Wine rack

Wine rack

Friday, May 6, 2016

Rasps Part 2 - Auriou Rasps


I just finished discussing the types of rasp and differences between machine-made and hand-stitched rasps, ultimately to rationalize why I bought the high-quality Auriou rasps that I did. Now let's take a look at what I got. Hopefully I can justify why I chose to spend more for the quality tool I bought. In my defense, the baseline is "life is too short to buy crappy tools" so I ought to be able to say "they're good tools" and meet it. However, I do want to show *why* they're good tools.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rasps Part 1


So I bought some rasps, which are hand tools a lot like files but instead of rough grooves they have an array of teeth that scrape wood away. I consulted the fine folks at The Dusty Life (who were crazy enough to put me on their podcast) about what to buy. Basically, I asked "If life's too short to buy crappy tools, is it worth getting great rasps?" I ended up getting great rasps.

A discussion on rasps, which is admittedly kind of a woodworking geek subject, follows after the jump. I broke up this post into two parts because it kind of got long. So, the first part is about rasps in general. The second will be more about the rasps that I bought and examples of them in action.

Dusty Life: Reprise

Holy crap The Dusty Life guys let me be on their podcast, again! This time we talk about the types of finish that are best for knife handles. And yes, I'm aware this is relatively esoteric and you folks may not care! Listen anyway, leave them a rating on the iTunes and such, which is kinda like leaving me a rating (I estimate that I have been on for approximately 1% of their total airtime, which is... not a lot).

Anyway, I've embedded the cast after the jump:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Elongated Octagonal Dice Tray Gallery

Walnut with cocoa brown felt lining
I've created this post simply to have a consolidated gallery of all of the octagonal dice trays that I've made. After the jump are all of the pictures.

My elongated dice trays are available for sale on Etsy.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Octagonal Dice Tray Picture Gallery

Black Poisonwood (Chechen) with red felt lining
I've created this post simply to have a consolidated gallery of all of the octagonal dice trays that I've made. After the jump are all of the pictures.

My dice trays can be found for sale on etsy. I have separate listings for the domestic and exotic materials.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Magnetic Knife Strip Gallery

12" Danngai (Kingiodendron)
Over the few years I've been doing this I've scattered posts on knife strips all over this blog. I wanted to consolidate pictures in a central location, so they're after the jump:

Also, I currently have a couple for sale on Etsy, walnut and purpleheart.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Dusty Life

Yo, people on the internets, there's a podcast called the The Dusty Life. You should listen to it. It's at the hard to remember address of: https://thedustylife.com/

Listen at SoundCloud or iTunes.

They even let me be on it! We talked about rasps. It was cool... assuming you are interested in hand tools used to smooth concave and convex surfaces. I've embedded it after the jump.