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Smaller steps worked

So, after taking the three new bevel-edged chisels and my new ⅜” mortice chisel (needed for the mortices for the slats’ tenons) to the 80-grit paper (I’ll do the stones and stropping tomorrow), it was on to taking the four ripped down 2x1x30″ ash boards and getting going on the resawing. I ran over each on four sides with the jack and the smoother to get a more square board, then gauged a midline down the edges of the board and penciled the gauge line for visibility, cut a starting notch with the chisel on the end grain and started in with the ryoba at a slow and steady pace. Leave dido singing away into one ear, and flip the board every other chorus line, and the saw just followed the line itself most of the time.… Read the rest

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Weekend work

Not much progress on the project this weekend, the shed to-do list won this time. Started by getting the chisels off the bench and onto the wall in a very rough holder that I plan to replace later:


And it’s a good thing I plan to replace it because I was leaning over to the last screw on the left (there’s junk on the floor in the way) and slipped and squeezed the trigger on the drill driver:

2016-10-01-20-21-18aThis is the problem with power tools 😀

I knocked up a quick bench hook to match the shooting board, they’re nothing fancy but they’ll work for now:


And a few dogs with some of the bullet catches I got from ebay:


I also had a few of the latest bits off ebay arrive:


I was too sick of the mess from the titebond, so I got the silicone brush/tray/kit/thingy from rutlands.… Read the rest

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