|Project by hairy||posted 07-05-2013 12:59 PM||1284 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I wanted this to look like an old piece that has seen a lot of use. I gave it a mouse hole and left in some scratches and tool marks. The details were burned in.
I started with a piece of ash firewood I’ve been waiting on.
I got one face fairly flat with a handplane, then finished 3 sides on the jointer and planer.
It should be dry enough.
All remaining cuts were on a bandsaw. This is my starting blank.
I set the fence to make 3/8” thick slices and cut all the pieces. I had a good idea where I was going with this, but changed some things along the way.
Butt joints are not famous for strength, so I reinforced the corners .Inside the box, corner blocks support the counter top, outside blocks simulate drawers.
I turned a little mahogany bowl from scrap to serve as a handle.
A little stain and poly and it’s done.
-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...