This started out as a attempt at minor surgery. Actually it should have been more like taking a couple of paracetamol; perfectly safe and simple enough that anyone could do it. By the end of the process however, it had gone beyond major surgery to what could best be described as savage butchery.Continue reading “Reducing the set on my tenon saw (and becoming a butcher)”
This is my first piece of what I guess would be described as “fine woodworking”. It is the project I am most proud of to date, partly for the range of new techniques I learned, but also because I consider it truly beautiful.Continue reading “Hanging Wall Shelf”
I made Box #2 to practice adding splines. At the same time some friends had a baby. As a family, we like to give a gift to the babies siblings, so that amidst all the attention the new baby receives, they continue to feel seen and special.
The box turned out so well, I thought to make a second one exactly the same and give it to the new babies sisters. As a point of difference, I reversed all the woods, which turned out very well.Continue reading “Boxes #2 & #3: The Sisters”
I’ve been really struggling to get my mitred corners nice and tight, so decided the best solution was to not worry too much about making special boxes, and just make some boxes for the sake of making boxes.Continue reading “Box #1: A box for treats”
I wanted to make a special box for my Mom’s birthday. It took lot longer than I had indented, but the result was worth it (and she thinks so too).Continue reading “Box #4: A box for Mom”
This was brought about by the intersection of two events.
- I bought a second hand Stanley #4 which had a broken tote (or “back handle” for normal people).
- I’d read an article by Derek Cohen where he discussed the difference between handles. If you’ve not read Derek’s post, I encourage you to take some time to do so.
I also just enjoy experimenting and trying something new, so why not.Continue reading “Making a Veritas style tote for my Stanley #4 plane”
One of the main reasons I chose the Hammer A3-31 combo jointer-thicknesser what they supposedly were able to thickness material without any snipe. I know, it seems almost too good to be true, but was comforted by several owners whose reviews I trust to be balanced and truthful. Another reason, was that these machines are able to have pretty much every facet of their operation adjusted. It was then with a bit of sadness that my new machine produced snipe when I received it. Knowing however that with a bit of time and a methodical approach I should be able to rectify it, meant that I wasn’t really that concerned. I live in a different state to the dealer, and there is 250 km of ocean between us, so it was impractical for them to come and adjust it for me.Continue reading “Removing snipe on my Hammer A3-31 whilst thicknessing.”