Thursday, 29 August 2019
I've just completed this small chest with angled dovetails all round. The panels are book matched spalted beech and the rest of the chest is olive ash with the feet painted black.
An 6 page article showing all the constructions and measurements will be appearing in Furniture and Cabinet Making magazine in due course.
The dovetails were all cut free hand using a wonderful Skelton Long Stroke Dovetail Saw (se last picture)
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
I've just finished this wall shelf for our hallway. It's made from book matched walnut and rippled olive ash.
The front edge has a tapering chamfer which was fun to do. The end to end book match was joined with Dominoes and the front support was located with dowels and screwed from the rear. The top was attached with dominoes and the whole thing was mounted with shop made brass hangers.
Monday, 26 August 2019
I have a few nice planes up for auction on E Bay at the moment. A great Bridge City CT 8 block plane https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153617407444
A Lie Nielsen 2000 Limited edition white bronze plane
A fantastic Stanley No1
Below a classic Holtey No 98 as well as planes by Oliver Sparks etc.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
I've been making a new bench to take to shows, I've got fed up with lifting a full sized bench in and out of the car. Although it's only 4' long it's got a 4" thick iroko top and a frame made from 3 1/2" square pine. It's as solid as a rock and perfect for dovetailing.
An article on the build will be coming in Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine in due course.