Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Garlic chives

Gone to seed.

Fig tree

Here are my fig trees. It wasn't such a great year for them, no figs. But they did come back after the winter so I'm happy about that.

Monday, October 3, 2016


As the plane goes, the high spots are shave down, the low spots shrink. When they are gone, the plane gives great long curling shavings

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Timberframed mailbox post

Just about finished, all that's left is to put it out by the road. Main joint is a housed wedged through mortise, brace is blind mortise and tenon at both ends.

Tools used, in the order of laying about: hatchet, commander, gimlet, saw, brace and bit, chisel, plane, pencil, mallet, dividers, square, screwdriver (to adjust plane) clamp.

No electricity was used in this project. Cheats are: glued up a part that split, used cut nails for added security on the brace.