I’ve recently been joined by a second young person in the workshop, and this week he finished his first two projects: a mallet and an octagonal cheese board!
These are fun little projects to get him familiar with hand tools such as the hand plane and marking out tools including marking gauges, compass and squares.
Monty has been giving him a hand with the final touches 🐶
On this #internationalwomensday I’d like to celebrate the increasing number of female participants in my courses! Woodwork has traditionally been a male occupation, and it’s great to see more women in the workshop; in fact, 2021 saw the highest number of female course attendees so far! 😃
Some machine maintenance today, it’s a job I’ve put off for far to long!
Adjusting the table saw’s sliding table.. over time the settings have moved ever so slightly, the sliding table is supposed to be set to have a very slight ‘toe out’ where the table moves fractionally away from the blade to prevent the back of the blade from binding on the workpiece. Mine had become a tad ‘toe’d in’ which made cross cutting wide boards frustrating.
The Hammer C3 31 is really easy to adjust (though the machines instructions have a lot to be desired) all it took was a spanner, a simple jig to hold a dial gauge and a bit of patience, now it’s spot on👌😃
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