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This is a spice chest I made a couple of years ago. Poplar with walnut stain.
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#1 posted 08-12-2012 01:02 PM
Love the old spice chests. Nice work. Poplar can be suprisingly beautiful in the right hands.
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#2 posted 08-12-2012 02:19 PM
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#3 posted 08-12-2012 06:58 PM
Hi- I saw a similar design to this in the Popular Woodworking Mag? Very nice, well done.
Do I detect the David Charlesworth method of marking the face edge on the length of timber placed on the bench in front in #2 photo?
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#4 posted 08-12-2012 11:42 PM
John: actually I bought the plans to make this item.I see what your are looking at but honestly, it’s two years old and I don’t know what that layout was for.(called old age)
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#6 posted 08-13-2012 12:38 AM
OOPs, I just had another look and realise I’m way off. Not for the first time. lolWhat I was meaning was this: -
The way David taught it to me is, the ‘flag’ or banner shows the direction that you planed the timber. The ‘pole’ points to the edge that is square [to the other edge]. The short ticks or strokes refer to the direction of the grain, which you mark before you start planing [of course]. Therefore I know this face and edge are at right angles to each other. I use this system everytime and find it very helpful. mainly because when you come to pick the piece up again, which may be tomorrow, next week or next month you can instantly ‘read’ what you have done. It is also explained in one of his books, can’t remember which one?
Anyhoo- hope it is of some interest.Cheersjohn
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