|Project by bpick||posted 07-28-2016 01:42 AM||1184 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
My wife asked that I make her a sewing table for her birthday and I finally finished it even though it was a little over one year late. I decided to make it using hand tools only. This was my second project where I used only hand tools, the first was a small table that I made in a hand tool woodworking class. There was a lot to learn while building this and the mortise and tenons on the right side of the table are much better than the ones on the left. It’s fun to see how much you can learn on even one project.
During this build I found that I really enjoy using hand tools and am pretty certain that I will start to make this a main focus of mine in the future.
The table is made of alder and I finished it with a golden oak stain and shellac. I decided to use alder because I wanted a fairly easy wood to work with. I also knew that since this was my first main project there would be a lot of trial and error and did not want to experiment and have a lot of waste on expensive wood.
Thank you for looking.
-- bpick - Colorado