Lots of time spent this past week working on my presentations for Woodworking in America.
Woodworking in America: http://woodworkinginamerica.com/
Thursday night meet up:
Wood Talk/WIA Meetup 9/15 @ 5pm at Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. christianmoerlein.com
Saturday night meet up at Moerlein Lager House at http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/
Finishes I used on the table
Epifanes Matte: http://amzn.to/2ahliWJ
Farmhouse table project: https://thewoodwhispererguild.com/product/farmhouse-table-benches/
Sept 29th-Oct 2nd
Cherry crib that’s convertible to a full bed and the mattress is adjustable up and down. The finish is just shellac, lacquer, and a glaze treatment. The wife liked the name Anna Rose so I thought I’d give inlay a try, a first for me. The inlayed rose was from a picture of a cake fondant rose (because it happened to be a nice picture). The inlayed woods are curly maple for the pedals and poplar for the leaves and stem. Sand shading was used on the inlayed pieces.
This is a Jay Bates design. The bench was built from construction grade 2 x 4 s. I used construction screws for fasteners instead of pocket hole screws. I countersunk all the screw holes. Then put wood plugs to fill all the screw holes. This bench was birthday bench for my for my Mom. Since then I build 2nd bench for ourselves.
I’m 17 years old and recently transferred into a trade school for my junior year in high school to learn more about using power tools safely. when i was about 15 i would buy old hand tools and restore them to working condition and i still do today. Ive also learned a lot by watching your videos on youtube. after about 4 months into junior year i was presented with a project for the town of Norwell MA they had a 100+ year old sleigh they wanted the school to fix. My shop teachers were originally going to scrap the project and throw it away until I came in and they noticed how passionate i was about woodworking so i started in on a 6 month restoration drawing all my own plans. I carved all the runners out of red oak and using mostly hand tools scrapers,spoke shaves, etc. I used all the original metal and help from the auto body shop to paint the metal. I finished the project about a weak before school got out for the summer.