From the AYFKM holiday shopping department comes the Lee Valley digital marking gauge. My style of working with wood does not lend itself to using a digital marking gauge. However, if I've learned anything in life it is that there is more than one way to do anything. Please post any practical uses for this device below.
Garrett Wade also has a fine unique offering with their ruler knife. I'm sure this CSI inspired instrument will provide hours of entertainment.
Feel free to post links to unique or odd gifts below.
The blog side of Great Lakes Wood Shop. Unlike most woodworking blogs, this one is primarily meant to show my foibles and successes as I continue to develop fine woodworking skills. Suggestions are welcome.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Out of Chaos Comes a Toolbox
Here is tool chaos:
I'm actually going to build two of these chests. I bought enough wood for both, but I got two lemon boards (bad humor unintended). I cut pieces for both chests to rough length and left them to adjust for a few days. When I got back to the pile, all the parts cut from two of the boards were egregiously warped. I now have enough parts for one chest and a lot of firewood.
Here are the promised pics:
|Glue up (duh). Heck to keep square|
|Notches for lock boards|
|Ready for a skin|
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