Ravenfinewoodworking

Was asked to make a rocking cot for baby dolls, with a certain paint colour. Had some pine boards around the shop which I could use for the project. Unfortunately, when clamping the pieces together, one of the head boards split, due to excess pressure. Fortunately, I could correct it. Paint is an oil enamel paint, so it will be quite durable for hard use.

Music: Maestro Tlakaelel

Although hold-fasts, planing stops, Doe's Foot and croches will enable you to prepare and work with stock for almost any task, sometimes a vise can really make a difference in what one can make and do.
With that said, I decided to add a shoulder vise to the workbench. Initially, I wanted to make a 'Moxon Vise', but decided to save time and material to make the workbench part of the vise.

Music: Satya Yuga

As part of the ability to plane boards on the workbench, one also needs to be able to plane the sides and end grain of boards. This is where the croche comes into place, by being essentially a 'stop' for boards/planks which is attached to the side of the workbench.
I decided to add a screw to the croche to help out with clamping stock to the side of the bench. The croche can also be sued to help with ripping of stock to thinner pieces, and to plane end grain of wood.

Music: Sovereign

To help with planing boards across their width, I needed a 'Does' Foot', which is a batton like stick with 45 deg angles, placed on the corner of a board.
This helps keep the board from moving. The other side of the Doe's Foot can be used as normal battons for different situations.

Music: Airport Lounge Disco Ultralounge

For the new 3 meter workbench, first thing I required was a planing stop. I decided to make a sliding full width planing stop, since I had one on my old bench, and it worked really well.
I also decided to try a tooth stop on the other end, to see how it will work. Both sides of the stop can be switched.

Music: Cryptic Sorrow Atlantean Twilight

Decided to build a new workbench that is 3 meters (9.8 foot) long. Reason was that my current workbench is too short, and too narrow (working area) for bigger projects. Also, I want to use more traditional holding methods, such as hold fast, battens etc. Will add more accessories later on when main bench is completed. This will be based on the English/Nicholsen bench, using Richard Maguire's bench building guide.

Part 6 is to flatten the one work side of the bench. After that, to drill holes on the side and top for the holdfasts. Finally, adding some thinned down boiled linseed oil to the bench.

Music: 'Sunshine on the Sand'.

Decided to build a new workbench that is 3 meters (9.8 foot) long. Reason was that my current workbench is too short, and too narrow (working area) for bigger projects. Also, I want to use more traditional holding methods, such as hold fast, battens etc. Will add more accessories later on when main bench is completed. This will be based on the English/Nicholsen bench, using Richard Maguire's bench building guide.

Part 5 is to roughly flatten the top planks before gluing and nailing them to the torsion box. Thereafter, to flatten the top and eliminate twist.

Music: 'Beach Walk'

Decided to build a new workbench that is 3 meters (9.8 foot) long. Reason was that my current workbench is too short, and too narrow (working area) for bigger projects. Also, I want to use more traditional holding methods, such as hold fast, battens etc. Will add more accessories later on when main bench is completed. This will be based on the English/Nicholsen bench, using Richard Maguire's bench building guide.

Part 4 is to assemble and fasten the aprons to the trestles, as well as to install the support beams that will hold the top planks.

Music: 'Pride'.

Decided to build a new workbench that is 3 meters (9.8 foot) long. Reason was that my current workbench is too short, and too narrow (working area) for bigger projects. Also, I want to use more traditional holding methods, such as hold fast, battens etc. Will add more accessories later on when main bench is completed. This will be based on the English/Nicholsen bench, using Richard Maguire's bench building guide.

Part 3 is to make the aprons, i.e. the two side boards that will be jointed to the trestles.

Music: 'Wanderer'.

Decided to build a new workbench that is 3 meters (9.8 foot) long. Reason was that my current workbench is too short, and too narrow (working area) for bigger projects. Also, I want to use more traditional holding methods, such as hold fast, battens etc. Will add more accessories later on when main bench is completed. This will be based on the English/Nicholsen bench, using Richard Maguire's bench building guide.

Part 2 is to make the anti-racking beam, as well as glue and assemble the trestles. The anti-racking beam will be fitted to the one trestle leg and the apron of the bench, in order to withstand/re-enforce the bench against planing heavy stock.

Music: 'Light Expanse'.

