Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Next Project: DVD

I have been at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks shooting a DVD about using moulding planes. This video will nicely supplement my book for several reasons. It is easier to demonstrate steering a plane that writing about it.

The editing department is going to have a lot of work.

Stay tuned...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's That Time Again

It must be time for a weekend class.

I'm heading off to Maine tomorrow morning for a weekend workshop. 

More early morning milling awaits...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Weekend Workshop at Lie-Nielsen: Moulding Planes

I will be teaching a Weekend Workshop at Lie-Nielsen in Warren, ME from August 18-19.

These classes are a great opportunity for somebody that is interested in learning how to use moulding planes, specifically, hollows and rounds. We will be using pairs of 6s, 10s and a rabbet plane to make more than a dozen very different moulding profiles.

We will discuss plane selection (hollows vs. rounds, hollows vs. snipesbills, rounds vs. side rounds) and plane maintenance (from sharpening to seasonal maintenance). We will execute coves, ovolos, cove and ovolos, ogees and more.

The purpose of the class is to build your understanding of how to lay out and execute simple moulding profiles, like coves and ovolos, and then build that knowledge into laying out and executing those that are much more complex.

Are you interested in making your own planes? Come and ask questions.

Are you interested in tuning up antiques? Bring them along. Though the class does not focus on this subject, it's inevitable that it will be discussed.

Do you have a moulding for a current project you want to make? Bring that too. (You will want to send me the profile dimensions before hand.)

Do you need to have your own planes? Absolutely not. I'm bringing all of these and many others for the students to use and, if you're interested, many will be for sale.

The class will culminate with making this picture frame.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Through Mortise

Sheldon, my oldest son (7), is in the process of making some of his tools more accessible. He made his first through mortise to hold his float.

We won't get into how long this took him. He has a better strategy for his second.