Sunday, October 17, 2010

An unlikely marriage

When I was in Scotland at the Chippendale International School of Furniture in 1996 the principal, Anselm, introduced me to the Black and Decker powerfile.  This tool can best be described as an unlikely marriage between a belt sander and an angle grinder.  It’s been on my list of “tools to buy” ever since I’ve returned and last Saturday my patience was rewarded when Nette gave me one for my birthday.
I have high hopes for the powerfile when it comes to fitting the drawers, tidying up some of the ratty edges on the beams and generally “making things fit”.  I’ll report back in a few weeks on how it’s performing. 

Meanwhile in the workshop I've finished the first flight of stairs, including using the powerfile to fine tune the fit of the drawers.  All going well I'll be installing the stair unit this weekend.

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