-23-2015 09:20 PM|
|commented on||A Tribute To My Mentors||04-23-2015 05:58 AM|
|replied on||MDF Subwoofer box, Need primer or something?||04-22-2015 10:47 PM|
|replied on||Wanting to make a brass mallet.||04-22-2015 10:42 PM|
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I need a bigger cutting board for my kitchen, so I decided to put my shop to work. The original sketchup model. I used logarithmic tapering widths for a bit of an illusion. Bought some soft maple and african mahogany off craigslist for cheap...
Still working on this thing: Hand planing a bocote knife scale flat on one face and one edge. I’m going to resaw one scale into two on the bandsaw, and this needs two flats square to each other for good results. Resawing the single boc...
Making a Folding/Pocket Knife #2: Working the bolster, improving the locking bar, and adding a spring
My design calls for two thin (.010”) washers around the blade for easy movement. Unfortunately, this spaces things weirdly on the rest of the parts. To get the width more uniform, I tried to epoxy some brass shims to the bolster but the bo...
(This is mostly metalworking, though it does use wooden jigs and scales eventually) After building a cheap folding knife kit from Woodcraft (which was just making some scales, bolting things together, and sanding/finishing), I became interested...