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Which leads me to a first. As much as I like to hoard interesting bits of wood (and I still will), I thought I'd try to offer some interesting pieces for sales. I have a few bits of Parana Pine listed on ebay as a start and I have some more of it to list, along with a few other nice bits of other species should there be any interest. Parana Pine is an interesting timber, it's not a true "Pine" and found favour for stair making and projects requiring very clear long sections.
All my timber is now glued up into oversized panels.
One really nice thing about running a project on the blog is that it creates lots of extra ideas for articles.
I'm very pleased to of made a start on this and publish my first project video.
I was in two minds on what road I should take. Preparing the timber by machine or hand? I opted for hand as I wanted a bit of a workout!
It's has been a really busy week in our workshop. Many orders out the door and plenty of new projects to start.
This is nothing more than a blatant copy of the Dovetail Marker shown in "Modern Practical Joinery" by George Ellis pages 65 to 67.
With the first project looming large one joint we will need to get our heads around is the dovetail.
Shooting boards can be very useful for trimming and refining cuts and are used on long grain and end grain.
Sharpening a handplane is very similar to sharpening a chisel.