Ebony chopping board: cutting the groove

Before starting the groove I used a marking gauge to traced out the edge of the channel and marked the outside corners by tracing around a coin: I used a carving gouge to cut out most of the channel: Carving a long groove consistently along the grain is difficult. To solve this I made a…

Keepsake box: finished!

With the hinges installed, all there was left to do was apply the finish, right? Wrong! Now it was time to clean up the box. There were bits of glue and pencil marks that needed cleaning up. I especially hate getting rid of pencil marks. Even though I use a soft lead (2B) pencil, it…

Keepsake box: the hinges

A whole blog post about hinges? Boring! Perhaps so, but I learned a lot about hinges making this box. I had never really given hinges much thought before. I knew they should be strong enough, do the right job and look decent, but didn’t think much beyond that. I did want to get the the correct…