Roorkey Chair – Part One

I don’t own a lathe so, when possible I’ve been going up to Pratt Fine Arts and getting lessons from whomever will teach me .. so it’s going very slowly.  I tried speeding up the stretchers by the octagon method on the table saw, but I’m a serious novice when it comes to turning.

I started wondering if I could use my shave horse and draw knife to move things along.  I spent 6 days in my Windsor chair class shaping spindles so I might be able to pull it off.

Here’s what I did and you can be the judge.  I’ll put up more photos as things progress.  Oh, and by the way, I think this was really Jason Thigpen’s (@txheritage) idea.

More photos to come.

 

Bowl Carving Tool Chest

Here’s a quick picture summary on my Carving Tool Chest .. enjoy!

More glam shots.

Also, I used Burnheart sector for this project and here’s a quick clip on how to use it.

Mark Harrell – Bad Axe Tool Works

I’m sure that I’ve blabbed on about Mark and his awesome saws on my blog before, but I’m going to do it again.  All my backsaws are made by Mark except for the old dovetail saw I inherited and he re-plated that one.  He makes amazing saws and provides a truck load of free information about how to keep your work at top speed.

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Mark has always been an amazing supporter of women woodworkers.  For International Women’s Day he posted this video:

International Women’s Day Video

Mark sure you check out his site: Bad Axe Toolworks

Progress on Carving Tool Chest

This is how I laid out the dovetails and the mitered shouldered dovetail for the bottom edge.

PS.  Wanna know where to get a sector?  Go here ->

CABINETMAKER’S SECTOR

Wanna know how to use a sector?? Or make a cheap one?  Go here -> http://www.burn-heart.com/sector