|Project by Stopher||posted 03-12-2012 01:09 AM||2533 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
One of my first serious woodworking projects. It’s been finished for a while but I’m just getting brave enough to post it.
The case is pine and the back is cedar; all stuff from the discount bin at “The Depot”. The movement and hands are from Lee Valley and I printed the face on my wife’s scrap booking paper. The finish is Minwax “Ipswich Pine” with the water based Polycrylic finish. I like the color of the finish but it turned out a little blotchy on the bottom door.
It was a great learning process; dovetails on the case and bridle joints for the doors, all done with hand tools. It’s the first time I’ve done doors and I cut all the grooves with a chisel and back saw. I’ll definitely be buying a plow plane soon! Both the doors didn’t end up as square to the case as I’d like but after making that mistake once I don’t think it’ll happen again. I’m going to try making another out of red oak, hoping it turns out a little better.
-- The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Ben Franklin