My Evolution In Sharpening My Tools: Evolution #3 & 4 – Reintroducing An Ohishi Water Stone.

Evolution #3: Reintroducing An Ohishi Water Stone. Diamond stones are fine, but I continue to reach for that shiny edge, because after all if the edge is shiny, it lasts much longer (or so I think). The finest available diamond stone doesn’t get me to shiny, and I still don’t like stropping. So I bringContinue reading “My Evolution In Sharpening My Tools: Evolution #3 & 4 – Reintroducing An Ohishi Water Stone.”

My Evolution In Sharpening My Tools: Evolution #2 – Diamond Stone, Understanding Sharp.

DMT Diamond Stones. By this point, I know woodworking is the thing I love to do. My routine is to now spend 3 hours a night in the shop creating things, learning, building, sharpening, going through tutorials, and documenting all this work on my log at the Hand Tool School. Shannon Rogers is filling myContinue reading “My Evolution In Sharpening My Tools: Evolution #2 – Diamond Stone, Understanding Sharp.”

My evolution in sharpening my tools: Evolution #1

This is such an emotionally charged subject that I don’t think (m)any of us are capable of holding a normal conversation around it. The purpose of this entry is simple: To discuss sharpening stones as I learned their benefits and drawbacks through my beginner woodworking journey, and how I came to my preferred stones andContinue reading “My evolution in sharpening my tools: Evolution #1”

I was a serial hobbyist, until I met woodworking.

I’m a creative person at heart. In fact, the whole side of my family is. When I was younger I got hooked on music, guitar specifically, and learned it, played and practiced it 3 hours a day, and even got kicked out of boarding school for playing after curfew one too many times. When IContinue reading “I was a serial hobbyist, until I met woodworking.”

Finishing the Interior of the Cabinet.

I’ve been working and not posting. I am sanding the whole interior and applying finish before I glue this thing together. Having experienced the pain of finishing the liquor cabinet after glueup nope not again. I generally follow Chris Becksvoort’s method. I don’t alter it or even consider to. I’m not a master. He is,Continue reading “Finishing the Interior of the Cabinet.”

An Experiment In Ebonizing Wood.

There are many ways to ebonize wood, which is the process of turning something like oak into a pitch black stained wood using the tannins and reaction to iron oxide like in this article by Popular Woodworking.  I started making the solution. Vinegar and steel wool that I washed in soap to make sure theContinue reading “An Experiment In Ebonizing Wood.”