|Project by beaudex||posted 07-07-2008 02:34 PM||3819 views||7 times favorited||32 comments|
My first large scale project (and my pride and joy right after my son). I have heard people say that the woodworking bench is the project which you must complete to be considered for journeyman status. Having completed my own I have to say that this is a good gauge. Building and designing a peice of this ‘magnitude’ accurately can be very difficult. If there is enough interest from LJ community I will blog about the whole process.
Highlights of the peice:
Base : Red Oak and White Ash and oak plywood
Top : Brown Maple and Cherry
All joints are mortised and pinned with brass rods, full extension drawer sides for the dovetailed drawers. The tail vise is hand cut dovetails.
Interesting story about the ash, we had a hurricane (Juan) come through about 4-5 years ago (very unusual for around here) I managed to salvage a little of the wood and am kicking myself now for not getting more. However the ash was part of my haul. This was the first peice of wood that I ever had milled and made anything out of, very interesting to see it go from tree to lumber through the drying process and then to a finished piece.
Hope you enjoy!!
-- Derek Tay, Venerate the Tree Design