Decided to build a new workbench that is 3 meters (9.8 foot) long. Reason was that my current workbench is too short, and too narrow (working area) for bigger projects. Also, I want to use more traditional holding methods, such as hold fast, battens etc. Will add more accessories later on when main bench is completed. This will be based on the English/Nicholsen bench, using Richard Maguire's bench building guide.

Part 1 is to make all the trestle parts, i.e. the feet for the bench.

Music: 'Your Suggestions'.

Received a commission work to make a hollow wood die. It measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm (2.56 x 2.56 x 2.56 inch). Enjoy.

Made some Pencil Lid Boxes out of Kiaat. For the top lids I used Rosewood, Yellow Wood and Bird's Eye wood. It is called 'pnecil lid boxes' due to the length of the box, however, anything that will fit can be stored in them.

Music: Beach Walk

This is the third and final tool for the Book Cover Tools that I had to make, namely the 'Twin Screw Vice'. This tool is to helps to finilise the spinal bindings of the book cover via strings attached to the vice bottom on both sides.

Music: A trip around the moon

This is the second tool for the Book Cover Tools that I had to make, namely the 'Book Press'. This tool is to help press the whole book with cover in order for the glues to set.

Music: Bright Eye Blues

This is the first tool for the Book Cover Tools that I had to make, namely the 'Book Stringer Tool'. This tool is to help bind the pages of the book, as well as to help bind to the leather cover afterwards.
Strings are tightened on the bar, or folds which will become part of the book bindings.
Music: Light Expanse

Received commission work to make book cover tools for someone. I have to make three tools - a book stringer tool to help bind the pages, a press to hold everything together and a Twin Screw Vise to help with binding a leather cover.
All of these three tools needed threaded rods (screws) and nuts, so I decided to break down the series in four parts, with the first showing the making of the screws and nuts for all three tools.

Music: Sovereign by Kevin McLeod.

A commission piece for a client. Had to construct a new body for the cannon that was supplied by the client, since the current body was not up to the task. Take into account, that this is literately a small mini cannon, that can shoot small round metal balls using gunpowder. Therefore, I had to make sure the body would be able to stand a lot of stress, i.e. I used a lot of interlocking pieces and pinning of parts. Made from Kiaat wood, using traditional woodworking techniques. I cheated a little with using a electric lathe machine.

Music: Undercover Vampire Policeman

Made some small slab lid boxes from some left over yellow wood that I had prepared beforehand. For the slab lids, I have used Rose wood, Meranti and Mukwa wood.

Music: Modern Situations by Unicorn Heads

This is a commission piece for a client. The clock is considered an antique - where or what it was used for I have no idea, or even if it still works. However, I had to make a mounting surface for the clock, as well as make it lovely to look at. The brown of Muninga wood makes a perfect colour fitting with the bronze colour of the clock.

Undercover Vampire Policeman by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/uvp/
Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Made an old hot plate holder for our dining room table a few years ago. However, it was showing its age and was not done well (beginning of my woodworking). So, decided to make a new one from Muninga (kiaat) and Yellow wood, plus added two layers to hold more plates and other objects.
Music: "Virtues Inherited Vices Passed On" by Chris Zabriskie

Decided to make a valentines box out of Rosewood (cause you know, roses = valentine's day?). Was quite a bit of a challenge, since Rosewood is a very hard wood, so progress was very slow than what I am used to.

Music:Together with you; Hurts so good Blues; Hedge your bets

Decided to make some extra lid boxes. Wanted to try out putting reeds and flutes on the sides and top of the boxes as decoration, same idea as the Ring Box that I previously made. However, these ones houses the bottom panel in the side walls, in stead of the side walls being housed in the bottom lid.

Wood is African Mahogany.

Music:Cylinder Seven by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/cylinders/Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Was getting a bit fed up with using a loose pencil and sliding squire to make pencil lines on my work, so I decided to make one as a marking gauge.

Wood is Rosewood, which is a hard, dense wood, so some of the shaping and chiseling took longer than usual with the project. I also decided to add some decorations, to break the empty space.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"String Impromptu 1" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
"Pride" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

During a visit to Tokyo Japan, I bought some calligraphy supplies. However, I don't like all the items just lying about, so I decided to make a Japanese 'Shodo Station', using traditional woodworking hand tools.

Also gave me an excuse to practice with my molding planes :)

Music:
Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 - Classical Whimsical by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100303
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Danse Macabre - No Violin by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://freepd.com/Classical/Danse%20Macabre%20-%20No%20Violin
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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