In part three of the above video tour Don Williams takes us into the hand tool woodworking room where he builds furniture and works on other projects.
This is where Don Stores his handplanes:
Don proudly admits that the interior of his workshop is more functional than scenic. Here are some of Don’s favorite handplanes, which he found for around $10 at a tool auction.
This is his most well-lit workbench where Don does fine-detail work as he overlooks the beautiful Virginia mountains:
Here are his Japanese saws:
Don conveniently hangs his spoke shaves and other tools from the ceiling rafters of the timber frame barn:
Don hangs his bench planes next to his planing workbench for quick access:
Don pulled some of the books he wrote off the shelf to show me: Andre Roubo’s historical books, “To Make as Perfectly as Possible : Roubo on Marquetry” (see it here) and “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” (see it here).
Here is the free workbench that Don resurrected and stabilized:
If you missed the previous parts of the tour of Don Williams’ Barn Workshop, click here to go there.
This workshop tour consists of four parts:
- Part 1: Don introduces his workshop and talks about how he moved the old barn across the country
- Part 2: Don will show how he refines raw beeswax for his historical finishes
- Part 3: He will show the workbench and hand tool area of his workshop
- Part 4: Finally he will show how to apply a historical beeswax/shellac finish using his historical handmade pollisoirs