Made a lot of progress on the bow saw today – hope to finish it up tomorrow. My hands are cramping up from all the filing. Really enjoying my Auriou rasps, worth the $$ for sure

Dry fit shelf, just need to decide what to do with the top because it’s a bit bland. Looking for excuses to use my new veritas combo plane, so maybe a bead along the front?

Three new additions to the shop: #auriou rasps

Installed my new @benchcrafted plane stop today. Really like it, worth the effort. #handtoolschool

Finished the saw vise. It holds a saw tight, but haven’t tested it with sharpening. Need to set up a station away from my workbench for that. #handtoolschool

Making progress on a saw vise. The jaws are hard maple, adding inner bevels to fit backsaws. Hope to finish tomorrow. #handtoolschool

I completed my new saw til. Here it is. #handtoolschool

Bear’s Head Tooth

Found this clump of Bear’s Head Tooth mushroom today on the C&O canal near Brunswick, Maryland. Over two pounds! We ate about a third of it for dinner. What a find.