As I wrap up these bar stools, I'm reminded again that every project is really just a means to a dog bed.
Old (hand) saw blades make for nice custom scrapers. And scratch stock material. And musical instruments, if you're a true master.
I don't do a lot of this type of shaping in my work, so I don't get to break out my scorp and @amateurhourwhat travisher(#103) very often. But it sure is a lot of fun. It reminds me of this sample I did back at @nbssboston; I call it "George Washington's Belly" and though you can't really see in the picture, it is a series of complex curves.
I think one of my favorite things about furniture making is using the same techniques to create things that look totally different, and, similarly, using different techniques to get to the same end. #themoreyouknow
Attempts 1 and 2. Sure these stools are fun to make and have lots of interesting elements I could probably show you, but #shopmatebattles with @meredithhartfurniture are more entertaining. Sound up to hear my crappy old "flush saw" and the triumphs that were...almost.
Time for dinner, Betty agrees.
Same species, entirely different animals.
But how rigid is a trestle table? (Sound up to hear my pants ripping just a little more. Also, if you're wondering, these shoes maybe 20 years old and they don't make them anymore - I'm sorry, try not to be jealous.) Bringing two of these guys into finish room today.
Little detail on a table base. A little chamfer goes a long way.
Nearly maxing out the Yates-American with this 15.5" wide Walnut.
There was a big gouge from a fork lift or something on the bottom of this board, so I modern-art-ified it. Then I removed all the color from my shop so it looked more dramatic.
Just in case anyone was worried about Betty in the other day's video. This is the lunchtime routine, working on the short game today.
A theme seems to be emerging in 2018. And if you look closely you may notice Betty's "let's go home" face.
The packing begins. I'll miss this little house and all it's scenes. But, as I've said before, at least we get to bring the pieces that make it home. (End table, Chippendale and woodblock above it by @meredithhartfurniture)
Things we leave behind... for now.
Good to remember. (Start with the green "After")
Under the wire. A little work station for a little room. Scroll for more pictures and a couple videos of how it all works (note the magnetic-door-closure success @andyraewoodworkingstudios ). Nothing groundbreaking here, but a sweet little project to top off 2017. Now, for some holiday cheer.
Close enough, they'll be six feet apart in a couple days.
I thought I'd play magician here and hide the magnets (that hold the overlay door closed) within the joinery. One went into side of the case before the dovetails were glued up and this one will go into the mortise during glue up. So when it's all done there will be no patches. I just have to make sure I get the magnet facing the right way.
Saw, saw, mark, mark, saw, saw, tap, tap, check, check. Repeat. And keep those other parts moving along, dernnit.