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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|commented on||Making New Cocobolo Handles/Totes and Knobs for my Hand Planes -A How To||12-23-2014 02:48 AM|
|commented on||Portable/Lap Desk||12-21-2014 02:54 AM|
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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...