I am a hand-tool only woodworker and wanted to share a recent project I have done. My brother and his wife recently purchased their first house so I made these matching tables as a house warming gift for them.
There is a 6 foot dining table, a coffee table, and an end table(you can just see that one under the blue lamp). All 3 are from knotty Alder. His wife likes an old/reclaimed wood look. I wasn’t able to get my hands on any barn wood, but this looks good enough.
The wood was kiln dried and I think it was done too fast. Each board had a quarter of an inch of twist over 8 feet. It was a lot of work to flatten them out by hand but I think the end result was worth it. Maybe some day I can get some of your air dried lumber to work with 🙂
The apron on the table has hand cut dovetails with an addition support across the width in the center, and bent wire legs. The other two tables are just on a simple wooden frame which gives a modern design to them.
What makes this pen unique is that I made it without a lathe and it is hexagonal along it a length. I made it from a couple of blanks from an oak work top. The blanks both receive a groove down the middle with a 90 degree v bit at the router table and then they are glued together with the grooves aligning to make a hole down the middle.
Despite the fact I could have created stopped grooves, I didn’t and added an end cap out of scrap mahogany. I created a tenon using a plug cutter in the cap which fits in the end of the pen.
The shaping started at the table saw with the blade at 60 degrees. I then planned the final side and sanded to the final shape.
Reclaimed Mahogany Box by Conor
I’ve attached some photos of a reclaimed mahogany box i just finished making for my rock and fossil collection, the mahogany came from discarded window frames that somebody was going to get rid off, after being ripped up and planing by hand i made this, though i had some help from my fathers table saw for the box joints!
I’m 21 and from London in the UK, my shop is rather unique as its just 4 and a half feet by 9 feet big, oh well 😛
Bowl by Clayton
This is the first bowl I’ve made. It was made with Purple Heart and Guatambu. I learned a lot with the project and I look forward to making another one soon.