|Project by balidoug||posted 05-21-2012 02:35 PM||2075 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Working on a new project from reclaimed wood, and finished ‘thicknessing’ the parts. Thought I’d set it aside a few days to see what happens. I don’t expect much movement, but I’ve seen some wood here do things that were simply shocking.
Meanwhile I thought I’d try a few shop projects I’ve been wanting to get around to. So I got out some plywood, dipped into my cutoff pile, and …
1. Straight edge, scraper holder, adjustable beading scraper.
2. Cutoff bin. Seen a lot of these around LJs and elsewhere. My cut off pile was getting very unruly, and I like to dip into in regularly. This helps a bit. It certainly came in handy this past weekend.
3. Small straight edge from benkerai for checking flatness. We’ll see how straight it stays. In any event it’s easy to true, and in the worst case a study in curves. Suggested by Jim Tolpin’s New Traditional Woodworker
4. Scaper holder. Shamelessly stole the idea from ratchet. His is much nicer. I wasn’t up to the comfortable hand holds, and mine seems a trifle long. Still, should be an improvement from holding bare steel. Suar
5. Adjustable scratch stock. Inspired by Pookwood. I hadn’t seen a lot of adjustable ones of these (just found something similar by senomozi), but couldn’t think of a reason why not. Guess I’ll find out; I hope to put it to use two projects out. Suar and Mahonie Jawa
6. Kajoli. Next to my very first woodworking project ever and future BC Sh** Bunny entry.
-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant