Category Archive: College

Jan 11

College course: Day 12

Back at college and it seems like we’ve been away for ages. Been looking forward very much to getting back in front of the workbench and getting on with this little cabinet. Here’s how things went today.

Dec 21

College course: Day 11

Good day today. I cut down the shelf which will sit inside the cabinet, and will finish trimming the size on the next day. The bottom rails are both in, so once any odd surfaces are planed to fit, this cabinet can be glued up and I can move onto the final part, the dovetailed …

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Dec 15

College course: Day 10

Didn’t get a massive amount done on Friday, although I did grind the iron of a new (old) Stanley No.6, which came out very well. Please imagine the wheel moving for a good half an hour, as I stare into space, with the music of Tony Hart’s ‘gallery’ theme playing along…

Dec 08

College course: Day 9

Day 9! Sort of unbelievable how quickly the time goes, I’m about two-thirds through my course. I’m really enjoying learning about casework and the myriad of details that have to be considered. Anyway, here’s the progress on my little cabinet, for those who are interested. Click the pic for the jump.

Dec 01

College course: Day 8

Millers Falls No.18 bench plane

Feels like time is fast running out to get this little cabinet up and on it’s legs, but hopefully it will be standing by next week. I did quite a bit on the connecting rails this week, to join one side panel to the other, but spent the rest of the time smoothing the panels …

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