|Project by AnthonyReed||posted 11-11-2012 09:48 PM||2272 views||2 times favorited||30 comments|
Made of redwood, constructed with hand tools, following Schwarz’s design.
To name a few of the veritable plethora of things i learned during this project:
• Nothing is flat
• Nothing is square
• A new respect for things that appear simple
• That i am a ridiculously slow woodworker, but very much at peace with that fact.
• That the amount of knowledge and help that can be found on LumberJocks is simply amazing.
There was plenty more i learned, actually TNTC (too numerous to count).
So i started with this:
Crosscut to rough length:
My initial attempt at ripping appeared to go very well. I was feeling smug with my ability to split the line:
That feeling was fleeting; as i felt like a numpty once i viewed my rip from another angle:
My rips did get better as my number of attempts increased:
I then dimensioned and squared all six sides of the several component pieces. As bumbling as i am with hand planes, this took forever. The feeling of chasing my tail was a constant for me in this process. Here are a couple pictures of my results:
When cutting the joints i did not own a router plane so i clamped a block on each side of the board. Once i made sure they were exactly on my mark i squozed the bejeezus out of them; preparing the joint to be accurately cleaned up. I pared from outside to the center to avoid spelching:
I started assembling:
I used a damp paper towel to wipe off the glue squeeze out and this is what resulted; mold i am guessing. I was hoping to not use sandpaper, so this bummed me out a little:
Drilled pilot holes for the cut nails:
I felt satiated once everything had been cut flush and nailed:
The tools i used and my fancy workbench:
I applied a coat of boiled linseed oil and called it done:
That is a sh!t-pot full of photos (maybe this should have been a blog instead?). In any case if you made it this far then i am sure your interest is dwindelating, so i will wrap it up.
As always, all comments, critiques, suggestions, threats and fits of pointing and laughing are welcome.
Thanks for having a look.