Latest Gloat

£29 off Ebay everything stripped and cleaned, Handle/Tote stripped with paint stripper then sanded back to bare wood the top of the tote was ground back 1/2″ to remove a bad chip on the back edge, then it had four coats of shellac and finished with black bison wax. The blade was re-ground and honed to my standard as it was in a sorry state when I received it.

Here it is in it’s new home, Forth shelf down on the left.

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Sunday Morning Gloat

I went up the local car boot this morning bought five tiny little bradawls/augers with nice wooden handles all for 50p, spotted a nice Stanley #5 1/2 going for £25 I just bought one on Ebay for £29+£10 postage, grrrrrr 😦

Anyway to get to the gloat part, when I got home Maureen my neighbour asked if I would like any of her late husbands saws as she was clearing her garage. So I had a look and this is what she was going to take to the tip.

Two Disston saws and a brass backed Spear & Jackson 😀 😀 😀 They don’t even need sharpening just a bit of a clean.

Bunny Tea Party

Scene 1, The Bunnies tea party. 5 bunnies sit down for tea in our front garden. 🙂

Nauticat 2007 Rally Prizes

I’ve been asked to give prizes for a raffle during the Nauticat 2007 Rally to be held in Weymouth on July the 13th-14th. Rather than go and buy something I decided to make a couple of prizes.
The Tea Candle Stand is a design copied from a member of UKworkshop.com forum, this one is 8″ long and made from teak.

The divided box also made from teak is for storing chart table instruments & pencils on board ship, it is 7 1/2″ long 3 1/2″ high, it has a soft hide leather bottom to protect it from scratching the chart table top.

😀

New Tool Cabinet Finished

Now filled with all my Stanley planes that were stored in drawers and cupboards

Left to right top row, Stanley #7, Stanley #79.
Second row down, Stanley #6, Stanley #3.
Third row down, Stanley #5, Stanley #4.
Forth row, Stanley #271 router, (space reserved for #5 1/2) but a Lie-Nielson 073 Large Shoulder Plane occupies it’s space, Stanley #4 1/2.
Bottom row, Stanley #60 1/2, #9 1/2, #93 rabbet, #92 rabbet, #90 rabbet.

A New Tool Cabinet

New tool cabinet

I built is cos I got no room left for all the Stanleys 🙂

Here’s a close up of the dovetails

I done some mods to an old 1″ chisel, made it in to a marking/striking knife