|Project by Steve Erwin||posted 09-14-2013 06:27 PM||3017 views||32 times favorited||17 comments|
I attempted a following-along blog with photos detailing my progress, here on lumberjocks, but things got too busy for me to keep up with it. I did manage to post most of the progress on my personal site.
After 1 month of planning and 9 months of construction (with 3 months of interruptions), here are the results. This project involved several firsts for me, so here’s the rap sheet.
- First grain selection & planning from the beginning
- First resawing and experience with case hardening problems
- First bookmatched panels
- First handcut inlays
- First quadrilinear legs
- First corbels
- First handcut tongue & groove joints
- First handcut bevels
- First clocked screwheads
- Best handcut dovetails so far
- Flattest handplaned panel so far
- First DIY Scratch Beader
- First scratch beads
- First removal of breadboard ends
- First mistake with lid supports
- First screw hole repairs
- First use of aniline dye finishing approach
As it has required so much planning, effort, thought, and problem-solving to pull these two objects from my mind and force them into reality, I consider this to be my finest work to date. Here are the long-awaited pictures of the finished pieces.
-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born.