|Project by TheFridge||posted 108 days ago||593 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
My Paw Paw had 4 to 500 bd ft (just found out this was only one load that I saw.) old clear, pecky, wormy, you name it cypress milled years ago just laying around . So when he had to move, it had to go somewhere. That’s right. Right here. He said boy make me a couple tables so I made him a night stand to his specs. It was the least I could do.
The only part not made out of cypress was one of the back legs. Turned out to be oak after I started milling it down. Had plenty of 1×6 to 1×12 but I only brought home a couple badly warped 2×4s and didn’t feel like waiting a couple days to get another. Plus I wanted to use the warped 2×4s on something.
Mortise and tenon aprons. Mortises cut with in a drill press with cross slide vise. With a 1/2” endmill. Used a dial caliper clamped to the vise for mortise length.
I read about end mills being used on wood. Wasn’t that fun for me.
Cut the tenons on a crappy jig made out of 3 pieces of maple glued together and slid down my table saw fence.
Carved the tenons round.
I cut the shelf shorter than I wanted and had to use pocket screws to mount it to achieve what I wanted. Hindsight sucks, but you gotta learn somehow.
Used minwax oil based poly from HD. Wouldn’t dry. Eventually used mineral spirits all over. It helped. Went back with 3 coats of cheap poly that work out ok.
First piece of furniture ever made excluding carcass and face frame cabinetry
-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me