|Project by Waterlog||posted 11-15-2014 03:53 PM||1186 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This was a nice project to test your faith. The wife loves it even though I know there are flaws that urk me. It does make a great gift and can be done in one day if you persist. The most challenging part for me was cutting the vertical slits in between the knuckles on the hinge. I drilled holes at the corners of each facing knuckle then used my New Concepts fret saw to make the cuts. Problem is getting the cuts straight and to line up and cut so the cut does not invade the neighboring knuckle. I got an order to build one after showing it off. This time I am going to drill the holes first before chiseling out the voids. And also, I bought a multi purpose roto-zip bit that I will use in my drill press to make these cuts. This is definitely a project you will do better the second time you do it. This one is made from American Chestnut. Overall a very satisfying project.
-- LWB Waterlog