Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sample poplar board

I have done a sample board divided into three sections.  All three sections have one coat of General finishes Java gel stain. Advertisements

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Three legged desk? Nay.

Third leg is now completed.  One more to go. However, I am going to show photos on the next leg from rough to shaped and smoothed.  I will explain the process with photos and other bits and bobs as I … Continue reading

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Two legs done. Two to go.

Between Sunday and Monday, I managed to get another leg completed.  Work is progressing well, thanks to the workbench that I built.  It really helps me work better, rather than on the floor or a pair of five gallon buckets. … Continue reading

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First leg

Today was a busy day at my regular job. I managed to get a couple of hours in on getting the first leg squared and laid out the profile and set to work on the oversized blank and managed to … Continue reading

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Rough poplar board for legs of desk

I have had a 6′ long by  7″ wide by 2-1/4″ thick poplar slab that I picked up at Atlantic Hardwoods in Portland.  I crosscut the board length in half and then ripped the board halves in half to create four oversized … Continue reading

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Welcome Everyone!

I am excited to start this wordpress blog about my journey in woodworking with hand tools. Please bear with me as I am new to this site and I’m sure that there will be a few trials and errors in … Continue reading

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