Finally back outside using the sawmill again. I’ve had the round that I cut off of the white oak log sitting on the mill for over a month waiting to be cut into cookies. In the shop, I started working on the counter top for my parents’ laundry room.
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It’s quite simple about a metre wide and 400mm high. The top is made from a live edge board of steamed pear that I bought, epoxy to hold the bark stable then flattened and sanded smooth. It taught me a lot of lessons. Basically that it’s a bloody hard timber and kills sand paper, so I finally figured out that a scraper is a tool I needed. Boy once that’s sharpened what a really useful bit of kit that is. I tried to finish it with oil and that ended badly so I cleaned it up and used a simple wax which came out really well. The frame is a mix of Ash and Oak some mortice and tennon joints and then a simple two part stretcher. I tried a simple chamfer on the edges of the frame and that made such a difference to the overall effect I was amazed. It’s actually the second set of legs I made. The first set are great all made in Ash but when the top went on them, it looked out of proportion so I am making another top to go on those that’s a bit more robust. Anyhow still learning lots and it was fun to make.
My mother wanted a new cupboard for our entrance area. She really likes retro-looking furniture so I decided to build this Cabinet. The outside walls are made out of melamine-layered birch plywood, the drawers are constructed out of solid oak, as well as the substructure. This project was the most time consuming build I have ever done, especially filming and cutting was very time consuming.
I’m 17 I’m a senior in high school and I’ve been woodworking seriously for maybe I’d say close to half a year know. This is my project for a FFA youth County project show that has shop projects along with animals. this is my first time working with any sort of Live Edge slab or slab of any sort. My coffee tables made out of sweet gum and the Bowtie keys are made out of Walnut and cracks are filled with epoxy the base is made out of 2×4 tubing metal tubing is my first time using any bowtie keys, epoxy or being able to use the chisels. It’s also my first time working with metal although I had previously known how to weld.
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