I am a hobbyist woodworker, looking to sharpen my skills (and my planes) and have some fun along the way.
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Tag Archives: leg vise
Good news bad news kind of day. Twice. The first thing that hit me today was that the bare spot I had filed into the threads on the leg vise “screw” (really a 5/8″ threaded rod from the Borg) for … Continue reading
Not much that words can express that picture’s can’t outdo…I carved another 2 hours and it’s coming along nicely! And here it is next to the original.
Finally got a chance to sweat in the shop….I mean work in the shop today. Wisconsin may not be as hot as Texas (ever) but we sure get some humid days and being inside the garage, even with a box … Continue reading
Okay, so if you follow this blog, you’ll know that last year I built a leg vice and attached it to the workbench I built over the summer. The chop on this vice was simply two pieces of 3/4″ pine, … Continue reading
*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times. It has consumed my shop time since February. That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months. Now that it has been … Continue reading
Jumping back in to the icebox, I mean shop, I finished up the Moxon mini-bench today and am well pleased. First order of business was to get the poplar nut-housings cut and chopped so I can make the handles for … Continue reading
After what seemed to me (someone who’s lived in a state where winter was 3 months–Jan, Feb, March—Florida, where there is no winter and Texas where winter lasts from Jan to Feb) an interminal winter, the garage finally warmed up to 40* … Continue reading
I’ve been working for about two weeks off and on now on this project and I was so engrossed with that I didn’t even remember to post my regular blog updates. Oops. So this is a big catch-up post…. … Continue reading
I guess I got a bug to get more organized as the projects I’m working on get more complicated, storing all the tools in the rolling tool chest o’ many drawers is getting awkward. Plus it seems like all the … Continue reading