|Project by AaronK||posted 11-21-2010 09:20 PM||2598 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
This project was inspired by fellow LJ’s project which was in turn inspired by Matt Downer's beautiful work. It’s made from the last bit of cherry I got from a local sawyer, some kentucky walnut I got on ebay, and some reclaimed mahogany for the pegs.
This was my first time doing something like this – knockdown, completely exposed joinery, and through mortises/pegged tenons – but it was pretty easy. aside from finishing, the whole thing was done in 2 days flat. probably because there was nothing to glue up! consequently, it was very fun. Dados and notches were cut using with a dado blade. curved members were cut on the band saw, trimmed with spokeshaves, and sanded smooth. boards were planed smooth by hand. Mortises were cut on the drill press (working from both sides) and squared using chisels. The finish is a couple very thin coats of BLO/poly wiping varnish. It will be followed by a rubbing in of paste wax. it is held to the wall using mortised/recessed in metal hangers in the back. Finally, it’ll be a gift to my friend’s dad who is a great guy and woodworker in his own right – hope he likes it.