Tag Archives: hammer

[Leg Vise Chop] Finished Carving

Well, after two sweaty hours out in the shop today in ridiculous humidity, I was able to wrap up the last of the carving and put on the final touches. Here it is with the basic shaping and sanding complete. … Continue reading

Posted in Workbench | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cleaning great-grandpa’s tools…

I decided to try my hand today at cleaning my great-grandfather Herbie’s tools that my dad donated to the shop around Halloween. As you can see they’re pretty rusted and well used.  The hammer is clearly missing a handle and … Continue reading

Posted in Projects, Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Practice box.

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

Posted in Projects, Woodworking Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family tools and a tool gloat…

Just before we left on our trip, my parents came up from Florida to visit in the last week in October.  With them, besides lots of laughs and smiles and good times with the grandkids, they brought me some of … Continue reading

Posted in Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kroktskaft….or, how Mjolnir died.

Ah, it’s good to be back in the shop.  Took a break there for a while to go on a trip to the Bahamas with the family.  We had a blast but the only woodworking I did was reading about … Continue reading

Posted in Projects, Woodworking Skills | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Mjolnir (part 3) or, A Lesson in Sticking With the Plan

As the title says, things didn’t go exactly as planned with the hammer the past couple days.  I tried my best but it just didn’t work out as I imagined.  Here’s what happened.  Best pull up a chair and get some popcorn. It started … Continue reading

Posted in Projects | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sky Fort Day 3: Construction begins.

So after the kids went down for bed, my wife and I started work out in the garage on the Sky Fort.  The first dozen steps or so worth of wood had been sealed and dried and was ready for … Continue reading

Posted in Sky Fort | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment