Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I used my skewed rabbet plane and made a rabbet (a slot) for the back boards to go into. I had some left over tongue and groove fir that I will use as the back boards to the case (see picture).
Fun, fun, fun!
Party shavings and a rabbet plane!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Both allow me to be a better woodworker that I should be given the amount of time I've put in or talent I have. First, the Veritas training wheels. Bevel up planes and saw guides to name a few. Here's the saw guide.
Friday, March 25, 2011
I made more progress on my saw till to day. It was a glorious day to open the garage door and work. Moses, the Wonder Dog, curled up in his hole in the yard and kept an eye on me.
First, I scrapped off the glue on my glued up panels. Final size was ~9". The wood is alder (poor man's cherry?)
Then I cut a a 1/32" rabbet in the tail board to set the pin board in.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Today I received my 16" Bad Axe Tenon Saw. Its a big saw and when I unwrapped it, I was really glad I didn't order the larger saw because it has a fair amount of weight to it.
Just so you know, I'm 5' 6" and I don't have small hands. The saw felt good in my hands but its heavier than any saw I own. I'm also a very reluctant and very new sawyer. My table saw still does, and probably always will, scare the begesus out of me. And I will probably never own a big collection of hand saws.