For my Six Board Chest, I really wanted to give hand cut mouldings a try. It’ll be a simple one, so don’t get too excited. I knew some day a project require the sticking board, but I just hadn’t gotten around to making one. Now the only problem is to find a place to store it. Its an 8′ long board.
Its an easy project. I picked up a 1×12′ piece of Popular from Home Depot. I ripped off two 2″ wide pieces, glued and screwed each piece to one side and trued up the inside edge with my Veritas Jack Rabbet plane. I also attached a bench hook strip to one end so that I can clamp it in my end vice while pushing it up against my bench dogs. And Wa-la!! A sticking board.
Oh, and I have on of Philip Edward’s rabbet planes on the way to cut rabbets with. So here’s hopin’ this goes well.
Today I received my 16″ Bad Axe Tenon Saw. Its a big saw and when I unwrapped it, I was really glad I didn’t order the larger saw because it has a fair amount of weight to it.
Just so you know, I’m 5′ 6″ and I don’t have small hands. The saw felt good in my hands but its heavier than any saw I own. I’m also a very reluctant and very new sawyer. My table saw still does, and probably always will, scare the begesus out of me. And I will probably never own a big collection of hand saws.