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Saturday 28 February 2015

Planing and Planes

I spent the afternoon in the workshop..
Planing some sycamore for a little idea I have .
More of this in the weeks to come..
Using the old heirloom wooden plane as a scrub plane, then the big jack plane and lots and lots of elbow grease.. I tidied up these slabs of sycamore..

This got me in the mood to sharpen and fettle all my hand plane's I have a fair few of these and use them all.. Here they are after their honing and setting...;b

Wednesday 18 February 2015

First Cut..

I hacked out this little serving spoon this afternoon..
Using the Elwell hatchet shown in the previous post..
The wood is Horse Chestnut..
Really easy to work, with some neat colours in the grain.
And the first cuts for my old new hatchet...;b

Sunday 15 February 2015

Elwell Hatchet ..

I was up early this morning and off to the car boot sale..
I spied this little hatchet, and paid a couple of quid for it.
After breakfast I went out to the workshop .
And filed, rubbed, scrubbed, oiled and honed this little gem back to life..
So now I have a nice Elwell, Kentish pattern hatchet, handy for hacking out spoons...
I know I know, how many hatchets does one guy need!!!...;b

Sunday 8 February 2015

Spalted Stool And Stamped Signs...

I spent a few hours on this over the weekend..
Bored the holes for the legs, and trimmed the tenons with a drawknife... A dry fit to make sure all was good.. Then glued up.. Today when all was dry I gave it a final sanding then waxed it up... ;b

And I also bought these tin stamped signs at the car boot sale for inside my workshop...
Well even us guy's have to do a little decorating... ;)

Sunday 1 February 2015

Lazy Bones

While I was off at Christmas time I got myself a new phone..
 Which has all the bells and whistles..
 However this made me a little lazy at times, snapping a pic with it, and putting that on here as a post...
 Handy on the wing, but I know better..
 This weekend I used the camera again while shaping a stool top.. The proof's in the pudding  ... Here's my spalted hornbeam stool top shaped with blockplane  and various spoke shaves, then a little sanding.... ;b