- 11 January 2013 at 2:09 am #6385Bob LockwoodParticipant
I am very excited!
After two months of watching Paul’s master class DVDs and now a few weeks of watching the online series. I finally have enough tools and a bench to begin.
Attached is a picture of my first handcut dovetail. Last time was 10 years ago and with a electric router and jig.
It’s a little sloppy, but much more satisfying than the machine cut version years ago.
Only one of my chisels was really as sharp as I wanted
Paul makes it look way too easy 🙂 I’m it will improve over time.
Having loads of fun!
You must be logged in to access attached files.11 January 2013 at 2:16 am #6387bloqbetaParticipant
How did the bench come out? Did you do the English bench with the Apron as in the DVD series?
I am going to start making mine in couple of weeks. How much time did it take you to build it?
From El Salvador, currently living in Guatemala11 January 2013 at 12:05 pm #6392Bob LockwoodParticipant
On my first round of woodworking about 10 years ago, I made a bench, which I subsequently sold.
Getting back into it this time, I elected to buy a Sjobergs bench.
Main reason for buying was that it took me so long to build last time even with power tools. I also prefer the sytle I bought to the English bench.11 January 2013 at 9:57 pm #6413Dave RiendeauParticipant
Mario, I built the bench in Pauls DVD over a long weekend, 3 days. Thats a full three days. It goes pretty quick once you get started, the longest bit was chopping the mortises and fitting the tenons in the legs.
-Canada14 January 2013 at 2:34 am #6481Michael177Participant
i built mine over about a month of intermittent weekends and evening hours. It goes together pretty quickly once you start. Then once you fit a vise, there will be nothing holding back your woodworking! enjoy it, you’ll have a lot of fun and learn so much.
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