Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 28, 2017

March 1, 2017

By popular vote, I slabbed the maple crotch which yielded 7 12/4 slabs and 3 8/4 slabs.  With that log out of the way, I loaded the smaller of the two ash logs onto the mill.  In the shop, I glued up all of the bed posts and did all of the epoxy stabilizing on the walnut parts.

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Sideboard Cabinet by Brad

The base is made from select pine and I used a mix of pocket hole joinery for the carcass (oh wait, did I just disqualify for a feature???) and tongue and groove frame and panels for the doors.  The top is the highlight of the project.  It was from some walnut that a local guy had milled on a circular sawmill about 25 years ago.  I was able to keep the sawmarks intact by just planing the underside of the boards and jointing the mating faces.  I also turned the knobs and door pulls from offcuts from the same walnut for a cool highlight and tie in with the top.

Guest Bed by Andrew

My wife and I along with our twin 3 year old daughters (Maddie and Maeve) just moved into a new house and were in need of a new guest bed, so I figured I would give it a shot.  I love live edge furniture so I tried to incorporate one into the piece.  It is constructed out of walnut with oak for the slats and support posts.  It can be completely disassembled with no tools for easy moving.  I am super happy with the way that it turned out and am looking forward to moving on to the dining room table.

Jewelry Box by Paul

This is a jewelry box I made as a Christmas gift to my daughter. It’s made of rosewood and cherry, and the inlay in the lid is birch, rosewood and mother of pearl.

The box itself is butt jointed, strenghtened with splines. For finish, I chose Crimson Guitars guitar finishing oil, with renaissance wax on top.

Bench by Peter

It’s a Walnut, Maple and Purple Heart bench with hidden slotted mortises, half laps and supports all cut at 7 degrees. This project really pushed me and although it’s not perfect, I’ve learned a lot.

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