“A craftsman may have an excellent knowledge of the standard measurements for all ordinary articles of furniture and yet fail to produce beauty in his work because of the lack of that artistic perception which we call a sense of proportion.”
— “A Matter of Proportion,” Charles Hayward, The Woodworker magazine, 1937
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LostArtPress on InstagramOnce you get the vise block fit in its cavity, you can assemble things. Note that part of this equation is the vise hardware. All my hardware was made by blacksmith Peter Ross in North Carolina. It’s straightforward stuff that could be made by any talented smith. The details of construction are in the illustration. No matter who makes your hardware, be prepared to make adjustments to suit the metal. Wood is easier to tweak than iron. The movable bench dog is secured to the end of the wooden vise screw with a piece of all-thread rod embedded in the end of the vise screw and a couple jam nuts. Originally, I had Peter make a nice dome-head screw to attach the movable dog to the vise screw, but it snapped when I first installed it (my pilot hole was too small – totally my fault). That turned out to be a fortunate accident because using jam nuts makes it easier to remove the moving dog for adjustments. — from “Ingenious Mechanicks” by Christopher Schwarz #Ingenious_MechanicksA red-oak block plane. This wood has exceptional density. This plane is 7-1/2 inches long, with a 1-1/2 inch-wide iron. Uses: trimming, chamfering, and fitting small parts. — from “Making and Mastering Wood Planes” by David Finck #Making_and_Mastering_Wood_PlanesKaty @art.kschwarz is working on a collaborative furniture piece with me.
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