|Project by Tomcat1066||posted 02-11-2008 02:40 AM||3811 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
Being a hand tool guy, and a guy who loves rehabbing old tools, I figured this was the ideal project for me. Now, in truth, it didn’t turn out as well as I planned, but it was still a good start.
The best part of this project was probably my son’s presence. He even did a bit of the planing (just hand tools folks…no power planers here). He loved it, and I enjoyed telling him what I was doing. Made me feel like the Wood Whisperer for a second there ;)
The saw vise legs are made of white pine, and the jaws are red oak, both purchased at the local BORG. So yep…I WAY overpaid. The joinery is just some brass screws I picked up hoping for some style points there. It was a neat project, but I made mistakes. The biggest is detailed in my blog, but I learned from this one, and I’m sure I’ll learn from the next one too.
So please, be kind ;)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!