Sunday, 22 March 2015

Elbow Grease

Machined rustic is the look I'm after with this shelving unit, it's for heavy files and books.. I know I should finish the sycamore cabinet first, but hey ho!!
I'm using  4 1/2"x 3/4" machined flooring..
 I had to cut 36 rebates in total with the tenon saw then chopped them out with a sharp chisel..
And  with my uncles old rebate plane I tidied up each rebate before gluing each panel..
A panel consists of three floorboards I'm pretty happy with the housings for the shelves they all line up which will be handy.. I took the drawknife to the front edges of the sides and shelves..
The long joints of the sides got this treatment too, this will give it a little worn out aged look..
All by hand, no noisy machinery just elbow grease...;b

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Making Good Use Of The Car Booty

I've been busy with the Sycamore cabinet that I mentioned a few posts back..
A while ago I bought this, old new in the box Paramo rebate plane at the car boot sale..
So the Sycamore cabinet will have some tongue and groove lining as a back.. And I needed to make a rebate to house the lining..
After a  few trials I got the hang of the plane and in a short time I had my sides and the top rebated  down to my depth...
The fence wiggles a bit and needed tightened a few times, but it definitely got the job done....;b

Sunday, 8 March 2015

More Treasure

I was given a few tools this week..
A old wooden rounding plane..
Along with a little wooden spoke shave with some brass adjusters..
And a real treasure the Stanley no81
scraper plane..
I'm very grateful for these old tools...
And will put them back to work...;b

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Yes Another Stool..

I put together this little stool today..
Oak top with hazel legs.. And some scribed in random bracing..
The wood was there and needed to be something... ;b