Wednesday, 24 August 2016

It Has To Be Perfect

Next stage of the oh-so-secret project.

It's all about dovetails and accuracy.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

How Long Does a Honing Guide Last?

This question came up the last days, when I clamped a chisel into it and started sharpening.
I recognized soon that the bevel angle isn't correct any longer.

Heck, what's going on?

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

How to Keep a Project Secret

I'm in a dilemma. 
It's time for a new project I would like to report about.
But it is gonna be a surprise. So I have to keep it somehow secret.
I think I can show single elements of it and we will bring it all together when time comes.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Is This Tool Addiction?

On my road trip of hand tool woodworking I came to the realization that I have to find out what have been the tools of a traditional German craftsman.

A few interesting finds so far.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

A Hand Saw Story

Have you ever had the feeling that the past catches up with you?

It happened to me at one of the last Saturdays.

So it comes that I have got a little story about hand saws today.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Saddle Stool ready!

After vacation and some tool rehab side projects, back to the stool build.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Emperor's New Clothes

It's summer - Sun is shining, the temperatures are rising and the flea market season is at its peak.
A couple of used and/or vintage tools found their way into my shop.
I will report about a couple of them. 
Let me start with a small wooden plane.