Monthly Archives: March 2015

Starting Out Naked

I don’t think there has been a better time to for someone to start wood working in over a hundred years.  At least for hand tool woodworking.  Quality tools are once again being manufactured and the internet gives us unprecedented … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 8

I jolted awake in the wee hours of the morning with a sobering realization.  I hadn’t ordered any plywood panels for this tansu.  Which meant that I was pretty much dead in the water until I had ply in hand. … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 7

Finally some shop time!  It’s still getting cold at night here.  Below freezing at night cold.  So I planned ahead and turned the space heater in the shop on low last night before I went to bed.  This morning the … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 6

I spent Saturday completing the side rail joinery.  Basically just more of the same like I posted in Progress 5.  With the side rails completed, I turned my attention to the front and rear bearers. The first step was to … Continue reading

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Heavy Handed Woodworker?

If you work with hand saws then you’ve heard the oft repeated mantra: “Let the saw do the work.” Makes sense.  The problem is that it can’t be taught.  Told, yes, taught, no.  It is one of those things that … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 5

It was almost 70F today!  Spring is just around the corner.  Finally! I took advantage of the warmth and spent an hour or so in the shop after work today.  Today saw the start of the from/rear rails.  I marked … Continue reading

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HB Tansu #3-Progress 4

Today was basically a repeat of yesterday.  I chopped the mortises in the rear cross rails and then fit the corresponding post tenons. One additional operation today was to layout and chop the handle rail mortises.  Nothing special about that … Continue reading

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