Wake up sissyboy! A planemakers got to be READY! All day, all hellfire night. Planemaker quits peining at midnight, and wakes up with a file in his teeth at 2 AM! Planemaker hardens blades barehanded, and quenches ’em with his steely gaze! Then he laps a batch of jointers on the gravel at the front […]
This week, Daed Toolworks shifts from my personal spare-time devouring hobby into a spare-time devouring commercial enterprise.
OK, let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: I have been neither the victim of kidnapping by Somali pirates, nor have I been in cryogenic suspension. Other things I have not been doing during the past six months include: –striking intriguing poses -playing ‘16.4 billion bottles of beer on the wall’ […]
As one might gather from my blog, I am somewhat fond of good tools as well as quality woodworking. It is worth noting that the two do not necessarily go hand in hand – one can certainly appreciate the work or the tools without much caring for the other – but a keen affinity for […]
First – A Personal Note Happy New year all. Thanks to everyone who ‘gently prodded’ me about getting it back in gear. Long time since last blog entry? Yup. What can I say – holidays at the best of times are busy, and if you have young children like we do, you’ll know that it […]
I’ve been playing at single parenting this week while Jenn is out of town on business… I don’t think the PTSD is too severe, but it’s pretty much wiped out shop time. I did manage to steal some time over the weekend to get my new auxiliary bench up, and install a couple of new […]
Welcome to the Daedworks blog. It seems somehow fitting to launch this new blog with a new plane. Today was grinding and lapping day on the first of two new miter planes I’ve been working on the past couple of weeks. Grinding off the excess metal from peining the shell together, and then lapping the […]