Day Four of class was spent making the drawer. I started with some more practice but eventually we were told Practice was over and it is time for the real thing. First up is to cut the pin sockets. Sharp, crisp corners are the goal. I was ple...
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Location: Palmyra, PA
I've always been doing something with wood but in 1996 I had to retire from a job due to Multiple Sclerosis. After driving my wife and three kids nuts, I needed to get a hobby - and one that I could spend some time with. One thing let to another and now I've got most of the basement. The MS makes me a slow woodworker, not enough good days, but I sure do enjoy it. A series of stupid decisions cost me 2/3 of a finger and I am no longer allowed to have a jointer. That has made me a hand plane nut. My shop includes a Delta 5 hp cabinet saw, Laguna 18" band saw, Delta drill press, Laguna 18/47 lathe, Oneida dust collector, DeWalt scroll saw and a fabulous Roubo style bench. I have a wide assortment of mostly Lie-Nielsen hand panes. Lots of great tool/toys, thanks to my wife!
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Day two started with the walk up this path to the shop. After I said how pretty it was, I thought I should prove it with the pictures. Here’s the view from the screened in porch that connects Lonnie’s home and the shop, and our lun...
I signed up for the Handworks Essential class at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking and thought I’d share my experience with you. The setting is perfect. A quiet country road, lined with grazing cattle, leads you to Lonnie’...
Caution! Excessive Tool Porn follows! Do not proceed with your credit card nearby. You’ve been warned! Bonus picture of the hand forged hinges, you don’t have to pay extra for these, they are included in your admission price! ...
I seem to be falling deeper and deeper down the hand tool rabbit hole. Somewhere near the bottom of that hole, a guy orders a half set of hollows and rounds from Matt Bickford and waits about 18 months to open the box. They sure are packed...