Small projects from antique oak

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Project by DouginVa posted 09-05-2012 11:29 PM 1898 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Some miscellaneous small projects. Each are made out of very old oak. The first is a beveled sided tray. The wife wanted to use it as a centerpiece for the dining room table. Antique red oak, rabbit’ed joinery reinforced with hand cut wrought iron nails. Also made handles for the sides. You may recognized this stype project from one of the Rough Cut woodworking episodes. I used their template to cut the pieces to the correct angles and bevels.

The second item is a “Tea Box” made from quarter sawn white oak. The oak was salvaged from an extremely old armoire that was just falling apart and couldn’t be salvaged, so I salvaged the wood. Box/finger joint joinery and a raised panel lid made with a “junior raised panel door stile and rail router set”. It worked great! The dividers are about 1/8” thick and half lapped using the Bridge City Tool Works KM-1 Kerfmaker. That tool is the best! I highly recommend it to anybody that does jewelry boxes, tray dividers, or anything requiring half lap joinery.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 12:19 AM

Very nice! My wife has a new “make that for me” project.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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