I made a small serving tray to hold my teapot and cup. The design is from Fine Woodworking, which I adapted to use only hand tools. I also made a few other minor design choices that altered from the plan. The frame of the tray is simple, as you can see here. The colored dots…… Continue reading Serving Tray Build
Here was a challenging project from a few years back that I neglected to post. It involves some difficult joinery. It looks great from the side. But the joinery in the back is not so nice. It’s functional as a square, though, so I’ll take it. The project was mostly an exercise in chisel work…… Continue reading Japanese Joinery Square Build
I made some handy bench hooks based upon the teachings of Sloyd (which I don’t know much about, but discovered is quite an interesting thing). Actually, learning about Sloyd may be the most interesting thing about this project. Anyways, these bench hooks are really useful to hold wood of different lengths on the bench for,…… Continue reading Sloyd Bench Hooks
Over the past few months (July-September 2018), I created a display case to hold a fly rod and reel for the Potomac Valley Fly Fisher club, of which I’m a member. The fly rod/reel this case is designed to display is raffled off once a year. The person who wins the raffle gets to use…… Continue reading Fly Rod/Reel Case Build
Making some Sloyd hooks today. My mistake was choosing a scrap of hard Maple. I'm getting a workout. #handtoolschool
Finished my fly rod/reel box! I'll soon post a "how it was made" article, for posterity.
Fly rod case coming together. I'll do the inside parts next. #handtoolschool
Been out of the shop for awhile, so decided I better start with some practice half blind dovetails before doing it on my real project.
So I needed a new shooting board. My old one was created over a year ago and I skimped and made the fence with douglas fir, which didn’t hold up well at all. Plus, it just wasn’t that well constructed and I wasn’t able to get great results with it. As I’m about to start…… Continue reading Shooting Board
Morning practice. Pin side of a mitered dovetail cut on some scrap wood. So far so good. #handtoolschool