As year or so back I started making a knife from a file. I put the project aside, but when Mia and I started watching Forged in Fire earlier this year I was inspired to pick it up again.
Knife as of Dec. 1 2021. File initially ground into knife. Started from an 18″ file. Prior to December 2021 I had ground it into this shape.
Look out your window & I’ll be gone…
I decided a while ago to leave Plimoth Plantation so I can concentrate on a range of wood-working that falls outside the guidelines of 17th-century English furniture. That work continues to fascinate me, but I’ve been drawn in several different directions in recent years, some re-visits of work I have done before (baskets, spoons, bowls) some new areas I hope to explore. A book to finish, for example. And other stuff.
A cold day in Minnesota, -4oF/-20oC. I had the day off, but it was too cold to go anywhere. So I did a woodworking experiment. I had this homemade cane, about a yard long:
‘The Woodwright’s Shop Renewed for Two More Seasons
So woodworkers can look forward to two more years of the never-aging Roy as he continues to champion the power of muscle over that of the electrical machine. He’s got a point: Roy has the same axe that he used in the first season, 33 years ago. How many computers have you had in the last 33 years? And how well do you think they would endure a whack from Roy’s axe? I thought so.
Irish Class, June 4, 2012
Rang Gaeilge, 4ú lá Mí na Mheiteamh 2012
Dúnmharú ar an Dart
Since I read this blog post I have been tuning up my eggbeater drills.
Here are two of them:
Pictures and discussion behind cut