|Project by Christian Holihan||posted 12-28-2013 10:42 PM||1125 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This started as a simple stool that my wife insisted her mother needed to get into a new bed while she was visiting for Christmas. She was mildly amused and didn’t need it at all, but I had already started it.
I found a great deal on a piece of Ambrosia Maple that fit the size I was looking for and I was off. Little did I know how much this would kick my butt. This was my first major project with hand cut dovetails and the first with maple.
I don’t know if all maple is this hard or Ambrosia maple is especially hard or I just got lucky with a piece of stone, but this wood is hard. I learned a lot about filling gappy joints with small pieces. I think I reduced every sharp chisel I have to something resembling a butter knife, but it is together. A little more sanding, a sealer coat and then I am done, but I am so glad I got to this point, I decided to post it now.
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