|Project by mptap||posted 03-06-2014 05:21 PM||1473 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
So, I had made one of these coffee makers for myself a little while ago and I decided I would make an even better one for my girlfriend for our anniversary. I started with some blank red oak and poplar and glued them together then flattened it all. I used a jig saw to cut out the curve of the base and a hole saw in a drill press for the top and a smaller 3” hole saw to cut out the center of the top for the filter. I did a roundover with a router on the base and the top. I bent a 3/4” square dowel of the red oak that I made to give it some nice appeal. I hand cut the tenons and made a mortise using the table saw. I glued it all up making sure it was all level and used a couple coats of danish oil as a finish.
I am very new to woodworking as well as hand cutting tenons/ dovetails etc. but I want to learn as many useful tips and tricks as I can, so any advice will be welcomed. I didn’t have a good chisel when I cut the tenons so they aren’t very good but I did the best I could with what I had at the time. I do have a good chisel now, though I wish I had bought it when I made this.