|Project by KnotCurser||posted 12-31-2009 06:53 PM||1666 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This was an Xmas gift for my Brother and Wife for 2008.
It’s done in American Chestnut with hand dove-tailed drawer. This was also before I had my dedicated mortiser so I did all the mortises by hand.
I talked to a few people about working with chestnut after I received about 200 board feet of rough stock and was warned to get new planer blades because I would need them. BOY were they right! There is something in the wood (silica I’m told) that just dulls blades like you wouldn’t believe! It could be that there is a lot of sand in the soil where the tree grew – I am not quite sure. On top of that the wood itself is hard as a rock. The last picture shows the table in use about a month later.
They are still using it and have had no problems with it.
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