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Blog series by Oldtool updated 04-04-2018 05:56 PM 3 parts 3777 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Start to a new project requiring new techniques

02-22-2018 01:23 AM by Oldtool | 5 comments »

I have a request for a small credenza to be used as a hall table, but including three drawers. This project requires several techniques new to me that I want to use & hopefully be able to master. The design selected is “something” similar to this antique found on line at a site named 1st Dibs: I made a drawing of what I had in mind, which was agreed on, so I started the process: I started with the sides, making the legs from 8 quarter maple, the panel in the f...

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Part 2: Determining how to detail the legs

03-04-2018 09:54 PM by Oldtool | 9 comments »

For the better part of the last two weeks I’ve been attempting to determine how to apply a bead & set-back plane to the front legs, to look something like this: My first thought was to create the side beads the length of the leg, using a simple scratch stock. This proved to be feasible, as shown here: This proved easy when referencing the tool on the side of the practice leg, but then came the semicircular portion I wanted to use. Multiple attempts failed, as follows:First ...

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Part 3: Third & Final in Series

04-04-2018 05:55 PM by Oldtool | 2 comments »

I’m going to end this Blog here, as there won’t be any new details in my build that may benefit others regarding my process, as the future owner of this credenza visited during the Easter holiday and here’s where we stand: The legs are not to be detailed with embellishment as I thought I might be doing & described prior. While this piece resembles a French Country style, the most favorite style of the future owner is Shaker, so this piece will be limited in excess det...

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