Saturday, December 22, 2012


Last weekend I picked up some stuff that I have had in storage for the past years. There I found a couple of planes that I almost forgot about. I bought them at a flea market around 15 years ago and have never used them.

Top right: Rabbet plane / Top left: Some sort of profile plane, see below / Middle: Block plane with an Eskilstuna blade (very famous in Sweden) / Bottom: Block plane with a convex bottom and blade

The blades need to be sharpened a little and then they are good to go.

Profil shape on one of the planes, maybe for planing picture frames or something similar. How do you sharpen that kind of blade?

Snowing again today and Christmas is approaching.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cleats II

Cut the cleats, this would have been so much easier if I had a bandsaw especially the small fiddly cuts I will do next.

Time today: 20 minutes

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cleats I

Started working on making cleats. The will be used to secure the halyards on the masts and as mooring cleats on the fore and aft decks.

Found a model on the intranet that I like.

And a piece of oak left over from something.

Drilled holes.

Still need to make the piece trapezoidal (ref drawing above) on the table saw, cut them out and shape them.

Time today: 30min
(p.s this is my post number 200!!!)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Foot supports

Decided to glue the foot supports tonight. I have not unpacked the epoxy yet so I used an normal wood glue (vinylacetate homopolymer emulsion stabilised with polyvinylalcohol????) intended for outdoor use. Should be fine as this piece will not be immersed in water, in addition it cures much quicker than epoxy.

Getting ready

Glue applied. Instead of spreading the glue evenly I put the two pieces on top of each other and slid them around a little to make sure I have an even layer of glue.

Pressure applied! Glue is dried within an hour.

Time today: 15 min

First snow

We had the first snow of the season this week. After the weekend apparently it is supposed to get real cold so there may be more.