|Project by toolboxdiva||posted 04-09-2011 11:57 AM||1583 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
It was either just stand there and watch that my student didn’t cut off a digit, or join in, so I joined in.
We had to start with square pine stock, mark it, clamp it, and hand plane it until it had about 16 sides that were all level to the pencil lines – no dipping at either ends – then hand sand them round.
Once we could do that with pine, we were allowed to move onto oak – so the legs and horizontal pieces are turned by hand, sanded by hand, stained and varnished by hand. They are even pegged by hand.
There was only one piece of machinery used during the entire process, and that was a drill press. I don’t know if you can tell from this picture, but some of those rungs look almost as if they were turned on a lathe…. nu uhhh!
This was my first ever piece by the way, and I’m very proud of it.