Hello all, I haven’t been keeping up with this blog very well this week. It is because I haven’t had a lot to report. I have been trying to finish up the carving on the till, but it has been slow going. I might have to pull out some power carving goodies to get on top of it. I was hoping to get started on the bench this week and I may well get out the maple tomorrow to see if I have enough, I’m little skeptical about it. I might have to alter the design to accommodate it. One half of the till frame is done and it looks good, I can’t wait to see that thing completed, but I have been tugged in twenty different directions.
I know I am supposed to be working like mad to get this done before I have a three month long wait list on orders again, but I had to take off Tuesday and go see that new Star Wars thingy. We don’t have a theater in my town so we drove the 45 minutes to see it and took care of some errands while we were there.
So back on the farm we got an order for three sets of my candle stick holders.
So I milled up the wood to get those going and helped finish up the cane which is turning out well.
The only thing I did today to add to the big build was to play around with a chisel holder idea for the inside of the left door. I made a mock-up and got the measurements figured.
I have the 5 piece set of bench chisels form Stanley, but I am making slots for the eight piece socket chisels by either Stanley or Lie-Nielsen. Might be five years before I get them, but I thought I should plan ahead ;)
I wanted something that would compliment the design and I haven’t used my CNC for anything on this yet so I thought I would work something up.
I milled up some walnut left over from the drawer fronts.
Then I worked up a design I though looked nice.
The top will be the backrest of the holder and the bottom part will be the front that cases them in.
Then stick it in and hit “print”
I think it will work well and go with the design.
Thanks guys, talk to you again soon.
-- Brian Noel