I spent part of today, getting a few 1×4s ready to become aprons on the table. They had been sitting out in the van for over a month, freezing their knots off. Brought them in to the Dungeon shop to warm up awhile. laid them out on the clothes dryer, in fact
One of the four short pieces is elsewhere. Actually, it was in a vise, getting a little trim work
Oh boy, a board with…..Charactor! Those are cracks, not pencil marks. Took a hand plane for a spin on the fancy board
In fact, I wound up doing all the face grain on all six boards. Then it was time to plane to width
Set a pair in the vise, edges close to the same level, and a few passes to make sure they are. Flip the stack over, and plane the other edge. While working on the two longer boards, I took a handsaw and trimmed the length down to around 20” or so. Short ones were already at 12” or so. As I got through with each “matched pair” I laid them out on the table’s top
That thing in the middle is one of the legs. Seems to have a bit of figure to it. Paired up the legs, trying to find what went with what.
Legs are around 19” long. Trying to show off their best sides. Subject to change, of course. May leave these aprons plain, and let all the figure do the talking. Stay tuned for the next episode…
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