|Project by Dave G||posted 10-05-2015 12:45 PM||592 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
To record past projects I’m making some posts. I made this five years ago from New Yankee Workshop plans out of cherry and finished with Watco Natural. The dovetails were made, before I learned how to do it myself, with a store-bought jig using my router.
Such projects start with a bunch of panels as you see in the second photo. I used biscuits to help align the panels and bookmatched the edge planing.
I used router setups – all sorts of complicated multi-passes – following Norm’s instructions pretty closely.
The hardware is solid brass from someplace I cannot find in my records.
The oil finish has worked out well. And the wood has darkened significantly such that minor grain differences have receded out of sight. The light colored putty I used to cover brad holes now appears. The second one of these I built I used a pin nailer and did not bother to fill the holes and that is much better.
Thanks for looking.
-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff