Chip Sawdust

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    Greene & Greene, craftsman, furniture, jigs, hobbyist

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  1. My hand tool cabinet needs more hand plane space. When I built it I only had a couple cheap planes; now I have several yet no specific storage for them. Chisels and hammering devices I’m set, but I also want a sharpening station. Except now I have a lathe and the grinder needs to be near it. *sigh* It’ll never be “done.”
  2. I have tools I’ve bought but never used so....
  3. It looks good! You’re right boxes can be fun to do and not a lot of material risk.
  4. Thanks Coop, all hand plane work there, done after it was assembled.
  5. I wouldn’t normally design it that way but the sofa is 7’ wide so the table had to fit it turned out ok and my wife loves it which is the final test!
  6. Yup that’s what I did. Rabbet and fill, and even my fill could be more in line with the blades. I didn’t angle them at all; I do seem to get a slight taper on my strings though. I may have to take another look. Another thing if you look at the LN holder is they’re drilled at the bottom, which allows a sized string to drop out and be pulled through without further ado. Lessons learned
  7. Thanks The tapers were thought of after the design was set but I do think it lightens the look a little bit. Just so everything isn’t so “squareish.”
  8. Yeah it is slick... but to be honest that dog is never going o go off the couch back side. This table is for Mama more than anything
  9. The legs are tapered to help them look a little lighter. I had lots of ideas for them but this is what they ended up being
  10. Et voilà! Thé finished product. Last shop pic and then with Mama’s treatment in situ. I started this mid-July and it’s done today. Good thing I don’t do this for a living!
  11. Sapele is kind of grainy so I used this stuff for the first time. Although the surface is ice and smooth, I’m not happy with the surfacing I did on the table top. Wish I would’ve run it through my planer and flattened it better. After the Aqua Seal I put a couple coats of Johnson’s wax which made it shiny and .... slick!
  12. So another bad thing happened on the way to making this table. I klutzed around in the shop and knocked one of the drawers on the floor. The face broke... and it already had finish on it. It was done, ready to go. (Insert various curses here) So I sanded and shaved off the wood that was sticking out, test fit the pieces, temporarily installed a block to help clamp it, and put a few clamps on the pieces to make the break line as minimal as possible. I couldn’t just shave the wood off and replace it - grain matching, remember? It worked better than I thought. Drawer pulls from Amazon...
  13. Fast forward to the drawers, not much new there. Three drawers, dovetails and plywood bottoms nailed (yes, nailed!) into the rabbeted bottoms of the drawers. I used amber shellac for the vertical surfaces. No shellac for the table top, it needs to be far more durable. I applied wax to the sides of the drawers.
  14. For some reason I decided the drawer faces should be grain matched from the center. This isn’t really something the eye can see but what the heck. So I took the tiger maple to the bandsaw and although the grain does go two ways from the center, the main advantage was thinner drawer fronts which look pretty good.
  15. I figured I’d show how I set up for these ebony inserts. I highly recommend getting the LV square chisels/punches, whatever they call them. I got the set with the sharpener and have used the heck out of them. So i think this sequence is self explanatory.