|Project by wyeth||posted 08-23-2009 04:50 AM||2237 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I promised my 23 year old Son and his Partner this as a Christmas/Birthday present and will be delivering it today.
It is figured Tasmanian Blackwood with Mackay Cedar legs. Mackay cedar is beautiful but deadly. I was warned but still suffered my first ever Asthma attack when first sanding the legs! I have just purchased a Triton Respirator on line as a consequence.
All the leg to apron joints use 2 Dominos making 12 dominos in all.
The drawer features hand cut dove-tails.
The top is held on with wooden cleats into grooves in the aprons. There are no screws between the top and support. The top is made up from 4 lengths – 2 pairs of bookmatched lengths after resawing on the bandsaw.
The timber came from the Brisbane Wood Show earlier this year in slab form. Some voids in the wood were filled with araldite coloured black using powdered artists pigment.
Some shallower defects were filled with sanding finish mixed with sawdust but this was rather slow drying.
I finished it with 4 coats of wiped on oil urethane mix using boiled linseed oil and gloss polyurethane reducing the oil content for each layer. The first layer included mineral turpentine and was a 1/3 each of turps oil and varnish.
The last layer would have been more like 75% varnish.
Finally I applied Canubra Wax with fine steel wool and then a buff after 5 minutes.
Point of interest—This project gave my new Torque Work Centre Multifunction Table its first workout. I live where they are manufactured and purchased it a week or two ago through degoose.
-- David Australia