i had 6 mahogany chunks for lack of a better description. i was told they were african crotch mahogany from a near by wood working store. i had four of hem milled to 5/4 pieces and 8/4 pieces. i still have two chunks left. they measure roughly 48×15x10. i had thought about selling them but at the same time keeping them for down the road projects. i could use the room in my shop plus the money to buy some new equipment. but at the same time they arent hurting me by keeping them. i...
I last left off where my boards for the top where seriously warped. I also was waiting for my new jointer. I received my new Powermatic Jointer and I love it. I wish I knew how to use it better but it will come in time. Jointing ProblemOne question I wondered about it when I tried to flatten a board. I jointed just one side of the board until it was flat. The only problem was to get the board flat the jointer removed so much wood that I wasn’t able to use the board because it became to...
I started #2 today. This one I’m shooting for better performance. I’m only using five 1/4” laminations this time instead of six and only one is mahogany instead of two. No lyptus in the handle this time either. The difference in weight is very noticable already. Carving out the shark for the inlay Dry fit. The splines for the blade. I book matched the front and rear blade faces. The front is going to be cedar, the rear mahogany. The light cedar front will have a ...
The client decided to make a change: he need an access to the desk’s inside, when her products are exposed on the counter. After thinking about the possible solutions and having to keep the structural solidity, I decided that easiest alternative was to cut the desk board. One of the questions was how to make the holes for the axes in such a small space. I found only one solution: to tear off the central piece for drilling, so that after glueing, the piece could looked like before manipu...
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There hasn’t been a lot to report on this lately. We’re talking finishing here and it’s pretty droll stuff.If you recall we left off hereNow my Dad had a great suggestion regarding the prominent “stripes” on the lid, which are, of course, merely leftover stain in the hollows of the contour. He said, “You ought to paint them. Paint them black. Shiny black..” And so I didI actually painted them again the following morning after this. The first coat just...
Finally had most of a day to make a start on the end table. Purchased some thick African mahogany for the legs. Milled the legs down to size (1 3/4” square x 23 3/4” L). Routed the bottoms with a 1/4” round over bit on the router table. Then used the mortising jig to cut 15 mortise holes (1/4” x 5”L).
Honduran Mahogany from Peru … very dense tight, with zero defects. perfectly straight grain parallel to the sides thru and thru … had this board in my mahogany pile for nearly 15 years....... ,,/..thank you for looking at my wood
photos to show off the joinery...
When my grandad was a carpenter he worked in Aras an Uachtairain (the irish presidents house), he brought this table home from there one day when he was in his 20’s because it was going to be thrown out, he did some repairs and salvaged it. But after being used for 60 years (which the first governor of ireland wrote on the table) and then being used another 40 years when my grandad got it, it was in pretty bad shape. My granny said i could do what i wanted to do with it, because she had...
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