Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The photo sequence at left was taken in one of today's classes at Clear Spring School and is of making a sloyd plant stand or trivet based on designs from Gustaf Larsson's book Elementary Sloyd and Whittling. The project is done entirely with hand tools except that it begins with white pine planed to a 5/8" thickness. The student uses a marking gauge to scribe the cut line on the stock as shown in the first photo, then rip saws the parts slightly oversize as shown in the second. Each time a cut is made, the remaining stock has to be re-planed straight and square as shown in the third photo before the next part is rip sawn. The concluding work will be done next week.

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