Continuing with the tiny drawers, of which there are six, I constructed a little “cabinet” for them to sit in. They basically just sit on little shelves, negating the need for slides etc, which in this case, are not at all practical due to the size of this case. Nothing rocket science here, just fiddling with 12 little drawer fronts/backs and 12 little drawer sides. All 24 pieces got a small rabbet in the bottom edge and the sides each got rabbets in the ends where they will m...
In between working on a larger project, I’ve been fitting in a few minutes (hours) to fiddle with this jewelry case. Today I cut the top and bottom to size, ran rabets and dados, milled some trim on my router table and mitered the trim to fit. This included making up a simple miter jig for the table saw. Once complete, the jig is an excellent way to get perfect miters every time. It’ll come in handy when making picture frames etc too. To make the stopped dados in the top an...
I decided to not send the little panels to the glass shop to have glass cut and I’m really glad I made that choice. Instead, I bought a $8.00 glass cutting tool and cut the glass I need from some broken window glass that was laying in the back yard. Basic glass cutting is really easy so if you haven’t tried it, you really should. I learned everything I needed from youtube. So, not much to show and tell, just, I cut the glass and installed it in the little frames…well, I ...
In this episode I take you step by step through the building of the frame and panel back. We cover setting up the rail and stile router bits, sizing the panels, and cleaning it all up. http://www.justsquareenough.com/2014/06/walnut-hall-tree-part-3.html
Why is it that when I see a tree being cut down, and I stop for a piece or two or three to turn on the lathe, when I get into a really nice, drier, figured interesting piece, I only grabbed one chunk, and when its wet as can be, boring, stinky, and hard to make viable, I have taken a half truckload?
Pics will be in a few minutes… Where exactly did I leave off last time…ahh the main body is essentially done, and now all the adjustment features are all that’s left. Boxing The one weakness of cherry for planes is that it’s just a little bit soft. Not much softer then beech, but enough that a harder sole will help over the years. Especially on a fillister or rabbet plane where almost all of the wear is on a corner. I chose bubinga to box it with, because its ...
Both ears, back of the head and neck are done! It took a while, but It was a challenge! Now onto the Sawcliffe Green man for a few days, then when I return to this, I will be setting up on a vertical jig to access the bottom of the muzzle and the lower jaw….then comes the detailing!
After all the particular patch work, it was nice to whack away with a larger gouge and mallet! Shaping the back and side of the neck. Next will be the other ear, without the patch please!
Working the patch into the ear…..
In this episode we tackle and build a bread board lid and a frame to surround it.
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