woodworking

Sideboard – Veneer delivered

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So I got my shipment of veneer from Certainlywood last night. The figure is really nice but it looks a bit too pink, must be a freshly cut log, but that will darken up nicely with some time potassium dichromate :)…

Completed Holtzapffel Workbench!

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Okay, well it’s 99% complete and since I started it almost exactly a year ago figured I’d post it (catching up blog posts to pdo – this was actually where I was around March 10/09) Still have a few dog…

Light at the end of the tunnel

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So catching up some blog posts here at penney.org, this was my progress 10/18/08 getting closer at this point :) Just need to add the vises, do some final flattening of the top once I flip it et voila :)…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Building the top

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This post is just to share some top building pics I’m using a 9’ straight edge to joint the boards for the top. I usually use this for cutting sheet goods to size as I have a jig that locks…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Slow Going

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So it’s been pretty slow going as of late. The top is proving to be trickier than I’d anticipated. The main issue is being able to effectively mill such large pieces. I got hung up trying to flatten the faces…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Making Progress

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I’ve been making slow but steady on my bench. After getting my jointer knives sharpened I set about milling the stock for the legs. I’d noticed my dust collector wasn’t running as well as it once did and wondered were…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Yup, that’s sharp!

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So I got my jointer blades back from the sharpener, Standard Saw Works, and they did a great job. It’s a cool store too and one of the storefront window displays is full of old wooden planes (I didn’t get…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Lumber Acquired

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Made another trip to PALS for the rest of the lumber, and seeing as my lumber rack isn’t wide enough most of it is on the floor or just propped up at the moment. Here’s all the 8/4 stock waiting…

Holtzapffel Workbench – Cutlist

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  One thing I’m awful at is taking a cutlist to the lumberyard and figuring out which boards to buy, I either end up with too little or too much. Yesterday I’d picked up the boards for the base, figuring…

Building the Holtzapffel Workbench

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So after looking at all the options I decided to just go ahead and build a bench. I really liked the look of Chris Schwarz’s Holtzapffel bench So that’s what I’m going to build, ordered the “24 Veritas Twin Screw…