Monthly Archives: March 2013

Scrap Oak Router Plane

For the secret project I’m working on (you’ll see it in a few weeks…I can’t post anything on the internet or the surprise will be ruined for this gift), I want to cut shallow 1/8″ wide grooves in some 1/4″ … Continue reading

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[Dovetailed Tea Box] The lid.

I decided to try my hand at chip carving something with more curves and a lot more detail than the simple borders I’ve been doing. I also sharpened the knife and looked at with a magnifying glass to determine if … Continue reading

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Marking gauge from scrap oak.

One can never have too many tools.  Well…maybe.  But when you are still basically starting out, like I am, you still find a need for random things that would make life easier in the shop every now and then (more … Continue reading

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[Moxon Mini-Bench] For sooth, mine bench completeth well.

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

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[Moxon Mini-Bench] Save thy back.

Well, after stooping over to cut three of the four dovetail joints for the project I’m working on, I realized two things—(1) I take a long time to join (I’m averaging about an hour and a half) and (2) that … Continue reading

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[Dovetailed Tea Box] Adding chip carving…

Flush with my modest progress in the last post, I decided to jazz up the little box some before attaching the bottom (which I have already cut and have waiting for installation).  I drew out some lines and squares on … Continue reading

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Shoptime and dovetails…

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

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