Welcome to my Woodworking Blog - She Works Wood. Below are pictures of what I'm working on or have completed. I hope you enjoy the pictures and commentary, Marilyn in Seattle.

Friday, December 31, 2010


The end tables are done ..

.. and installed.

... And yes, I'll still have to make the drawers.

Hmmm .. looks like we might need some help in the lamp department.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ready, set ... wall cabinets!

So I made a space for my tool wall cabinet in the garage and in the process did a through cleaning and a modest bench upgrade so that I can do a lot of the future projects with hand tools. And I will be finding an new location for the toy (the Jet planer/jointer).

I'll be doing another wall cabinet for the bathroom. Busy, busy, busy!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Modifying the workbench for hand planing

In other words .. shortening the height of the work bench, installing bench dog holes and later a dead man.

Sawing off the leg height ..

Friday, December 24, 2010

Underside bevel of the Table top

I was able to complete the underside bevel on the table top with my hand planes .. and it was very fun to do. Tough to take a picture of, though!

On the next one, I need to be a little less aggressive with my marking gauge.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Starting to think about the finish

These guys will get a lot of use .. so it's poly!

Bridge City Saw

Don't know much about it, but the idea is cool!
"..the Jointmaker is that it is a hand-powered table saw that uses a Japanese saw blade mounted so that a table slides very precisely above it. The saw blade can be tilted in both directions and can be adjusted for depth. This simple flexibility allows it to make incredible things, from snug-fitting tenons to crazily precise miters.

As far as I can tell, it does everything a regular table saw does except for long rip cuts, which is why it is called the Jointmaker. Producing almost no noise and using no electrical power, it is quite a minimalist saw, but that’s the point."

Bridge City Saw

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Playing with my early Christmas present

Labeling my work was Larua's idea so guess what I got as an early Christmas present? I stamped my first initial, last name and 2010 in the end tables today. What fun! Who would have thought?

End Tables start to come together

The fitting.

Using my new skewed rabbit plane to trim the tenons to a perfect fit. I used Chris Schwarz's suggestion and removed the front knob which makes the plane look pretty, but gets in the way during use.

Friday, December 17, 2010

12.17 End Table Progress

This is as far as I got today. The first dry assembly on the first table. Drawer runners for front still need to be created and installed. My newly sharpened paring chisels made this a fast and easy fitting.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dec 11 ET Progess

Sides of tables are glued up with mortises strips in place.

Schemeing about the workshop

I'm thinking about a deadman and a new top with vice and bench dog holes.

And some rearranging ..

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dec 10 ET Progress

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Greenlee Butt Chisels

Greenlee Butt Chisels.
One-owner Greenlee bevel edge butt chisels include the widths: ¾, 1 ½, and 2 inches. They all have similar solid leather end handles. The blades are clean, but lightly tarnished. All three share a mark of 2 filed notches high on the sockets—surely an owner’s mark. Easily Good+