I was more than a bit apprehensive about pegging the seat, the book’s suggestion of tight, tight, tight seemed bad, bad, bad for this not-very-wet-anymore wood. So I did lots of experiments with cut offs and got lots and lots … Continue reading
and no glue was involved. Took me all day to peg this stool. I did modify the molding (for the third time), but lordy it was a long day. Driving the pegs was easy, it is just amazing how much … Continue reading
This is turning out better than expected. Somehow I made the seat height just a bit lower than a chair, I was expecting it to be lots lower, that just was the length of the logs I used (urban white … Continue reading
Yes, I can rathole (verb) with the best of them. This is the riven slab seat for the joint stool I’m working on. Being riven, it tapers from the bark to the pith, so it gets flatted. There was a … Continue reading
I just might be biased, but I really like these little planes. They are nice for smoothing board edges (long and short grain), adding chamfers, etc and are much easier to hold/use/keep square on a narrow edge than, say, a #3.
One year ago, I split some white oak into quarters. I cut some molding plane blanks and a bunch of spoons from the pith. Now I want to make some boards and bigger stuff. I don’t have power tools for … Continue reading