Workbench TWO – Day 29

The objective is finishing the top and base. Full disclosure… The “Days” have become more of a group of days that all relate to the same process. After a great amount of discussion with other woodworkers, especially at HandWorks 2015, I finally came to a decision about the finishes for the workbench. One option was […]

Workbench TWO – Day 28

The objective today is the bottom shelf. As the bottoms rails were milled, a 3/8″ dado was cut in each.   I had also milled up the shelf supports several days before.  So all was ready to start the install and shelf milling process.  I also setup a 2nd work table in my “finishing” area. […]

Studley Tool Chest Exhibit

I purchased my ticket for the Studley Tool Chest Exhibit about 1 year ago.   I just knew this was something that was important as a woodworker. I had decided that I would not buy the book.  I have a lot of books and so much to read, learn and make.  This decision was changed […]

Handworks 2015

There is so much that could be said about Handworks 2015. I attended.  I saw old friends, and made new friends.  Found people who knew me from Instagram and this blog.  So many excellent tool makers,  craftsmen and teachers. There is so much that should be said.  If you love woodworking and handtools then this […]

Workbench TWO – Day 25

The objectives to day are finish the bolts and barrel nuts installation on the long rails and work on the twin-vise install. NOTE: The pictures for this day contain extensive step by step notes.  Please refer to them for any questions you might have regarding the details of the installation noted below. First the bolts […]

Workbench TWO – Day 24

Objectives for today are trimming the drawbore peg, drilling pre-drill holes for lag screws and sizing, cutting tenons and fitting the long rails. Trimming the drawbore  pegs was a first for me.   I used the Veritas Flush-Cutting saw.  The cut was amazing.   A little experimentation to hold the saw very flat and I […]