On routers

What is a router for? You first take away most of the wood by sawing down the cross fibers and then split away the waste with a chisel. A router then easily cleans up the recesses. The knife can be regulated by hammering down the L-shaped iron. Go easy on the knife. How do you …

Tépi

Este tépi está hecho de saúco para el tubo. Encontré una rama lo suficientemente grande de diámetro interior. Así el tubo está formado por la parte hueca natural del saúco. La cabeza está hecha de cerezo; madera antiseptica y que no oxida. Tiene olor de cereza, fantástico! El pigmento verde del pajarito, también natural y …

Workbench done and dusted…and dusty already

The workbench is done now and producing already. This is one wonderful workbench, sure! The height is perfect for me: the benchtop at three fingers under the belly button. This pure marvel is the anchoring point to all my works to come. Sturdy, with the added storage weight beneath, rock solid. I couldn't possibly move …

Day on the Cantabrian coast.

It was a nice walk at the coast today. Sun came out after a couple of days of heavy rain and storm. Inland the leafs are changing colours. Though on the shoreline you hardly notice. We had some tapas and even went for a dip. Waves were high and strong today. It was nice to …

Workbench 2

Yesterday morning, after some ajustment, the wellboard went in without any complication. Then came some hours of planing the bench top. Left some spots for later. The lining of the vise is about to be done as well. I've put a 20 mm thick piece between the vise and the apron. That gives me some …