Finally hung up my weekend project last night. I would recommend using a thinner material than I chose if you're going to do this. I used a boucle or tweedy sort of material. It was difficult to stretch and making the buttons was tough. Overall I'm happy with how it turned out though. I had this bookcase headboard since I was a kid and I finally decided it was time to make a change. Hopefully this one will last just as long. Not sure what I'll do with all the books yet, lol! Time to build a bookcase I guess.
Bretts Trade is walking the iconic #BridgetoBrisbane. All money raised goes towards the Courier Mail Children's Fund. You can donate at our weekly trade breakfast bbq, in store at the counter or online via https://b2b2017.everydayhero.com/au/bretts-timber-hardware
So after using the @kregjig Accu-cut for a few weeks I have come to a conclusion. It performs best in cross cut situations. I was able to square the ends on this 20" wide panel in about 90 seconds. If I need to do a longer rip that I won't do on the table saw then I turn to the #Kregjig Rip Cut. Anyone else taken the plunge on the Accu-Cut yet?
I seem to be spending a lot more quality time at the bench as of late. About 3 years ago I bought a set of used @leevalleytools beveled edge bench chisels ($45 for set of 5, ebay) thinking they'd be a great starter set to get me through the growing pains of a beginner woodworker. A year later I bought this vintage Millers Falls 1455b low-angle block plane ($20, ebay) as a restoration project. I didn't intend for these tools to be "buy your last tool, first." Even though I desire a high-end apron plane or a set of Japanese chisels, I can't justify it with these tools functioning so well. Do you have tools that have outperformed your expectations? If so what are they?