Well, after getting all the pieces rough cut and mortices and tenons complete, it is time to start smoothing and finishing the pieces. Little did I know prior to taking on this project that this stage would be far and above, the hardest part. Wo...
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I am a retired US Army First Sergeant. I retired in NOV 2013 after almost 23 years of active duty. Took a little break from woodworking after building a man cave in my basement and my workshop's beckoning is getting louder by the day. Currently, I work as a supervisor at a local foundry. Great job, I really like it.
I am primarily a hand tool user. I simply don't have the room for a power tool shop nor do I have the want for the noise and mess. So I stick to the hand tools and the couple of smaller power tools I have.
I am always looking for information, opinions, and ideas. It is a great hobby filled with alot of methods.
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Onward towards the Bow Saw completion. After the parts are roughed out, I got them all trued up and square. The reason for this is because there are some mortices and tenons to make and they are much easier to do when everything is square. I ma...
I have been wanting a bow saw to take over curved cutting duties from my crappy 5 Euro coping saw that I have been putting up with for about ten years now. So here is my build of a bow saw. In the summer of 2013, I attended a class at Roy Under...
Well, the box is finished. It was a long road for a small box, 25cm x 20cm. Yet I am proud to say that I never used any power tools on this box; nothing but hand tools. I guess this wood saw some type of power back when it was milled in the mid...
Another productive day. I got the top and bottom finished up, cut the remaining eight grooves (a total of 11 in the whole box), and made the splines for the mitered corners. First up, top and bottom. I made the bottom piece by edge gluing two...