Thursday 29 August 2019

Angled Dovetail Chest Complete

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

Wall Shelf Project

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

  A rare Norris A 14

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

New Work Bench

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.