Unless one want to embrace the inner yoga instructor, the garden bench needs legs. Time to rummage in the wood pile!
Faster! More efficient! Git’r done so you can relax! Efficiency in our hobby activities could be a bit of a paradox – make the things you like to do go faster so you can get bored again?
Transformation from shelves to drawers. Another step towards my goal: a table that holds bits and pieces during a project, tools and supplies in drawers – and a place where my sharpening equipment stands at the ready at all times.
Butt chisels? I’ll do a review of’em, but if you’ve read my blog before – you know what’s comin’ next! Let’s crack on with it.
When you have access to a bit of forest, lumber grows on trees. You just have to cut away the firewood first. Adding a bit of “le quincaillerie” to the humble chain saw is one way to go about doing just that.
Perfection is not beautiful. It is the small discrepancies that makes something beautiful. Look closely, and you’ll find flaws everywhere. And so it should be!
So you stand there in front of the behemoth of a trunk, pondering how to cut the timber into useful lumber. What sizes? How big? Let me give you a few pointers from a furniture and small projects guy.
Do you want to make money quick? Start a dust port adapter business then! But be aware of the competition, because Rockler may just kick your butt. Let’s review the dust anaconda!
When I slabbed a huge oak, the «skin» of the tree was left over. I took one of’em and made a bench out of it. Live edge slab. No waterfall, epoxy or spalting though…
Accurate marking of mortises, dovetails, lap joints and what have you, needs good tools. I bought two different marking gauge models from Veritas. Let’s review!
I want unique things, as long as they are identical! My magazine page home decor demands it! Serial production of uniqueness???