25 January 2011


This is the first of the jigs in use, a simple little thing really wherein the plane runs along the inside of the two small rebates. The thickness of the piece being prepared is set to 14mm so it's a fairly foolproof way of getting each piece spot on.

That, of course, is no guarantee that yours truly won't make a complete and utter hash of it, but so far (fingers crossed) the plan has gone to plan.

The next job is to make another jig to divide up the sections of the box into what appears to be squares by inlaying 12mm wide pieces of ebony into the surface.

On a different note, I've just been commissioned by the ed at F&C for a number of technical articles ranging from making a raise panel (by hand) to the ever so slightly contentious subject honing a blade with a sharpening jig.

It looks like it's going to be a fairly busy time in the 'shop...

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