I am a hobbyist woodworker, looking to sharpen my skills (and my planes) and have some fun along the way.
Monthly Archives: March 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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