Friday, 23 September 2016
A little while back I order a long stroke dovetail saw from Shane and Jaq Skelton, a couple of days ago it arrived. I pushed the boat out and went for the 'Squires Peters' version, a copy of a saw made in 1760. http://skeltonsaws.co.uk/our-products/
Beautiful packing with some nice touches.........
............and finally the saw revealed, what a beauty!
It has 16 TPI and very little set, ideal for finer dovetails, my only frustration is that being away I have nothing to test it on. The handle is flame beech and the fit and finish of the whole saw are immaculate. Enjoy the pictures.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Here are some more boxes by Stephen, this time with integral wooden hinges.
I've seen jigs for these type of hinges made by Incra http://www.incrementaltools.com/INCRA_HingeCrafter_Drilling_Guide_p/hingecrafter.htm
and also Rob Cosman http://www.robcosman.com/tools_drilljig.php
Monday, 19 September 2016
Stephen sent me some pictures of his excellent jewellery box. If you scroll down I've included some of the making shots which may give you some idea of just how time consuming this project was!
This is how Stephen described the project
'Here are a few more photos of my jewellery box. This was the first time I used veneer and it took a long time. The inlay banding were in the style of Steve Latta, even that took weeks. Thicknessing the ebony lipping by hand was a pain, but a high angle frog and small back bevel worked wonders! (Thanks David Charlesworth).
All in all it came out pretty good and I was very pleased with the clean spline mitre joints cut using your guide.'
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Friday, 16 September 2016
Matt from the UK sent me these pictures of a lovely desk he made from a large (and expensive) walnut slab.
He's just posted a series of three very well done YouTube videos showing the making process which are well worth watching.
I'm guessing the Makepeace inspired chair is another one of Matt creations, showing some very fine making skills.
The graduated dovetail keys provide a nice accent and stabilise the short crack.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Thanks very much to Jonas from Denmark who has explained the use of these benches and showed my ignorance. Lervad as a company are still very much alive and kicking both in their native Denmark as well as in the UK http://lervad.co.uk/
They specialise in workbenches for educational use and the two legged bench is designed to be attached, along with others, to a central tool well, which certainly solves the stability problem.
They do a small freestanding bench with three legs, although I think the two legged communal benches make better sense.