|Project by CreekOne||posted 08-27-2014 06:24 PM||3333 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first woodworking project that was not craft/bushcraft. It was a bet with my father, he was looking for a piece of fotlist (google translate it to toe-board or skirting) for the house renovation and restoration.
I said I could do it because he could not find anyone that would do it at a reasonable price. He needed about 2 meters that looks like the original and he could not fine it anywhere and no woodworker would do only 2 meters.
So I borrowed some old Stanley planes, a wooden “Rubank” and some other tools and went at it.
I did some measurements of the original, found a nice piece of straight grained Swedish Pine (Pinus Sylvestris).
The first thing I did was to axe it to rough width and than plane it down to finished width. I than measured and marked the thickness and started to make saw cuts at 50mm width across the plank and than used the axe to remove wood to the rough thickness. After this step I had to play with some old planes, first the “Rubank” wooden plane, Joiner plan, and than down to a #5 Stanley and finish it off with a low angle block plane.
Now I have a 2 meter long square piece of wood at the same size as the original, now the best, worst, hardest and most fun part starts. With a chamfer plane, old old Stanley, I started shaping the wood down to the layers and to finish it all I had to freehand the 45º angles.
This project was the hardest work I had ever done as a young and former computer programmer and it got me hooked on woodworking and after 4 years and a lot of machines later, I still make a more precise result with hand tools…