To answer an earlier question, even red oak is probably a better practice material than cedar. At least it is the proper hardness, although more splintery than walnut, cherry or maple. Lots of folks practice with poplar, but I find it pretty fiberous. Tends to get really fuzzy around the cuts. If oak is giving you trouble during the chisel cleanup, I suggest you search here for discussions on sharpening techniques.
Then return after the year or so it takes to study them all, pick one, and up your chisel game.
And we are upright! Doors built and time to finish and hang them...once the dang hinges arrive. Barely was able to get the thing standing in my basement. Getting it into the bedroom will be an interesting task. A challenge for another day.
I think the door panels will look good. In the end, the semi-bookmatched panels had less crotch figure than I hoped, but they will still look decent when finished. Not sure of the middle tie drawer front yet, but we will give the bubinga a shot. I think it will be a nice accent if I can make drawer pulls/door handles out of bubinga and walnut to tie it all together--maybe. Does anyone know of a door handle or drawer pull that would work with what I have going on here? I'm thinking something rogowski or Asian inspired that is slender and slightly curved.
Put . . . the candle . . . back!
If you shoot him it'll just make him mad.
I must've killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille.
Strike that; reverse it.
Why are you talking that way?
I thought you wanted to.