Shop Remodel #21: Run Forest!

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 12-18-2015 02:28 AM 1099 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Another Day Closer Part 21 of Shop Remodel series Part 22: The Leaves are Falling »

So there I was chomping down my wheat-grass, vegan, soy-milk all natural, Tortellini for lunch (Hey I live in Oregon, you try going to Scotland and not having the haggis) So anyway there I was eating lunch, staring at the box I had just picked up from the post office.
It had come!!! It was here!!! After months of waiting, my travisher had arrived! I ordered a Peter Galbert travisher and it was finally here. It was produced by Claire Minihan who did an amazing job. I think I was drooling over the box, but the lunch was good too, so was the cookie ;) Gotta eat healthy.

So promptly after lunch I hastened out to the shop and opened my box with a huge grin on my face. I swear I saw that thing give off a golden shimmer when I opened it.

It looked so nice in its’ new home.

You can order yours here;

”:Now back to our regularly scheduled program:”

Today I started by finishing up the drawers, I chose to go with the same hardware I had used on my tool tote. Though it was walnut and myrtle I though they still matched well enough to keep a flow going.

I have kind of a theme going with the maple and walnut. I think it all started with my saw and vise I made earlier this year.

When it is all said and done it is going to be a maple and walnut wonderland.

I mortised out all the drawer fronts for the Hardware, then made the backs and bottoms and glued them all together.

Once they were glued up I turned my attention to the door fronts. I mortised out for the hinges. I like using soss hinges as they don’t show at all on the outside and they would work well for this application where I wanted the door fronts to overlap the frames and still open to close to 180 degrees.

I just managed to get one door hung by the end of the day so I clamped the door panel to it to see how it was going to look and well, you be the judge ;)

I think i am going to embellish the door fronts a bit with some falling leaf inlays tomorrow if I can get to it. Should be fun. Thanks to all of you for following along with me, you have made this very fun for me!
Take care and have fun woodworking!

-- Brian Noel

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David Taylor

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#1 posted 12-18-2015 02:48 AM

I don’t know which I like more, the travisher or the cabinet it lives in. You’re doing a bang up job on this, man!

-- Learn Relentlessly

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 05:15 AM

I look forward to seeing the finished product as the drawer makes me impatient waiting to see the final product. I wish I could draw like that. Oh well the good LORD blessed me in other ways! Have a wonderful time making a new home for your new toy.

P.S Also I love the detail you put into the bench in the picture with its natural curves and other features. When do you get started on that or did you already make it?

-- Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. -Ephesians 6:10-11

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 06:01 AM

Thank you for sharing, the project is so cool and so inspiring!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#4 posted 12-18-2015 02:44 PM

A joy to follow along, Brian.

Going to get a wrag and wipe the drool off the iPad…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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