Since I built my first chevalet back in 2011 I have redesigned the blade clamps at least three times, never getting one that I really liked on all levels. My constraints were lack of metal working tools and sticking to box store metal supplies. Th...
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Retired wood boatbuilder. Hobby furniture maker. I love to think outside the box and I love to do things I've never tried before. Almost every project I start involves design as you go flexibility and at least a couple of things that I hope I can accomplish but that I'm not sure I can. I try to use local hardwoods when I can rather than commercial "store bought" material. I like that it gives a feeling of heritage to the piece.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/
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Just a bunch of photos from the last few days to bring the project up to date. When I left off I was about to make the saw frames and the clamp springs. That went quickly. Then I got a little sidetracked on adjustability of height f...
(That is the front deck of the house not my boat.) Every year on BC Day weekend we are treated to a major sailing event that we can watch from our front deck. The Cow Bay Regatta as it is known draws hundreds of sailors on seventy to a hundred ...
When I left off last time I said that the “furniture” was done. That wasn’t quite true and it took quite a while to finish the job. Because I will have to break these chevalets down for storage (or possibly shipping) I decided to...
Today I got the “furniture” pretty much completed. What remains to be made are the working parts of the saws and they will have to wait. Tomorrow I will switch gears and get into preparing for my presentations at the fine arts show. Th...