Monthly Archives: January 2015

Skill building

Building this stupid little drawer is giving me fits. my dovetail jig is acting up so I’m resorting to other means and it isn’t pretty; this pic is shimming the pins to slide them to one side and remove gaps. … Continue reading

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I just finished up resawing when the Enco sale email showed up (one day 20% off). I had the parts sitting in the shopping cart so that was an easy way to drop $150. The two knurls were $76; AccuTrak … Continue reading

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And back to wood

Time for a woodworking project, this time a big box of drawers out of riven white oak. I’m starting with wedges of dried oak, which I flatten one side with a Makita “scrub” plane (power hand planer, 5½ sized), the … Continue reading

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And now we wait

Another metal project, this time lathe tooling from Tom’s Technique (plans and video). I parked my fanny in front of the mill for a week, twisting knobs, pulling levers and spraying hot shrapnel all over the shop (first time using … Continue reading

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