|Project by Karson||posted 04-15-2011 04:32 AM||2293 views||7 times favorited||28 comments|
The Mason Dixon Woodworking Club in Delmar DE had a Shaker Workshop this past weekend. We had about a dozen people take the class. We usually hold a class every year. If you go to the web site and click workshops you can see pictures for the same workshop in previous years.
When I told my wife that I was taking the workshop she wanted to know why because we had about 4 sets of the Oval Boxes. But, this year we were also making a Shaker Carrier, If we wanted to.
So I went to just make the carrier. Usually the workshop is a 2 day workshop. I wanted to get completed in just one day. So I veneered up a bottom of Waterfall Bubinga on 1/4” Baltic Birch. The piece was 9” x 13”. The box is the size of a #7 Oval box with a carrier handle.
I bent the band and placed it in the drying chamber. I took it out after a couple of hours and sanded the base to fit the oval shape. After I got that fit, I cut the handle length.
I finished up the attachment of the base to the side and the handle to the side, at my shop. We use square toothpicks as wood nails. I did some testing and I found that a #44 drill bit as the pilot hole for the wood nail was the correct size. Driving the nail through that size hole formed it into a circle. A #45 was too too tight and the nail hung up and a #43 left the nail with flat sides.
I finished it with Deft brushing lacquer, that I thinned and sprayed.
My wife was very happy with it.
The owner of the shop that we were using made 4 carriers out of Walnut. They were beautiful. I’m going to resaw some Walnut wood and make me some of them also.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †