|Project by Matt Hegedus||posted 05-20-2016 03:13 PM||1108 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Built this table out of black walnut, harvested near Pittsburgh PA.
Took a while because it was a semi-fresh cut tree and I had to wait for drying after hacking into the 8/4 lumber at every step. The wood was very wet. Thankfully my shop was dry.
Learned a lot of lessons here:
Originally cut 6 legs and 2 bowed so bad I had to nix them. The four I used dried pretty straight. Nothing my block plane couldn’t remedy.
This is my first project w hand-cut dovetails. Shout out to David Barron’s dovetail guide + my Gyokucho dozuki. Felt like I was cheating! They came out near-perfect, although I did manage to swing a little too far with my compact router (the hole is still visible… and I don’t mind at all).
This table has a Garrett Hack-inspired ebony and basswood inlay behind the solid brass knob. First time doing that as well, and turned out pretty slick.
Anyway hope you like it. I named this table “Don’t be a racist.”
PS: I don’t know if people here use snapchat app, but if you want to follow my next project you can add me by searching for the username “matthegeduspimp” I usually broadcast every step of my builds, as I go. And I’ll follow you back! (and watch your videos/snaps) Thanks
-- From Pittsburgh, PA