Jeff Dundas is CHW's resident newbie. He's learning and we're benefiting from his splinters...of wisdom.
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I couldn't help but cringe when the instructor demonstrated a few cuts on the tablesaw. He was operating the machine safely, by the numbers in fact. But, his fingers just seemed too close. What is it about that machine that makes...
Getting jiggy(saw) with it
Finally, I finished my drafting work and could get started on the first project of the class. Using five pieces of poplar, I must create a frame with an extra rail in the middle. This frame will have more joints on it than the...
Drilling is boring
This week's lesson in woodworking was a little low key. I hunkered down to get caught up in my drafting. I made some headway and I think I’ll be able to start making some sawdust next week. It will be my first real assignment:...
Chisel sharpening 101
I got to class this week with two unfinished projects: a dovetail and some drafting. For those who read about how much I like drafting, you won't be surprised that I went right to the dovetail. As you can see from the photo, it's...
A dovetail time warp
I fulfilled my New Year's resolution in December: enroll in a woodworking course. For quite some time, I've gone over magazines and websites, such as CHW, and thought, "Gee, that's cool. I wish I could build that." So, in...