Monday, June 19, 2006


You know me, I can't do finished project pictures for toffee, 'specially as the weather has finally broken and it's been lightly raining on and off all day. But anyway, the comb got glued on.

And being a fool hardy idiot, here's the join for your inspection. The right side is PDG, but the left leaves something to be desired, I fear. Frustrating 'cos it was really, really close to being spot on. Heigh ho.

Anyway, a bit more wax to finish and here are the mug shots for the police record. Hold still, please...

I'd like to thank all the blog readers who gave freely of their advice, encouragement and praise - worth its weight in gold as far as I'm concerned - and those who were just read-only. It's been one of the steeper learning curves I've been on and there's lots I'd like to tweak (f'rinstance how that back stick has wandered off like that I don't know, but it could be much better), but that'll have to wait until the next one...

For the record, from the kick-off it's taken 141 days and the making or acquisition of five templates, four go/no-go gauges, three jigs, three travisher-a-likes, two scrapers, two books, one re-handled gouge, a shave pony, oh, and of course, one auger bit extension.

But I may have missed something.

What's next? Something with right angles I think, just for the novely...


  1. Mike Wenzloff (MikeW)6/19/2006 09:29:00 pm

    What a nice blog to read during lunch! Wonderful.

    Take care, Mike

  2. Now you have all the templates, jigs tools etc I expect the next one to be done in half the time.

    I am sure you will take great pleasure when you see the recipient take his first repose in that chair.
    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Well done Alf. Give yourself several pats on the back, or, if that is too difficult, award yourself a new tool or two. Go on, you know you want to. :-)

    So, to repeat my question, what's next?

  4. Well, Nick, I have my brother's 50th in October, so... I was hoping to do a chess set, but that just ain't gonna happen now, however, I do have a plan B. Meantime I have an article only half (quarter?!) done, saws crying out for a till, combination planes also clamouring for fitting storage, chestnut boards dry enough to try at last, argh, loads of stuff. Hopefully I combine one or two things in one project and kill a whole flock o' birds with one rock.

    Oh, and yes, erm, I placed an order with Rutlands...

  5. I have been read only until now, but have to say congratulations on a cracking looking chair. Very nice indeed!


  6. Mike Wenzloff (MikeW)6/20/2006 03:45:00 pm

    "Oh, and yes, erm, I placed an order with Rutlands..."

    Oh, if I knew how to put emoticons in a blog [bg]...

    So which ones did you requisition? Didn't wanna say buy, because of being new tools and all [g]...

    Take care, Mike


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