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

oh wait..
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

moving on...

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


  1. .

    From the photographs, that's a pleasing combination of woods.

    You have a combination of running tongue and tenons on the table-top side, how do you propose to fix the bread board end?


    1. good question, I have been planning the moment of joining the ends to the slab since the beginning, seriously I can't wait for that moment too!
      I have ideas and plans, thinking about movement, measuring over the last three years, stay tuned!