I’ve been busy

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I haven’t posted for a while so I thought I’d put finger to keyboard to show some of what I’ve been up to these last few weeks.

Last year I started a job as a part-time upholsterer, and I wanted to put my stamp on my working area, in the form of a few tools and toolboxes. Also, I have recently design myself a new logo, and I was desperate to showcase it on something.

So, in between work and family life, I’ve put in a few hours in the workshop recently, in order to address both these issues. This is what I came up with. Continue reading “I’ve been busy”

Lid inlay – Dovetail box #3

This box began as merely an exercise in practising dovetails. I had no idea of my first efforts at dovetailing¬†would be good enough for this project to be anything other than scrap. Now I’m not saying that my maiden dovetails are 20150320_165512perfect, or even that they are good. All I know is that they are not bad, and so I thought that they would be good enough for something.

Then, it came to me. I have a number of small tools that I use for marking out – ¬†dividers, compasses, square, knife, and my dovetail template among them. This box would be perfect to store them in. It could sit on my bench, keeping dust and moisture off these tools until they are needed. Continue reading “Lid inlay – Dovetail box #3”

Sharpening #2

 

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In my last post, I linked to a Paul Sellers video about recutting saw teeth. Near the end of the video he can be seen using a set of saw chocks, to clamp the saw plate at an easier height for working.

 

 

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I decided that I would like to make a set of saw chocks for myself. I found this post on Paul’s blog, which gave the dimensions of his chocks, so I adapted the design a little and set to work.

Continue reading “Sharpening #2”