Well, I got my first commission to design and build a simple display shelf out of Cherry several months back. I told the customer it was going to take a bit as I have a real job that frequently takes me out of town. Of course right after we shook on the deal, Hurricane Ike hit and the company I work for experienced a spike in business, I hi the road for next couple of months leading up to December. I didn’t have the time to finish before Christmas and IO am now finally able to free up the time to start working on this in earnest.
The design is for the shelf to go into the corner of the living room and is just gonna hold pictures, oh yeah and is six foot tall. With allot of help from DaveR here is a pic of the design.
I had bought the cherry several months back on sale, and it has been “seasoning” ever since. I made GaryK’s jointing jig for the long wide boards and jointed and planed the rest. The cherry was a thin 5/4 common (got it dirt cheap though) and there were a couple of boards that ended up thinner than the 3/4 required. \
Here is the milled stack whew what a lot of work. I am gonna have to go get a couple of more boards to have enough to finish up this project though :(
Next up is the rounding jig and glue up of the pannels. Hope this won’t telescope out much longer though….
-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"