Sunday, May 20, 2018

Roubo bench build Pt 1A

This is a re edit of an earlier video.  The original was over 45 minutes long and I just wasn't happy with it.  This part takes the milling of the tree into slabs and is only just over 10 minutes long.  Much easier to digest.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Sander jig

My latest build for the shop.  I have been needing this for a while now.  I finally got around to doing it.  I was watching a Chris Cute video and that inspired me to get going on it.  I wanted something sturdy yet easy to remove the sander for other use.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Making a new strop.

I threw together my first strop, just to experiment and see how it went.  Of course, I really liked it.  The only problem was that I made it out of things I had laying around and it is a bit too narrow for some of my plane blades.  Time to make an improved version. 

I put a bit of thought into the design so it would function the way I wanted it to.  My first attempt was thwarted though.  Seems that piece of ash was tasty to some bug or another.  Oh well, nothing a trip to the shelf didn't fix and I found some maple instead.

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  It should serve a long time in keeping my blades keen.  I find that I strop more than I do any actual sharpening now.  I take less time, more often and give my blades a few swipes and keep them at their best.  This was the reasoning behind the design.  So it is always near at hand and ready for use in multiple ways.

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