Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Woodworking ADD

Well, I think it's official; I have woodworking ADD. That's Attention Deficit Disorder, not Accidental Death and Dismemberment. I seem to always have 3 or 4 projects going at once. I have a hand crank grinder I'm building, inspired by Bob Rozaieski's model, about 90% done; a 20" 10 TPI crosscut saw that I'm making from scratch that I filed the teeth into the plate and then set it aside; and a 22" 7 TPI saw plate for a small rip saw that's been sitting in the saw vise with teeth half filed in for about a month now. So with all these unfinished projects, it's only logical that I take and rehandle a chisel that I just handled 3 weeks ago. I just wasn't quite satisfied with the look and feel of the first one. I felt it to be too narrow at the top and possibly too long. This new one is beech also, an inch shorter, and of a much more pleasing look and feel, at least to my eye. This one was done rather quickly, at about 10:30 at night and is not quite perfect. The handle overhangs the tang on one side and is a little short of it on the other. And it may be just a bit too short but I'm gonna use it as it is for a while and see how I like it. Then I'll probably go for chisel handle version 3.0. Maybe I can get some of these other projects done in the mean time. Maybe. Although I HAVE been wanting to start on a saw till, and a sharpening station, and a spring pole lathe. Oh, and a router plane, and. . . . . . . . . . . . .


Albert A Rasch said...

Not an uncommon affliction... I suffer from it greatly also!

Best regards,
Albert “Afghanus” Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles™
Clean and Repair your 10/22 Magazine!

Joshua Klein said...

Hey Jamie,
It's Joshua Klein. How have things been in the shop lately? I thought of you and your love for quiet hand work when posting my most recent post "Benefits of Working in Silence". Let me know what you think.

Joshua Klein
Klein Furniture Restoration
Brooklin, ME