Hey Everyone!, well summer is finally here and i am jumping into a ton of woodworking. here are some projects i am planning on making this summer. – bow front desk – slant top desk – sugar chest – tea table – cool coffe table – pie crust table – shaker armoire and dresser
So the first in this long line of projects is going to be the serpentine bow front desk. this is going to be built out of sapele. so i went to downes are reader yesterday and for a huge board for this project. i really wish i had taken a picture of it but i didnt. it was 10/4×13” wide x 9 feet long. just a huge board. so today i resawed it up. in the first picture is the legs and the piece that will be bent laminated to make the front. the second picture is of the two pieces that will be bookmatched to make the top. and the third picture is of the pieces that i resawed to make the straight sides.
Next i saw something that was really cool. one of the first things that i noticed when i got home was that this whole huge board was quartersawn. that was a surprise but a good surprise. if youve done your woodworkers homework then you know quartersaw sapele has a ribbon figure on it. i was very excited about this and it didnt dissapoint. this picture is rough sawn.
so thats it for now. i have to get a new belt for my jointer and then i hope to mill the lumber in about a week. whenever resawing like this is is crucial to let it aclemate. also the backclamping which is what i was doing in the pictures above which is putting the sawn edges out and clamping to hold it in place while it aclemates. so it will probably take about two weeks to do all the milling but once the milling is done i hope ot make it a pretty quick build. maybe three weeks in total