After arrival we made a plan. Jonas, Brian and Alex are suppposed to use this very cool jointer and thicknesser all the day. I was so scarred by the look of the machine, I took at least half of my pictures one of them jointing or thickniessing. At he end of Day two I even tried thiscknessing myself, buit no way do the jointing.
After all the maple and Scyamore and Elm has been cut to sticks for the Rorkhee-Safari Chairs Jonas started to turn the stretcher. So if anybody wonderes why I brought my own ear protectors, it was not about hand sawing. But did you ever noticed the silence in the noise? If it is just loud enough, I get calm and conentrated under my double ear protectors.
So I could do all the marking and beating out the mortices after Jonas has jointed my stock. You'll find some pictures of me beating on Brian's report of day one.
So this is what I ended up after day one. My very first completed set of mortices. I need more practice on this, but I won't get in my cellar of 6 family house. Maybe I'll chang to the drillout practice. But I had to try it once I had the opportunity.
|Brian burning in some lindseed oil on his diszinked toolchest handles.|
|Jonas hand sawing (no ear protectors!) a full length tool rest for the turning bench|
|Marking the tenons with the coolest pencils of all|
|Some of the tools I've used (They've been so happy)|
|Marking some more sticks?|
|Brian with some fancy alligator leather|
|Testing some rivets|
Next time I'll report about the tools I bought from Jens (Jonas father). Anybody happen to know what this is? Bookbinding tool, that is clear, but what do you do with it?
What I can't describe on English (nor German, btw.) is the friendliness and the familiarism of the guys I met. And this is not only about the woodworking guys, but Jonas' hole family. These have been two of the best days of my life. Hope to be part of the next Extravaganza. I was honored and lucky to be part of this one!