I decided not to hold my cards to close to my chest, as Scott mentioned. I decided to show what I’ve been doing the last couple of days. I couldn’t resist doing some chiseling on this table. That’s the reason I did a downward cloud lift on the aprons, in order to fit in a carving. One down, three to go. This is about 4 hours of chiseling. A little more touching up, & it’ll ready for the finish.
OK, you have been asking. What I’ve been up to on the Thorsen G & G tables.So here are some misc pictures. Of the Holly Thorsen Greene and Greene Table.This is the boards that I was using to select the wood for the table. The table top boards The legs before the mortise cuts The legs with the pegs in place but not finished to a crown. The shelf support brackets with the mortise slots cut and the peg holes cut. Cutting the mortises with a square corner on the new Mortise m...
Today I tried making pegs for the false shallow holes. I had alot of trouble doing it the way the plan instructed. I would get chip out when carving the facets on the plugs. I’m using Walnut, maybe Ebony wouldn’t do this because it’s more dense. So I setup my disk sander miter to 30 degrees, & sanded my 3/8” stock to a point. Then I cut to the hole depth, & tapped them in with hammer with a dab of glue. Here’s a short video of how I used my disk san...
Bench Dogging After Greene and Greene And so we now move on to the getting of legs, and in all your getting, be sure to take what you can use. Moving now to the fourth bay of my barn on the south side, I have a bay filled with lumber from past accumulated workings of wood projects. Looking through the rows of some stickered and some stacked lumber, I soon found what I thought would make some good legs for the table bench dogs. The pine I decided on using was left over from a barn door ...
I’m now down the home stretch and getting ever closer to the finish line. I will say this I have really enjoyed this little project so far. I have learned some new ways of thinking about how to make designs work together. !! This is a dry run so I still have the glue up to do and finish to apply.
Ok, so I have been out of the shop for over a week now. Of all things, I caught a cold this time of the year. The aches, pains, coughing, etc have made it impossible and dangerous to work in the shop. So, I have sat around all day watching dvd’s and playing video games. I was not even well enough to read the Lumberjocks web site. I know I have missed much, but will be catching up in the next few weeks. While still under the weather, I will try a few hours in the shop today. Jus...
Had a slight mishap today when I went to mill the legs down so they'd be the proper width after applying a "veneer" edge, I accidentally cut all the pieces! I should have left the those at the final width, I got a little carried away. A little creative thinking and milling a few more pieces out of the remaining door stock, and I'll have legs that will ultimately be a mere 3/16ths skinnier, but and I'm able to proceed using only this reclaimed door lumber. I've thought the inspiration ...
Today I cut & fitted the shelves. Dry assembled the whole table. Now I’ve got a lot of sanding, & pegging to do. This should keep me busy for awhile.
I have one more apron to cut out on the scroll saw. So tedious, hard for me to sit for long and use the saw. Few minutes at a time. Still I got lucky again. I was going out to visit my Mom’s grave today and right across from the cemetary along side the road was a hugh red oak that had just been dropped. I stopped talked with Mom for a minute then took off for city hall a the DPW. My cousin works for the town DPW and he was there working on something on the work bench. I asked him where...
The last couple of days, I’ve been working on the tabletop. I mortised out the breadboards, & cut the tenons. I kind of fell for the cloud lift theme, so I incorporated into the top. You might want to call this a sideways cloud lift. I decided to try something from the latest issue of Fine Woodworking, They call it draw bored pegging on the breadboards. This is something I’ve never tried before, so we’ll see what happens. Check out my latest Video, hope you ...
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