Posts made in September, 2013

Old Thresher’s – Final Day

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Events, Urban Timbers | 0 comments

Old Thresher’s – Final Day

Day four was a pretty eventful day on the sales floor, so not much work got done at the bench. I spent day five bouncing back and forth between our display and the Steam Engine Powered Sawmill waiting for my walnut log to be milled. We got some photos and a bit of video when it finally got under way. Enjoy! Your browser does not support the video tag Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrintMoreGoogleLinkedInRedditStumbleUponTumblrDiggPinterestPocketLike this:Like...

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Laying out the sides of the Dutch Tool Chest “By Hand & Eye”

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Laying out the sides of the Dutch Tool Chest “By Hand & Eye”

Last week when I was getting ready for Old Thresher’s Reunion I made a mental note to use the shop’s miter saw to make a 30-60-90 triangle out of some scrap ply to use as a marking jig or batten to saw the sides of the chest at 30 degrees. I lost track of that note and found myself without a jig or a protractor to layout the sides. My recent read of “By Hand & Eye” came to mind and gave me a simple, dependable method to accomplish the layout. Measure the distance from the square bottom edge to the top of the side. Mark a square line from the back edge at least as...

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Old Thresher’s – Day 3 – Logs and Dovetails

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Events, Urban Timbers | 0 comments

Old Thresher’s – Day 3 – Logs and Dovetails

What a great day! I’ve been horse trading all week for some logs to mill into slabs and the first one arrived this morning. It’s a good looking 30″ x 10′ walnut that was salvaged by a local lawn and tree service. At the bench today we spent a lot of time talking, but we still managed to get the sides dovetailed to the bottom. People had to stop and watch as Jessie chopped her first dovetails. It was a lot of fun to watch her drive home that first joint… She’s visibly anxious at first, but that changes pretty quickly. So glad we got it on film! Your...

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