Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Workbench Starts

Howdy all
After a year or more of dealing with a borg work table (and making many modifications). I've decided upon a bench that appeared in the 200th issue of Shop Smith Magazine. It has all the functions I need and at a very reasonable cost.

There will be several modifications made. Instead of Douglas Fir ill be using Poplar. Ill also be using round dog holes and a simpler shape of leg vice. Of course Ill be adjusting the height to fit me.

So far I have rough cut all the prices for the base. Laminated the legs and milled them to final size. Next I need to cut them to final length and cut the joinery.

Thanks for reading,

P.S. Sorry no pictures yet nothing very exciting at this point.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A fancy box for Mom

Howdy all,
Sorry its been so long since my last post. It's been a busy summer with getting married and all that comes with the sunny summer. I did manage to build a few things one is a box I made for my mother. It is made with birds eye maple and mahogany. The case is through dove tailed and the lid has mitered half laps.

Thanks for reading,

Friday, June 8, 2012

6/8/12 This Mornings Estate Sale Finds

   Not a bad run today but saw many things leaving with others today. But a Millers Falls miter-box that needs some work and a Diston saw for it are the big deal. 
Thanks For Reading

Friday, June 1, 2012

6/1/12 This Morning Estate Sale Finds

Hello All,

      Well here is my little find a Lufkin No. 781 Boxwood Ruler. A W. Johnson spokeshave, Miller Falls Automatic Drill No.185A (New in box as far as I can tell, a Stanley No.71 router plane, a Stanley No.78, and lastly a Bracer.

Thanks For Reading.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saw Till (in progress)

Hello all,
   Here is my current project. It is in pre-glue clamping/mock-up here.

Here it is hanging on french cleats after gluing just need to finish the drawer and finish it.

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mini Saw Bent

Hello All,
     Sorry this is so late I finished this mini saw bent about a month ago. This project was for Semester 1 Lesson 6 Project of the Hand Tool School. I have no need for a saw bent but needed to practice the joints (which are mortise and tenons). So, I just made it small so I didn't have to use up the wood and doesn't take the shop space.

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Layout Square

Hello all,
    Sorry I've been neglecting this blog. A few weeks ago I finished my layout square it's not perfect, it is a shop tool after all but I'm still proud of it.

 Thanks for reading