Materials from Lowe's for 2 ladder shelves, one for my guest room, and one for a good neighbor.
Shop time spent: About 8 hours over two days.
Finish all the narrow mortises
Then the wide ones
A dovetail alignment jig is used to transfer tails to pins in hand-cut dovetails. The same jig can be used to make dominoed drawers. Here are the basic steps:
1 - Secure mating boards to jig (for 6mm dominoes, set depth to 28mm for 3/4" stock)-pretend no mortises in the image
2 - Plunge to...
The following steps were followed:
1. Pick color-matching wood
2. Cut a mortise 10mm deep on a handle blank with a DF500 (4mm cutter, set at 20mm depth)
3. Drill and chisel the mortise to final depth (about 35mm )
4. Bandsaw and sand handle to desired shape
5. Sign work
As of late, I have been collecting several old Stanleys, which are of course, made of cast iron. I am well aware that cast iron shatters when dropped, and I am a bit of a clumsy person. How do you protect your planes? Is there such thing as shock absorbing padding for the floors of the shop?