|Project by Luddite||posted 08-01-2015 10:31 PM||1889 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
1 Aug 2015
Well, after 17 years I’ve finally have used up all of my Argentine mesquite horde. Finished an end table this weekend. Kinda sad in a way but it certainly worked out well. I’d bought this load through a local dealer for about $5 a bf in 1998 sight unseen. So, 500+ bf and 20+ projects I think I may have broken even. Wood had a very distinct feel about it, a unique odor when milled, buff weight at 4-5lb/bf.
So, here’s the last piece. A small AC style end table with inlayed gems. Table completes the somewhat AC style for the living room.
Piece was really pretty straightforward with mortise and through tenon work.
Work was made easy with the use of a powermatic mortiser and with my jet tenon jig.
Pre-drilled and mortised pin positions on legs and rails.
Legs tops and bottoms are soften with a chamfer router bit.
Shop-Cat Simon always on the job.
More touches of turquoise.
-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense