Sunday, June 22, 2014

Winter in Melbourne

Nice winter day for a run up the river.  Unique opportunity to take my boat through the middle of the city up to Herring Island and back to Williamstown.




Sunday, June 15, 2014

What's wrong with this picture?

Boating without a sail?  I don't know about that.  But with a trip up river on the cards I thought it was worth a try.  Our initial trip was out Mordialloc creek and was pleasant enough considering the rain.  Out on the bay it just didn't seem right without a mainsheet in one hand and a tiller in the other.




Monday, June 9, 2014

Breadboard ends

Slowly but surely my trestle table is coming together.  After edge joining six planks I cut a wide tenon at each end with my router leaving a raised ridge on the outer edge to support my router base during the cut.  I then cut the tenon to the finished 45mm length and cut out the two locking tenons leaving the shorter edge behind.  The end mortise started as a 10m x 6mm groove cut on my router table and then the two deeper sections roughed out on the drill press and clean out by hand with my mortising chisel.  Once fitted together I drilled holes and cut two hardwood locking pins and glued everything together.