Poor man’s router
Someone recently shared with me a jobsite poor man’s router he uses regularly and I tried it out in an inspired moment recently. It’s made from a #14 (about 44mm shank it looks like) screw and block like the poor man’s beading-cum-marking gauge I have posted on in the recent and distant past. This is infinitely adjustable with screwdriver or screw bit in a drill-driver. Probably everyone knows about this except me, but there will likely be some of you that don’t. Here
To all our friends following in Eastern and mainland Europe, welcome, welcome and thank you for your support and emails. Africa, thank you too and then those of you in China, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Argentina, Indonesia, Israel, India and Egypt I hope that you are enjoying working wood as much as I do. Best regards to all of you. Please remember that my blog is for everyone and as freely as possible. What we have been given we should freely give, regardless of what it is.
Many of you
Making the Workbench with Paul Sellers
This replicates my personal workbench, one I have used and preferred over all others for, well, actually, half a century. Let’s talk briefly about benches and specifically working workbenches and not images of what a bench should be. Anyone can build any bench type they like, regardless of whether it works well or not, is big and clunky and lacks versatility. I know at the end of the day when you finished making your workbench you will have fallen in love
I think that it is no small thing that so many people ask questions of me that tell me what is on their mind, or, perhaps more relevant, what is on their heart. Now this is a good cross section of the general public, not so much woodworkers but them too. These people would naturally be interested in history, conservation, culture, workmanship in craft (as distinct from hobbyism) and so hold concern for the future and good management of resources and so on. Now this makes my perspective different
At the risk of sounding redundant, about twenty more students left New Legacy New York equipped to pass on their skills to others looking for real woodworking. Without naming names and castigating others, many woodworkers have been denied the joy of working wood because protagonists so promoted machine methods they threw the baby from the tub with the bathwater, which commonly occurs when we make gods of mere skilled machinists with personalities that persuade us against better judgement.