Live-Edge Birch Smoothing Plane

When I was breaking down yellow birch for the last production of moulding planes for Time Warp Tool Works, I ended up with one block about 3 inches square and 10 inches long, with a partial live edge along one surface.  It was too small to use as a moulding plane and it seemed to … Continue reading Live-Edge Birch Smoothing Plane

Deconstructed, Session 5

In Session 1, Session 2, Session 3 and Session 4 I began working on an exploded shelf I'm calling Deconstructed.  I finished the last session by filling in air bubbles with epoxy. Today, in the final session of this Tweet-Along, I completed the shelf, including applying the first coat of finish. As always, I documented my progress live on Twitter … Continue reading Deconstructed, Session 5

Deconstructed, Session 4

In Session 1, Session 2, and Session 3 I began working on an exploded shelf I'm calling Deconstructed.  I finished the last session by pouring clear resin around the wood parts set in a mould made of waxed melamine. Tuesday, I unmoulded the casting.  If everything had gone perfectly, all that would have been required would have … Continue reading Deconstructed, Session 4

Deconstructed, Session 3

Earlier this month in Session 1 and Session 2, I began working on a new project.  I had cut parts for the mould and begun waxing them. Yesterday, I finished waxing the mould and poured the resin.  As always, I documented my progress live on Twitter using hashtag #FlairWW (follow me @FlairWoodworks) which was useful because each update had … Continue reading Deconstructed, Session 3

Deconstructed, Session 2

Last week, in Session 1, I began working on a new project.  I finished the day with three parts for a shelf and the task of researching casting resins. Yesterday, I bought Smooth-On's Crystal Clear resin and proceeded with the build.  As always, I documented my progress live on Twitter using hashtag #FlairWW (follow me @FlairWoodworks) which was useful … Continue reading Deconstructed, Session 2

Deconstructed, Session 1

Yesterday, I went down to the shop with the intention of completing a piece of furniture.  I had no idea what I was going to build, but knew it was likely to be sculpted. As always, I documented my progress live on Twitter using hashtag #FlairWW (follow me @FlairWoodworks) which was useful because each update had a … Continue reading Deconstructed, Session 1

Maple Slab Build, Session 3

Friday night, I went down to the shop because I wanted to build something.  I started with a small slab of Western maple and designed the piece on the fly.  I documented the build live on Twitter and what you see below are the updates from the third session (see what I did in the … Continue reading Maple Slab Build, Session 3

Maple Slab Build, Session 2

Friday night, I went to down the shop because I wanted to build something.  I started with a small slab of Western maple and designed the piece on the fly.  I documented the build live on Twitter and what you see below are the updates from the second session (see what I did in the … Continue reading Maple Slab Build, Session 2