Charles Neil mahogany lowboy build-along, #18
On a planet far, far away, long, long ago this A-1 guy was building a lowboy. He was given the wood and blow-by-blow instruction how to build it and was reporting to the land of LJ about how it was going. Then this invader, called LIFE stopped the whole process and only after a long battle, did the A-1 guy get back to the castle to continue the lowboy adventure.
Now that my sanity has (briefly) returned… LOL, I’ll get on with the show, since a number of my friends had asked when I was going to finish the lowboy blog and I’ve kicked myself in the seat of the pants (boy was that hard to do), I’ll get back to where I left off.
What I did last was to make and install the applied drawer fronts. With that handled I’ll address the making and installing of the pediment.
The first step in preparing for the pediment install is to put a backing block on the area on the scroll board were the finial will be installed. Nothing difficult here
, just a block of wood glued to the center of the scroll board. After the backer is installed I make a small square about a ¼” thick and place a center mark with an “X”. It’s sized so that it hangs over about ¼” on the center where the backer board is front, back and sides.
Now I nail it in place with some 23 gauge pins and glue.
Now for the pediment which is kind of shaped like a large Hershey’s kiss. I started the turning on the lathe and did some final turning on the drill press.
Unlike Charles, I turned a tenon on my pediment and Charles drilled a hole in his and added a dowel. Now that the glue is dry, I drill a hole where I placed the “X” and install the finial.
I’m trying to have the next installment a little closer together than this one was to the last installment.
Next time, we move on to the drawer lock and hardware. Remember, these techniques used are from Charles Neil’s subscription online webisode.
I’m sorry for taking so long to get back to this blog
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