Once you have things basically cut, you may still have to fine tune them.
Here I am starting to plane the edges clamped together.
This worked in some spots and one some sides, but there were some grain issues. In this case I chickened out instantly and started using sandpaper.
Here is what I […]
The beam of the square I have been making has been a bit long to fit in the tool box I have planned for it. I also wanted to try my hand at some wood burning.
I intended the numbers to get larger until 12 and then start smaller again. It did not turn […]
If you read my previous post, then my template may be familiar.
A good method is to use the template to set up the stops on your measuring equipment.
The stops in this case are a pair of brass stair gauges attached to a large carpenters square. These two gauges once set to […]
First thing you need is a really precise hexagon template. Enough other errors will creep into your work, you need to start with a good pattern.
Fortunately this is fairly easy to do manage, and you don’t need a lot of expensive stuff. A compass and some paper will do quite nicely.
Here is what […]
The scratch shave is nice, but for me it is rarely used. The item that I use all the time, is a marking gauge. When you need a precise line marked parallel with the side of a board, this is the tool to use.
The working part is the point that sticks up at […]