Hello everyone.Just to tell you that I am still alive. I have been reading most of my buddies’ posts but did not have time to comment or post anything myself. The reason I have been quiet is that I have resigned from my work and I ...
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So far, I have used European Oak, Alder, American Walnut, European Walnut, Beech and Ash.
I get these from friends or I buy them at lumberyards. (Not too far away from where I live, there is a region very well known for its walnut and a lumberyard which is an official supplier for Rolls Royce cars)
99% of the time, my finish consists in oil (sometimes mixed with varnish) and paste wax on the top.
I live in an apartment so I do all my ripping and thicknessing in a collective workshop and then do the joinery mostly with hand tools or router at home (on my balcony-workshop)
-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather
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Several months ago, I bought a few old chisels and sharpened them up. Among them I found this sorry fellow : Having a sharp chisel is nice but having one you can grip is better so I decided to try my home-made pole/bungee lathe (http://lumb...
Now that the first prototype is finished, here are the results of the test run: Adjusting the blade itself was easy enough : just tapping the blade a little at a time until it cut enough for the finished dowel to go through the exit hole. ...
If I ever succeed in making a usable rounding plane, it will be a tool to be used with a tool to make a tool.The rounding plane makes a dowel, which is used with a wood die to shape a thread in order to make a clamp such as these http://lumberjock...
I am back with a new update which brings us to the current state of the project.First of all, thanks to everyone who shared their interest on this experiment.As I basically make it up as I go along, any advice, past experience or actual tool descr...