Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Its therapeutic to get back to the shop and to cut dovetails by hand. This is going to be a small but fun project, a reproduction of an eighteenth century tea caddy. I will post a picture of the original when complete.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Have you ever had a perfect day in the shop? This would be a zen woodworking day. The kind of day when you didn't have to search for anything. It's the simple things that make a zen woodworking day. Maybe you left the ruler exactly at arms reach every time. You had to take an extra step for nothing. You put everything away, real time, without thinking about it so the shop was practically clean when the day was through. I almost had one of these days and then I remembered I left the band saw blade tensioned.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
As you can see, I live in the woods. So this weekend, with the help of my kids, I cleared about 3/4 acre worth of leaves. Better late than never, and just before the first little snow flurries.
I also winterized my 1980 KZ250 thumper. The nearly showroom condition bike is great for short summer rides on a country road.
I am involved in a internal debate as to what will be my next woodworking project.
Here is an awesome community service cause for this time of year. If you are a woodworker with a little extra this holiday season, it is worth a look. I would rather you go to http://www.moringacommunity.org/ to read the story yourself and watch the video.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
The arm support is screwed and glued to the roll and the wing stile. This is the very final screw.
I placed glue in the front of the arm support only and elongated the rear screw hole to allow for movement in the wider, cross grain, wing stile.
Here is the final construction ready to go to the finishing department. I will also be placing metal support brackets at various places for additional support.