|Project by CaptainSkully||posted 10-14-2009 07:22 AM||4319 views||17 times favorited||15 comments|
My buddy (in real life), Eric sent me these plans a couple of months ago. I took a day “off” and decided to whip one out. I laid out my own dimensions from some scrap mahogany and went to town making my G&G finger joints. I wasn’t as accurate as I wanted, but I learned enough to make my pending sofa table project much better than if that had been my first shot. I can’t tell you what a kinesthetic delight it was to round over the edges of the finger joint by hand to give it that nice, random, hand-crafted look.
This was also my first time using real ebony plugs. It smells like fermenting wine. A tung oil finish and a few hundred bamboo skewers with the pointy ends nipped off and tucked cut-side-down into the box. The knives fit nicely, and there’s no wear and tear on the edges. This could also double as some kind of vase or pencil holder as needed.
I can’t wait to start on Darrell Peart’s Aurora sofa table now! Mahogany is so pleasant to work with.
-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails