Turning a $15 paper weight into a sweet user smoothing plane part 1 – assessing function and cleaning.
Donate your unused hand tools to help some new woodworkers and a budding hand tool program get off the ground.
I have a couple of hand tool woodworking classes on the schedule next year at the Chestnut Creek School of Arts, in Galax, VA.
Progress has been slow on the new cabin, but it’s getting there. In the meantime, I’ve made another saw, and have been busy with other woodworking.
About 7 or 8 months ago, I made myself a new dovetail saw. I liked my old dovetail saw OK, but I wanted a bit more finesse, especially for really thin stock.
While I haven’t been able to get into the shop or blog much over the last few months, I recently got to do some actual woodworking.
Today, the Mrs. and I decided that it would be a good day to sort through the wood pile in the barn. What we found was quite a nice surprise.
I started this carved oak box some time ago. The oak came from a tree that was taken down on the site of the museum that I used to volunteer at.
Managing tearout doesn’t have to be a chore. The secret is to pay attention to grain direction, and remember to always plane with the grain.