|Project by RLindberry||posted 02-06-2011 09:39 PM||1065 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a Christmas present I made for my wife this year. While the turning was done on a power lathe, and I roughed out the pieces on the bandsaw, the joinery, shaping and surfacing is all done by hand. Wood is Eastern Hard Maple.
The feet are attached with sliding dovetails, while the pedestal is connected to the top with a wedged through tenon in a half lap brace that is then screwed to the top.
Finish is 1 coat of Benite, 1 coat of Danish Oil, Many coats of amber shellac, and 1 coat of paste wax.
There was a lot of time in this, and the original plan was to do a piece entirely without power tools, but since I couldn’t get my treadle lathe finished and was running out of time, I did have to do some of the grunt work with power tools.