This update is about two weeks past due. I glued up the front half of the top over the last few days of the Christmas/New Year’s break. I didn’t take too many photos this time. This one was quicker to build because in this &...
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Just getting into woodworking and focusing on hand tools, and intend to make some furniture and other things for the house.
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|commented on||Necklace Rack||01-20-2017 01:26 AM|
|added blog entry||Workbench #6: The Front Top (Well, Partly)||01-17-2017 02:00 AM|
|commented on||Woodworking Show in Baltimore (January 2017)||01-14-2017 01:41 AM|
|commented on||It's Not A Stanley 12-1/2, BUT ...||01-11-2017 01:16 AM|
|replied on||Work bench smack down||01-03-2017 11:37 PM|
|replied on||Work bench smack down||01-03-2017 02:12 AM|
|commented on||Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #10: End Caps and Wagon Vise||01-02-2017 01:41 AM|
|added blog entry||Workbench #5: The Rear Top||12-31-2016 01:31 AM|
|commented on||Hepplewhite Stand #5: Mortises ... Finally!||12-30-2016 02:17 AM|
|commented on||New Toys For The Shop||12-25-2016 01:31 AM|
|added project||Necklace Rack||12-22-2016 01:37 AM|
|commented on||Stain Can Rack - beautiful idea with ugly wood||12-21-2016 04:01 PM|
|commented on||Workbench #4: I cheated||12-20-2016 04:39 PM|
|replied on||Another planer comparison thread!||12-20-2016 02:42 AM|
|added blog entry||Workbench #4: I cheated||12-20-2016 01:57 AM|
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Significant progress: I assembled the rear half of the top! In the previous blog post, I ran the 2×4s through the planer to take them to 1-1/4” thick. I had to use the jointer plane on several to take out some bend or crook so that they...
I didn’t stare at my pile of lumber much before I started thinking about how long it was going to take to hand plane to dimension. Based on the limited time I get to do this stuff it would take me weeks, if not months, to complete. I really ...
My 2×4 Burrill “white fir” lumber has been drying in the basement: all of it for a week, some of it for 2+. I bought a moisture meter to measure the wood moisture and see much of it in the 5-8% range and some of it 10%. Comparing ...
I’ve made a few more visits to Home Depot and combed through pallets of Burrill 2×4s. I was a little surprised how quickly HD seems to sell through them: over 1-1/2 weeks my local store sold four pallets worth of those 2×4s. I look...