|Project by CJay||posted 09-08-2009 06:54 PM||1560 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I went on a green woodwork course for a weekend. A great time out in the woods for 3 days away from all traffic, electricity, waking up to birdsong and spending the evenings round camp fires. Anyhoo, This is the result. Elm top, ash legs and oak wedges. All locally sourced, all green and all worked by hand.
Its hard work. More than once i found my self wishing for a bandsaw, my dewalt drill driver, or even a bit of sand paper (not traditional), But i’m more than pleased with the results.
The legs were formed from an ash log. Which had to be split with an axe, then shaped with drawknives on a shave horse. The round tennons were put on with something i don’t know the name of but resembled a large pencil sharpener.
The top was cut with traditional bow saw (and two very tired shoulders). The middle was lightly dished using an ‘Adz’ (Looks like a medieval weapon). Then out with the drawknives again to round the top and bottom edges.
The round mortices were done with a hand drill. The whole thing was cleaned up with an inshave (curved drawknife)
There wasn’t time to put a finish on at the course (would have been Walnut oil) so a few coats of danish oil were applied when i got home.