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  1. Details, details, details...

    Well the end seems in sight now. I have a coat of finish on the legs. I also fastened the top handle. So next it was mortising of the hasps and then fashioning the attachment plate.

    I cut the mortises for the hasps. I rough out with my Dremel set up for inlay and then pared carefully with a chisel to my layout lines. After mortising, I put a coat of finish down to avoid getting finish on the hasps. I had cast the hasps last fall from bronze. That was a bit frustrating as twice I cracked ...
  2. I can't leave well enough alone - Part 1

    I am down to the part I have been dreading, the inlay. I have always liked the Japanese Brush and Ink Drawings. I travel with a sketchbook, brushes and pens. I found I was interested in this type of motif could be added to a cabinet. Here is a concept sketch.

    Brush and Ink.jpg

    I then spent a bit of time scaling this and composing it on the box.


    So, I thought I would do a practice panel to ensure I was ...
  3. Building my custom poker table

    Building a custom sized oak and walnut poker table was a project that I was eagerly awaiting. The table was to be located in the new bar room and I wanted it to be a large enough table that eight guys could fit around it and have plenty of room to play and not be crowded by one another. Eight sides was one side more than necessary since a maximum of seven players can play many poker games utilizing only one deck of cards.
    I got the idea for the style of the table from David Tiell from California,MD, ...
  4. Need plans for a teacher's podium

    My son is a high school teacher and wants a podium or lecturn. Floor standing, made of mahogany. Does anyone have a suggestion about where I might find plans for such?
  5. Witherby no. 110 block plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Zac wingert View Post

    Here is the box it was in.
    That is a product with the Witherby name and likely nothing to do with the T H Witherby legacy, at least to my knowledge.

    It may be someone who had rights to use the name. It may be the trade mark to the name has become public domain.

    There is also Witherby Publishing, seems to be mostly maritime titles.

    More research would be in order if it is something you have to ...
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