Thursday, November 17, 2016

Basic Joiner's Tool Sets Available

Some Jointers Tools (don't worry that saw isn't included)
If you are looking to get started in hand tool woodworking here's an opportunity for you. I have two sets consisting of good quality tools, the majority of which are in ready to use condition unless otherwise noted. If you're looking for a ready to go tool set for making a wide array of things with hand tools this would be it. Each kit contains the following:

  • Stanley bailey #5 jack plane
  • Sargent VBM or Union #7 jointer plane
  • Stanley 9 1/2 block plane
  • Stanley 71 or 71 1/2 router plane with one 1/2" cutter
  • Veritas Sash Saw, originally rip, now filed hybrid for rip and cross-cutting
  • Great Neck 10pt 26" hand saw
  • Record 044 Plow with cutters or Record 045c Light Combination Plane with cutters
  • Wooden Moving Fillister Plane (need sharpened and a new nicker)
  • Crown Tool 4" and 6" beechwood try squares
  • Empire 6" combination square
  • 16oz hammer
  • Mujingfang Rosewood rabbet plane
  • Bit Brace (no bits)
  • Bench Hook
  • Norton Crysolon/Medium India combination stone
  • Narex true inch 1/4", 1/2", and 3/4" bench chisels
  • Narex true inch 5/16" mortise chisel
  • Chisel roll
  • Crown Tools english joiners mallet
  • Mortise and Marking combination gauge
  • Screw Driver
  • Utility knife
All for $750 with the Record 044 Plow or $800 with the Record 045c Combination Plane which adds beading, tongue and groove, and dado functions. Pick up free in the Pittsburgh area or plus shipping to your address. If interested please click my name in the byline under this post to be taken to my profile and email there. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Date Change, Mortise and Tenon and Dovetail, Nov 12th

Yep, another date change. Anyway, Mortise, Tenon and Dovetail will be this Saturday Nov 12 at 10am at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center. Ever want to cut your own dovetail joint? Here's your chance. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

If it Looks Good it Is Good.

Sometimes its necessary to ignore level and plumb to create the proper look
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation's Preservation Resource Center in Wilkinsburg, PA this Saturday, Oct 15th at 10:00AM for a presentation I'm calling "If It Looks Good It Is Good" about the struggles of trim carpentry and other woodworking related items in older homes.

In a world where things are not plumb, square, or level there often comes a time where you have to abandon some ideas about what is correct for the sake of the aesthetics of the final project. We'll discuss how and when to do that, techniques for coping with the irregularity, and how to work from a reference point even when it seems none exist.

Of course looks aren't everything and many times function matters as well. We'll discuss how to determine functional impacts of modifications as well and how to address them.

Working with an older structure can be a bit challenging but if you let the house take the lead it can really enhance the overall outcome of the work. Isn't that really what it's all about?

I look forward to discussing this interesting topic with you all!