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 22

Objective today is complete the short rails mortise and tenons for for 2nd set of legs.   Start installation of twin vise including cutting clearance in upper rail,  sizing and initial fitting of backer boards for twin vise. Completing the remaining mortise and tenons for the short rails was straight forward.  Learned a lot on […]

Workbench TWO – Day 17

Objective for today is four square the workbench top.   Really !! This all started when I had completed the flattening of the bottom of the workbench and all the milling and mortise work on the legs.  At that point I realized I could start positioning the legs and maybe connect the short rails into […]

2014 – Chisel Chest

The chisel Chest is done. I started the project on 5/25/2014. It was completed 7/22/2014. So About 8 weeks. Probably about 10 sessions in the shop. he chest uses full extension 16″ slides.   There are 6 2 1/2″ drawers and one 5″ drawer.   The carcus construction is all Home Depot SandePly with Pocket […]

Chisel Chest – Day 6 build

Slowly getting finished. So I lost the pictures for attaching the drawer fronts to each drawer.  This involved playing cards for spaces and my shooting board to trim the drawer ends exactly.      So Sad..  I know you will miss the pictures. With the fronts attached I needed to pre-drill for the drawer pulls. […]

WIA – Woodworking in America 2008

Roy Underhill and Frank Klausz

As I was making my journey in woodworking this think called Woodworking In America hit the boards.    Popular Woodworking had organized a weekend for woodworkers.   There was going to be hands on classes and classes that were demonstration and lecture. There was also going to be  trade show with many of the usual […]