I’ve been working on this one a while, its my wifes jewelry cabinet. I made the base this last weekend it has hand cut tenons but I used the router table to cut the mortises. still has a bit of work to go. update: overall dimensions are 31 1/4 inchs tall x 10 1/2 inches wide x 6 inches deep. doors are maple while the carcase and legs are red oak.
Finally wrapped this project up, after some setbacks. To correct the angled chop I had to see what was the problem: the hole drilled in the chop or the hole drilled for the coupler buried in the leg? First I tested the hole in the leg: Clearly, the threaded rod exiting the leg is off of perpendicular. Then, before I attacked the solution, I decided to check the chop: Huh. It’s off too! So, after some hand wringing, cussing, and a few beers, I took the case online ...
Last summer my cousin gave me an old oar and asked if I could use it for one of my projects. It was about eight feet long. I new immediately that I could easily use the oar for one of my chair projects. It fits exactly with the type of chair I like to build – three legs with a tall slender back. Now there is some family history associated with this oar. My mother immigrated to Canada in 1949 with her parents, four sisters and brother. Her father’s brother, wife and seven...
The logs have slowly trickled in…until this morning, I scored nicely. I have not seen this guy the last couple weeks. He has been bringing me a load once a week, he brought a nice one today . 25 logs 8’-14’ long. The smallest was a cherry just over 12”, most in the 18”-24” range. Cherry, walnut, hickory, red oak, white oak, honeylocust and hard maple. These should keep me out of trouble for a couple days . The walnut is iffy (crooked) the oaks and hickory a...
I was asked months ago if I would trade some wood for one of my custom turkey calls. i told the guy sure but then forgot about it since I never heard from him. This week he called to ask if i would take a look at what he had to trade. When I got to his house most of what he had was firewood but then i looked and found a pile of spalted maple that was the best I have seen here. Our maple tends to be soft and colorless. Then I saw a big Osage Orange root ball and he showed me a red oak piece...
Waunderings in Ones Back-Yard WoodLot ....crunching the landscape of snowflakes, i soon took a waundering walkabout, where all is silently content within their respected milieu, awaiting those birthing pangs that signal a spectacular spring….. —-were it not for these striving images of imagination,who would be found to come and rescue a soul such as i,since long ago in times of olden beholden begotten wood turnings,i walked right out of sight from those who had long tried to...
So I have this old beam (pictured) from an 18th century house in which an aquaintance grew up. I’d love to turn it into a gift for him and his new bride. I believe that the beam is red oak. It is 6”w x 3”d x 36”l (39” if you count the tenon). I was thinking of cutting off a slab, turning five 4” bowls/vessels from the rest, and displaying them on the slab. But I thought I’d post it and solicit suggestions. What would you do with this piece?
So after spending 820 days working 26 hours a day, 8 days a week on restoring this dresser it’s finally DONE! Ok, so it certainly was not a priority project and got very sporadic time devoted to it over the last 2 years but what a chore it was… I think it’s far easier to build something from scratch than to restore an older piece. As you can see from the first couple of pictures, there is a slight cup in the top which wasn’t able to be straightened out and you can s...
well fellow jocks today started out with a small wood gloat, i was blessed with the opportunity of going into some friends land where a tornado went through and salvage some wood that was there, one was a good size dog wood tree, and the other was a very large mimosa tree, i found out that mimosa is a beautiful wood, and i wanted to try working with it, so i took the larger trunks to my local sawyer and while there, i was given a rare opportunity , if you have been to a sawyers wood lot, well...
The dovetails and mortise and tenons on the carcase are done. My dovetails are getting better. Practice does make a difference. Tails done time for pins Its square. Cutting the mortises. The tape makes the knife marks easier to see, A little touchup on one end and we can cut and fit the panels front and rear.
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