Finally Episode 2! As I mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been working on a puja table for a friend of mine. I have not filmed much of the process since I’ve already been working on it for a while and while he’s been very patient, I do want to get it to him as soon as possible. The legs are joined to the top of the table with sliding dovetails that are 12 1/2″ long and visible from both sides. I did find there was some interest when I posted a picture online of the first sliding dovetail, so I decided to capture some video of the second one. I did run into some technical difficulties with the filming, so as I explain in the video, I apologize for any quality and issues with the content being a bit disjointed. But I do hope that folks will still find some value to the content. I don’t claim to use the most orthodox method here, but it worked for me, and as I’ve seen with much woodworking content, there is more than one way to get a task done.
It’s been pretty quiet on the Wood Lab blog lately (sorry), but not so quiet in the shop itself. I’ve been working on a Puja (meditation) table… Read more “The Four Piece “Vise””
When I posted the Intro and Shop Tour video, I had some plans on how I could improve the shop. Since that video, I’ve been able to… Read more “Shop Updates Since The Video Tour”
It’s been a busy few weeks – I recently was in a remote training class for work for a week that was on west coast hours (I’m… Read more “Hangin’ With Woodworkers”
I recently took a break from sharpening the new Narex chisels to take part in the rocking horse build for Woodworkers Fighting Cancer, the benefit for LIVESTRONG… Read more “A Horse Is Born”
I finally got some supplies to start flattening and sharpening the Narex Chisels I got from Lee Valley a while back. So here is part 2 of the test drive where I compare a tuned up chisel to one of the ones untouched out of the box. I’ll also over go over some of my sharpening setup. Thanks to Kari Hultman and Mike Morton for the info they provided me recently regarding my waterstone!
Drumroll please… The child size work table, my first true woodworking furniture project, is complete! I had intended the red oak end table to be my first… Read more “Child’s Work Table Complete!”