Thursday, February 08, 2007

Busy in the Workshop, Quiet at Work.....


HI Folks
Been deathly quiet at work today - so had a busy day in the workshop instead! The fluted table is coming along FAST! I managed to cut all the corner joinery, taper the legs and rout the fluting. The left side is gluing up in the clamps as we speak. As always, I have some tasty pictures for you.......
It certainly is worth the time to plan your project out in advance. How some folks managed to make it up as they go along I'll never know. The time taken to experiment with the router sled and the flutes would of ruined most of the available walnut..........;)
Had a stroke of luck at my local scrap metal merchants. They had just had a pile of brass in from the local engineering firm. Needless to say, I came away with some cracking offcuts of brass plate for peanuts! Enough for a few plane cap irons and plane sides.......... :)
I've also been doing a little saw sharpening with my new (old) Disston saw vice. Somehow I've managed to make a rip tenon saw that also makes clean crosscuts. Don't know what the heck I've done but I'm pretty pleased. Need to send Mike the Wenz pictures so he can explain how I've messed up :)
One of yesterdays moulding planes had some worm holes - I've popped it in the freezer for a few days to sort the little bleeders out. I fonly I could get that 6 foot plank of Elm in there too.....;)
Cheers
Philly

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enough brass for a few cap irons and plane sides - reckon Karl Holtey had better look out, the competition's on it's way:)

Cheers:)

Paul Chapman

Andy said...

Very nice Phiily. Reminds me a lot of the David Savages linen fold cupboards.

Might steal that idea for a table apron I'm thinking about in sycamore

Andy

Philly said...

I think Karl has nothing to worry about ;) He has taken planemaking to prefection levels - I'll never come anywhere near that. More Ford Mondeo than Bentley Continental.....
Steal away Andy! It's called "inspiration"......
By the way, are you enjoying Sketchup?? ;)
Philly

Alf said...

Hang on a cotton-pickin'... Here we have a chap who's made his own hollers an' roun's using the router to make the flutes?! Oh the humanity...

Don't mind me, Phil - I'm just trying to get you to do everything the Hard Way so you'll Slow Down and I won't look so bad ;) Lookin' good, matey.