Back to Basics

I think I’m done with mechanical pencils on wood. I used to love the 0.5-0.7mm always sharp point but they just break all the time. This Carl Angel-5 sharpener should give me what I need. Plus mechanical pencils won’t work with layout holes.

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Miller’s Falls No. 5 hand drill restoration

I’ve finished fixing up an old Millers Falls hand drill.

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Entrance Bench

I’m sticking in a post about a project I made a while ago back in 2011 but forgot to post it here.

It’s an entrance bench that also serves as a fold out shoe rack. Red Oak with clear poly finish.

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Hand Tool Cabinet Update

Here is an update of the cabinet. It’s almost finished, there a few more spots for some tools to add to my collection. 

You might notice a few new additions. The cabinet itself is bare walnut at the moment, I didn’t oil it yet.

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Walnut Ladder Shelf

This was a special project for a special someone.

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Pedestal Table

I’ve completed the pedestal table, Duncan Phyfe style. It’s maple with a brown aniline dye mixed with satin polyurethane. Single dovetailed drawer, claw feet caps. The pedestal was turned on a lathe.

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Handtool cabinet boxes

Here are the two handtool cabinet boxes I was working on. Now I can put plane accessories etc. away. The fronts are from maple burl, the drawer parts are walnut.

Half blind dovetails for the fronts, through dovetails for the backs.

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Another dovetailed box

Back at ‘er. Another small #handtool cabinet box. It’s been a while since I’ve done dovetails but even with the time gone by it’s the tightest and quickest yet. #woodworking #walnut

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Macro Photography

Here’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, take a close up picture of a plane blade before and after sharpening.

It’s not perfect but the second picture with the microbevel is sharper than it was before.

Original unsharpened blade
Sharpened with microbevel
Close up on microbevel
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Small turned textured box

Here is a small turned walnut textured box I made from a Lee Valley course taught by Steven Kennard from Nova Scotia.

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