Sunday, October 13, 2013
point of no returns
I guess by now you realize this will never turn into an educational diatribe on the essential tenants of wood working
I'm figuring if you've stayed with me this long, haven't grown tired of my repeated ramblings, my photos of tools old and new in all sorts of uncompromising positions, my occasional profanity
then I'm doing pretty well. And that by now you've learned enough of the essential tenants that I don't have to digress, and the long winded linear sequitur is already apparent.
I bring to you a short continuation of the essay begun last post
how to make breadboard ends:
step one: cut the wood
step 42: chop the groove and mortices
did I miss a couple steps there
yea, sorry I did,
there's just too many things I do every day in the shop I don't even think to take a photo of
so yea, step 2: cut the wood the other way
step 3: cut the wood the last way
step 4: have fun planing for the next few steps
step 22: I'm pretty sure a beer is one of the steps about now
step 23: check everything you planed before you had the beer
looks a hell of a lot better doesn't it?
step 37: make your marks
the cheapest tool I currently use, I think I spent five dollars on this, the blades cost more
my review: hey it works, in fact it works great, in fact the fact that it is butt ugly, cost five dollars and works great makes it one of my favorite tools!
step 204: test fit for the twelfth time then use a rasp, plane or pig sticker, whatever it takes, to get it right.
step 367: can I get a hell yea!
step ok I'm starting to loose count, the ubiquitous overhand rip,
I did this both towards and away from my body, depending on the corner being ripped
scribe, this is the simplest way to mark a big bevel
then of course, plane, set for big cuts, this is tough work but it moves fast
soon they're even
at the end of the day, it's amazing to realize the progress
OCD is not a disorder