The first Gun Powder river art fest was a lot of fun, and was a great translation of a typical summer day in this area, hot and steamy with a breeze that would come along and make you glad to be alive.Lots of good people with a new found interest in green woodworking.
The settee sold to Louisa, she and her friends came into the shade of my tent to sit and cool off, they were so taken by the style and comfort of this bench she bought it right away. I believe its going to have a happy home on a porch.
I sunk the shoulder spindle and the front arm rest spindle through the seat and wedged them.I put two screws through the back rest into the back of the arm rest I didn’t really want to use screws but it is a clean look. I want to do one with the shoulder spindle going through the arms as in rustic Welsh stick chairs (I can’t find the picture I want to link to), that way there would be no metal involved. The Cherry and Pine seat is joined with hand planes.
I made a portable work bench in a 17th century mind-set to demonstrate some of the techniques that I use, I didn’t get any pictures of it in use and didn’t use it as much as intended, it was too hot out. I want to dial it in some more than I will post about it.Its good to eat off of as well!
Lie Nielson was in town and I have been wanting to get a float to help make a fore plane , something I have wanted to do for a long time now. I went to Germantown Maryland to Exotic Lumber they hosted the plane maker. Deneb was on hand showing the best way to set up and use the Lie Nielson planes.These are great shows to attend they are free and you will pick up some tips and ideas plus you can buy just about any of the tools in their line, take it home and use it right away no shipping and handling charge or waiting.
I was given two planes, a toung and groove made in Ohio at the Sandusky tool company they didn’t have irons so when I went to the Lie-nielson tool show in Fredrick MD. last year I asked Deneb if they could make them, he took the measurement needed and a month later they arrived in the mail, it cost about 75.00 bucks each, not bad I don’t think.
They work great although the planes seem to work best in 4/4 stock I think they are desighned for ship building or making heavy flooring.
I had to do some fiddling to line things up and that’s to be expected in this situation, not bad.
just remove some from the cheek to slide the blade over in the toung plane.
they are fun to use!