Each different week I very a lot look ahead to this podcast. I particularly benefit from the whimsical music outtros Ben does now and again.
Within the very close to future, I’m going to start out making Christian Becksvoort’s icon 15-drawer chest as proven in his ebook Shaker Inspiration: 5 A long time of Wonderful Craftsmanship. I’ve seen on this piece, in addition to lots of the others in FWW that the underside “rail” has a swish arch. Becksvoort makes it out of three items of wooden with 45-degree miters. I might be ever so grateful should you may please discover out why he makes use of three items reasonably than only one piece of wooden.
Many thanks for all the assistance through the years and I look ahead to when Anisa has one other video with Becksvoort consuming strawberries and chatting. That was certainly one of my favourite FWW movies.
I’m transforming a bench that belonged to my mom’s cousin who was additionally a woodworker. This was his major bench and lots of furnishings was constructed on it.
After I flipped the bench prime over, there have been three deep mortises minimize throughout the bench. These mortises are 1 1/2 ” deep and three/4″ large within the 2 1/4″ thick prime. The highest was clearly supposed for another function. I’ve some 2 x 3/4″ onerous maple items that I intend to chop into 3/4″ blocks to connect into these mortises. I plan to connect them in such a approach as to keep up the grain path. For the reason that inventory I’ve is simply 3/4″ I’ll should stack them 2 deep to fill the mortise and I plan to stagger the glue joints.
Clearly, I’ve obtained lots of finish grain to finish grain. The glue joint within the backside of the mortise and between the blocks can be aspect grain and can be very sturdy. However the joint between the blocks and the edges of the mortise will all be finish grain.
Ought to I simply use Titebond and settle for the tip grain joint? Swap glues to an epoxy which can work higher with finish grain. One thing else?
Why am I doing this?
I’ve some onerous maple readily available that’s sized nearly completely for the job.
I’ve the bench aside and the highest flipped the wrong way up. If I’m going to do something about it now could be the time.
It appears to me that solely having 3/4″ of wooden above these mortises constitutes a weak spot. Though all the prime rests on the bench body (the highest stretchers are set so the highest rests on all of them the way in which across the perimeter from leg to leg) it isn’t more likely to flex and crack. But when it does flex, it’ll be alongside that line of end-grain joints.
Thanks for what you do! I’ve been uncovered to a ton of data and useful information by listening to y’all.
I began sketching out a wall shelf instrument holder to carry my most used instruments once I stumbled onto a pic of 1 that regarded similar to what I envisioned at The Austin Faculty of Furnishings and Design.
There’s obtained to be a easy reply…
What’s one of the best ways to make 2 cabinets aspect by aspect on the identical top? (Pic connected – too & backside shelf) Forgive me if my phrases are improper. Nonetheless studying. One heart tenon on one shelf, and a double tenon on the opposite so there’s principally 3 mortises evenly spaced by the middle upright? Dowels in both sides – most likely not as sturdy, however simpler? I’ve at all times prevented cabinets and most furnishings does as properly. I’m positive it’s that straightforward however as a beginner thought possibly I’m oversimplifying, or there was a trick I do t know of. Though for me that can be stretching my abilities.
I stumbled throughout a present on HBOMax not too long ago referred to as “The Craftsman”. The present is a few grasp craftsman by the identify of Eric Holonbeck (SP) a man in his 70s from Eureka California who does some AMAZING work with gear that’s older than himself. (Peddle-powered scroll saws, a single move shaper that makes molded picket gutters out of 4×4, and plenty of different loopy stuff). It’s type of scary to observe them in use …. security shouldn’t be a giant deal …. no security glasses, no respirators, no noticed push instruments, and fingers are scarily near the enterprise finish of the machine, it’s like working a suspense thriller about woodworking …. properly well worth the watch.
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