Yippee Skippee! I’m having fun!

Woodworking is a ton of fun for me .. most of the time. šŸ˜€ Ā The introduction of hand tools and the band saw to what I do has made it even more fun. Not sure I can really explain it, but there’s something about using an old tool or old technique that really makes my socks roll up and down. Ā Perhaps its about being connected with the past and gaining anĀ appreciationĀ for the work that goes into making something. Ā I don’t know.

Anyway, I’ve been trickin’ out my tool cabinet (finally!) with door tool holding racks. Ā (No, I’m not procrastinating about the desk, I’m organizing the shop before the next big project .. OK, maybe a little. šŸ˜‰ Ā )

Here’s some of what I’ve done.

 

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Deadman complete

Back to the workbench! (yippee!) Ā First the layout, of course.

After cutting the overall shape on the band saw, Ā I used my newly installed leg vise to start the final shaping. Ā First using the spoke shave to get out theĀ unevennessĀ created by the bandsaw blade.

There was a nasty knot right in the middle of both sides, but my small scraper did a really nice job of cleaning it up.

After that it was on to the rasp. Ā (Commentary: Ā I discovered rasps when I made a handsaw in Mike Wenzloff’s class and I’ve found them incredibly useful.)

The final product prior to pencil line removal.

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