Ok I am getting caught up on some woodworking projects. I have been closing the books for Lost Art Press and getting ready for tax filings…It is surprising how much non-woodworking tasks there are to do in a woodworking business. I digress.
As promised here is a pic of the Veritas Skew Rabbet plane aka moving fillister, in action. A Rabbet is a recess with two open sides that is cut with the grain. A fillister is a cross grain rabbet. Just like a groove is with the grain and a dado is across the grain. The moving fillister has a fence to allow for adjustment of the fillister.
Anyway, the plane works great as you can see. The wood is figured maple and I didn’t even have the nicker (the blade that slices the wood fibers ahead of the blade) in place. It was adjusted out of the way when I put the plane back into the cabinet and forgot to set it when I started planing for this picture.
The next pic is an attachment I made for the shooting board so I could fine tune the miter cuts on some boxes I am making. I took a couple of pieces of a pine 2×12 left over from the trestle table I built. I band sawed them to shape, glued them together and added a fence. Crude but it works. I just clamp it onto the shooting board and have at it. The bar of the clamp is a bit in the way but I will try another clamp or something.
My to do list includes replacing a number of wooden pieces for my brother’s parquet floor, legging up a chair, and trying to get a jewelry box done. I also got called from a friend who wants help framing his basement and build a bar and a co-worker who wants shelves built for her new house. What I want to do is build the Massachusetts Block Front Chest that Glen Huey made. Don’t we all get grabbed when someone finds out we woodwork? Yes, I would like to help out but I still have a lot of painting to do in my house not to mention installing a hardwood floor and winning the super bowl on my Xbox 360. Heck, that doesn’t take into account all the hi-def cable channels and the new blue ray player! But I digress again…Back to work!