|Project by Dchip||posted 10-20-2009 06:06 PM||1157 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
Made this chair for a my first nephew. The design was from a chair my girlfriend had as a child, though I added a few additions. A couple of firsts on this project: – First through tenons – really like the solid feel and the grain contrast, and will be trying to incorporate this into many future projects. – First use of my Dremel for carving – really had no idea what to expect, but went to work over a drawing a made, and was happy with the results. Cleaned it up with some cheap $10 dollars hand tool set. Liked the added element, though incredibly time-consuming and requires a high level of patience. – First use of a quality wood – Walnut – Glad to get away from pine and poplar, really enjoyed using Danish oil instead of stain. – First use of a plug cutter – not a big deal, but I like the contrast the plugs make and will be experimenting with using this in creating contrasting wood designs.
Any and all comments/critiques/criticisms are appreciated.
-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com