January 2003 Projects
February 2003 Projects
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Hutchison built this blanket chest for his niece for a cabin in New
Jersey (it gets cold there). The construction is solid pecan with the
exception of the drawer which is aromatic cedar. The rails and
stiles are mortise and tenon joinery and biscuits for the solid
pieces. The panels float. The top lid features both the
sapwood and heartwood of the tree. Click here for more details.
History of the 18th century blanket chest
Sandlin scrollsawed these plates. He buys the plates at Garden
Ridge then cuts out the patterns
Holmes built this rocking chair of walnut and leather at a six-day
woodworking class. It took him 48 hours. He finished it in a
mixture of tung oil, varnish and turpentine and topped with wax.
sideboard entryway piece was crafted by Gene Volentine. He used
sanding sealer only as a finish.
T-ball plaque was built by Glen Edwards a neighbor's son.The balls and
bats were purchased. The blue cap is plexiglass.
Shaklovitz talks and shows off the jigs he made to cut circles on a band
saw and to rout a sea shell pattern in wood.
|Steve LeGrue of the Cutting Edge demonstrated the skill of hand-making dovetail joints. He cuts the pins first but you can also cut the tails first. When cutting tails he tilts the wood so he can cut straight down. He uses a paring chisel to remove waste. Instead of using a pencil he uses a special marking tool that "cuts" a thin but more accurate line than a pencil.|