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Category Archives: 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
A small box to hold a sine bar. I made this out of a white oak branch, used the milling machine to cut the mortise, glued on a bottom (because I liked the “real” bottom better as the top) and … Continue reading
A couple of boxes made on the milling machine. I needed a box for the sine bar as the cardboard one wasn’t very secure. These were some quickies milled out of white oak and shellacked. Basically mini candle boxes with a … Continue reading
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. I was kinda bored and wanted to build something and use a spoke shave and they became handles. On the left, a cleaver looking thing from three chunks of white … Continue reading
Slathered in BLO, which needs to dry before being slathered in shellac. Another annoying glue up; I seem to make a habit of that. This time the struts. The problem was end grain and a tight fit. I can usually … Continue reading
I turned a set of legs for yet another joint stool, this time out of some Mahogany like stuff, very open grain (three board glue ups for a project abandoned years ago). It didn’t agree with my lack of turning … Continue reading