|Project by Jamie Speirs||posted 04-23-2011 10:57 PM||2413 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
Well today was a customer day.
Architect and his wife came round to discuss some furniture that they want me to make.
I’m quite looking forward to the challenge.
So I had this offcut of Wyche Elm laying around.
It was the remains of a fireplace mantle beam.
It is about 15”l x 12”h x 9”d
The total time to make was about an hour plus glue up.
I cut it out this morning and glued it up.
Once they had left I took it out of the clamps and started on the drawer.
The wood could be cal;led wet due to it’s size and started moving as I worked.
So the drawer was assembled using Norms few pin’s method.
It is finished with mineral oil with the usual wax and bits thrown into the mix.
I used to make these in South Africa from Railway Tie offcuts, kept me in pocket money.
I did the same style in a brick size, they were popular for keeping valubles in and as they were brick sized they were easy to conceal in the wall. :)
The style here was popular for storing guns in and as a footstool always at hand.
If anyone is interested I can post a Blog on the making. Although I think it is a fairly obvious build.
No tape measures, squares or the like were used or harmed in the making of this wee box.
I hope that it may inspire beginners with a band saw to have a go.
Cigar for my Friend Mads.
In Darkest Scotland, although it was a lovely sunny day earlier.
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe