|Project by Dave||posted 09-04-2010 10:48 PM||3543 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
It has been quite some time since my last project post as I have been finishing up my shop space. DONE! Walls, paint, electric, lighting, etc. My ‘Man Cave’ retreat in the basement.
As my first project coming back, I chose an interestingly difficult project from the Winter 2009 issue of Woodworking magazine (pic 6). An article and project called ‘Three-clawed Dragon Stool’ by Robert W. Lang. There were many tricky angles and interlocking pieces but as Mr. Lang says ”... I had a different attitude and a more developed set of skills at the end than at the beginning.” How true. Drawing a full size set of plans prior to commencing was a very smart idea.
This is the first time I have used mahogany for a project. The person who sold me his 18” Grizzly bandsaw gave me a few pieces and they just matched the dimensions needed perfectly. Wow, I love mahogany. The finish is 6 coats of BLO applied with 600 grit wet/dry SC paper. I may do another few coats as I am not completely satisfied with the look. I ordered and used ‘Old Brown Glue’ for this project. It allowed well over half an hour setup time as this stool must be assembled completely once started. It is an excellent hide glue that I’m sure I will use again often.
Thanks to all for looking.
Dave in New Jersey