Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Aug 17, 2017

18 Aug Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Aug 17, 2017

I’m back from my trip to Denver. Marc and I finished filming our picture frame making videos and also decided to each to a project video. Marc went with making a garden gate and I made a bar stool. Back in my shop, I spent some time adding the drawer dividers to the lower case of the highboy.

The Guild: http://www.thewoodwhispererguild.com
Marc’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWoodWhisperer
Fix This Build That: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYSw4XKO_q1GaChw5pxa-w

 

Viewer Projects

Pallet Wood Table by Fred

I have a source for some excellent 3x4x8′ wood, you just have to see the beauty behind the ugly on the outside.

It’s spalted white oak finished with 2 coats of oil based fruitwood stain and 3 coats of oil based urethane finish. Hairpin legs which I alas did not make. It would have taken another $1000 of tools and some place to have a fire. I must admit having an anvil would be cool.

This all started out as gnarly pallet wood!

 

Bench with Butterflies by Tyler

This is a black walnut bench with poplar butterflies as bow ties. I’m trying to incorporate new designs into bow ties to show off the defects of these awesome slabs.

 

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Shop Stool by Daniel

A shop stool “in concert”.
I made a stool for the workshop, with a comfortable height for my body.
The wood used, here in Argentinian republic, is called “Anchico” (Parapiptadenia rigida).
It is a hard and heavy wood, which for its can also be used outdoors.
The legs have a shape that remembered some of those forms of the fine antique
European furniture, but simplified. A visual suggestion, a recall, but not the details of a particular school.
I made the joints with mortises, tenons and wedges.
Thinking of finishes, and that this stool will be used in the workshop, I decided on water-based polyurethane and satin-look.
This work, was covered with two videos (2 parts) that point to the working feeling. I also called it: “stool in concert”, because of the beauty of the music, that put me on the right sensation.

 

 

Engagement Ring box by Zach

I got engaged last week and made a video about a ring box that I built for my now Fiancee

 

 

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