Finally got back to work on this project…I dove right in with making the staves for thr coopered base on Stage I. My plan is to make a nice curved wall and cut a hatch into it so Keaton can put toys inside.
I did some calculations and discovered I needed 12 pieces of wood, angled at 3 degrees per side to make a nice arc. Here’s the basic idea:
To make the bevels, I needed a jig to slide each stave into for planing. Nothing fancy, just some scrap pine cut to hole the staves on their sides.
After a little planing with a test stave, you get this:
The Nice Ash and WoodRiver planes really made short work of the pine staves. So, I needed to glue and nail these pieces to the bookcase:
Until I had the whole front in place. Real quick like, I hit it with the Nice Ash Plane and rounded all tye edges. A little work with the orbital sander and it should be nice and smooth.
Time today: 2 hours.
Total time: 9 hours.
-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com