First Commission

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Project by MactheKnife posted 297 days ago 1232 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first commission, its for a vey important client and accomplished carpenter, my Mother! Who’ll no doubt see this on here. (Hi Mum!)

Its an embroidery stand, or a pair of stands. they are designed to support an embroidery frame whilst its being worked on or display a finished embroidery. The cross pieces are height adjustable with a coach bolt and wooden nut at the front and a sliding wooden J Clamp at the rear. A large dovetail is used to join the uprights to the cross braces, thanks to Stumpy Nubs for the how to videos!

Its made of Ash for the uprights and feet and Iroko for the spars. The clamps are Iroko and Sapele. All done with hand tools from rough boards.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 297 days ago

Nice. I’m sure your Mum will be pleased!

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#2 posted 297 days ago

Great job! I’m jealous of the dovetails, nice and tight. Keep up the good work.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#3 posted 296 days ago

Great idea. And for the mam…the best gift

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 296 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone.

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#5 posted 295 days ago

Great looking and functional build, like those great dovetails and quite impressive on just using hand tools.

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#6 posted 295 days ago

nice job.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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