Wednesday 22 November 2017

Restoring a Short Jointer Plane

A longer while ago I have found a wooden short jointer plane at one of my flea market visits.

Somehow I didn't spent any time to care about it. Planing a wide board as a top panel caused me to recall.

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Coat Rack Pt.3

This was the week of multiple projects. But the coat rack has to be completed.

Thursday 2 November 2017

Finding the Right Joint for Mid-Century Legs

Today I would like to share some thoughts about a leg-frame construction for Mid-Century style furniture.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Coat Rack Pt.2

My full attention this week belonged to the coat rack. Nothing very special, but things like stop cut recesses, making dowels and working precisely without damaging anything.

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Wherever I Lay My Hat

Don't worry. This post is not about the Marvin Gaye song. Although it fits into the period my new project is about. The song is from 1962. So we are talking about the Mid-Century.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Another Summer is Over

Man, time flies by. While I'm still waiting that Summer is coming, it is already over.
That was a crazy one. No longer period of having nice weather conditions. Rain every second day.
And personally, I didn't spent much time with woodworking.

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Why an Iron is Important!

The explanation why an iron is important for woodworking will be part of this weeks post.

Beside of some progress on the balcony bench project.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

The Balcony Bench (Pt.5)

I am back to everyday life.
After two relaxing weeks the daily stress is back.
Before it will take me completely I'll try to complete the bench project.
And then getting space for a new project which is just around the corner.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Wood, but no working!

My last week was more stone than wood.

Nevertheless I have spent a lot of time in the woods.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Back to the making!

I had to have a break from blogging for a while.

My day job required my full attention and commitment.

I can't really remember when my last post was.
And what it was about.

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Making 30 M&T Joints

Spring isn't getting warmer.

That will give me some more time to complete the bench.

A lot of mortise and tenon work has to be done.

Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Balcony Bench (Pt. 3)

After the excursion into sharpening last week now back to the actual project.

My English Balcony Bench.

Fancy things like a crest rail and the armrests are waiting.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

What Have I Changed?

I had resolved not to write about sharpening.

There are specialist out there who do know everything about it.

I'm just a simple Internet woodworker.

Wednesday 12 April 2017

The English Balcony Bench

There is some progress on the garden bench project.

It's all about tenons this time.

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Spring Is There

This weekend spring reached us.

You already know what that means.

Your spouse has got nice plans for your weekend.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Sittin' In The Balcony

Do you remember this old Eddie Cochran song? No?

Doesn't really matter for this post. But check it out.

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Elec-Trickery in the Shop

Beside of the telling-bone, the elec-trickery find its way into the shop.

I'm a hand tool woodworker from conviction.
But it's time to get rid of time killers.

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Coopering Progress

My actual project raised my curiosity so much that I have started to investigate deeper into the trade of the coopers.

But beside of all research I found time to complete the bucket a bit more.

Wednesday 1 March 2017

It Will Be a Bucket

I'm making my way through the coopering experience.

The bucket starts to take shape.

Wednesday 22 February 2017

What Do You Know About Coopering?

Various events brought me to a new project idea.

And this has to do with coopering.

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Wooden Jointer Plane

Another intermezzo for all tool addicts.

And another exemplar to store.

Maybe a rash purchase.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

If Everything Fails

I had to finish the tool box I've made end of last year.

Only the drawers were missing.

Not a big deal - I thought.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Do I Need Moulding Planes?

In the off season we have visited an indoor flea market.

Although it was indoor it was damn cold.

At the end to my favor, but find out by yourself.

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Plane Hammer Prototype (Pt.2)

I've started to do a prototype of a plane hammer.

Let's see how it is developing.

Wednesday 18 January 2017


....or fiddling around in the shop.
From cleaning the floor to think about the one or the other project.

I didn't came to the point to be really productive.

Maybe I should figure out something...

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Another Year in Woodworking

It is January yet again.

Another year in woodworking is over and the next one actually begins.