fredag 30 december 2011

Power tools are also tools..

Even though I prefer hand tools for most tasks, ripping long pieces if timber using a hand saw can't be fun. With my new table saw it's easy.

The day of gluing is approaching..

Just a couple of things to cut out left.

More about tools

The Japanese pull saw is another fantastic hand tool. As fast and much more accurate than the scroll saw. Less noisy too... For those of you interested in workplace ergonomics, note how much easier it is to see the line when the light is coming from the front side if the blade

måndag 26 december 2011

Power tools are useful, but...

Used the old (block?)plane I inherited from my grandfather twenty years ago for the first time today, and they really knew how to make hand tools in the time where sharp steel was the only way to make fast progress in our age long struggle to make wood shavings out of solid pieces of wood.

söndag 18 december 2011

Guess which one is the best?

Bought a new sander a couple of weeks ago, today was the premier. The old one was approximately 10 euros fifteen years ago and is much better than hand sanding, but oh boy what a joy it was to use the new one. No vibrations, no gyro effect from a fast spinning sanding disc, fast removal of material in full control. Well worth its price although "slightly" more expensive than the old.

fredag 9 december 2011

Epoxy and stuff

Visited the very nice people at Nils Malmgren AB, makers of Epoxy. A producer that take care of customers buying small quantities, stocking stuff like scales and other related stuff to simplify for us, offering good advice, and generally being very nice is rare and should be applauded.

lördag 3 december 2011

Hammering away

Today, we bought some decent fir for the gunwales and for the fairing batten, put nails where we previously had put marks in pencil, attached the fairing batten, and marked out the first side panel.