Tag Archives: hand plane

You know what sucks?

I frequently find myself telling people that I pretty much have every piece of equipment that a woodworker could want. Of course, you can never REALLY have enough tools. And if you believe you do have everything you need, or … Continue reading

Posted in In Yaakov's Workshop | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Standing idea

I have had pieces in gallery shows for the past couple of months, and at one of the galleries, they requested stands to put the pieces on. I didn’t have any stands or pedestals to offer, so I decided that … Continue reading

Posted in In Yaakov's Workshop | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rescue plane

Here’s the situation; I was 300 hundred feet deep, surrounded by sharks, and dangerously low on air! ….. Wait a minute…. ohhh, sorry, wrong story. My bad. I had been given an old desk in order to save the lumber … Continue reading

Posted in In Yaakov's Workshop | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Readers to the rescue

One of the best things about being a blogger is the friends you make in the blog-o-sphere. You get to chat with people from around the world, and you might gain new local friends too. And best of all, these … Continue reading

Posted in In Yaakov's Workshop | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Exercise two ways

Walking is good exercise, and thus a good exercise is walking, so can I infer that making a walking stick by hand is a good woodworking exercise? Well, I guess that is not a good inference. But here is what … Continue reading

Posted in In Yaakov's Workshop | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Just milling around

For some unknown reason, my favorite part of a furniture project is the milling. For those of you not in “the know,” milling is the process of cutting down your rough stock lumber into the approximate sized pieces for your … Continue reading

Posted in In Yaakov's Workshop | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Getting ready

First, let me say “sorry” to my fellow bloggers and my subscribers for my absence.  Frankly, I have been worn out and I needed a break from a number of things, but now I am back. I have two interesting commissions … Continue reading

Posted in In Yaakov's Workshop | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments