Tag Archives: Stanley #271 Router Plane

Patio Table: Phase 2

In the last blog the table base was in progress.  Fine Woodworking had a video series by Gary Rogowski showing the way he built a trestle table which I used for inspiration.  As you’ll see, I don’t like to build … Continue reading

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Modeling Career vs. Woodwork Career

The final painting that David Kassan did of me can be seen in his Facebook post.  This class ended on Easter and I didn’t get to take pictures of everyone’s paintings.  Several left the day before, probably to be with … Continue reading

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Measuring, Marking, & Keeping Organized

As I’m looking at the plans and pieces of material that will go into the making of my Armoire, I realize that this is a big undertaking!  This is on the scale of building my own house which, although I’ve … Continue reading

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Armoire Work Begins — Outer Legs

The Armoire project is quite challenging so I’m being very careful as the work progresses.  There are so many parts and pieces to the casework that labeling them properly is very important.  Starting with the legs shown here, a customary way … Continue reading

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Garage Side Door — Past Due Project

One of the things that rarely need to be replaced in our homes are the doors.  Sure, you may add a more decorative door to the entry to enhance the looks of the house or French doors to make a more dramatic … Continue reading

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Walnut Box Sliding Tray and Miscellaneous

Here is the first view of the box with the Ebony lid lift in place.  There was an entire sequence of pictures taken to illustrate the process that went into not only forming this lift but also showing the progress … Continue reading

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Work Continues — Planes, Raised Panels, & Routers

Now, that’s what I like seeing — a pile of shavings made with a bronze smooth plane.  No dust or no noise (other than the radio) and a shimmering piece of wood!  What I’m doing here is smoothing both the … Continue reading

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