|Project by chrisplewa||posted 09-30-2012 02:07 PM||837 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
After building a couple of fairly crude adirondack chairs and a chicken coop last year this is my first attempt at building something that required more than bashing in some screws. The wife wanted an antique coffee grinder so I picked up 2 of the mills from Penn State Ind at $11 each. The other I will make with dovetails as a present for someone. I only have a small 10×10 shed to work out of and so I recently scored a $10 craigslist woodworking bench that I fixed up and made new legs for. Added a T track and routed a circular groove out and mounted my router table. Added some T track and called it good for just now.
The biscuit joints were handcut and one of them was butchered so I filled it with a sliver and some glue paste and sawdust mix then sanded smooth as I have done before when restoring a wood floor.
I routed the top with a cove bit on each side which turned out nice and was real easy. The worst part was trying to level the joints by chisel. I need to sharpen what I have and get more practice. I also messed up on one side so bad that I had to use an offcut on the front which only fitted cross grain. Annoying but this was really a project to learn on before making the present.
The finish is 2 coats of linseed and then a coat of liseed and poly mix – the grain has come out nice but there is no hard finish but I don’t want a shiny coat.