1 January 2013 at 5:41 am #5969
Thanks for the encouragement Ken! You might be right.
I’m not making excuses but, my vise (that I just finished making yesterday) also needs some work. It needs better handles. I wasn’t able to tighten it down enough. So, the work piece kept sliding in the vise as I tried to saw it. …yeah, that’s the ticket! 🙂
Texas, USA1 January 2013 at 6:00 am #5973AnonymousInactive
I have the same problem buddy, till I get my bench finished and a vise fitted. I found a bit of non slip router mat, or drawer liner helps for now.4 January 2013 at 3:05 am #6133Ron HarperParticipant
I know that this flies in the face of what a lot of folks believe, but it can help to plane an almost imperceptible crown in the center of your wooden vise jaws.4 January 2013 at 10:34 am #6137
Hello Ron,what does this mean,a hollow in your vice?
Sorry if this seems a stupid question,but i am Dutch and don’t know every English woodworking term yet.
Lopik - Netherlands6 January 2013 at 4:30 pm #6187SinisaParticipant
this is not exactly book project but it is mostly based on wall shelf project from the book. It is ready for finish, probably couple hands of shellac and then my wife wants to paint it
Living in Croatia6 January 2013 at 4:53 pm #61896 January 2013 at 8:55 pm #6194Ron HarperParticipant
the exact opposite of a hollow and very very slight6 January 2013 at 10:43 pm #6201MexiquiteParticipant
Here is the pine shelf I made with Paul at Penryhn Castle. I distressed it a bit and quite like the look of it.6 January 2013 at 11:36 pm #6203
@Mexiquite, that looks good. Is the wood thicker than what is typically used?
Texas, USA7 January 2013 at 6:55 am #6213
Juryaan the exact opposite of a hollow and very very slight
thank you for explaning Ron.
Looks great Mexiquite,must have been awesome working with Paul.
Hope that someday he will come to Holland for some courses.
Lopik - Netherlands9 January 2013 at 1:29 am #6291MexiquiteParticipant11 January 2013 at 1:15 am #6378mcglynnonmakingParticipant
I’ve made several of the projects from the book. I have to say, they have all been fun and very instructional.
The 3-legged stool isn’t finished yet, I have some more fine tuning on the parts before I glue and finish it. I’ve made two of the candle boxes, one in Canary Pine and one in Cherry. These are a lot of fun to do. It helped my with my dovetail technique, and also with laying out and cutting hinge mortises.
I’m thinking I’ll make the bookcase with my 12 year old son for his room, maybe starting this weekend. I’ve been documenting the step-by-step on these on my blog11 January 2013 at 1:23 am #6383AnonymousInactive
Nice work Joe, and a great blog11 January 2013 at 9:04 am #6390
Everything is looking great Joe,love the bowl.
Lopik - Netherlands11 January 2013 at 2:28 pm #6393mcglynnonmakingParticipant
If anyone hasn’t made a few projects from the book I’d strongly recommend it. None of them require a huge investment in tools of lumber, they are fun to make and very instructional in technique.
My brother-in-law is a DIY kind of guy, although not a woodworker by any stretch. I gave him Paul’s book for Christmas. I knew I liked the book, but before I bought it for him I looked at several other books in the same category: “New Traditional Woodworker” by Jim Tolpin, “Made by Hand” by Tom Figden and a few others that escape me at the moment. They are all wonderful books, but Paul’s has the best combination of basic information about wood and necessary tools, interesting but approachable projects, and in-depth information on sharpening. If one works through the projects in the book I think you’ll have the basic skills to take on much more advanced/complex projects.
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